Event Assistant Internship offered at Sibikwa

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Sibikwa is looking for an energetic, reliable and innovative Event Assistant Intern to help enhance our visibility in the local community.

Position Responsibilities
– Maintain the annual Events Calendar
– Create rehearsal and production schedules and timelines for performances and events
– Assist with answering telephones, filing and distributing paperwork, data entry, storeroom management, research, arranging meals and transport, and general office administration
– Communicate accurate information about productions to Sibikwa staff so they can effectively manage their responsibilities
– Establish and maintain relationships with a network of internal and external contacts including venues, artists, technical and creative service providers, and other suppliers and vendors
– Ensure artists, vendors and other event-related resources arrive at events on time
– Attend all staff, project and production planning meetings
– Attend all performances and events to assist with all event components from setting up to striking venues, and other assigned activities
– Work with venue coordinators to facilitate venue and event-related issues, overseeing the usability and condition of venues, reserving seats for special guests, checking the cleanliness of bathrooms, restoring the venue to original condition, and cleaning up reserved rooms
– Attend community functions to network and identify potential opportunities and support the creation of campaigns to capitalize on those opportunities
– Create summary reports of each event outlining how data gathered from current community events can be used to develop successful future events
– Any other duties which may occur to ensure the smooth running of Sibikwa

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Required Behaviour, Knowledge and Skills
– Eagerness to learn and accept direction
– Proficient computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet software
– Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills
– Proficient English speaking and writing skills
– Excellent interpersonal communication skills, and demonstrated evidence of successful teamwork
– Ability to handle varying levels of multi]tasking and to adapt to rapidly changing environments
– Working knowledge of theatre, events, and/or production procedures and practices and eagerness to apply that knowledge in a wide range of venues

Required Qualification
– Events Management Certificate or Degree

E-mail your CV and qualifications to businessarts@sibikwa.co.za

Please note that this internship is part of a FirstJob programme, funded by the FirstRand Foundation, and the aim is to employ interns that have never had formal employment. Applicants need to have a matric as a minimum qualification, be between 18 and 34 years of age, and must be South African citizens from any of the designated ethnic groups. This post is for candidates from Benoni or surrounding areas. Application closing date is Wednesday 09 October 2019. If you do not receive a response from us within 1 week, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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