NCT searches for new trustees


Call to members of the public to apply to become trustees of National Children’s Theatre, Parktown, Johannesburg: closing date, Friday, 14 June 2019.About National Children’s Theatre

Established in 1989, National Children’s Theatre (NCT) is the foremost, busiest and most successful children’s theatre in South Africa, offering professional shows, workshops, holiday camps, life-skills and educational outreach programs.

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NCT believes in building community partnerships, creating jobs for newly qualified actors and developing a new generation of theatre supporters through entertaining and engaging programs.

NCT is a non-profit public-benefit organisation with Section 18a status. It is fully compliant with all legal requirements, has a valid tax clearance certificate, and its auditors are PKF. NCTT is exempt from requiring a BB-BEE certificate. Mervyn King (King 1,2,3,4) is the Honorary President, Tsholo Mashishi is the current Chairperson and Erna Solomon is the past Chairman and Treasurer. Moira Katz is the CEO and has been in office for the last seven years.

Role of Trustees

NCT seeks three Trust members. The role of the trustee is voluntary and not remunerated. Trust meeting are usually held on the last Thursday afternoon of the month 16:00 – 19:00. Trustees should be prepared to tap into their networks and action their ideas in line with the Board’s strategy. Trustees will be appointed initially for a term of two years, renewable at the discretion of the board. Successful applicants will undergo checks in line with current requirements for becoming a trustee.

Note that these positions are crucial to the wellbeing of NCT and require applicants that are networked, connected and experienced in their areas of expertise. We are looking for action-oriented change-makers.



– Develop a fundraising strategy supporting various theatre making areas, developing educational programmes, recruitment and retention of skills, and maintenance of NCT’s infrastructure needs.

– Support the organisation’s fundraising strategy

– Assist in the submission of proposals and applications for funding

– Seek out and identify prospective funding opportunities

– Attend Board meetings, social events, and

– Follow formal reporting processes

Marketing and PR


– Develop a Marketing and PR strategy to increase awareness around NCT’s offerings

– Support the organisation’s Marketing and PR strategy

– Connect to contacts within website hosting/design, email/communication platforms, graphic design and printing, online campaigns, programmatic-advertising

– Execute a variety of marketing activities to engage and grow a static audience base

– Attend Board meetings and prepare formal reporting

Buildings and Maintenance


– Understand Heritage Building/Preservation Laws

– Develop and execute a maintenance plan

– Be involved with future developments (building/extending/renovating/maintaining etc.)

– Assist in maintenance of buildings (expertise)

– Attend Board meetings and prepare formal reporting

Should you consider yourself an action-oriented individual, excited at the prospect of shaping the hearts and minds of children through theatre, send us a covering letter and CV to setting out how your skills and interests match the requirements above – and what added skills you will bring with you.

Applications should be received by no later than 12:00 noon on Friday 14 June 2019. Only applicants who are considered to be potential candidates will be invited to an interview. If you do not hear from us by Monday 17 June 2019 please consider your application as being unsuccessful.


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