Posted 2 weeks ago

Start date: 1 May 2021

The Creative Arts Project at the Sustainability Institute was started in 2020 to allow more exposure to the creative arts for the children and youth in our community. We have recently opened a creative space that requires a passionate and creative person to manage for the remainder of 2021 (length of current project funding) with the potential for continuation thereafter.

The Project Manager will be responsible for caring for the space as a whole; ensuring stock and inventory are well managed; overseeing scheduling; running some creative workshops; liaising with a network of volunteers and partner organisations to run other sessions; documenting the unfolding work, including taking photos and small write-ups; participating in general community activities of the SI. Preferably this is a full-time role but part-time or flexible arrangements will be considered, including for current PGD or MPhil students.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for children and youth, be hands-on, should not be afraid to get dirty, is resourceful, self-motivated and punctual. Confidence to facilitate in English is preferred, and Afrikaans or isiXhosa as a first or second language is beneficial.

At the Sustainability Institute, we engage in transformative learning towards just and generative futures. Founded in 1999, the Institute is an international living and learning centre learning, exploring and applying ways of being that are restorative. Our focus on children is centred within the Lynedoch Children’s House, Lynedoch Community School, SPARK Primary School and Lynedoch Youth programmes. Our partnership with the School of Public Leadership at the University of Stellenbosch has built up the renowned Masters and PhD programmes in Sustainable Development, and in 2018 we proudly celebrated the launch of the Diploma in Sustainable Development undergraduate degree programme. The Institute is recognised as a leading expert institution in navigating the transition towards social justice and change in complex futures in Africa, and forms an institutional base for some of the top academics in the field. Our focus on transformative learning from birth and social innovation is embedded through our research, teaching and practice.

If you are interested in the above position, please forward your CV before 10 April 2021 to the following email: