The Otto Foundation Latest Job Vacancy – Apply Now!

Posted on :

21 Apr, 2020

Category :

Administrative Jobs in South Africa, Teaching Jobs inSouth Africa

The Otto Foundation is an education-focussed philanthropic organisation established in 2016. They support primary schools in becoming (i) sites for quality education; and (ii) safe and nurturing spaces for children. They are achieving this goal through collaboration and strategic partnerships with education innovators that share our vision and can contribute to school excellence in creative ways.

They have a particular focus on improving early literacy and fostering a love of reading among learners from disadvantaged communities, understanding that access to books and excellence in reading is a critical underpinning of educational success.


Job Title: School Librarian
Location: Cape Town

The purpose of this poaition is to find a person that will help them in the in the process of opening a library at Walmer Estate Primary School in Cape Town – the Protea Library. They are looking for a person with a passion for books, children and learning to run the Protea Library.


  • The ability to work well in a team as well as on your own
  • A good, friendly and patient attitude
  • Experience with working in schools or with young children
  • Proven experience in using computers and basic IT programmes
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to multitask
  • Good organisational skills
  • A love of children and reading
  • Creativity and enthusiasm
  • The responsibilities for this position include:
  • Developing, organizing and updating the library inventory (via the LIBWIN system)
  • Handling requests by learners
  • Guiding learners and teachers in finding reading and research materials
  • Preparing library lessons
  • Updating display boards and book displays
  • Organise reading activities and promotional events e.g. author readings, storytelling
  • sessions and book sales
  • Supervise library assistant, intern or any other staff
  • Manage and replace library stock, stationery or other equipment
  • Oversee the library to ensure cleanliness, order and protection of library resources

To apply

Send your CV and a one-page motivation letter to

Application Deadline: Monday, 27 April, 2020

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