Curator : Animal Collection

Employer/Recruiter Name

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

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Job Category

Skilled Full-Time

Job Title

Curator : Animal Collection

Job Summary

Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve in Kromdraai, Krugersdorp is inviting well-qualified and experienced candidates to apply for the position of:

Curator : Animal Collection

Post Description:

Reporting to the Conservation Manager of the Reserve, the successful applicant will be expected to perform the following duties:

  • Daily Operation of Animal Collection including food orders, medicine orders and finance
  • Enclosure Management and Maintenance
  • Proper Animal Record Keeping
  • Management of nutrition and compilation of dietary requirements
  • Butchery Control and management thereof
  • Maintain veterinary medical records and compiling of various reports
  • Implement and drive a comprehensive Preventative Medicine Program for the animal collection
  • In the company of animal attendants, to perform daily and routine checkups on all the animals of the zoo including general inspections of the animals on the reserve
  • To supervise the hygienic preparation of food and ensure the correct discharge of food items
  • To ensure the most hygienic storage of all food items
  • To ensure proper rodent and general pest control
  • To make recommendations for the proper housing of animals including shelters
  • Staff Management
Minimum Requirements
  • Experience required in working with wild animals in captivity
  • Be in possession of a relevant BVSc or related qualification
  • Five years’ experience in veterinary and conservation management
  • Computer literate in the MS Office range, Email and Internet able
  • Driver”s license is essential
Salary to be discussed, 1 meal per day, uniform and accommodation if available. Weekend and public holiday work essential.
Interested candidates are requested to send applications (with cover letter, complete CV and qualifications) to be forwarded to the addresses below. Short-listed candidates who are invited for the interview will be expected to demonstrate proof of the above Key Competencies and Minimum requirements.
Email CV to or fax to (011) 957-0019.
Closing date: 13 June 2019
If you have not received any communication from us within two weeks, your application was unsuccessful.
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Additional Information

Job Location:

Kromdraai, Krugersdorp



Closing Date:

13 Jun 2019


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