Transnet: Young Professional-in-Training (Heritage Assets & Preservation) Internships 2023

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Transnet is recruiting and invites South African unemployed graduates to apply for the Young Professional in Training (Heritage Assets and Preservation) (x3 posts).

Location: Johannesburg

This is a trainee position and reports to the Group Chief Business Development Officer.

Position Purpose:

To assist with the curation, documentation, research, storage, and care of Transnet’s heritage assets. Working alongside the boarder heritage function to ensure the protection of Transnet’s heritage assets against deterioration, loss and/or theft.

Position outputs:

•Assisting the Senior Manager: Heritage Assets & Preservation, Museum Curators and/or Specialist Librarian in caring for their collections.

•Assist with the development of exhibitions, installations, and special projects.

•Offering input into exhibition planning, exhibition layouts, and installations.

•Assisting with the supervision of researchers, visitors and public who wish to examine heritage assets, while concurrently protecting Transnet’s heritage assets.

•Assist with conceptualization, development and implementation of projects and public engagement programmes to support and enhance exhibitions.

•Assisting with the day-to-day operations; and responding to general enquires related to Transnet’s heritage assets.

•Providing general administrative, research, and project management assistance.

Qualifications & Experience:

•A Bachelor’s degree or B-Tech in Heritage Management, Fine Art, Art History, Curatorship, Heritage Studies, Visual Studies and/or related Humanities discipline and Business Management.

•Requirement of Trust and Honesty in the handling of Finances as per the National Credit Act Amendment 19

Standard Job Requirements

  • Driver’s license code 08
  • Travel as required and approved


•Good written and communication skills.

•Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Proficient in Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and PowerPoint.

•The ability to work well within a team; a problem solver and pays attention to detail.


It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application before the closing date of the advertisement.

Note: if you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Any questions regarding the application or recruitment process should be sent in writing to [email protected].

The closing date is on 24 March 2023.

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