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Wits University: Grade 10 Animal Attendant Opportunity

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]