Do you have Grade 12 and need a job? Rhodes University is hiring an Admin Assistant!

Job Summary

Rhodes University is hiring for the job vacancy: Admin Assistant: International Library of African Music (ILAM).

Closing Date: 15 March 2024

Remuneration per annum (Grade 8):

  • Basic Pensionable Salary per annum:                           R251 544
  • Cost to Company per annum (Approximately):             R349 768

Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University strongly encourages South African members of underrepresented designated groups as well as persons with disabilities to apply. Spouses and partners of existing staff members are also encouraged to apply. 

The International Library of African Music Department invite suitably qualified candidates to join their vibrant team. 

Job Purpose

Main Objectives: To provide financial administrative, secretarial and front-line service for the Institute.


Grade 12 with preferably with accounting as a subject, plus approximately 4 years’ relevant experience where such experience includes: –

  • Previous experience working with budgets where the reconciliations of accounts was essential.
  • Previous administrative experience within a computerized administration environment with a working knowledge and understanding of word-processing, Excel, Microsoft, the internet and emails.
  • Previous experience developing effective administrative systems and processes within an electronic administrative environment.
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How to Apply

 Application process: It is essential that prospective candidates read the job profile for further information and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted.

The following documents are required:

  • An application form which should be completed in full. 
  • A comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications which should include the following: –
    • Reasons for leaving your current and previous jobs.
    • Referees who are and/or were your direct line manager, their title, name, designation and contact information which should be at least their contact number and email address.

  • A strong and succinct motivation which tells us your interest in the post/s and suitability relative to the job requirements. 

No hand-written applications will be considered. Failure to submit all documentation will result in an application being disqualified.

Any questions or enquiries regarding the submission of an application, can be addressed to Nomaxabiso Yantolo at  or 046 603 8753.

Selection Process (provisional date, subject to change):

  • Short-listing meeting: TBC
  • The selection process that will be followed for this post will include an assessment and an interview.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the assessment and interview date.
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All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This post is advertised as permanent post, but the University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three-years. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview.   Employment checks will be conducted on recommended candidates.

Closing Date: 15 March 2024

If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.


  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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