Curator - SANBI, Bloemfontein

  • Bloemfontein
  • Salary: R58 963.00 - R82 548.00 Per Month
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Environmental
  • Posted by SANBI on Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Reference: copy-GFSG/2020/001
  • Employment Equity Position
  • Apply before Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 2 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: SANBI

·         Manage the operations of the Free State National Botanical Garden, its associated Estates and infrastructure;

·         Foster strategic partnerships with local, national and international stakeholders;

·         Increase garden-based income through marketing and tourism initiatives and source funding for sustaining the operations;

·         Represent the Garden on various management committees, as appropriate;

·         Improve workplace safety, health and environment;

·         Manage financial resources, budget and garden development projects;

·         Human Capital Development and implementation of SANBI’s sustainable transformation agenda.

Please Note: 1) An application form (obtainable from our Offices or SANBI website must accompany the CV together with a letter motivating why the applicant should be favourably considered for the position and confirming that the minimum qualifications are met (applicants lacking evidence of relevant experience will not be considered).

2) A competency assessment and skills test will be conducted as part of the selection process. 

3) Applicants must also provide the full names, addresses and telephone numbers and if possible e-mail addresses of at least three referees.

4) Failure to submit the requested information and reference number may result in your application not being considered. 

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position. All applications will be considered with the understanding that, in terms of the SANBI Employment Equity Plan, preference will currently be given to candidates from the designated groups. 

Contact Mr Steve Mahlangu on XXX-XXXX or preferably, or forward the completed application form, a letter and concise CV via e-mail to  or fax XXX-XXXX. Postal applications are to be addressed to the Assistant Director: Human Resources, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, Pretoria, 001.


Candidates are expected to be available for selection interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI.  If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Candidate Requirements

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) requires the services of a self-motivated, innovative, business focused and results-driven individual who will lead and direct a team in the efficient operational management of a nationally renowned National Botanical Garden.  Ensure the conservation and appreciation of the natural, cultural and historic values of the Botanical Garden through the development and implementation of strategic and operational plans and programs, consistent with statutory responsibilities and corporate policies.

  • The successful candidate must be in possession of a B-Tech Degree in Horticulture or any BSc Degree in natural sciences
  • Enhanced by business and leadership skills and must at least have 10 years’  working experience in managing and administration of nature based and tourism facility with sound and sustainable business principles.
  • The incumbent must be a strategic thinker and with experience in the supervision of staff and have good management, leadership, coordination, administrative and financial management. 
  • The successful candidate will be expected to work out of normal working hours including Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and be on standby duty.
  • The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to maintain sound interpersonal relations/communications with both internal and external stakeholders and have an excellent spoken and written command of English.
  • The candidate must be proficient in MS Office as well as have a valid Code B/EB drivers’ license with at least (1) one year’s practical driving experience.
  • Due to operational requirements the successful candidate will be expected to live in the allocated staff residence.
Apply before Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 2 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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