Position Summary

Campus: Doornfontein Campus
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: EE
Level: Skilled


The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development, and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for societal impact in the context of the changing social, political, and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description

  • Ensuring compliance to all university policies and national archival prescript.
  • Carries out all archival program-related managerial functions, including budget preparation, personnel administration, and performance plan.
  • Appraisal, acquisition, processing, and preservation of archival material.
  • Developing inventories for retrieval of records and ensure smooth accessibility of archives collection.
  • Digitization of archival material and establish intellectual control over digital and physical archival records.
  • Conduct outreach programmes to promote archival collection.
  • Conduct oral history and transcribing of recordings.
  • Provide strategic direction, guidance, and implementation of programmes.
  • Perform all other duties and projects that may be assigned. 

Minimum requirements

  • Degree in Library Science at (NQF 7) or Archives and Records Management qualification.
  • Five years' experience working in the library, with three years in the Archives environment.
  • Supervisory experience preferably in archives and special collections.
  • The incumbent should be innovative, creative, and understand the research process.
  • Knowledge of preservation, conservation, arrangement, and description archival materials of all formats.
  • Able to inventory development and management of audiovisual material.
  • Able to conduct oral history projects.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Archives and Record Management an added advantage.
  • Strong organizational, planning, time management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of English, Zulu, Afrikaans and Sotho language.
  • Understanding of archival administration and customer service.
  • Knowledge of digitization systems and processes.
  • Knowledge of historiography, oral history, and research.
  • Knowledge of paper based and electronic retrieval systems.
  • A good understanding of documented heritage.
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong interpersonal relationships
  • Decision making skills
  • Customer service
  • Computer skills
  • Innovative
  • Communication skills
  • Initiative and a team player

Enquiries regarding the job content: Sipho Zulu – Manager: Archives and Special Collections at Tel: (011) 559-6882 
Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Ms Nozuko Mazibuko (HCM Business Partner) at Tel:  (011) 559-4690


Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

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Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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