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The Zwakala Festival continues to remain one of South Africa’s most dynamic theatre festivals aimed specifically at community-based theatre-makers. The festival’s main aim is to improve the skills of writers, directors, designers, and actors. It empowers them to create and produce local content of a high standard and trains the next generation of community arts leaders, arts entrepreneurs and administrators. It also takes participants through a journey of both the creative and practical sides of producing a professional theatre piece.

The Market Theatre is  seeking to appoint, on a fixed term basis, a dynamic individual to be a Festival Coordinator of the 30th  Zwakala Festival.


  • Working closely with the Festival Director in mentoring of community based arts groups
  • Support the play development process working closely with the Festival Director.
  • Oversee all logistics including festival coordination, festival planning, implementation and reporting.
  • Provide administrative support to the Festival Director


  • A relevant qualification in the arts
  • A minimum of 2-3 years experience in the development of theatrical productions
  • Proven experience in working with community based arts organisations
  • Project Management skill
  • Be able to understand and / or speak three African languages
  • Valid Drivers Licence

Interested applicants to submit a one pager motivation indicating their experience in administration of arts projects. Outlining their experience in working with community arts organizations. A detailed CV.

Applicants should be available on 15 -17 December 2023 and from 16 January to 1 March 2024

Applications should be sent via email to:

Closing date: 04 December 2023