Thursday, December 11, 2014

East Coast Radio Spreads Joy On The North Coast - Jobs and Funding in The Arts

Spreading joy to little ones on the KZN North Coast

(East Coast Radio Breakfast Host Darren Maule helped distribute new toys to children in hospitals on the North Coast.  Image Supplied)

A new position is available for a Deputy General Manager: Joburg City Theatres Hospitality and Catering.
Joburg City Theatres (JCT) is an entity of the City of Johannesburg that stimulates and operates Joburg Theatre (Braamfontein), Roodepoort Theatre and Soweto Theatre in order provide the integrated management of world class African theatre venues and a high quality entertaining, innovative and inclusive programme which serves the diverse communities of the City of Joburg in support of Joburg 2040.
The successful applicant will report directly to the General Manager of Hospitality & Catering for Joburg City Theatres, located at Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein. This position involves traveling between all 3 theatres.
Key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
- Management of the day to day hospitality operations for all 3 theatres, Joburg, Roodepoort & Soweto Theatre.
- Draft and implement a marketing strategy for the hospitality operations of Joburg City Theatres
- Maintain a high level of service within all 3 theatres
- Management of the hospitality senior management team
- To assist with the implementation of new menus for food & beverage throughout all 3 theatres
- Design and implement all policies & procedures in the hospitality department and to ensure the effective implementation of these policies and procedures
- Compliance with both monthly and annual operating and capital expenditure budgets
- Ensure that cost of sales are maintained in accordance to the budgets
- Ensure that all controllable expenses are in line in accordance to the budgets
- Manage the hospitality warehouse operations, its systems and controls
- Reporting on a regular and standardised basis to the General Manager for Joburg City Theatres
- Setting and maintaining world class operating standards in both the customer and client services of the theatre
Education and experience required:
- A diploma in hospitality management or Culinary arts; a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in a similar position
- A passion for involvement within the hospitality industry
- Exceptional leadership qualities and business proficiency
- High levels of proficiency in written and verbal communications in the English language.
- Experience in point of sales systems i.e. Micros, GAAP, Pilot is essential
- Experience in Pastel is essential
Skills and Attributes:
- Attention to detail is essential
- Ability to use own initiative
- Ability to perform under stress
- Ability to work without supervision
- Ability to work independently or as part of a team
- Good interpersonal skills
- Ability to communicate at all levels with tact and diplomacy
- High level of work ethic and integrity
- Willingness to work unsociable hours
- A long-term knowledge of the hospitality and catering industry would be an advantage.
Interested persons are requested to send a cover letter and detailed CV to:
Mr. Thomas Sadiki, Human Resources Practitioner, Joburg City Theatres, electronically at (please quote the reference number)
Direct all telephonic enquiries at: 011 877 6821
Please ensure that applications are accompanied by copies of qualifications as per job requirements.
This is a renewable two-year fixed-term contract, based on performance and operational requirements.
Note: Joburg City Theatres is an equal opportunity employer. If you do not hear from us within 30 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Individuals and registered arts organisations involved in theatre, dance, music, visual arts, craft, literature and multi-discipline have until 12 December 2014 to submit their applications for project funding. This will be the NAC’s only round of funding for next year across all seven arts fields. Post-graduate students who wish to pursue their arts studies abroad are also encouraged to apply.

Theatre Shows 

Three kid’s favourite stories – The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks & the Three Bears, & Three Little Pigs. All enacted through delicate shadow puppetry.
Rhumbelow Theatre, Cunningham Rd off Bartle Rd, in association with AUT (Actors Unemployed Company) presents “Thrice Upon A Time!” with Marc Kay and Sarah Richard.
Saturday 6 - Monday 22 December 2014
(Shows daily at 10:00 Monday – Wednesday and Friday to Saturday)
Thursday at 14:00
This December, join the award-winning theatre company, The AUC (Actors Unemployed Company), on a journey through a far off land, as we go back once … twice … Thrice Upon A Time! Join Marc Kay and Sarah Richard in this fantastic new family production as they tell some of our favourite stories, filled with magic, comedy, audience interaction … and shadow puppetry!
“Thrice Upon A Time” tells three kid’s favourite stories – The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Three Little Pigs. All enacted through delicate shadow puppetry work, this performance is sure to be a hit with families of all shapes and sizes over the holiday season.
And once the storytelling is done, join us for a fantastic workshop on shadow puppetry, and learn to make your own stories!
Make sure to bring your little ones along this December for a fun-filled adventure you’ll never forget!
Snacks and juices are on sale.
Tickets are limited so don’t delay. Suitable for ages 4 to 104!
2 hrs of fun and entertainment
R60 a ticket - e-mail Roland for bookings.
Book at Computicket or phone Ailsa 083 250 2690.

Muizenberg’s Jungle Theatre Company is introducing a new programme of theatre workshops in the New Year for kids aged 8-12, at Alive Café, 11 Atlantic Road, Muizenberg.
The workshops will bring African folktale to life in the ‘now’, through guided improvisation, storytelling, movement, masks, music and dance, Artistic Director Vincent Meyburgh said: “All stories will have indigenous roots and the process will involve a child-centred exploration of environmental issues and local cultures, fostering a heart connection to nature.”
Through engaging the imagination; physical theatre games and exercises; rehearsing and staging a performance, young people will develop soft skills that will help them in all areas of their lives.
Jungle Theatre Company implemented a similar programme at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees in 2013 with the story When Lion Could Fly. The script was selected to be part of a collection African Folktales Onstage! to be published by Junkets in the new year.
The workshops begin on 29 January, running for nine consecutive Thursdays 15h30-16h30; the first Saturdays of February and March 10h00-11h00 concluding with a showcase on Saturday 28 March. The programme costs R750 per child. Spaces are limited. The deadline for registration and payment is Monday 26 January. To book contact Miranda on 021 788 5641, or pop by and visit the Jungle Theatre Company office, in Alive Café , 11 Atlantic Road, Muizenberg between 08h30 and 12h30.

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton 

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