Johannesburg City Parks is Hiring an Animal Attendant for the Iconic Johannesburg Zoo

Johannesburg City Parks is Hiring an Animal Attendant for the Iconic Johannesburg Zoo

Johannesburg City Parks is Hiring an Animal Attendant for the Iconic Johannesburg ZooJoin the Johannesburg City Parks team! We are seeking qualified candidates to apply for the position of Animal Attendant. If you are passionate about animal care and conservation, this may be the perfect opportunity for you. Don’t miss your chance to work at the iconic Johannesburg Zoo.

Position: Animal Attendant (X1 Permanent)

Location: Johannesburg Zoo

Reference: AA14102023

Closing Date: 27 October 2023

Salary Range: R14,116.71 – R19,056.66 per month

Johannesburg City Parks is Hiring an Animal Attendant for the Iconic Johannesburg Zoo

As an Animal Attendant, your primary responsibility will be to participate in animal husbandry, including daily care of animals, maintenance of enclosures, and behavior observations.

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Key Performance Areas

  1. Animal Care
    • Follow animal care procedures as per the animal husbandry manual.
    • Assist in loading/off-loading animal feed.
    • Verify food preparation according to diet sheets.
    • Feed animals and remove leftover food.
    • Handle and assist in restraining problem animals.
    • Assist in hand-rearing and animal training.
    • Monitor temperature-controlled enclosures.
  2. Maintenance of Enclosures
    • Disinfect all enclosure areas using animal-friendly products.
    • Perform cleaning and maintenance of equipment and tools.
    • Monitor electric fences to ensure safety and security.
  3. Animal Observation and Record Keeping
    • Adhere to collection management policies.
    • Record feeding times, food consumption, faecal observations, births/deaths, and behavioral changes.
    • Provide input into the animal husbandry manual.
  4. Enrichment of Animal Lives
    • Provide enrichment for animals as per international standards.
    • Participate in the construction of enrichment structures.
  5. Animal Awareness, Conservation, and Protected Areas
    • Participate in environmental awareness and education programs.
    • Assist with capturing, tagging, and herding animals.
    • Ensure regulatory compliance within established guidelines.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent NQF Level 4.
  • Course on Animal Care/Restraint/Management (an added advantage).
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in animal care.


  • Knowledge of animal husbandry and enrichment.
  • Proper methods of animal restraint.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Physical fitness.
  • Teamwork and resilience.

Working with Us

At Johannesburg City Parks, we believe that our success is measured by the well-being and development of our employees. Our company values are integral to our employee programs, making us an employer of choice.

Our recruitment policy aims to acquire and retain the skills needed for our business, adapting to the evolving needs of the company.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining the Johannesburg City Parks team, please submit your detailed CV using one of the following methods:

  • Deliver to: Human Resources City Parks House, 40 De Korte Street, Braamfontein
  • Post to: Human Resources Johannesburg City Parks, PO Box 2824, Johannesburg, 2000
  • Email to: [email protected]

Join us in our mission to care for and conserve the diverse wildlife at Johannesburg Zoo. Apply today!

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