Job Advertisement: Education Officer/Site Guide

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation preserves and propagates its founders’  values, principles and lifelong work for peace and justice. Based at the Old Granary in Cape Town, the Foundation operates through various programme areas.

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation seeks to fill the following vacancy:

Education Officer/Site Guide

The Education Officer/Site Guide will serve as an ambassador, educator and exhibition guide. He/she will possess a thorough knowledge of the exhibition’s contents and artefacts and their significance and share this in an engaging manner, answering any questions that guests might have.

Key Performance Areas and responsibilities include:

  • Leading exhibition tours for large and small groups of all ages
  • Interacting with a wide range of visitors in a variety of situations
  • Remaining up-to-date about current events as well as changes in the exhibition
  • Helping facilitate special events in the exhibition
  • Assisting the exhibition reception desk
  • Creating and implementing public programmes for special events
  • Creating and implementing a memorable and educational experience for visitors of all ages

The Education Officer/Tour Guide must meet the following criteria:

  • An appropriate degree, preferably in History or Humanities field
  • Ability to conduct tours in English and one other regional language of the Western Cape
  • Passionate about Heritage, Youth and South Africa
  • Knowledge of the legacy of Desmond Tutu and a commitment to making it accessible to the public
  • Communication, planning, and writing skills are essential
  • Facilitation skills and concept development will be advantageous

Applicants must:

  • Submit a motivational letter and a CV via email to
  • Closing date: 8 December 2023