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Wits University: Grade 10 Animal Attendant Opportunity
November 1, 2015 Gauteng

The University of the Witwatersrand, is looking for an Animal Attendant to join its Central Animal Services (CAS) department. This position needs a dedicated, caring person to assist with animal husbandry, animal care and restraint procedures under supervision.

Key responsibilities

  • Feed and water animals;
  • Observing all animals daily and reporting any sick animals or deaths;
  • Cleans animal cages / pens;
  • Change animal bedding;
  • Clean and maintain general upkeep of animal rooms, adjoining rooms and corridors;
  • Use and care for equipment;
  • Give simple technical assistance.
  • Perform any other tasks or activities which fall within the general functioning of the Central Animal Service as directed by the Director/Unit Supervisor.

Criteria to be addressed in covering letter

  • What is your personal opinion on animal based research;
  • What work- experience do you have that would qualify you for this job;


  • Grade 10;
  • Proficient in communicating in English;
  • Able to read and write in English;
  • Experience in working with animals;

How to apply

Closing date is 05 November 2015.

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For more information on this position, please contact Sr. Mary-Ann Costello; [email protected]

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