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Executive Director

at District Six Museum
Published September 20, 2023
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Category Administration  
Job Type Full-Time  


The Museum is seeking a new director who will drive the sustainability of the organisation through resource mobilisation, sound financial planning/management and the establishment of an endowment.

The Museum is on an exciting trajectory as it engages new audiences whilst retaining its core community-oriented approach. The new director will need to understand the importance of marketing and communications, driving this aspect of the Museum’s work in keeping with its values and ethos.

If you are passionate about these issues and if you have the following skills, you should consider coming to work for the District Six Museum.

Key Responsibilities
Organisational Strategy, Leadership, Management


Provide leadership relating to vision, mission, strategy and programmes of the Museum

Maintain a sustainable organisation in terms of staff, resources (income), profile and reputation

Exercise financial oversight


Resource Mobilisation (financial, human, material)


Bear primary responsibility for fundraising to support the sustainability of the Museum by soliciting funding to support the implementation of the operational plan

Serve as the primary contact with prospects, donors and strategic partners

Network to build relationships and create opportunities for support, both financial and other

Operational Management

Implement effective communications strategy

Have oversight of policies and procedures and make recommendations to the Trust as appropriate, for effective operations

Alert Trust to issues that are potentially problematic in terms of achieving the organisation’s goals

Relevant 3-year degree or equivalent

A post-graduate qualification or equivalent would be an advantage

5 years’ experience in a job which has similar levels of responsibility

Knowledge of participatory democracy and the South African political context

Strong experience in financial management

Experience in fundraising, donor management and strategy development

Knowledge of the non-profit, heritage and human rights sectors

Valid driver’s licence

Political acumen

Project management experience