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 The Market Theatre Foundation invites applications for the post of

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

The Market Theatre Foundation (MTF), an internationally renowned and award-winning performing arts and visual arts institution based in Johannesburg seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the post of Chief Executive Officer.

The MTF is a Cultural Institution governed in terms of the Cultural Institutions Act No 119 of 1998, as amended, and is an entity of the Department of Sports, Arts & Culture.

The successful applicant must be an experienced and competent leader with a high level of integrity, be knowledgeable about the South African arts & cultural sector, and have the knowledge, experience and skills to lead the Market Theatre Foundation as its Accounting Officer.

Required qualifications and competencies:

·       A post-graduate degree in Humanities, Social Sciences or Management.

·       Sound financial experience aligned to responsibilities for budgets and managing the institution’s financial well-being in line with the Public Finance Management Act, Treasury Regulations and resolutions of the Council of the Market Theatre Foundation.

·       Proven ability to lead and manage arts and cultural institutions within the framework of the Cultural Institutions Act,

·       At least 5 years relevant experience, at Senior Management, in the arts and culture sector.

·       Understanding of governance procedures and liaison with a Council/Board and its Committees; and of serving as an ex-officio member of Council and Council Committees.

·       The incumbent takes responsibility for administrative liaison with the Chairperson of Council, Chairpersons of Committees, and with the Company Secretariat.

·       Proven experience in strategic planning and the ability to formulate and drive the institution’s five-year Strategic Plan, and Annual Performance Plan.

·       Experience to deliver on all required statutory and regulatory compliance reporting, with excellent report writing skills.

·       Proven experience at Senior Management level – management of staff, negotiating with Unions, and being conversant with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, the South African Labour Relations Act, and experience in working with HR transformation matters.

·       Proven ability to develop and implement policies, systems and standard operating procedures at all levels of the organisation; and to be the custodian of the Market Theatre Foundation’s records.

·       Competitive fundraising and marketing experience within the arts & culture sector.

·       Excellent communication, public speaking, negotiating and interpersonal skills.

·       Visionary and strategic leadership capacity to advance the MTF’s reputation as a leading and multi-award-winning Cultural Institution with a strong South African footprint, relevant international networks and a reputation for artistic excellence.

·       Experience in Risk or IT management would be an advantage.

 

A competitive remuneration package will be offered, commensurate with skills and experience. Applicants can obtain the full job description from the Market Theatre Foundation’s website www.markettheatre.co.za.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered, commensurate with skills and experience. Applicants can obtain the full job description from the Market Theatre Foundation’s website www.markettheatre.co.za.

To apply for this position, submit a relevant CV in MS Word format including three contactable referees and certified copies of supporting documents via email to response4@pinpointone.co.za no later than Friday, 29 May 2020.

Enquiries can be made by contacting Clive H Viveiros on 011 325 5101 or clivev@pinpointone.co.za.

Communication will be restricted only to shortlisted candidates. Should you not be contacted within a four-week period, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.