Internship opportunity at David Krut Bookstore in Parkwood


DAVID KRUT BOOKSTORE is seeking responsible and highly motivated interns to assist with the daily running of the bookstore in Parkwood. The internship can be either full-time or part-time (minimum 2 days a week) for at least a 3-month period. Internships are unpaid for the first three months, with the possibility of discussion around employment after this period. David Krut Projects (DKP) is dedicated to the encouragement of careers in the arts, the communication of knowledge, and the development of skills on both a formal and informal level.

The DKP Internship Programme aims to offer opportunities for tertiary students and graduates to gain experience in the professional arena of books and visual arts and a chance to connect with the wider South African arts community. The programme is open to both local and international applicants and assists students and graduates in understanding the nature and practicalities of a career in the arts, and to foster the building of professional relationships.


Responsibilities include:

Front of house duties: greeting guests, answering the phones, checking voicemail and responding to enquiries about artworks, books and past, present and upcoming projects
Commitment to developing a good understanding of the different aspects of the organization, a basic knowledge of printmaking and an in-depth knowledge of the artists and creatives with whom DKP associates.
Ensuring that the store is presentable and tidy at all times
Updating online presence
Packaging of artwork
Assisting with the installation of exhibitions
Being present for events at either of the locations
Maintaining databases, stock inventories and price lists

Skills and competencies required:

Basic administration skills
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
Computer skills (Word, Excel essential. Adobe Photoshop and InDesign are an advantage)
A team player with an enthusiastic and proactive attitude, both flexible and reliable
A literature, art and/or design education is preferable

Please submit a short covering letter and CV to [email protected]

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