Internships

Internship Opportunities at the KZN Museum

Are you passionate about South Africa’s rich cultural and natural heritage? The KwaZulu-Natal Museum, one of the country’s foremost heritage institutions, is offering exciting internship opportunities for 2024. These internships aim to enhance skills development among the youth of KwaZulu-Natal, providing a unique chance to gain practical experience while contributing to the preservation and promotion of our nation’s history. Read on to find out more about these invaluable opportunities and how you can apply.

1. Tour Guide (4 Positions)

Stipend: R5,000 per month
Requirements: National Diploma/Bachelor Degree in Tourism Management or a related field
Duties:

  • Gallery guiding
  • Monitoring security in public spaces
  • Providing information about the museum and displays to the public and schools
  • Participating in other related duties of the department

2. Environmental Management Intern

Stipend: R5,000 per month
Requirements: National Diploma/Bachelor Degree in Environmental Management or a related field
Duties:

  • Conducting environmental education programs
  • Assisting in the planning of educational programs
  • Participating in environmental outreach programs
  • Undertaking other related duties in the department

Application Process

Applications should be directed to: The Chief Human Resources Officer, KwaZulu-Natal Museum.

Delivery Methods:

  • Hand deliver to: 237 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201
  • Post to: Private Bag 9070, Pietermaritzburg, 3200

Closing Date: Friday, 12 July 2024 at 12:00 PM (no late applications will be accepted).

Required Documents:

  • Signed covering letter stating the internship you are applying for
  • CV with a list of references
  • Copies of your identity document, matric certificate, and relevant National Diploma/Bachelor Degree (supporting documents need not be certified, but shortlisted candidates will need to provide certified copies at the interview stage)
  • Proof of residential address indicating residence within the KwaZulu-Natal region

Note: Any false information or misrepresentation in the application will lead to automatic disqualification or removal from the program if discovered at a later stage.

Further Information

For enquiries regarding these positions, contact the Administrative Support Officer, Ms. Thandeka Gumede, at 033 345 1404. The KwaZulu-Natal Museum will correspond with short-listed candidates only. It is the responsibility of each candidate who has been invited to the interview to avail themselves. Failure to attend the interview on the given date will be considered a lack of interest in the position. Successful candidates may be placed at different institutions but will remain under the supervision of the museum. No faxed applications will be accepted.

Equal Opportunity

The KwaZulu-Natal Museum is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, aiming to promote representativity in all occupational categories within the institution.

If you do not hear from the museum within two months of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. The museum reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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