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General Assistant x8 (5 Months Contract)

General Assistant x8
5 MONTHS CONTRACT

The above mentioned position is available in the Heritage Department at Robben Island Museum. The incumbent will be responsible for the maintain Robben Island’s gardens, open spaces and assist with the implementation of special projects such as alien clearing, culling, controlled burn

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Maintenance of gardens and public spaces (the entire site, including all its cultural landscapes, clearing of invasive plants around all unused buildings and precincts);
• Application of herbicides to eradicate weeds, especially khakibos, canola and other opportunistic weeds along the roads and built structures;
• Regular maintenance of firebreaks to mitigate fire hazards;
• Management of the sand dune and removal of the sand at the Murray’s Bay Harbour;
• Assist with the implementation of special projects i.e. culling project, controlled burn, greening, alien invasive plant clearing, building of African Penguin artificial nest boxes, erection of signage, coastal clean-up operation;
• Ability to respond to emergencies i.e. wildfires, pollution and rehabilitation of wildlife;
• Weekly removal/cleaning of guano from the PV panels.

Experience and Technical skills:

• Secondary Education;
• Drivers licence will be an added advantage;
• Chainsaw/Weed-eater operator’s certificate;
• Firefighting certificates (able to secure this certificate within 3 months);
• Attention to details;
• Ability to read and write;
• Physically fit.

Job Requirements: 

Experience and Technical skills:

• Secondary Education;
• Drivers licence will be an added advantage;
• Chainsaw/Weed-eater operator’s certificate;
• Firefighting certificates (able to secure this certificate within 3 months);
• Attention to details;
• Ability to read and write;
• Physically fit.

Job Type: 

Contract

Company Name: 

Robben Island Museum

Company Location: 

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