Upcoming events at the WHAG is: 
  
• In August WHAG is going on outreach to Groot Mier in the Northern Cape.
 
• From 21 September 2019 - January 2020 WHAG will form part of the Curitiba, Brazil (Pronounced Kooreecheebah) Biennale by curating the South African component. We will be taking 15 South African artists from across the country to Curitiba, Bahia and Brasilia, where they will showcase their talents to an international audience.  
 
• In partnership with SPU, WHAG will be hosting an international exhibition and a public mural project in the city of Kimberley as part of the Writers Festival. 
 
• Throughout the year WHAG will be having film screenings. 
 
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VACANCY: CURATORIAL ASSISTANT 
(PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT) 

 
R281 418 per annum all inclusive  
 
The William Humphreys Art Gallery (WHAG) invites applications for the Curatorial Assistant vacancy as advertised.  
 
Equity Statement: Preference will be given to candidates of previously disadvantaged groups.
 
Remuneration 
An all-inclusive package of R281 418 per annum. Membership to the Museum Pension Fund is compulsory. 
 
Requirements 
- At least 3 year Diploma or Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fine Art or Art History, Museum Studies, Cultural
  Heritage Studies, Visual Culture, Graphic Design or an equivalent qualification; 
- Excellent knowledge and application of MS Access, MS Word, MS Excel, Corel Draw and Adobe  
  Indesign; 
- Experience working with museum database software or similar software; 
- Excellent knowledge and application of website design and maintenance; 
- Excellent knowledge and application of collections management practices, coupled with a basic
  knowledge of conservation principles and techniques; 
- Strong administration and co-ordination skills, with a methodical approach and attention to detail 
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; 
- Strong research skills; 
- Ability to work independently and deliver work within agreed upon timeframes; 
- Minimum of three (3) years working experience within the industry or related industry; 
- Passionate and knowledgeable about the museum industry; 
- Valid Code 8 driver’s licence. 
 
An understanding of printing processes and vinyl cutting will be advantageous. 
 
Key Responsibilities 
- Ensure all objects in the permanent collection and loan collection are accounted for in terms of
  museum practice; 
- Maintain all collection records; 
- Develop a collection digitisation so far as to provide clear and effective catalogue information to the
  curatorial staff; 
- Create labels for all objects within the collection; 
- Development and maintenance of the website; 
- Layout, design and printing of reports, invitations and promotional material; 
- Assist with community outreach programmes and art projects; 
- Assist the conservation and display team when necessary; 
- Completion of condition reports for all incoming and outgoing artworks; 
- Ensure all objects in the permanent and loan collection are handled, stored, transported and exhibited
  in an environment and manner conducive to the preservation of the artworks.  
 
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION: 19 JULY 2019 
Application can be emailed to annette@whag.co.za or hand delivered to: 
 
The Director 
William Humphreys Art Gallery, 1 Cullinan Crescent, Civic Centre, Kimberley 
 
The William Humphreys Art Gallery is committed to employment equity and redress. 
The William Humphreys Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. 
The William Humphreys Art Gallery reserves the right not to make an appointment. 
 
If the William Humphreys Art Gallery has not contacted applicants within four weeks of the closing date, applications should be considered unsuccessful. 

SERVICE PROVIDER  
COUNCIL SECRETARIAT  

 
R86 637 per annum (2-year contract) 
  
 
The William Humphreys Art Gallery (WHAG) invites applications for service providers as advertised.  
 
Equity Statement: Preference will be given to candidates of previously disadvantaged groups. 
 
Remuneration 
R86 637 per annum. (2-year contract) 
 
Commencement date: 19 July 2019 – 19 July 2021 (this will be a two-year contract) 
Background 
 
The William Humphreys Art Gallery (WHAG), provides for the aesthetic and cultural needs of the local community it serves as well as to the people of South Africa, the African continent and the diaspora. To this end it collects, preserves, documents, researches and exhibits works of art which represent the artistic heritage of all South Africans and utilises its assets for the improvement, enrichment, and enjoyment of the people. This it does by pursuing the highest standards of excellence and without regard to race, class, creed or gender. 
 
WHAG Council/ Board is established in terms of the Cultural Institutions Act, No. 119 of 1998. In terms of the Act, Council is appointed by the Minister of Arts & Culture. The Director is part of Council and the Chief Financial Officer is an invitee. 
 
Requirements 
 
• Grade 12 and secretarial qualification 
• At least 5 years of experience taking minutes at Board level 
• Good planning and organisational skills 
• Excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal) 
• Computer and IT literacy including proficiency in MS Office suite 
 
 
Or a company with suitable experience. 
 
 
Specific Responsibilities 
 
a) To support the Chairperson in ensuring smooth functioning of meetings 
(The service provider is expected to play the role of Council Secretariat) 
b) Preparation of Council Meeting agenda in consultation with the Chairperson of WHAG 
c) Attend all Council and Committee Meetings and other meetings that Council will attend outside the prescribed meetings. 
d) Draft, finalise the minutes and matters arising from the meetings 
e) Maintain a record of all Council and Committee Meeting Minutes 
f) Be responsible for the chronological filing of the minutes 
g) Provide WHAG with a record of original minutes of the Council and Subcommittee meetings. 
 
Qualities 
• Organisational abilities 
• Clear, professional communication skills 
• Has initiative and drive 
• Honesty and Discretion  
• Effective time management skills 
• Must be able to keep Council and Committee meeting discussions confidential 
• Must be IT literate.  
 
Number of meetings 
6 scheduled meetings per year (but not limited to)  
The overall venue of the meetings might be in Kimberley (but not limited to) 
 
 
Submission details: 
Include covering letter, certified copy of your identification document, certified copies of qualifications and a comprehensive CV (including three referees with their contact details) and the standard bidding documents that can be found on website. 
 
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION: 18 JULY 2019 
Applications can be emailed to director@whag.co.za or hand delivered to: 
 
The Director 
William Humphrey Art Gallery 
1 Cullinan Crescent 
Civic Centre 
Kimberley 
 
The William Humphreys Art Gallery is committed to employment equity and redress. 
The William Humphreys Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. 
The William Humphreys Art Gallery reserves the right not to make an appointment. 
 
If the William Humphreys Art Gallery has not contacted applicants within four weeks of the closing date, applications should be considered unsuccessful.