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The Department of Arts and Culture is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and it is the intention of the Department to promote representatively in the Public Sectorthrough the filling of these posts. Persons whose transfer / promotion / appointment willpromote representatively will therefore receive preference. An indication in this regardwill expedite the processing of applications. People with disabilities are encourage toapply

Applications must be submitted on Form Z83, obtainable from any Government departmentor online at ALL sections of the Z83 must be completed and signed.

The application form should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV (including two
recent and contactable referees) and ORIGINAL CERTIFIED copies of the applicant’sID and all relevant educational qualifications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to haveforeign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA)prior to the selection process. Applicants applying for more than one post must submita separate Z83 form (as well as the documentation mentioned above) in respect ofeach post being applied for. If an applicant wishes to withdraw an application it must bedone in writing. Failure to submit the required documentation will automatically disqualifyapplications. No faxes or e-mails will be accepted.

The Department reserves the right not to fill the above-mentioned post(s).
• Applicants must note that further checks will be conducted oncethey are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcome of thesechecks, which include security clearances, vetting, qualifications and employment historyverification, identity and criminal records
• Successful candidates will be required to signa performance agreement within three (3) months of assumption of duty.


Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number and the nameof this publication to: The Chief Director: Human Resource Management, Departmentof Arts and Culture, Private Bag X897, Pretoria, 0001. Applications can also be handdelivered to the Department of Arts and Culture, Kingsley Centre, 2nd Floor, Cnr Churchand Beatrix Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria.

There are currently no advertised vacancies at DAC


DAC annual internship intake availability status

Internships intake for the year 2013/2014 has been concluded on 21 June 2013. The advertisements for internships are made by means of print media/ national newspapers and DAC website. The departmental recruitment and selection processes apply.

Duration:The Programme will run for a period of 12 months.


The Department of Arts and Culture offers internship opportunities to graduates seeking to gain work experience through internship program that focuses mainly on the fields of arts, culture, heritage and language.

The purpose of the internship program is to establish an effective system for continuous development of qualified, skilled and experienced candidates for future appointments and mobility in both the public and private sector and also to enhance youth development and employability, and foster skills transfer from the DAC staff to interns.

The objectives of the internship program are to:

a)    provide graduates with  practical working experience in the field of arts, culture, heritage and language;

b)    ensure that graduates develop skills and techniques directly applicable to their career;

c)    empower graduates in developing attitudes conducive to effective interpersonal relationships;

d)    increase their sense of responsibility;

e)    prepare graduates to enter into full-time employment in their area of specialization; and

f)     enhance advancement possibilities for graduates.

Procedures and information to apply

Who is eligible to apply?

Unemployed graduates who have successfully completed a 3 year Degree or  National Diploma in any field specified below and who are between the ages of 18 and 35 years may apply.

The Department of Arts and Culture is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Qualifying people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


DAC offers internships in the following fields:

1.    SA Heraldry & Symbols Authority


3 year Degree/Diploma in Graphic Designor equivalent


2.    International Relations


3 year Degree/Diploma in International Relationsor equivalent


3.    Directorate: Language Policy Dev and Implem


3 year Degree/Diploma in:

Language Practiceor equivalent

4.    Directorate: Cultural Development


3 year Degree/Diploma in:

·         Performing Arts-music, Dance, Drama, equivalent

·         Fine Arts, Crafts or equivalent

·         Project Development & Management

·         Intellectual Property Law


5.    Directorate: Translation and Editing


3 year Degree/Diploma in:

Language Practiceor equivalent


6.    Directorate: Youth


3 year/Degree/Diploma in:

Arts, equivalent

Social Developmentor equivalent


7.    Directorate: Multi-Media


3 year Degree/Diploma in:

Publishing/Literature Studies, equivalent

Audio Visual Arts, Broadcasting  or equivalent

Performing Arts Technology, equivalent

Designor equivalent

Visual Arts, equivalent


8.    Directorate: Heritage Promotion


3 year Degree/Diploma in:

Heritage Studies, equivalent

Historyor equivalent


Applications for the internship should include the following information to be considered:

  • A completed Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae with contact details
  • Certified copies of qualifications/certificates
  • Certified copy of identity document

The call for applications is usually sent out in June every year.

For more information contact the Department of Arts and Culture at:

Tel: 012 4413486

Switch Board: 012 4413000

Internships intake for the year 2013/2014 closed on 21 June 2013

Bursaries for Heritage Related Studies: 2016

The Department of Arts and Culture invites applications for bursaries from students who wish to pursue studies in heritage related programmes. The bursary will fund undergraduate studies only. The bursary is available for strictly 30 outstanding academic performers.

ELIGIBILITY: •South African citizenship •Financially needy •NB: 2016 Proof of registration at an institution of higher learning.

FIELDS OF STUDY: •Anthropology •Archaeology (Marine, etc.) •Archives and records management •Conservation of the Built Environment •Conservation and Preventive Conservation •Collections (Cultural and Natural) Management •Heritage Resources Management •Museum Management and Curatorship •Indigenous Knowledge Systems.

VALUE OF THE BURSARY: •Maximum up to R70 000 •NB: Funds are payable directly to the higher institution of learning.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: The following documents must accompany the application: •Certified copy of ID document •Certified copy of the salary statement or affidavit (if not working) of your parents/guardians •Certified copy of Grade 12 results •If you were already studying at a university in 2015 - latest results / academic record.

Application forms can be obtained from the offices of the Department of Arts and Culture, 5th Floor, 481 Kingsley Centre, corner Stanza Bopape and Steve Biko Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria or online Bursary Application Forms Completed application forms together with certified copies of necessary documents should be sent to: the Heritage Bursaries, Department of Arts and Culture, Private Bag X897, Pretoria, 0001 or applications can also be hand delivered to: Heritage Bursaries, 481 Kingsley Centre, 5th Floor, corner Stanza Bopape and Steve Biko Street, Arcadia, Pretoria.

Enquiries regarding the bursary applications should be sent to bursary2015@dac. or 012 441 3476 / 0.

The closing date for submission of applications is 26 February 2016 at 16h30.

Please Note: Should you not receive a response from the Department within 30 days of the closing date, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

No late applications will be accepted.

Closing date: 26 February 2016 at 16:30