Event Assistant Internship


Sibikwa plans and participates in multiple events that take place in a variety of venues ranging from our theatre to external sites. Sibikwa is looking for an energetic, reliable and innovative Event Assistant Intern to assist and support all event operation functions and administrative processes to ensure successful events.

This internship is part of a FirstJob programme, funded by the FirstRand Foundation. The aim is to employ an intern who has recently completed an Events Management Certificate or Degree, and has not yet had formal employment.  Applicants need to be between 18 and 34 years of age, and must be South African citizens from any of the designated ethnic groups.


Position Responsibilities


  • Assist with maintaining the annual Events Calendar
  • Assist with maintaining and communicating schedules and timelines for performances and events
  • Assist with event-related administration and logistics such as filing and data entry, and arranging meals and transport
  • Assist with establishing and maintaining contact with service providers including venues, artists, technical and creative personnel
  • Attend all staff, project and production planning meetings
  • Attend all performances and events to assist with all event components from setting up to striking venues, and other assigned activities such as reserving seats for special guests and checking the cleanliness of venues
  • Assist with writing reports for each event
  • Any other duties which may occur to ensure the smooth running of Sibikwa


Required Behaviour, Knowledge and Skills


  • Eagerness to learn and accept direction
  • Proficient computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills
  • Proficient English speaking and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, and demonstrated evidence of successful teamwork
  • Ability to handle varied levels of multi‐tasking and to adapt to rapidly changing environments
  • Working knowledge of theatre, events, and/or production procedures and practices and eagerness to apply that knowledge in a wide range of venues


Required Qualification

  • Events Management Certificate or Degree


Closing date for application is 15 October 2019


Opportunity Details:




Events Coordinator

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