The YearBeyond Placemakers Programme for South Africans

The YearBeyond Placemakers Programme for South Africans

The YearBeyond Placemakers Programme is a memory project managed by the Western Cape Museum Service with the aim to foster appreciation for our diverse past and to facilitate understanding between diverse communities and age groups.

The YearBeyond Placemakers Programme requires a commitment of 16 hours per week that may include weekends and evenings.

The programme consists of two elements, namely:

  • Collect diverse memories and experiences of the people of the Western Cape through storytelling events, memory mapping and oral history interviews as part of our museums’ resource archives.

  • A customer care programme at the Western Cape affiliated museums to create a welcoming and safe space for visitors where they can interact with the exhibitions and with other members of the community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Front of house duties:

  • Working at the reception desk managing entrance tickets and fees, donations and general enquiries regarding the museum programme and activities

  • Working on the museum floor being able to respond to enquiries regarding the exhibition

  • Conduct generic site tours

  • Provide customer care services (direct to facilities and bathrooms,  create welcoming atmosphere, assist visitors where necessary.

  • Assist with security (assist with opening up and lock down, be a presence on the museum floor)

Memory project:

  • Organise and facilitate at least one workshop/discussion per month and assist with writing up information for the museum archive

Participating Museums and areas

Bartolomeu Dias Museum, Mossel Bay | Beaufort West Museum | Cape Medical Museum, Green Point, Cape Town | Cape Town Museum Walk-In Centre, Cape Town CBD

Clanwilliam Museum | CP Nel Museum, Oudtshoorn | Elim Heritage Centre | Fransie Pienaar Museum | Prince Albert George Museum | Genadendal Museum | Great Brak River Museum

Hout Bay Museum | Huguenot Memorial Museum, Franschhoek | Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum, Lwandle, Cape Metro | Jan Danckaert Museum, Porterville

Montagu Museum | Old Harbour Museum, Hermanus | Oude Kerk Volksmuseum, Tulbagh | Paarl Museum | Pniel Museum | Riebeek Valley Museum | SA Sendinggestig Museum, Cape Town CBD

Simon’s Town Museum | Stellenbosch Museum | Togryers Museum, Ceres | Toll House, George | Wellington Museum | West Coast Fossil Park (near Langebaan) | Worcester Museum | Shipwreck Museum Bredasdorp

Please note preference will be given to applicants who live close to the participating museums.

How To Apply for The YearBeyond Placemakers Programme for South Africans

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