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 Director: William Humphreys Art Gallery 
(3-year fixed term, performance-based contract) Closed: Thursday, 26 February 2021

William Humphreys Art Galley invites applications for the position of a Director. 
 
The William Humphreys Art Gallery is a Declared Cultural Institution with a framework autonomy which resides under the Department of Arts and Culture and is governed by a Council. It is a national art museum which systematically and selectively acquires, documents, conserves and exhibits contemporary South African art.  
 
We need a talented, energetic and committed leader as executive manager to fill this position as Director. The incumbent will be required to build on the established success of this institution and take it to a higher level. He/she will be responsible for leading a small but dedicated staff and report to Council. The successful person will manage the activities of the art museum with full accountability and responsibility for the museum’s performance, both from a strategic, governance, logistics value / supply chain, technological, financial, people and growth perspective. The successful incumbent will be based at William Humphreys Art Gallery in Kimberley 

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not limited to: 

  • Strategic and operational positioning and management of the Museum;  
  • Creation of business opportunities, especially with regard to B-BBEE and SMMEs, as well as establishing partnerships and/or strategic alliances with local and international concerns;  
  • Strategic and reporting requirements of the Museum to Council;  
  • Strategic and compliance engagement with the Department of Arts and Culture and other relevant government structures;  
  • Drafting and finalisation of the Annual Performance Plan, Annual Report, quarterly performance reports, Shareholders compact; 
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations, policies, museum professional standards, protocols and required performance.  
  • Provide strategic leadership and build on the Museum’s leadership in research, collections management, exhibitions and public programmes;  
  • Ensure stable and sustainable financial compliance;  
  • Ensure an increase in project funding from various sources to deliver on the Museum’s mandate;  
  • Lead strategic external relations and engagements. 
  • Management of facilities and visitors’ services  


 
Enquiries:  
WHAG Acting-Director, Ms M Ramafalo Tel: 053 831 1724 
 
Closed: Thursday, 26 February 2021 
 
More information on the WHAG may be found by visiting the website at www.whag.co.za. WHAG supports both employment equity and affirmative action. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. The successful candidates will be required to undergo a probity investigation.