ASSISTANT ARCHIVIST: CONSERVATION LABORATORY – DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE

REF NO:
35/DAC/2019 (X2 POSTS)
Chief-directorate: national archives of South Africa
SALARY : R173 703 per annum
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
A Senior Certificate. Computer literacy. Knowledge of preservation
procedures and processes, Knowledge of repairs of archival material,
Encapsulation and mounting, Knowledge of book binding. Good
communication skills. Good planning and organising skills.

DUTIES :
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing curative and longterm preventative conservation service for all bound records and books.
Assist with specialised conservation repairs to rare and highly valuable
bound archival records. Bookbinding and repairs. Participate in all efforts to
improve preservation management and practices at the National Archives
and Records Service of South Africa. Develop proper protective enclosures
for rare archival records. Participate in training programmes organised by
the National Archives and Records Service.

ENQUIRIES
Ms P Mulaudzi, Ms B Manqaba and Ms Siena Botha, Tel No: (012) 441-
3646/3716/3650

APPLICATIONS :
Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number and
the number and the name of this publication to: The Director: Human
Resource Management, Department of Arts and Culture, Private Bag X897,
Pretoria, 0001. Applications can also be hand delivered to the Department
of Arts and Culture, Sechaba House (previously known as VWL Building),
202 Madiba Street, cnr Madiba and Paul Kruger Streets, Pretoria

CLOSING DATE :
22 November 2019

NOTE :
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified persons to apply for
the following post(s). Applications must be submitted on Form Z83,
obtainable from any Government department or online at www.gov.za. All
sections of the Z83 must be completed and signed and the application form
should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV (including two recent and
contactable referees) and Original Certified Copies of the applicant’s ID and
educational qualifications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign
qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA)
prior to the selection process. Applicants applying for more than one post
must submit a separate form Z83 (as well as the documentation mentioned
above) in respect of each post being applied for. If an applicant wishes to
withdraw an application, it must be done in writing. Failure to submit the
required documentation will automatically disqualify applications. No faxes
or e-mails will be accepted. The Department reserves the right not to fill the
above-mentioned post(s). The successful candidate will be required to enter
into an employment contract and sign an annual performance agreement.
All short-listed candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks
and the successful candidate will have to undergo full security vetting. All
applicants are required to disclose memberships of boards and directorships
that they may be associated with. The successful candidate will have to
annually disclose his/her financial interests. Identified candidate(s) will be
subjected to a Government specific competency assessment. It is the
Department’s intention to promote equity in terms of race, gender and
disability through the filling of these posts with a candidate whose
transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representivity.