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Exchange Program: "Tandem - Take each other's perspectives"!


We are happy to share with you the start of applications for the exchange program "Tandem - Take each other's perspectives"! From March 1, 2022, we will be accepting applications for the German UNESCO Commission’s new programme for voluntary service kulturweit. The tandem-programme invites people from African countries and Germany to take a critical look at racism, the history of colonialism and the post-colonial present. The participants develop and implement projects in culture, education and sustainability in Germany. All information about the six-month exchange programme you’ll find here: https://www.kulturweit.de/en/tandem The first round run from September 2022 - February 2023 and is aimed at participants from...

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The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) is a Non-Governmental Organisation representing museums and heritage institutions throughout Namibia. As a representative body it supports museums in various ways such as in the field of training, funding and the networking of professionals. MAN invites qualified individuals to apply for the following position. POSITION: Director (Permanent - Windhoek)        REPORTING DIRECTLY TO: Executive Committee ANNUAL REMUNERATION (TOTAL COST TO COMPANY): N$510,996.96 - N$544,196.00 BENEFITS: Medical Aid - 50% Company contribution and 13th Cheque (Included in Annual Remuneration) MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES The overall management and oversights of the Museums Association of Namibia (MAN), operations and resources of the MAN.The Execution of...

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[CLOSED]: Vacancy: MUSEUM ASSISTANT - Windhoek City Museum

Closing Date 2021/03/26Reference NumberWIN201209-2Job TitleMUSEUM ASSISTANTDepartmentECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY SERVICESJob Type ClassificationPermanentLocation - Town / CityWindhoekLocation - CountryNamibiaJob DescriptionThe position is responsible to assist in the acquisition, storage and presentation of a collection of artifacts, in order to inform, educate and entertain the public on the history of the city of Windhoek.Key Performance AreasAssist in the development of exhibitions. Assist in curation. Assist in museum education program development & guidance. Administration.Skills, Experience & Education QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: Diploma in Social Science / History / Tourisms / Education. REQUIRED SPECIALISATION: History & Tourism. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: A minimum period of four (4) years job...

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[CLOSED] We Are Hiring - Museum Development Officer


The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) is a Non-Governmental Organisation representing museums and heritage institutions throughout Namibia. As a representative body, it supports museums in various ways such as in the field of training, funding and the networking of professionals. MAN invites qualified individuals to apply for the following position. POSITION: Museum Development Officer (Permanent - Windhoek)REPORTING DIRECTLY TO: DirectorANNUAL REMUNERATION: N$265,520.72 - N$283,520.72BENEFITS: Medical Aid - 50% company contribution (capped at N$1,500.00)                   Social Security - Employer’s Contribution                   Housing Allowance YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE•...

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[CLOSED] Vacancy Announcements: Conservator and Documentalist

Conservator and Documentalist vacancy Conservator and Documentalist vacancy

The National Museum of Namibia (in partnership with the Museums Association of Namibia and University of Namibia) are participating in a project funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation entitled Confronting Colonial Pasts, Envisioning Creative Futures. We invite applications for two contract posts of two years (with the possibility of extension):

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[CLOSED] Call for Applications: MA Scholarships in Material Culture


The Museums Association of Namibia would like to invite applications for two MA Scholarships in History at the University of Namibia. The project has been funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The successful applicants will work with museum artifacts from the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. DURATIONThe scholarships will be for two years as part of the Confronting Colonial Pasts, Envisioning Creative Futures project. REQUIREMENTS1. The MA students will be expected to research the relevant communities about the oral traditions and histories associated with the objects.2. Applicants will be expected to have a degree in history, visual arts or...

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[CLOSED] Vacancy Announcement: Curator - Museum of Namibian Fashion


The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) invites applications for a 1.5-year (18 months) contract (with the possibility of extension) POSITION: Curator, Museum of Namibian Fashion (MNF) SALARY SCALE: N$14,200pm (Gross Salary) BENEFITS:1. 13th Cheque2. Housing Allowance JOB DESCRIPTIONAn entry-level post. The curator will assist with the development of a Museum of Namibian Fashion. The curator will be, initially, based in Windhoek but may be required to relocate to another town within Namibia once the museum opens. The museum will cover both historical and contemporary clothing and accessories. YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE• Developing the museum’s collection• Collating historical and new research•...

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[CLOSED] Swakopmund: San Cohen Library - Secretary/PA/Bookkeeper

The Sam Cohen Library in Swakopmund is looking for a secretary / PA/ bookkeeper in the Sam Cohen Library. German and English fluency is essential for the position. Further details are attached.   SEKRETARIAT UND BUCHHALTUNGVoraussetzungen:- Gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift- PC Kenntnisse (Microsoft Office & Buchhaltungssoftware)- BuchhaltungskenntnisseAufgabenbereiche (ganztags):- Allgemeine Büro- und Sekretariatsaufgaben- Veranstaltungsorganisation (JHV, Vorträge, usw.)- Dokumentation und Verwaltung: u.a. Spenden und Spender, Miet- und Arbeitsverträge- Vorstandssitzungen vorbereiten und protokollieren - Allgemeine Buchhaltung in Quick Books- Petty Cash & Museumsfinanzen - Gehälter und Mitarbeiterverwaltung- Finanzberichte für Vorstand- Aushilfe in der Sam-Cohen-Bibliothek Gehalt nach Vereinbarung. Bei Interesse bitte...

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[CLOSED] EU/UNESCO: Call for Expression of Interest: project implementation in Namibia


EU/UNESCO Expert Facility on the Governance of Culture in Developing Countries: Support for new regulatory frameworks to strengthen the cultural and creative industries and promote South-South cooperation  Project funded by the European Union (EU) 2018-2021 Deadline: 4 May 2020 See full article here https://en.unesco.org/creativity/news/call-expression-interest-project-implementation-namibia.  The purpose of this call is to solicit expression of interest from individuals interested in working as a national expert (Namibia) in the implementation of the above-mentioned project. A selected candidate will receive a consultant contract from UNESCO to carry out the terms of reference provided in the call.  Interested candidates are requested to submit to , by 4 May 2020: a detailed...

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[CLOSED] UNFPA: NATIONAL POST - Programme/Admin. Associate - Windhoek, Namibia, G6


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS OPEN ONLY TO NATIONALS OF NAMIBIA UNFPA Namibia is pleased to announce the following vacancy and would like to invite qualified candidates to apply via the below link: NATIONAL POST: Programme/Admin. Associate - Windhoek, Namibia, G6 Closing Date: Monday 06 July 2020 (17:00 - Namibian time)  Please note before you apply: The recommended browsers are Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. Job DescriptionJob Title                           NATIONAL POST: Programme/Admin. Associate - Windhoek, Namibia, G6Job ID                              31220Location   ...

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Recommended Museum

Museum of Namibian Music

The Museum of Namibian Music was officially opened by Honourable Faustina Caley, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture on the 18th March 2021. The launch featured speeches from Her Excellency Ambassador Sinikka Antila the Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to Namibia and different stakeholders in the project, as well as performances from KP Illest, Rose BLVC and the Waapandula Cultural Group. The Museum of Namibian Music is located next to the regional library in the heart of Omuthiya in Oshikoto Region. 

The working group that made the development of the museum possible, consisted of stakeholders in the form of musicians across all cultures, genres and demographics, archivists, culture officers from the Directorate of Heritage and Culture Programs, music lecturers from COTA, UNAM and APC, tourism and intellectual property experts from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and NASCAM, museum experts, composers and musicologists.

Music is all about creating harmony.   When we sing together and dance together, our voices and bodies connect and communicate. Music can help us express our feelings – love, anger, happiness, sadness.  Whether we are performers or listeners music matters to us all. 

The Museum of Namibian Music (MUNAMU) creates a space where we can celebrate our musical heritage and the musical diversity that we have in our country. Our definition of Namibian music includes all music made by Namibians, but the museum gives special recognition to the cultural traditions that provide our musical roots. 

There are many stories to be told and we believe that MUNAMU should be a “living” museum where performances can take place and displays are regularly changed and updated. MUNAMU also provides a space where we can collect and preserve our musical history. 

The Museum Development as a Tool for Strengthening Cultural Rights in Namibia project was implemented by the Museums Association of Namibia in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture in the Republic of Namibia. This project is funded by the European Union.

Read more about the project and download the free museum and mobile exhibition guidebook here Museum Development as a Tool for Strengthening Cultural Rights (Museum and Mobile Exhibition Guidebook)

You can watch the official launch of the Museum of Namibian Music here

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Please contact the museum if you have suggestions, images, objects, or stories that can help us to document the past, the present, and the future of Namibian Music. 

Museum Administrator: Ester Leonard

Phone: +264 65 247 678

Cell: +264 81 370 1076


Facebook: Museum of Namibian Music

Instagram: @museumofnamibianmusic

Website: https://www.museums.com.na/museums/north/museum-of-namibian-music

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 10h00 - 18h00

Weekends and Public Holidays: Closed


Address: Omuthiya Cultural Centre, Omuthiya, Oshikoto Region, Namibia

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