Zip Zap Circus School Recent Employment Opportunity

Posted on :

7 Jun, 2019

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Teaching Jobs inSouth Africa

Zip Zap Circus School was founded in Cape Town in 1992, to inspire young people and help build a new culture of peaceful coexistence in South Africa. Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap helps kids to ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality.

Zip Zap’s programs are all free to participants, with financial and material support coming from individuals, organisation, corporations and foundations.


Job Title: School Programmes Coordinator
Job Location: Zip Zap Academy in Salt River, Cape Town


Remuneration: Based on experience, yearly performance based review


  • Implement the school vision and focus of Zip Zap
  • Ongoing programmatic, logistical, and financial management of Zip Zap’s youth programmes
  • Management, training, monitoring, evaluation and support of teaching staff to ensure that youth programmes are in alignment with established work plans and meet contractual deliverables
  • Manage the purchase, maintenance and inventory of all programme equipment
  • Coordinate and manage Zip Zap’s youth interventions and programmes in collaboration with Zip Zap’s Operations Manager and Zip Zap’s Events Manager
  • Support the Operations Manager in the development and implementation of new arts interventions, curriculum, and programming
  • Develop and maintain programme policies, procedures, and materials including workshop curricula and debriefs, meetings minutes, and other protocols related to programme implementation
  • Implement, evaluate curriculum and programmes for the year
  • Work within the budget
  • Zip Zap spokesperson for social & education purpose, public and social appearances
  • Foster development of good relations with other cultural organisations by participating in meetings and joint activities where appropriate
  • Reports to the EXCO every month on activities
  • Build strong relationship between Zip Zap and the stakeholders


  • Honours or Master’s degree preferably in a development-related and/or arts administration field
  • Minimum of five years of experience in the NGO-sector, preferably the arts focused on children and families
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the performing art will be an advantage
  • Knowledge and/or experience in dealing with vulnerable children, youth, and young adults will be an advantage
  • Experience with project financial management will be an advantage
  • Experience in human resource
  • Ability to think outside the box with excellent decision-making, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organisational and project coordination skills, including ability to work independently as well as part of a team, manage multiple projects at once, and complete assigned tasks on a timely basis
  • Fluent in spreadsheet, email and power point
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including experience writing project reports and stakeholders communication
  • Honesty, integrity, professionalism and willingness to work overtime as needed
  • Fluency in English and preferably knowledge of one other South African language
  • Valid driver’s license, PdP will be an advantage
  • Commitment to Zip Zap’s ethical principles and mission to support vulnerable children and families through the arts

To apply

Submit your application to: Melanie Boltman, [email protected] with the following subject line: “Programme coordinator application your name”

Application should include: 

  • CV not longer than two pages
  • Personal Statement outlining how you meet the essential and desired qualifications
  • A writing sample
  • Contact information for three references


Application Deadline: Saturday, 15 June, 2019

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