Applications Open For The The Market Photo Workshop Head

Applications Open For The Market Photo Workshop Head. The Market Photo Workshop is a division of The Market Theatre Foundation. It has played a pivotal role in the training of South Africa’s photographers, ensuring that visual literacy reaches neglected and marginalized parts of our society. The Market Photo Workshop is looking for a Head to join their organization.


The Head ensures the:

  • effective strategic and operational management of the unit
  • development and implementation of a conceptual and artistic framework to guide the educational and public programmes of the Market Photo Workshop
  • prudent and effective management of the staff and resources of the Market Photo Workshop

Key Responsibilities

Strategic and operational management of training, public and development programmes

  • Drive the conceptualization, planning and development of operations, programme, and project plans.
  • Ensure delivery of programme outcomes including quality management.
  • Develop a medium- and long-term framework for quality management systems for the courses and projects of the Photo Workshop.
  • Reflect on and review projects with Photo Workshop staff and the Advisory Board.
  • Develop strategies towards fundraising.
  • Participate in the strategic decision–making process of the MTF and alignment of its objectives.
  • Develop and manage policies and procedures to limit risk and ensure health and safety standards.
  • Produce operations and project reports.

Artistic and conceptual framework development and implementation of programmes

  • Develop and strategize a relevant artistic and conceptual framework for the Photo Workshop’s public programmes.
  • Consultation, implementation, and review of this framework.

Conceptual and curriculum framework development and implementation of training and development

  • Develop and strategize a relevant conceptual and curriculum framework for the Photo Workshop’s training and development programmes.
  • Consultation, implementation, and review of this framework.

Financial management of operations and programmes

  • Develop business plans and budgets in order to address the needs of the Photo Workshop and its sub-units.
  • Ensure optimal use of resources including financial, equipment, infrastructure and human.
  • Plan and report on operations and project budgets.
  • Assist in the fundraising management.

People management

  • Manage and build an effective, cohesive and motivated staff complement.
  • Ensure strategies of skills transfer and development.
  • Implement performance management of staff and trainers at regular intervals.

Key Performance Measures

  1. Strategic development of the Market Photo Workshop’s operations and programmes.
  2. Development of the artistic and conceptual framework and implementation of programmes.
  3. Development of the conceptual and curriculum framework of the Photo Workshop’s training and development programmes.
  4. Operational and logistical planning and management of strategic operations and projects.
  5. Ensure proper financial planning and implementation.
  6. Manage staff, resources, infra-structure, and logistics.
  7. Reporting to internal and external stakeholders.


  • Relevant tertiary qualification – either in photography, arts & culture management, media, or social science. Preferably post-grad.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in photography, arts & culture, or media industry.
  • Minimum 5 years’ proven ability in management of staff and resources.
  • Proven ability of strategic and financial management.
  • A critical awareness of the nature and role of photography and of the training and development landscape.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Must work well under pressure.
  • Experience of working with an NPO and/or in a tertiary education institution would be an advantage.
  • Compliment the skills set of the Market Photo Workshop.
  • Passionate, driven, and dynamic

Interested persons who meet the requirements are invited to send a concise CV to the Human Resources Department via e-mail to

Please indicate the reference number of the post. ITC and criminal checks will be conducted.

Closing Date: 01 February 2021

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