South Africa: NAF Production Manager Position

By Florence Mukanga

The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown is looking for an AMAZ!NG production manager to join their team.

The incumbent will need to have the following skills, experience and attributes:
– At least eight years’ experience working in a theatre production environment in a senior capacity
– Have a thorough working knowledge of all technical, staging, sound and lighting requirements for a range of productions – including theatre, dance, music and some relevant knowledge pertaining to the mounting of visual art exhibitions.
– Be able to work under pressure
– Be prepared to work long and flexible hours
– Have experience managing a large team
– Have proven experience in managing large budgets
– Be computer literate

The package on offer is competitive, and can be negotiated either as full-time employment based in Grahamstown, or on a contractual basis for a fixed period each year.
– In the case of a contract, the incumbent will be required to reside in Grahamstown from the beginning of February until the end of August. The Festival will cover travel and accommodation costs.
– Full-time employment includes pension, medical aid, annual leave and 13th cheque benefits.

Applications need to include a recent curriculum vitae and current, contactable professional references. Please include a covering letter highlighting your relevant work experience and describing what value you would add to the National Arts Festival team. Applications must reach them no later than 5pm on Friday 26 November 2010 and should be submitted by e-mail to

If you have not heard from them by 15 December 2010, then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

The National Arts Festival runs from 30 June to 10 July 2011.

About the National Arts Festival: The National Arts Festival, now in its 37th year, has proved its sustainability and has grown to be one of the leading arts festivals in southern Africa. Its objectives are to deliver excellence; encourage innovation and development in the arts by providing a platform for both established and emerging South African artists; create opportunities for collaboration with international artists; and build new audiences.