Sunshine Cinema Learnership 2022-2023: Open Recruitment for The Spark Impact Program with Grade 12/Matric Qualification

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About Sunshine Cinema
Sunshine Cinema is a network of solar powered cinemas that shows documentaries and feature films that highlights Africa’s social justice situation and culture. Based in South Africa, the establishment trains youths to become media facilitators to mobilize their local communities. Sunshine Cinema aims to spread advocacy strategies started by fellow filmmakers and grassroot organizations. The establishment highly encourages audiences to develop a sense of active citizenship through the movies and discussions they hold. With more than 1 000 films screened and a target audience of approximately 50 000 audience, Sunshine Cinema has become a pool of storytellers in the country that allow them to inspire the audiences they reach.

About the Sunshine Cinema Learnership 2022-2023
Sunshine Cinema is offering 10-month full-time learnership programmes to individuals who are interested in Spark Impact Programme. The Sunshine Cinema Learnership is a wonderful opportunity that will commence from 01 April 2022 to 31 January 2023. Participants will be taking upon a “learning by doing” training approach in which you will get to directly implement the skills you have learnt into actual practice. Throughout the learnership, participants will nee to utilize the available resources (e.g. solar cinema kits and laptops) to work on their digital media and marketing abilities. Participants must obtain an actual gig work (e.g. freelance digital marketing, media production work) with up to R1 000 each month. This amount is part of the stipend they will obtain from Sunshine Cinema on a monthly basis.

Candidates have the option to pursue their learnership in either one of these areas below:

  • Western Cape (excluding Cape Town)
  • Limpopo
  • Northern Cape
  • Eastern Cape
  • North West
  • Mpumalanga
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal (excluding Durban)
  • Gauteng (excluding Johannesburg)
  • Free State.

Learnership Benefits

  • Scholarships for an Impact Facilitator Course
  • An NQF 5 Qualification and gain pipeline access into the Film, Media, and Marketing industries
  • Training programmes on entrepreneurship conducted through virtual classrooms and supported by workbooks
  • Available equipment and resources provided by Sunbox
  • A stipend that provides coverage for data, transportation costs, airtime expenses, participation of online courses, and screening fees.

Learnership Responsibilities

  • Completing the online accredited NQF 5 course with flying colors
  • Following all of the Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship Training courses
  • Attending weekly check ins on Whatsapp
  • Planning the screening calendar each month
  • Planning the 2 free film screenings on a monthly basis
  • Advertising events to members of the local communities
  • Organizing a discussion to be held after a screening sessions.

Note: selected participants will be given the necessary training before performing these duties.

Eligibility Criteria
Candidates interested in the Sunshine Cinema Learnership must fulfill an eligibility criteria attached to the programme. Each of these items below will determine whether you’d make an excellent participant for the learnership or not. To guarantee a successful application, candidates are advised to meet all of these requirements below. Failure to do so might cause disadvantageous consequences towards the overall result of your applications.

The Sunshine Cinema Learnership Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

1. Basic Requirements

  • Possesses a Grade 12/Matric Qualification
  • Currently between 21-35 years old
  • Understands basic computer proficiency (e.g. MS Office Word, Excel)
  • Has prior experience with community mobilization
  • Has two contactable work and character references
  • Owns a reliable smartphone to record videos and take videos
  • Has a Whatsapp that can be contacted
  • Prepared to fully commit their time to the learnership for 9 months (part-time is not allowed).

2. Working Competencies

  • Prepared to be fully committed to the 10-month programme
  • Shows self-discipline despite working from home
  • Enjoys taking up new challenges
  • Considered as a hard worker
  • Willing to acquire new skills and knowledge
  • Meets deadlines as per required (not meeting deadlines will result in disqualification from the learnership)
  • Has access to reliable Internet connection.

Application Instructions
Apply online: Sunshine Cinema Learnership 2022-2023.

Once you have accessed the aforementioned link, skim through the queries before answering them. Fill in the required boxes with your relevant information. Candidates are expected to provide thorough answers that accurately represent their current conditions.

Before submitting the form, candidates are encouraged to read through their answers once more to prevent any incorrect information or typos.

Candidates are also required to prepare these supporting documents below:

  • A copy of your South African Identity Document
  • Legitimate proof of residence
  • Certified Matric qualification.

Please send in these documents via email to [email protected]. All of these documents must be included in your applications. Incomplete applications will not be accepted by the selection committee.

For more info [email protected].

By sending in your applications, you are hereby giving permission to have your personal information utilized for registration purposes.

Applications will be subjected to further evaluation or vetting procedures to verify the validity of a candidate. Anyone discovered to be falsifying any aspects of their applications will be disqualified from the programme.

Candidates are required to make their submissions through the provided link above as well as email (for supporting documents). Submissions made through other methods, such as fax or hand delivery, will not be accepted by the selection committee.

Closing Date
Applications for the Sunshine Cinema Learnership must be submitted before the closing date on 11 March 2022 at 05:00 PM.

The selection committee has absolute zero tolerance for late applications. Candidates discovered to be making their submissions past the closing date will not be acknowledged during the registration period.

Candidates are advised to start preparing your applications as soon as possible. This will leave you some time to double check the contents of your applications. Please register at your earliest convenience.

Sunshine Cinema reserves all rights to make an appointment or not during the recruitment process. All decisions made by the selection committee are final.

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