The Northwest Province Department of Arts, Culture, Sports, and Recreation is pleased to announce the opening for the position of Cultural Officer. This pivotal role within the department focuses on promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of the province

Prospective applicants are invited to delve into the comprehensive job description and requirements for this position. We encourage individuals who are passionate about cultural preservation and eager to make a meaningful impact to apply.

Cultural Officer Position Overview:

  • Position: Cultural Officer
  • Salary: R308,154 per annum (Level 07)
  • Centre: Moses Kotane Service Point, Contact: Mr T. Mpuisang, Tel: 018 388 2719
  • Reference Number: 2024/ACSR211/NW
  • Closing Date: 13 July 2024
  • Job Level: Provincial Administration
  • Responsibilities: Promoting and preserving cultural heritage
  • Location: North West Province


  • Education Requirements:
    • Possession of an appropriate 3-year National Diploma or B Degree in Arts Administration, accredited at NQF level 6 or 7.
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of one (1) year relevant experience in the field of Arts and Culture.
  • Skills and Competencies:
    • Computer literacy, including proficiency in standard office software.
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
    • Familiarity with applicable policies and procedures at provincial and national levels.
    • Knowledge of arts and culture, including Public Service delivery strategies.
    • Understanding of Indigenous knowledge systems and their significance in cultural preservation and promotion.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identification and Development:
    • Identify and develop artists and crafters within the community.
    • Implement projects focused on performing and visual arts and crafts.
  • Awareness and Promotion:
    • Create awareness programs for crafts, performing arts, and visual arts within the community.
  • Administrative Functions:
    • Perform administrative tasks related to the implementation of arts and culture programs.
  • Program Implementation:
    • Implement and promote arts, culture, and heritage programs in the service point area.
  • Language Program Administration:
    • Administer language programs specific to the service point area.
  • Database Management:
    • Develop and maintain databases relevant to arts, culture, and heritage initiatives.

Application Process:

  • Application Submission Method:
    • Applications must be submitted via post to the Head of Department at the Department of Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation, Private Bag x90, Mmabatho, 2735, or hand-delivered to Human Capital Management at 760 Dr James Moroka Drive, Gaabomotho Building, Mmabatho.
    • Attention should be directed to the Director of Human Capital Management.
  • Compliance Requirements:
    • Applicants must complete all fields on the New Amended Z83 Form (No. 81/971431) as prescribed from 01 January 2021, signed, initialled, and dated.
    • Include the Post and Reference Number on the Z83 Form.
    • Include a recent updated curriculum vitae with full personal details, experience, and three contactable referees.
    • Foreign qualifications must be evaluated by SAQA, with proof of evaluation report provided when shortlisted.
  • Application Process Notes:
    • Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
    • Late applications will generally not be considered.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents on or before the interview date.
    • Candidates must be available for interviews as scheduled by the Department.
    • Shortlisted candidates will undergo personal suitability checks, including criminal records, citizenship, financial checks, qualifications verification, and employment background/reference checks.
    • Security screening and vetting will also be conducted.
    • Applicants must disclose any directorship/shareholding in a company, business conducted with an Organ of State, or additional remunerative work.
    • The successful candidate will enter into an Annual Performance Agreement and annually disclose financial interests.
    • The Department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
    • Candidates who previously applied for re-advertised posts are encouraged to reapply.
    • For further inquiries, applicants should contact the relevant person indicated in the advertisement.
    • Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If not contacted within three (3) months after the closing date, consider the application unsuccessful.

In conclusion, applicants are invited to apply for the Cultural Officer position. It is crucial to adhere strictly to the application guidelines, including the use of the prescribed Z83 Form and submission of required documents by the specified closing date of 13 July 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will proceed to the interview stage, where further suitability checks will be conducted.

We appreciate your interest in joining our team and look forward to potential collaboration in promoting and preserving cultural heritage within the North West Province.