Schools Programme Coordinator, Zip Zap Circus School, Cape Town

Zip Zap Circus School was founded in Cape Town in 1992, to inspire young people and help build a new culture of peaceful coexistence in South Africa. Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap helps kids to ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality. Zip Zap’s programs are all free to participants, with financial and material support coming from individuals, organisation, corporations and foundations.

Zip Zap seeks to appoint a School Programmes Coordinator to be based in Zip Zap Academy in Salt River, Cape Town.

Remuneration: Based on experience, yearly performance based review

Implement the school vision and focus of Zip Zap
Ongoing programmatic, logistical, and financial management of Zip Zap’s youth programmes
Management, training, monitoring, evaluation and support of teaching staff to ensure that youth programmes are in alignment with established work plans and meet contractual deliverables
Manage the purchase, maintenance and inventory of all programme equipment
Coordinate and manage Zip Zap’s youth interventions and programmes in collaboration with Zip Zap’s Operations Manager and Zip Zap’s Events Manager
Support the Operations Manager in the development and implementation of new arts interventions, curriculum, and programming
Develop and maintain programme policies, procedures, and materials including workshop curricula and debriefs, meetings minutes, and other protocols related to programme implementation
Implement, evaluate curriculum and programmes for the year
Work within the budget
Zip Zap spokesperson for social & education purpose, public and social appearances
Foster development of good relations with other cultural organisations by participating in meetings and joint activities where appropriate
Reports to the EXCO every month on activities
Build strong relationship between Zip Zap and the stakeholders

Honours or Master’s degree preferably in a development-related and/or arts administration field
Minimum of five years of experience in the NGO-sector, preferably the arts focused on children and families
Knowledge and/or experience in the performing art will be an advantage
Knowledge and/or experience in dealing with vulnerable children, youth, and young adults will be an advantage
Experience with project financial management will be an advantage
Experience in human resource
Ability to think outside the box with excellent decision-making, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills
Strong organisational and project coordination skills, including ability to work independently as well as part of a team, manage multiple projects at once, and complete assigned tasks on a timely basis
Fluent in spreadsheet, email and power point
Strong oral and written communication skills, including experience writing project reports and stakeholders communication
Honesty, integrity, professionalism and willingness to work overtime as needed
Fluency in English and preferably knowledge of one other South African language
Valid driver’s license, PdP will be an advantage
Commitment to Zip Zap’s ethical principles and mission to support vulnerable children and families through the arts

To apply submit your application to: Melanie Boltman, with the following subject line: “Programme coordinator application your name”

Application should include:
CV not longer than two pages
Personal Statement outlining how you meet the essential and desired qualifications
A writing sample
Contact information for three references