National Museum Bloemfontein Internship Programme 2021

The National Museum in Bloemfontein dates back to the 1870s when its collections and displays comprised mainly rarities from around the world. It was established on 20 July 1877 and opened to the public on 20 May 1878. The old Raadsaal building was made available by the then Free State Volksraad for hosting the Museum collections.

The National Museum, Bloemfontein invites applications for the following position:



  • Visual Art qualification or similar and/or currently studying towards one.
  • Practical knowledge and/or experience of visual art and heritage would be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate in English (speaking Sotho would be an advantage).
  • A friendly, outgoing personality and the ability to speak comfortably in front of small and large groups of people and be able to communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and ages.
  • Ability to physically accompany people and lead tours around the Museum.
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and to do basic research on temporary and permanent exhibitions.
  • An eager inquisitive individual that shows interest or experience in art education.


  • Communication will be limited to the short-listed candidates only.
  • Short-listed candidates will be subjected to a comprehensive selection process
  • The National Museum is committed to Employment Equity and aims to attract and retain talented individuals to achieve its equity objectives. Therefore people from designated groups, including those with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.
  • The National Museum reserves the right not to fill an advertised position.
  • If you meet ALL the stated requirements, kindly e-mail your application to¬†, including a covering letter, the application form, a copy of your identification document, copies of qualifications, and a comprehensive CV (including three referees with their contact details).
  • Applications not meeting the criteria will be disqualified.
  • Should you not hear from us within 21 days after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

Application Deadline: Saturday, 20 March, 2021

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