Sunday, November 17, 2013

Jobs in the Arts and find out more about Matthew Mole

PANSA Western Cape has a new regional committee, and we'd like to introduce them to you. So, in order to do that, we are inviting you to Andrew Buckland's Laugh The Buffalo on Wednesday, 20th November at 19:30 for 20:15.

Only 20 free tickets are on offer and paid up members of PANSA are invited to apply by email to be included in this social gathering and to enjoy the show with us. Join us for a drink before the show and/or after the show.

The tickets will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis, on condition that you are a paid up member. So hurry, you still have time to become a paid up member and make you application!

Membership fees are: R120 for individuals, R25 for students (need a valid student card) and membership is valid until 31 December 2014.

Hurry, hurry! 20 tickets are not-a-lot!

Third World Bunfight is looking for an experienced and strong Stage Manager for Macbeth Opera touring in Cape Town and Europe from April to July 2014 and again in September and October/November 2014. Rehearsals in Cape Town from the middle of March 2014. You will be responsible for managing, maintaining & packing all props and costumes and required to work as part of a big team.

Please send CV with references to Barbara at

This twelve month, full time, fixed term position entails the following responsibilities:
  • Assist with the production manager with organizing the costing, purchase and delivery of all production materials and their construction
  • To assist Production Manager with all technical logistics with strong administrative skills
  • To liaise with and support the directors and designers engaged by various theatres both local and international
  • To plan and produce detailed production schedules in consultation with the Production Manager, Artistic Director and Producer

Please send your CV to No phone calls please. Position available immediately. 

Personal Assistant to Managing Director/Receptionist
This twelve month, full time, fixed term appointment commences 8 January 2014 with the following responsibilities/skills required:
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web browsing, etc)
  • Positive, can-do attitude and personal initiative
  • Demonstrated accuracy in writing, spelling and minute-taking in English
  • Clear communication (written and verbal)
The position is resident at CTO’s administrative offices at Artscape. Closing date for applications 29 November 2013.

Please send your CV to No phone calls please. Must be available for an in-person interview prior to 22 November or after 5 December.

Assistant to the Producer
This seven month, part-time (20 hrs/week) fixed term appointment commences Monday 3 February and ends 31 August 2014, with the following responsibilities/skills required:
  • Demonstrated experience and accuracy with writing and numbers, excel spreadsheets and word documents
  • Understanding complex travel schedules (flights, housing, per diem, etc) and performing arts schedules (rehearsals, performances, etc)
  • Generating accurate documents for contracts, visa applications and/or logistical scheduling
  • General awareness of international country locations, currencies, travel requirements, etc
Please send your CV to

The position is resident at CTO’s administrative offices at Artscape. Closing date for applications: 29 November 2013.

Now moving into its fifth year, the programme is designed to allow a new graduate the chance to immerse him or herself in all aspects of arts administration. The programme also allows the intern to identify their own learning goals and work towards those during the year that the internship runs.
Qualified applicants are invited to apply for the 2014 Business and Arts South Africa intern programme, supported by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB).
So far Karabo Legoabe (2010), Arthur Nkuna (2011), Lakin Morgan (2012), and Mondli Magenuka (2013) have benefited from the programme, which sees the intern work out of BASA’s Johannesburg offices from January to December.

Interested applicants should e-mail their CV and cover letter to: For more information call 011 447 2295
The closing date for applications is 22 November 2013.

(Source - Pansa) 

Matthew Mole and a purple tortoise called Trouble Claws

Brad Klynsmith (Gangs of Ballet), Matthew Mole and Jonathan Rich (Gangs of Ballet) at the Toy Story Corporate Day Challenge (picture by - Abhi Indrarajan ) 

“It’s the best place in the world! I love it so much, I come here as often as I can,” says Cape Town-born-now-living-in-Joburg musician, Matthew Mole.

This is why the 22 year old jumped at the chance to head to Durban to help with East Coast Radio’s Toy Story with Game Corporate Day challenge on 12 November 2013.

The affable, down-to-earth musician, who made South African chart history in July by becoming the first local artist to enter the iTunes album chart at No 1 with his debut, The Home We Built, says he loves being part of initiatives that benefit children.

“My favourite toy growing up, was a little, purple tortoise. I called him Trouble Claws,” beams Matthew as he takes a break from answering the Toy Story pledge lines. “Apparently I was so attached to Trouble Claws, I couldn’t let go of him!”

Which is why Matthew can understand how lonely a childhood can be without a little something special to keep you company, to be your friend, your comfort, your buddy.  Many children in KZN do not have the luxury of owning a new toy. They have never experienced trembling fingers unwrapping a new toy; the shiver of anticipation when presented with a gift; the comfort of something that is completely theirs. This is the story of Toy Story – bringing light, love and even hope to thousands of little ones on the east coast. We raised more than R1 million during our Corporate Day Challenge on Tuesday. The money will be used to provide food for KZN’s underprivileged at the same time as hospital and orphanage toy drop-offs continue.

Matthew has promised to be a part of Toy Story every year as he, like tens of thousands of KZN residents, is determined to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. He has just wrapped up filming the music video for his latest track, Take Yours I’ll Take Mine, which he says was “loads of fun since we shot in 18 different locations in Joburg.”

Despite having legions of fans across the country, Matthew’s feet are firmly on the ground. “I’m not used to this fame game. It’s still a shock when someone comes up to me. I’m still learning how all that works,” says the Toy Story hero, as he goes back to taking calls from other Toy Story heroes.

(Source - East Coast Radio) 
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