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To manage the heritage resources in relation to maritime and underwater cultural heritage (MUCH), to provide assistance to the unit Manager, as well as to provide administrative and technical support to the unit. Click here for full details including closing date.


  • KPA 1: Identification and Management of Heritage Sites.
  • KPA 2: Stakeholder Management.
  • KPA 3: Research.
  • KPA 4: Promote MUCH.
  • KPA 5: Policy Development.
  • KPA 6: Equipment Maintenance.
  • KPA 7: Operational and Records Management.

Identification and Management of Heritage Sites:

  • Conduct site visits.
  • Compilation of nomination dossiers.
  • Submit nomination dossiers for grading
  • Draft letters for formal declaration (National Heritage Resources Act Section 27 and 29).
  • Processing of Section 34 and 35 permit applications
  • Processing of Section 38 development applications.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Public participation.
  • Liaise with Heritage bodies.
  • Engage with the community via meetings and ongoing engagement.
  • Identify gaps and initiate contact with interested and affected parties.
  • Respond to queries.
  • Media engagement.
  • Create awareness and provide input on heritage issues to inter-governmental departments.


  • Conduct background research on heritage sites.
  • Conduct new research to add to existing theory and data relating to MUCH.
  • Work with other employees in the unit to produce research papers.
  • Conduct research of integrated heritage management.
  • Conduct survey and site mapping.
  • Keep updated with current trends and changes within the sector.
  • Listing of heritage inventory.
  • Provide data to Marketing and Communications department relating to Heritage sites.
  • Conduct fieldwork on terrestrial, underwater, and intertidal MUCH sites.

Promote MUCH:

  • Assist in developing promotional material e.g. pamphlets, brochures, interpretive signage; publications.
  • Conduct lectures and talks on the importance of MUCH.
  • Assist with the design, implementation and monitoring of youth programmes.
  • Write reports on youth programs and provide feedback to management.
  • Attend both national and international conferences
  • Build partnerships with communities and other stakeholders (e.g. PHRA, Department of Forestry and Fisheries, and local authorities).
  • Management of MUCH Facebook page in cooperation with other heritage officer(s).

Policy Development:

  • Participate and inform the development of policy.
  • Participate in the update and renewal of MUCH SOPs.
  • Facilitate the development of Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Heritage Agreements.
  • Assist in the development of new policies and guidelines based on changes in the heritage sector.

Equipment Maintenance and Certification:

  • Ensure updated certification and maintenance of diving equipment.

Operational and Records Management:

  • Keep copies of all administrative documents, e.g. submissions, vehicle logs, dive logs, invoices, etc.
  • Prepare and facilitate approval of submissions, especially related to travel and procurement.
  • Contribute to quarterly reports and Portfolio of Evidence.


  • At least a Postgraduate degree, or equivalent, in Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Heritage Resources Management or similar.
  • Minimum of 2 years' work experience in Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, or Heritage Resources Management
  • Department of Labour Class IV diving license (advantageous) OR willingness to obtain such a license if appointed.
  • Other skills required:
  • Heritage Conservation Management.
  • Heritage Legislation.
  • Geographical Information Systems.
  • SAMSA-recognized certificate of medical fitness to undertake SCUBA diving from a recognized Diving Medical Practitioner.
  • First Aid (advantageous).


  • Ability to read, analyse, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • A valid Code EB (08) Driver's license.
  • Department of Labour Class IV diving license (advantageous).


  • Computer literacy with regard to the use of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, as well as a GIS package such ArcGIS or QGIS.
  • Please note that SAHRA is an Equal Opportunities Employer. SAHRA reserves the right not to make an appointment.
  • Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard would be appreciated.

Desired Skills

  • Archaeology
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Heritage Resources Management
  • Department of Labour Class IV diving license
  • Heritage Conservation Management
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage
  • Medical fitness to swim and dive

Desired Qualification Accreditation

  • Honours
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