The Theatre and Dance Alliance (TADA), South African Dance Alliance (SADA) and Sustaining Theatre and Dance (STAND) Foundation seek to appoint a highly skilled and experienced Operations Manager to work across all three entities.

Rather than each organisation having its own administrative secretariat, these three entities will seek to develop a co-operative model where – given their overlapping interests and areas of engagement – one administrative base can serve all three entities.

While initially being located within the STAND Foundation’s Secretariat, the Operations Manager will provide administrative support and ensure that the administrative fundamentals are in place and maintained for all three organisations.  S/he will also be accountable to the governing structures of all three entities through a collective comprising at least one representative from each organisation, while on a day-to-day basis working as part of STAND’s secretariat.

The position will be that of an independent contractor and is available for an initial period of 12 months during which the efficacy of the role across the three entities will be monitored and evaluated before the 12-month period is completed. 

The Job Description is available on the websites: and

The emphasis of the position is on administrative and organisational skills and efficiencies, but knowledge of theatre and/or dance would be an advantage.  Preference will be given to applicants based in Johannesburg/Gauteng, but applications are invited from around the country.

Applicants are to send a letter of application including a motivation for the position, an updated CV outlining their skills and experience, and two contactable referees to by 17:00 on Monday 31 January 2022.  A selection of candidates will be interviewed.  Applicants who do not hear from us by 10 February 2022 have not been shortlisted.

For queries, write to Lesego van Niekerk (SA Dance Alliance) at or Cornelia Faasen (Theatre and Dance Alliance) at or Mike van Graan (STAND Foundation) at


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