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You know us, you love us, you want to get involved in what we do. Well, now’s your chance!

In preparation for the stonkingly busy year ahead, we have already signed on new performers, new Stage Managers, new Tour Managers, and now it’s time to bring in some new office-faces. We are looking for a part-time Admin. Assistant to work alongside the CEO in the fulfilment of her administrative duties. The contract is initially until the end of 2012 but has the potential of both renewal and conversion to full-time employment in 2013.

Check the official blurb here:

Admin. Assistant

FTH:K is looking for an Admin. Assistant to fill a 1-year, part-time contract with long-term/full-time possibilities. Employment to start 1st March 2012. Salary: R4000. Hours: flexible.

Job Summary:

  • Provide support to the CEO in the execution of her duties
  • Provide administrative support to the Artistic Director (where required)

Reporting Relationships:

  • Report to the CEO

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Basic administrative and operational support of office activities
  • Managing calls and messaging
  • Minute-taking, typing and filing
  • Support in micromanagement of functions, meetings and special projects
  • Effective contact point for all collaborators, clients, contacts, staff members, Board members and general public
  • Research and sourcing of information where requested


  • Bilingual (English/Afrikaans/isiXhosa with preference)
  • Good command of the English language
  • Strong computer literacy: MS Word, Excel, Internet, Email
  • Grade 12 and or relevant administrative qualification
  • Good time-management
  • Reliability and consistency
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organised and systematic approach to work
  • Discretion with sensitive material
  • Task-orientation and self-motivation
  • Detail-orientated work ethic
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Please send a short motivation with an updated CV (including the details for two references) to or 142 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925 by 22 February 2012. Contact Ana at 021 – 448 2838 for more information.

So. Wanna join the family??


Posted: January 16, 2012 in Jobs, OfficeBLOCK

It’s that time of the year again! We are holding auditions for the super-exciting National Tour of OfficeBLOCK. (Sorry, ladies only!)

OfficeBLOCK is a visual, non-verbal, dark comedy.

  • Production Type: Professional
  • Project length: Full-length (55 mins)
  • Production location: National Tour (KZN, GP, FS, WC, EC )
  • Company website:
  • Director: Jayne Batzofin
  • Audition Location: Observatory Community Centre
  • Audition Time: 10am – 1pm (The audition takes form of a workshop so please be present for the full time)
  • Email:


  • Audition: 23 January 2012
  • Rehearsals Start: 13 February – 10 April 2012
  • Touring Dates*: 10 – 30 April 2012; 1-31 July; 8 Aug-8 September; theatrical seasons and touring in 2012 *TBC


OfficeBLOCK is a series of vignettes about life around the office water cooler. The characters stand for sexism, ambition, corruption and a conflict between the individual and the corporation. It is a thought-provoking depiction of the tyranny of conformity and the culture of corporate greed. The four characters are: a junior clerk finding his way in the corporate environment as the newcomer; a female executive fighting against degrading sexism and the Boys Club in the office; an office executive driven by ambition and greed in a militant fashion; and an ageing colleague coming to terms with his life at a desk.


Gender: Female

Age: Mid 20’s – Mid 30’s

The character plays constantly between the male/female gender identity, constantly trying to prove her self-worth in the office. She is emotional but never sentimental, and can be equally brash if needs be.


  1. This is a physical workshop-audition so please come prepared for movement in appropriate clothes.
  2. The candidate must be prepared to be part of the FTH:K activities while on tour. This will/may include workshops, residencies, social events and interviews.
  3. The performer can be of any ethnic origin, between 20 and 35 years of age, and of any height. But she must be able to play male and female roles successfully.
  4. The performer preferably (but not necessarily) should have skills in the following areas:
  • Movement/ Dance
  • Clowning
  • Physical theatre/performance
  • Improvisation and workshopping skills


Please send a CV and a current photo to Jayne Batzofin at to book your place. For further details, please call 021 448 2838.

FTH:K is an independent and vibrant theatre company that has enriched the South African theatre landscape with its original and unique approach to visual theatre. Having pioneered itself as a groundbreaking South African theatre company which casts both hearing and Deaf actors, their work challenges and enriches both the artists and the audiences through a combination of visual and performing arts forms such as puppetry, masks and live performance. As trendsetters of this genre in South Africa, it is clearly evident that the current growth in visual theatre on the festival and mainstream circuit is influenced by FTH:K’s prolific style and their ability to continually raise the bar both on excellence and innovation.” – Ismail Mahomed, Director, National Arts Festival

FTH:K is growing. And with all growth comes change. While change can be a little scary, it can also herald in new and exciting possibilities. Such is the kind of change taking place in FTH:K.

As most of you already know, two key people are moving on from the Company for a little while as they pursue career-training opportunities: Company Director Tanya Surtees, and Education Coordinator, Simangele Mabena.

Tanya Surtees2 250 - Toast Coetzer Tanya is heading off to Washington, DC to extend her Arts Management training by working with the Deaf and hearing visual theatre company, Quest, while brokering the exciting 2-year Quest-FTH:K exchange programme called the Artsbridge International Exchange (which forms the basis of FTH:K’s 5-year plan). While it is obviously sad to see her go, we know that she will remain an active part of the family until she comes back to share what she has learnt. It is also an opportunity for her to put her Kennedy Center training to good use by passing on developed, and developing, skills to a new, up-and-coming Arts Manager.


Enter Ana Lemmer. With an MPhil in Cultural Tourism and Heritage Studies and a BA in Language and Culture, both from Stellenbosch, Ana has a range of experience working in the tourism, arts and heritage sectors. She navigated her way through the various rounds of interviews held by the Company and came up on top as an exciting young Arts Manager, well-capable of taking on Tanya’s role in time. So, from August 2011, look forward to seeing Ana championing the FTH:K cause!

Simangele Mabena - Toast Coetzer 250 The second member of the team to be heading off to foreign lands is Simangele who has been awarded a Sauvé Scholarship in leadership, spending 9 months in Canada to study Integrated Education. This is a huge opportunity for her and FTH:K is very proud of the fact that she was one of the candidates selected – especially as it nominated her for the Scholarship. While her time with FTH:K has been relatively short, Sma has played a vital role in the developing and monitoring of the Company’s education programmes, and leaves behind her a solid programme structure for the new Education Coordinator.

And who is this person?  Let Gali Kumwimba take the stage…

Gali has a BA Honours in Drama and Theatre Arts from the University ofGali the Free State and has been involved in theatre and education for many years. She also has a particular interest in working within the Deaf community and in 2009, astounded us by flying herself down from Bloem just to attend our AGM – normally we have to ply people with alcohol to get them to attend our parties! In 2010, FTH:K reconnected with her through Lady Grey Arts Academy (Company member Liezl’s old school and home town) where Gali was teaching, and when she made the move down to Cape Town with her husband, FTH:K knew they would work with her in time. The time, it would seem, is now!

Bitter-sweet. Happy-sad. Hello-goodbye.  But how cool is it to welcome two new people aboard the FTH:K wagon?! Ahhhh….we are so lucky to be able to grow in the way we are…

But wait, the title of this blog post says something of a party – and in the mists of nostalgia, we forgot to mention that


PartyAhem…yes…FTH:K is throwing a party. Why?? Haven’t you read a word we’ve said?! To say goodbye to old friends, hello to new ones, and bon voyage to the team that leaves in July for the Artsbridge Exchange!! So, if you have been to one of our shows or got involved in our programmes or have reached into your pockets or souls to help up along the way, had any meaningful contact with the company over the years, or simply want to say goodbye, then you’re invited!

WHERE: Theatre in the District
WHEN: Friday 24th June
TIME: 8:30 pm (there will be some formalities so don’t be late!)
DRESS: Anything goes
BRING: A plate of snacks (we’ll take care of some basics, some wine, and make sure there’s a cash bar so we can send some love the way of the Theatre in the District)

It’s important that we know who’s coming so please CONTACT US to let us know if you will be joining us…as well as what you’re bringing so that we don’t get stuck with 400 samoosas as dinner…

See you there!!

In its quest for world domination, and its belief that the more Arts Managers we have in the world, the easier our jobs in the arts become, FTH:K is offering unique, hands-on training in Arts Management to one person, with the potential for full-time employment with the Company.

Company Manager, Tanya Surtees, a recent graduate of the three-year International Summer Fellowship in Arts Management from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, will work alongside one up-and-coming Arts Manager offering in-depth training in the field through the work of FTH:K.  The full-time training will run from March – June/July 2011, after which a mix of training and practical application will follow until December 2011. Full-time, long-term employment is possible from 2012.

Of particular interest are people who are passionate about the business of the arts (rather than performing or creating), and who want to become Arts Managers in future. They must have some experience in management – even if not arts-specific – and while an interest in the Deaf/disabled community is not a must, it is bonus.

The training will cover the following areas:

  • Fundraising & Friendraising
  • Boards & Board Development
  • Creative Marketing
  • Strategic Planning

The training will be conducted on an earn-while-you-learn basis (i.e. paid) but the terms of the payment will be discussed in person.  Why? Because this is about offering training to someone who wants to become an Arts Manager, rather than someone who simply wants a job.

Interested? Send your CV and a short motivation as to why you’re interested in Arts Management to by 7th March 2011 or call 021 – 448 2838 and speak to Tanya for more details.

Here are some job opportunities if you’re keen.  Not quite FTH:K-related stuff, but hey, jobs are jobs and knowledge is power, right??

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER * Salary: R199 364 – R 269 749 per annum, excluding benefits

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR * Salary: R160 393 – R216 989 per annum, excluding benefits

MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR (2-year contract) * Salary: R160 393 – R216 989 per annum, excluding benefits

PHOTOGRAPHER * Salary: R118 714 – R160 626 per annum, excluding benefits

FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR (3-year contract) * Salary: R160 393 – R216 989 per annum, excluding benefits

MEDIA LIAISON OFFICER (1-year contract) * Salary: R137 376 – R185 898 per annum, excluding benefits

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (2 positions) * Salary: R82 076 – R111 067 per annum, excluding benefits

CURATOR OF FISHES * Salary: R199 364 – R269 749 per annum, excluding benefits

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN (photographs and images) * Salary: R101 892 – R137 856 per annum, excluding benefits


EDUCATION & PUBLIC PROGRAMMES DEPARTMENT SENIOR MUSEUM EDUCATOR (3 positions – NATURAL HISTORY, SOCIAL HISTORY & ART) * Salary: R160 393 – R216 989 per annum, excluding benefits

CUSTOMER SERVICES MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT: SITE MANAGER * Salary: R137 376 – R185 898 per annum, excluding benefits

HEAD ATTENDANT * Salary: R82 076 – R111 067 per annum, excluding benefits


Iziko benefits comprise contributions towards a designated retirement fund (compulsory), a designated medical aid (voluntary) and a housing subsidy (voluntary).


Letters of application including a detailed CV with at least two contactable referees must be forwarded to:

The Director Human Resources, PO Box 61, Cape Town 8000

or delivered to:

The Human Resources Department at Iziko: SA National Gallery Annexe, St Johns Road, Cape Town

by no later than 24 August 2009.

Kindly note, Iziko will correspond only with short-listed candidates within one month from closing date. Enquiries to be directed to Denise Crous at 021 – 467 4684.

Iziko is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to developing a diverse workforce. Preference will be given to candidates who promote representivity within Iziko, in terms of the Employment Equity Act Iziko reserves the right not to fill the advertised positions.

Job Opportunity

Posted: June 5, 2009 in Jobs
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FTH:K is looking for an Operations Manager to fill a 2-year, full-time contract with long-term possibilities. Employment to start 27th July 2009, including a 1-week orientation period.

Salary scale: R8000 – R10 000, depending on capability.

Job Summary

  • Provide support to the Company Manager in the execution of her duties and personal requirements
  • Provide secretarial and administrative support to the Artistic Director (when required)

Reporting Relationships

  • Report to the Company Manager
  • Work closely with the Artistic Director, Management and staff

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Complete administrative and operational coordination of office, including:
  1. travel/touring arrangements (inclusive of all activities from transport bookings through to itinerary)
  2. managing calls and messaging (ensure that all messages are responded to)
  3. scheduling appointments
  4. organising and co-ordination of diaries
  5. systematic and accessible filing and storage of information
  6. minute-taking, agenda-preparation and typing
  • Micromanagement of functions, meetings and special projects (inclusive of all logistics, organisation and management of special needs)
  • Effective contact point for all collaborators, clients, contacts, staff members, Board members and general public
  • Research and sourcing of information when requested
  • Basic daily financial control
  • Professional and timeous management of all delegated tasks


  • Reliability and consistency
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Bilingual (English/Afrikaans/isiXhosa with preference)
  • Strong computer literacy: MS Word, Excel, Internet, Email
  • Discretion with sensitive material
  • Grade 12 or relevant administrative qualification
  • Task-orientation and self-motivation
  • Experience in writing proposals
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Detail-orientated work ethic

Special Requirements

  • Drivers License and vehicle
  • Fundraising experience (advantageous)

Please send a short motivation with an updated CV (including the details for at least two references) to or 142 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925.

Contact Tanya at 021 – 448 2838 for more information.

Anyone got a PA in their pocket??

Posted: June 3, 2009 in Jobs

FTH:K needs to kick its Operations Team up a gear and we’re looking for just the right person for the job.  If you know of a young, funky, efficient PA person who kicks ass at organising and is looking to work in a funky and creative environment, please send them our way.  It’s a full-time post with long-term potential.  And the money’s not even that bad either…considering we’re an NGO…;-)