The former Bafana Bafana striker takes up the new position at the coastal club with the South African top flight nearing the end of the seasonGolden Arrows have confirmed Shaun Bartlett as a member of their technical team.
The former Charlton Athletic striker joins Abafana Bes'thende as assistant coach until the end of next season in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
"I am excited to be here in Durban. Coaching is something I have been considering for a long time," Bartlett said, according to Kickoff.com.
"I have always given my best in my playing career and I will do that in my coaching role now.
"It's not easy from going from playing to training. You need to think differently but this is a challenge I am looking forward too."
The former Chiefs striker holds a Uefa B coaching licence, which is the equivalent to a level two licence in South African football.
Coach Muhsin Ertugral says the introduction of Bartlett is a positive step forward for his team.
"Since I worked with Shaun at chiefs I always admired the way he sees football. For me it's good to work with the best. My vision is to get people with good technical abilities," Ertugral said.
There are just four games to go until the end of the season, but Bartlett says coming in now will allow him time to settle.
"Me coming in with three weeks to go will allow me to hit the ground running in the new season," he said.