The post reports to the head of RIC (Research, Information & Collections Department) and is responsible for the following: undertake research in culture, history and related fields for Msunduzi and Ncome Museum; organize and undertake fieldwork and interviews and transcribe the information; collect related museum items (through collection trips); write text and obtain visuals for exhibitions / publications etc; provide input for new research projects; make research information and findings available to the public i.e. publishing papers in journals, presenting papers at conferences, giving talks to the public; respond to enquiries from the public and staff; contribute to the museum’s journal and Ulwazi magazine (i.e. collect and edit papers), newsletter and other publications; organize events. The post requires independent driving for meetings, collecting trips and occasional travelling to Ncome Museum (satellite of Msunduzi Museum); occasional assistance in the Library and Collection Centre and occasional translation of research or other material.
Research Officer - Level 8 (Ref: RIC Research)
Salary: R277 239.36pa
Requirements: Social Science or BA Degree in History / Cultural History/ Anthropology/ Sociology. At least 2 years’ experience in research. Good verbal and written communication skills. Computer literacy. Valid Code B driver’s license. Proficiency in English and Zulu or Afrikaans. An understanding of KwaZulu-Natal’s history and its various cultures. Track-record of published research materials.
Recommendations: A relevant post graduate qualification.
Competencies: Have an energetic, resourceful and flexible approach to the requirements of the post. The ability and enthusiasm to engage as a team player on a wide variety of museum projects and events. Punctuality.
Duties: All applications quoting the relevant reference number should be forwarded to: The Director, Msunduzi & Ncome Museum, Reference , PO Box 998, Pietermaritzburg, 3200 or hand delivered at: 351 Langalibalele Street (Longmarket), Pietermaritzburg.
Applications must include: A covering letter, detailed CV, names and contact details of three traceable referees, and recently certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and all qualifications. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
Benefits: Salary, pension, medical aid, housing subsidy and 13th cheque
Closing date: 29 June 2018
Enquiries: Mrs. Elrica Henning, Tel: 0333946834/5
Should you not be contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date, kindly consider your application unsuccessful. The museum is an equal opportunity, affirmative employer. The museum reserves the right not to make appointment.