VANSA: Director

Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 20 August, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

VANSA has positioned itself as a support point and knowledge base for contemporary art practice in South Africa, developing strategic interventions that strengthen the overall ecology of the field, working with a diverse network of partners and interests locally, continentally and globally.

The Visual Arts Network of South Africa seeks to appoint a versatile and organised strategic thinker with strong business acumen to lead the organisation into a sustainable, dynamic and resilient network-based organisation.

Reports to: VANSA Board of Directors

The purpose of the position is to be responsible for developing and implementing a sustainability agenda for the organisation, managing an annual budget of R4 – R5 million, as well as managing a core team of 4-5 staff at our national office based in Johannesburg.

Remuneration: R360 000 per annum (cost to organisation), renewable and reviewed annually subject to the financial position of the organisation.

Start date: 1 October 2019

Responsibilities

  • Strategic Business Development:
    • Evaluate the business model and assess it in relation to the organisation’s strategic plan, and the current and future needs of the organisation.
    • Develop and implement a sustainability plan in line with the organisational strategy and in relation to current and future needs of the organisation.
    • Develop and manage new and existing partnerships.
    • Drive the financial strategy of the organisation, ensuring strong systems are in place for the management of financial resources.
  • Organisational Development:
    • Directing the core business of the organisation namely; Research, Advocacy & Lobbying, Membership & Stakeholder relations.
    • Provide oversight on projects.
    • Staff development as per the needs of the organisation.
    • Manage and develop the governance structure of the organisation.

Reqiurements 

  • Knowledge of the contemporary art field in South Africa, Africa and globally (not necessarily confined to visual arts).
  • Knowledge of the cultural policy landscape in South Africa, and experience working with lobbying government.
  • Strong business acumen and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Experience in managing relationships with partners and funders.
  • Experience in programme and project management.
  • Experience in developing and applying organisational policies.
  • Experience of financial management and systems.
  • Experience in managing and developing people/teams, and in working with a board or similar structure.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; strong interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Willingness to sometimes work irregular hours.
  • Willingness to travel extensively locally and internationally.
  • A drivers license.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Desirable Competencies:
    • Ability to communicate effectively in at least one South African language other than English or Afrikaans.
    • Experience in designing and managing research projects.
    • Experience working with social media and the web in marketing and communications.

Please send a CV and covering letter motivating your suitability for the position, including details for at least two contactable referees to submissions@vansa.co.za.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

For more about VANSA, refer to https://vansa.co.za/

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

Location: 
Johannesburg

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