The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Western Cape Government, is offering an exciting career opportunity for a qualified and competent individual to fill the role of Museum Officer at the Satellite Museum in George. This permanent position is ideal for someone passionate about preserving natural and cultural history within the museum context.

Museum Officer Position Overview

  • Job Title: Museum Officer: Satellite Museum (George)
  • Reference Number: WCG240531-4
  • Tracking Number: CAS 36/2024
  • Location: George, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 2024/07/08
  • Enquiries: Ms. L Hutton at (021) 483 9703

Museum Officer Job Purpose

The main purpose of this role is to oversee, facilitate, and preserve the natural and cultural history within the museum context. The Museum Officer will manage various administrative and public-facing duties to enhance the museum’s role in society.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: An appropriate 3-year National Diploma/B-Degree (equivalent or higher qualification).
  • Experience: A minimum of 3 years of experience in the museum/heritage sector environment.
  • Recommendation: A valid code B (or higher) driving license. Note: Individuals with disabilities that restrict driving abilities but have reasonable access to transport may also apply.

Key Performance Areas

  • Governance and Administration: Oversee the administration of the museum and related activities.
  • Public Programmes and Relations: Facilitate, present, and implement public programmes.
  • Educational and Outreach Programmes: Develop and execute educational and outreach initiatives.
  • Research and Exhibitions: Conduct research and implement exhibitions.
  • Promotion and Marketing: Assist with the promotion and marketing of the museum.
  • People Management: Manage staff and volunteers to ensure smooth museum operations.


  • Knowledge:
    • History, purpose, and functions of museums.
    • Museum ethics.
    • Research techniques and exhibition practices.
    • Collections management and preventive conservation.
    • Education methodology in museums.
    • Project planning and management, including financial management.
    • Relevant legislation, policy, and regulations.
    • Government service improvement initiatives such as “Batho Pele”.
  • Skills:
    • Motivating ideas and approaches.
    • Problem-solving and identifying solutions.
    • Effective communication (verbal and written).
    • Public speaking and presentations.
    • Reviewing and critiquing research and exhibition guides.
    • Analytical thinking and comprehension of complex ideas.


  • Salary: R 308 154 per annum (Salary level 7).
  • Service Benefits: Includes medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc., as per applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Application Process

  • Verification: Shortlisted candidates will need to submit documentation for verification and undergo criminal record vetting.
  • Interviews: Candidates will be interviewed on a date set by the department and may undergo competency assessments.
  • Reference Checks: The Western Cape Government will contact previous employers/managers for employment references, including disciplinary records and reasons for leaving.

How to Apply

  • Online Application: Submit your application online before the closing date. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Technical Support: Contact the helpline at 086 137 0214 from Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:00 for assistance.
  • General Enquiries: For queries related to the position, contact Ms. L Hutton at (021) 483 9703.
  • Click on this link to apply Apply Here

Important Notes

  • The selection process will adhere to the Employment Equity (EE) targets of the employing department.
  • By applying, you consent to the Western Cape Government conducting employment reference checks.

This Museum Officer position at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in George is a fantastic opportunity for individuals with a passion for museum work and a commitment to preserving cultural heritage. With responsibilities spanning governance, public engagement, and educational outreach, this role promises a fulfilling career path in a supportive and dynamic environment. Apply now and contribute to the rich cultural landscape of the Western Cape.

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