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National Museum/ Oliewenhuis Art Museum Internship South Africa 2023/2024

ABOUT National Museum:

In 1877, the National Museum was established; it comprises multiple rare collections and displays from all around the world. To this day, the Museum continues to be an institution that focuses on cultural and natural history, and art too. The Museum holds a number of educational programmes reaching a diversity of audiences which allows them to learn through active engagement and enjoyable experiences.


Location: Bloemfontein, Free State

Oliewenhuis Art Museum (as part of the National Museum of Bloemfontein) is offering an internship opportunity for the position of Art Museum Guides. Candidates will be required to interact with visitors on a professional level, interact with different types of people, handle any queries from visitors as well as have adequate knowledge about visual art. During the programme, candidates will also have the responsibility of ensuring that the security and safety of all exhibition artworks are maintained and be required to work intermittent shifts during the week/weekends.

Key Performance Areas of the Programme:

  • Ensuring that all artworks on exhibition are kept safe and secure
  • Interacting professionally with all visitors and handling any questions they may have regarding Oliewenhuis Art Museum exhibitions (both permanent and temporary)
  • Conducting Guided Tours that are informative
  • Providing assistance with exhibitions, general administration tasks, educational workshops, projects and events, activities, and after-hour events.



Before applying, please ensure that you meet ALL of the following minimum entry criteria – failure to satisfy all the requirements will result in your application being disqualified:

  • Must be currently studying towards or have completed a Visual Art qualification or equivalent
  • Must have knowledge/ experience of heritage and visual art (advantageous)
  • Must have a high command of the English language
  • Must be able to speak Sotho (advantageous)
  • Must have exceptional communication skills
  • Must be outgoing and friendly
  • Must have excellent public speaking skills
  • Must be able to physically accompany people
  • Must be willing to engage in research for exhibitions
  • Must be enthusiastic and have a willingness to learn
  • Must have an inquiring mind
  • Must be interested/ experienced in Art Education


Applications must be emailed to: hr@nasmus.co.za

Attach the following documents to your application email:

  • A completed application form in either of these formats:
  • National Museum Application Form (pdf version) or the
  • National Museum Application Form (doc version)
  • A cover letter
  • A copy of your Identity Document
  • Copies of all relevant qualifications
  • A Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (including 3 contactable references)


Please note:
– Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
– If you have not hears a response from us within 21 days, consider your application unsuccessful
– Short-listed candidates will undergo a comprehensive selection process
– Candidates from designated groups and well as individuals living with disabilities are encouraged to apply, in accordance with the Employment Equity Act
– The National Museum is NOT obligated to fill out this position


For any queries related to this internship programme, please contact the National Museum of Bloemfontein directly:
Email address: hr@nasmus.co.za


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