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Friday, January 29, 2010


Philatelic Services division of the SA Post Office has a vacancy for a Graphic Design artist in Pretoria.

The Philatelic Services division of the South African Post Office has a vacancy for a Graphic Design artist at its offices in Silverton, Pretoria. The division is responsible for the design of South Africa’s postage stamps. Images of the commemorative stamps that were issued in 2009 can be viewed at

The job will include design, layout, compiling of philatelic and marketing products and Philatelic Services’ website as well as philatelic products, stamps, stamp sheets, miniature sheets, commemorative covers, post cards, aerogrammes and cancellers.

Other duties include marketing products such as posters, pamphlets, brochures and newsletters, Banners and the Internet and intranet web sites. Also required are: Exhibition material including the Post Office Museum; Material for children’s stamp collection club; Designing of packaging for products; Research of stamp themes in order to conceptualize and write briefs for stamp artists; Production management; Printing from workstation (A4 to A1); Draw up print specifications for all printed material; Arrangements for maintenance and repair of computer equipment and ordering of consumables for printers); Consultation and advice to clients and suppliers (including briefing of stamp artists) as well as Management, administration and project planning

Minimum requirements are a University degree or National Diploma (NQF level 6) in Visual Communication/Graphic Design; at least five (5) years relevant work experience; computer literacy (MS Office); proficiency in working on the Apple Macintosh platform using the following software: Adobe InDesign CS, Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Illustrator CS, Adobe Flash CS, Adobe Fireworks CS and Adobe Dreamweaver CS. The application must also have a Code 08 drivers license and own transport.

Creative skills include being able to conceptualize an idea, create a visual form and translate the idea to express, inform, persuade and inspire the audience. Also needed are good communication and problem solving skills; diplomacy and tact and a team worker; the ability to research and develop designs for products independently and the capacity to work under pressure.

Candidates must include a portfolio or samples of their work with application – preferably on CD-Rom in pdf or tiff format. To apply, go to WWW.SAPO.CO.ZA and click on careers or send your cv to: The Senior Manager: Recruitment and Selection; Human Resources: Head Office; Attention: Cobus Prinsloo; PO Box 2042; CORPORATE SHOP, 0074 or email: or fax 0866 883 531.

The closing date is February 9.