The education officer of Albany Museum Ms Nozipho Madinda organized museum careers day. It was held at Albany Museum, the second oldest museum in South Africa on the 30th October 2014. The purpose of the event was to make the students aware of museum’s careers. These careers are very challenging and there is still need to be transformation of the sector to reflect South African demographics. The museum careers are accessible to everyone.
The following museum careers were presented: Fresh water invertebrates by Dr Helen James, Dr Tshoanelo Miya the Ichthyologist, Ms Phumeza Mntonintshi the Anthropologist, Ms Amy van Wezel the curator of History, and Mr Phumlani Cimi the Botanist. Speakers from different departments implored the pupils in grade 9-11 around Grahamstown, nine schools attended this event. Mr Mbuyiseli Sandi the education senior specialist from the Department of Education and Mr Mark Mandita the education officer from the Amathole Museum spoke about the importance of education and museums in our community.
The marimba band of Graeme College and Ntaba Maria traditional dancers entertained the attendees. The education department of Albany Museum would like to thank the presenters for their wonderful presentations. Once again I would like to thank the National Lotteries our funder, this event was successful because of National Lotteries. The education department of Albany Museum would like to express sincere gratitude to all museum staff for assisting during this event.