Education Officer


Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation: Education Officer

Action Appointment
Opportunity closing date:
Wednesday, 5 January, 2022
Opportunity type:

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation harnesses, consolidates, preserves and propagates the values, principles and mission of its founders. Housed in the Old Granary in Cape Town, the Foundation exists to continue to celebrate Desmond and Leah Tutu’s lifelong sacrifice for peace and justice.

Based in Cape Town, The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation seeks to fill the following vacancy:

Education Officer

The Education Officer will serve as an ambassador, educator and entertainer for the exhibition. 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
  • Conducting behind-the-scenes tours of the exhibition and its facilities for special groups and VIPs
  • Greeting tour groups as they arrive
  • Interacting with a wide range of visitors in a variety of situations
  • Remaining up-to-date about current events and changes in the exhibition
  • Helping facilitate special events in the exhibition
  • Addressing questions from guests
  • Assisting the reception desk
  • Creating a memorable and educational experience for visitors of all ages

The Education Officer must meet the following criteria:

  • Three-year diploma or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in History/Museology or Heritage and/or tour guiding qualification
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Passionate about Heritage and Research
  • Knowledge of the legacy of Desmond Tutu and a commitment to making it accessible to the public

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at and email your application by Wednesday 05th January 2022 to