Career opportunity within Business and Arts South Africa

Career opportunity within Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) for a Chief Executive Officer

This position is being re-advertised with the closing date being Friday 2 November 2018 by 17h00

Provide Leadership for the NPC Business and Arts South Africa, guiding the organisation, strategy and working closely with stakeholders and beneficiaries – Public Sector, Private Sector and Third Sector or Civil Society, for the benefit of broader society.

Reporting to the Chairperson and the Board of BASA, a registered Non-Profit Company, the CEO is responsible for providing strategic leadership and effective operational management for the organisation. This high profile and key position within the arts and business sectors serves a number of diverse stakeholders within the public and private sectors and the ability to optimise these partnerships for mutual benefit is key.

  •  A completed, relevant tertiary qualification
  •  A postgraduate commercial or management qualification in marketing is advantageous
  •  A minimum of 10 years’ experience and credibility gained within the creative sector at senior management level with strategic and operational responsibilities
  •  An existing network within the arts and or business world is required
  • 10 years management experience gained in a corporate and or commercial role is beneficial
  • Experience and proven success in an impactful development programme management is sought


The BASA CEO has key responsibility for:

  • Securing the future development of the arts sector in South Africa and contributing to corporate success through Shared Value
  • Ensuring that a suite of integrated programmes are implemented and achieve impact, nationally and internationally
  • Initiating, encouraging and leveraging mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts
  • Representing and promoting BASA in a credible and professional manner at all opportunities with all stakeholders
  • Ensuring governance and regulatory compliance for all financial and other resources


Interested parties are invited to apply by submitting a Motivation Letter and updated, detailed CV via e-mail to before 2 November 2018 by 17h00.  Applicants who have applied previously do not need to re-apply. Enquiries may be directed to Florence Thom, Executive Search Director at pinpoint one via

Late applications will not be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. BASA reserves the right not to make an appointment.


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