Museums Assistant
  • Simondium, Western Cape
  • Babylonstoren
Job Description

Babylonstoren is looking for a Museums Assistant to join our multi-disciplinary team – someone who is meticulous about research, has a passion for history and attention to detail. Our ideal candidate also has a creative mind, is able to think on their feet and is flexible to adapt to the fast-paced nature of the project. The successful candidate will assist with historical research, sourcing items for our collections and exhibitions, and general administration in assistance of the museum team.


  • Honours or master’s degree in museum studies, history, cultural studies, art curation, art conservation or related field
  • Experience in a museum or art gallery context preferred, or project-related work in a related field
  • Excellent research and writing skills, creative background could be beneficial
  • Fluent in both written and spoken Afrikaans and English
  • Able to work according to tight deadlines, multitask efficiently and with attention to detail
  • Proactive, reliable and able to work in a small team
  • Own transport essential


  • Assist the museum team with historical research in aid of designing exhibitions
  • Compile short reports on historical research for internal use
  • Source relevant items for use in our collections and exhibitions, whether on auction or in retail outlets – this includes consulting with subject experts to confirm authenticity and may involve domestic travel in own transport
  • Support museum team with general administration and exhibition-related tasks, including installation of exhibitions

Please send your CV, a writing sample (for example an academic article (published or unpublished) or your thesis) and a covering letter to .

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