Senior Manager Public Engagement & Marketing Vacancy

The Nelson Mandela Museum operating in two sites, Bhunga Building, Qunu has a dynamic and enviable opportunity to serve South Africa, as a steward of a living legacy, to share and learn the true story of Nelson Mandela in context, in ways that inspire and empower people. The Museum invites applications from suitably qualified, committed, competent and experienced South Africans to serve as SENIOR MANAGER: PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT.

The successful candidate will be reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer. This is an opportunity to help create a caring value driven heritage institution of knowledge and excellence. The successful individual will be based in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.


Remuneration package: Market related POSITION REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate Post-Graduate Degree/National Diploma in Communication/ Journalism/ Tourism/ Marketing/ Development Studies, with strong management skills.


 Three (3) years’ experience at a middle managerial level with proven, strong understanding of the communication landscape in South Africa.

 Experience in running communication campaigns and programmes.

 Initiating and running community development initiatives/projects and events.

 Knowledge and proven experience in project management.

Job Knowledge:

 Knowledge and understanding of the South African Museum and Heritage landscape and Government’s programme of action.

 Media and stakeholder relationship management and liaison abilities.

 Content management and analysis.

 Understanding of the tourism industry and how it can be harnessed for the benefit of the Museum.

 Community development – principles and practice.

Competencies required:

 Strategic capability and leadership to mentor a team of colleagues.

 Financial Management.

 Programme, Events and Project Management.

 People management and empowerment.

 Ability to communicate with stakeholders.

 Good writing skills.

 Good stakeholder relations including print and broadcast media.


 Develop and manage marketing and advertising strategy.

 Build, maintain and strengthen relationships with the media to promote platforms for communicating policies, programes and plans.

 Develop and implement Fundraising Strategy.

 Develop a communication policy and strategy of the Museum.

 Initiate and manage community development programs/projects.

 Liaison with key Government, traditional, and other public stakeholders.

 Organize public events that celebrate Mandela legacy.

 Interact with tourism industry to bring tourists to the Museum.

 Manage external communication of the Museum to increase public participation and visits to the Museum.

Interested individuals who meet the requirements should submit their CV’s with certified copies of ID and certificates that are not older than three months under a covering letter clearly marked: “HR VACANCY” Senior Manager: Public Engagement to The Human Resources Nelson Mandela Museum P O Box 52808 Mthatha, 5099 or email your application with the subject matter “HR VACANCY” Senior Manager: Public Engagement at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivered to: Nelson Mandela Museum, Corner Owen Street & Nelson Mandela Drive, Bhunga Building, Mthatha, 5099. No faxed applications will be accepted.

NB: All enquiries are to be directed to: Human Resources Unit, Ms N Ndima @ 047 501 9500. Closing date for the applications: 26th May 2018 at 16h00.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted and if you are not contacted within 45 days after closing date, consider your application as unsuccessful. All successful candidates will undergo pre-employment screening and vetting. NMM embraces the principles of Employment Equity Act no 55 of 1998 as amended. Women are encouraged to apply. NB: Those who earlier applied are encouraged to re-apply. ................................................................. Mr B Tyhulu Chief Executive Officer


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