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CEO Job Specification

We’re looking for a new leader…

The National Arts Festival and Grahamstown Foundation are looking for a new Joint CEO to lead both companies into the future.

  • The full candidate’s pack is available here. Applicants are requested to download and read the full document before applying.

To be considered for this role, applicants need to:

  • Submit a covering letter of no more than two pages in which they  outline a vision for the National Arts Festival and considers the evolving role it plays in the South African arts landscape. It should also highlight the applicant’s personal attributes and experience that make them suited for the role
  • Prepare a CV outlining present and past work experience, all educational qualifications, and the contact details of three references. At least one of these references needs to be from a current or previous employer. References will only be contacted after the first interview.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to give consent to background reference and criminal checks and will be required to undergo psychometric testing.

The above documentation must be sent by email to by no later than 5pm on 31 August 2019. Late applications will not be considered.

Candidates selected for a preliminary interview will be contacted in the course of September.