UJ Arts & Culture’s 2020 internship programme

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UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg, is currently recruiting for their 2020 internship programme. Through these internships, UJ Arts & Culture is looking to help young professionals under the age of 26 find their feet and future direction. Energetic, ambitious and qualified young people can look forward to a phenomenal learning experience at the UJ Arts Centre.

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The internship programme is specifically designed for newly qualified graduates, giving them an opportunity to enter the job market for the first time and provide them with valuable workplace experience.

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“With these internships, UJ Arts & Culture sets out to invest in the employability and job readiness of recent graduates who show potential and interest in these roles and the creative sector. The high unemployment rate in South Africa results in an extremely competitive job market and programmes like these serve as a stepping stone for young professionals,” says Pieter Jacobs, Head of Arts & Culture at the University of Johannesburg.

There are two full-time paid internships available:


Arts Administration Internship

This is an 11-month full-time (8 hours per day 5 days per week) paid internship based at the UJ Art Centre on the University of Johannesburg’s Kingsway Campus in Auckland Park. The intern will often be required to work flexible hours and/or over weekends. The intern’s main responsibilities will include:

  • Arts Academy Administration
  • Student contracts
  • Attendance registers
  • Bulk communication
  • Processing of cultural bursaries
  • Coordination of auditions, classes, rehearsals and performances
  • Planning and coordinating the Arts Academy Wrap Party

In addition to gaining professional project administration, coordination, communication and event management experience, the intern will receive ongoing feedback regarding their performance and assistance with career planning and preparation. The intern will report to one supervisor and receive the support of at least one mentor.

Arts Administration Internship Application: Apply here.

Young professionals under the age of 26 are eligible; an arts-related or arts administration degree would be advantageous.

Closing date for application is 6 December 2019. If you have not heard from UJ Arts & Culture by the 6th of January, please consider your application unsuccessful.


Arts Marketing Internship

This is a 9-month full-time (8 hours per day 5 days per week) paid internship based at the Con Cowan Theatre on the University of Johannesburg’s Bunting Road Campus in Auckland Park. The intern will often be required to work flexible hours and/or over weekends. The intern’s main responsibilities will include:

  • Social media coordination and engagement
  • Onsite event support
  • Ticket processing
  • Database management
  • Distribution of promotional material
  • Audience surveys
  • General marketing support

In addition to gaining professional social media marketing, public relations and database management experience, interns will receive ongoing feedback regarding their performance and assistance with career planning and preparation. The intern will report to one supervisor and receive the support of at least one mentor.

Arts Marketing Internship Application: Apply here.

Young professionals under the age of 26 are eligible; a marketing degree would be advantageous.

Closing date for application is 6 January 2019. If you have not received a response from UJ Arts & Culture by 30 January 2020 please consider your application unsuccessful.

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