Department Of Arts and Culture Vacancies / Internship / Bursaries 2017/2018

By | January 17, 2017

Department Of Arts and Culture Vacancies / Internship / Bursaries 2017/2018

  • Vacancies

The Department of Arts and Culture is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and it is the intention of the Department to promote representatively in the Public Sectorthrough the filling of these posts. Persons whose transfer / promotion / appointment willpromote representatively will therefore receive preference. An indication in this regardwill expedite the processing of applications. People with disabilities are encourage toapply

Applications must be submitted on Form Z83, obtainable from any Government departmentor online at ALL sections of the Z83 must be completed and signed.

The application form should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV (including two
recent and contactable referees) and ORIGINAL CERTIFIED copies of the applicant’sID and all relevant educational qualifications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to haveforeign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA)prior to the selection process. Applicants applying for more than one post must submita separate Z83 form (as well as the documentation mentioned above) in respect ofeach post being applied for. If an applicant wishes to withdraw an application it must bedone in writing. Failure to submit the required documentation will automatically disqualifyapplications. No faxes or e-mails will be accepted.

The Department reserves the right not to fill the above-mentioned post(s).
• Applicants must note that further checks will be conducted oncethey are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcome of thesechecks, which include security clearances, vetting, qualifications and employment historyverification, identity and criminal records
• Successful candidates will be required to signa performance agreement within three (3) months of assumption of duty.


Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number and the nameof this publication to: The Chief Director: Human Resource Management, Departmentof Arts and Culture, Private Bag X897, Pretoria, 0001. Applications can also be handdelivered to the Department of Arts and Culture, Kingsley Centre, 2nd Floor, Cnr Churchand Beatrix Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria.

  • Internships
  • Status of availability
  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Procedures and information for applications
    • Who is eligible to apply?
    • Fields where internships are offered
    • Application procedures
  • Contact details

DAC annual internship intake availability status

Internships intake for the year 2013/2014 has been concluded on 21 June 2013. The advertisements for internships are made by means of print media/ national newspapers and DAC website. The departmental recruitment and selection processes apply.

Duration:The Programme will run for a period of 12 months.


The Department of Arts and Culture offers internship opportunities to graduates seeking to gain work experience through internship program that focuses mainly on the fields of arts, culture, heritage and language.

The purpose of the internship program is to establish an effective system for continuous development of qualified, skilled and experienced candidates for future appointments and mobility in both the public and private sector and also to enhance youth development and employability, and foster skills transfer from the DAC staff to interns.

The objectives of the internship program are to:

a)    provide graduates with  practical working experience in the field of arts, culture, heritage and language;

b)    ensure that graduates develop skills and techniques directly applicable to their career;

c)    empower graduates in developing attitudes conducive to effective interpersonal relationships;

d)    increase their sense of responsibility;

e)    prepare graduates to enter into full-time employment in their area of specialization; and

f)     enhance advancement possibilities for graduates.

Procedures and information to apply

Who is eligible to apply?

Unemployed graduates who have successfully completed a 3 year Degree or  National Diploma in any field specified below and who are between the ages of 18 and 35 years may apply.

The Department of Arts and Culture is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Qualifying people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


DAC offers internships in the following fields:

1.    SA Heraldry & Symbols Authority


3 year Degree/Diploma in Graphic Designor equivalent


2.    International Relations


3 year Degree/Diploma in International Relationsor equivalent


3.    Directorate: Language Policy Dev and Implem


3 year Degree/Diploma in:

Language Practiceor equivalent

4.    Directorate: Cultural Development


3 year Degree/Diploma in:

·         Performing Arts-music, Dance, Drama, equivalent

·         Fine Arts, Crafts or equivalent

·         Project Development & Management

·         Intellectual Property Law


5.    Directorate: Translation and Editing


3 year Degree/Diploma in:

Language Practiceor equivalent


6.    Directorate: Youth


3 year/Degree/Diploma in:

Arts, equivalent

Social Developmentor equivalent


7.    Directorate: Multi-Media


3 year Degree/Diploma in:

Publishing/Literature Studies, equivalent

Audio Visual Arts, Broadcasting  or equivalent

Performing Arts Technology, equivalent

Designor equivalent

Visual Arts, equivalent


8.    Directorate: Heritage Promotion


3 year Degree/Diploma in:

Heritage Studies, equivalent

Historyor equivalent


Applications for the internship should include the following information to be considered:

  • A completed Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae with contact details
  • Certified copies of qualifications/certificates
  • Certified copy of identity document

The call for applications is usually sent out in June every year.

For more information contact the Department of Arts and Culture at:

Tel: 012 4413486

Switch Board: 012 4413000

  • Bursaries

The Department of Arts and Culture invites applications for bursaries for students who wish to pursue studies in heritage courses. The bursary will finance both undergraduates and post graduates in the following fields:

Fields of study
• Archaeology (marine, etc.)
• Archives and records management
• Conservation of the built environment
• Restorative and preventive conservation
• Collections (cultural & natural) management
• Heritage resources management
• Museum management and curatorship
• Courses that contribute to the preservation and promotion of S.A. Living Heritage

• South African citizenship
• Academic potential / satisfactory academic performance (academic progress report if already at an institution)
• Field of study (heritage related)
• Financially needy
• Admission letter or proof of registration at an accredited institution of higher learning
• NB: people with disability are encouraged to apply

Value of the Bursary
• Study fees (incl. registration & tuition)
• Accommodation & meals
• The bursary is renewable if the student meets the requirements for the following year
• NB: Funds are payable directly to the institution of higher learning

Required documents:
The following documents must accompany the application:
• Certified copy of birth certificate or ID document
• Certified copy of the salary statement and/or proof of income and affidavit of your parents/guardians(if not working)
• Certified copy of Grade 12 June examination results / Grade 12 / Matric results
• If already at university – latest results / academic record
• Proof of admission or provisional admission at an institution of higher learning

Please note that the application forms will only be available from 1 August 2014
Application forms can be obtained from the offices of the Department of Arts and Culture, 5TH Floor, 481 Kingsley Centre, Cnr. Stanza Bopape & Steve Biko Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria or online at
Completed application forms together with certified copies of necessary documents should be sent to the:

Heritage Bursaries
Department of Arts and Culture
Private Bag X897


Applications can also be hand delivered to:
Heritage Bursaries
481 Kingsley Centre 5th Floor
Cnr. Stanza Bopape & Steve Biko Street

Enquiries regarding the bursary applications should be directed by email to

The closing date for submission of applications is 29 August 2014 at 16h30.

No late applications will be considered

Bursaries for Language Practice Studies
The mandate of the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is to manage and facilitate
training programmes to implement the NLPF in compliance with the legislative mandate.
Access to bursary scheme
DAC advertises the bursary scheme in national newspapers and invites institutions to
apply. Interested ones are requested to submit their academic profiles and business plans outliningtheir language study programmes and overall costs.
. The study programmes must be incompliance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) requirements. On
receiving applications, a selection committee screens the study programmes and verifies
their SAQA accreditation. Based on the suitability of the programmes and their set standardsin a given cycle,recommendations for selection are made.

Selected institutions administer the bursaries themselves which includes student admissions and bursaryawards.

Standard training requirements in language practice
• Translation and Editing
• Interpreting
• Lexicography
• Terminology Development and Management
• Language Planning
• Human Language Technologies
• Document design and Editing
• Linguistic Theory (compulsory)

DAC avails funding to selected institutions at the beginning of each academic year in a
given cycle. Students are therefore expected to apply directly to selected institutions.
For further information, please contact: National Language Service Tel: (012) 441 3252;
Fax: (012) 441 3868 or e-mail:

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