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Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Mzansi Arts Development Ensemble (MADE) wishes to engage a creative and dynamic individual to develop, manage and implement MADE’s marketing and publicity strategies.

The individual will be vital in creating and maintaining the positive image of the organisation, building its reputation with the public. The candidate must be well versed in social media, media relations and local government.

Key roles of the Marketing and Publicity Officer will be to effectively promote the organisation and its activities to ensure maximum exposure to a wide range of the communities. A further requirement is to identify, develop and maintain positive relations with the public, media, funders, local arts groups and individuals, to secure the organisations operational and financial sustainability and development.

Main duties and responsibility:
- Using a range of marketing and publicity tools to maximise income, by increasing audience attendance at a range of activities and events, both at the organisation and across the communities as part of outreach and in-house initiatives.
- In conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer, developing, presenting, implementing and reviewing the organisations audience development, marketing and publicity action plan as part of the organisation’s overall business plan.
- Developing positive working relationships with printed and broadcast media to promote the organisation and its activities through the management and production of press releases and briefings, editorials, brochures, listing, social media and advertising campaigns.
- Management of press and publicity
- Identifying and implementing ways to increase awareness of the organisation and to promote activities and events locally, nationally and internationally.
- Research funding opportunities with various donors for projects and work of the organisation, and assisting with the preparation of applications to secure funding, and create sponsorship packages.
- Develop fundraising activities
- Develop MADE’s profile locally, nationally and internationally through devising appropriate marketing campaigns.
- Managing and updating the organisation’s digital communication including the website, e-newsletter and social media
- Preparing reports for the organisation for sponsors, external funders and others on the success of various initiatives, activities and events.
- Developing good working relations with artists, art groups and organisations, funders
- Representing the organisation at external meetings as required

Specification:  Matric/Grade 12 plus a three year tertiary qualification or a relevant certification accredited by SAQA as applicable. Two to three years relevant experience. Excellent communication skills both oral and written. Ability to work independently and in a team. Ability to work well under pressure. Ability to think creatively and willing to work after hours. Working knowledge of MS Office

The position is a Fixed-term employment contract. Salary is negotiable. The successful candidate must have own transport

The closing date is October 31, 2013. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. The successful candidate must be available immediately.

To apply, send a concise CV, letter of motivation and three references to with PR & Marketing Officer position in the subject line. Alternatively fax to 086 241 6974. Any queries should be directed to Mamello Hadebe at or 086 241 6974.