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THE FGASA JOB MARKET

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LEVEL 2 LEAD TRAILS GUIDE MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME - SENALALA (2014/10/31)

Exclusive opportunity for two Level 1 guides to further their guiding skills and qualifications by attending a one year Level 2 Lead Trails guide mentorship programme at a Big Five Lodge situated in the Greater Kruger National Park. Interested candidates must be 21 years or older, have a full Fgasa Level 1 and registered with Department of Tourism, a valid driver’s licence with PDrP, a Level 1 first aid certificate and a Sasseta (PFTC) Rifle Proficiency certificate. For further information please contact James Steyn at 015 001 7025 or 072 8001 938 or Email: senalala@telkomsa.net.
 


 
 


LION AND BLACK RHINO VOLUNTEER MONITORING PROGRAMME(2014/10/29)

We are looking for a dedicated, committed, hard working, passionate Junior Guide for a work opportunity in our lion and rhino conservation monitoring programme in the Selati Game Reserve. It is a very good opportunity as the guide will not only guide, but will develop research, organization and analysis skills. The guide will have the objective to monitor and track the Selati lions, rhinos, elephants, leopards and collect data on other species, with the help of the volunteers that join our project.

The role involves:
• Game Drives to specifically monitor our lions but also elephant, leopards and white rhinos
• Specifically monitor the black rhinos and help in granting their security
• Farm management activities
• Koppie climbing with the volunteers
• Bush walks with the volunteers
• Data insert and analysis
• Writing weekly, monthly and annual reports for the reserve
• Creation of ID kits on lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and spotted hyenas
• House works 
• Give FGASA talks to our volunteers once a week on a rotary basis with the other staff members
• Marketing


Requirements:
• FGASA Level 1 (Theory and Practical completed)
• SASSETA rifle competency certificate and government certificate
• Valid DEAT registration
• Valid PDP license
• Valid First Aid certificate
• Previous experience as Field Guide or in similar research and monitoring environment will be an advantage
• Computer literacy skills including Excel, Word, Power point, Mapping programme
• Fluent in English, spoken and written
• Positive, passionate attitude and sense of responsibility.
   
Start date: Immediately
Duration: 1 year with intention of renewal - we are looking for a long term position
30 working days - 5 days of leave
Contacts: suschir85@hotmail.com Phone Number: Sabrina +27 79 877 2717 


 


SAMARA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE IS LOOKING TO EMPLOY A FIELD GUIDE FOR ITS LUXURY 5* LODGE. (2014/10/29)

Samara Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape has become a leader in conservation in the area. Formerly farmland, Samara has endeavoured to reintroduce the biodiversity that once existed in the area. It comprises 27 000 hectares, located near Graaff Reinet. 

Duties Include
•    Game Drives
•    Guided Walks
•    Hosting guests
•    Reserve maintenance
•    Rangers’ store stock taking
•    Updating ranger sightings
•    Assisting in other departments where necessary

Requirements include:
•    Minimum of 2 years previous guiding experience
•    FGASA Level 2 
•    Trails Guide
•    Weapons Handling – ARH nad VPDA
•    Unendorsed valid drivers licence with a valid PDP
•    First Aid Certificate
•    Grade 12 (Matric) qualification
•    The candidate must be dedicated and enthusiastic
•    Energetic, pro-active and love the bush
•    Excellent team player

Benefits:
•    Accommodation provided
•    Uniform provided
•    3 meals per day
•    Tips

Position Start date: As soon as possible. Please send a CV, with 2 contactable referees, and a motivation to gm@samara.co.za and operations@samara.co.za, on/before  31 October 2014.

Short-listed applicants must be willing to undergo a telephonic interview, as well as be available for an interview at Samara. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Samara Private Game Reserve reserves the right not to fill this position should a suitable candidate not be found.


 


3 FIELD GUIDES - KAPAMA (2014/10/29)

We are currently looking at around 3 guides needed in some of our lodges, but more or less always have positions available for the right candidates. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    FGASA level 1 - Nature Guide 
•    Valid PDP 
•    Valid First aid 
•    Rifle Competency / SAPS clearance 
•    DEAT registered 
•    
The following would be an huge advantage.: 
•    Full Trails Qualifications - Lead Rifle (or at least back - up) 
•    FGASA 2 / 3 
•    Relevant Experience in similar positions 

Salary range between R48 000 to R84 000 per annum - depending on experience and qualifications 

Please send CV's to Johan Esterhuizen Lodge Manager - Southern Camp Johan.Esterhuizen@kapama.co.za



   
 


GUIDING/ GAME RANGING VACANCIES AVAILABLE AT MONGENA GAME LODGE IN THE DINOKENG BIG 5 GAME RESERVE, GAUTENG (2014/10/25)

Game Ranger / Field guide required to do game drives, boat cruises, general maintenance and any farm work that

Needs to be done. The work cycle will be a 6 weeks on and a 2 weeks off.
Preferably male candidate due to living conditions

Skills required :
FGASA level 1, basic first aid, Driving Licence, Deat registered and general statutory requirements for guiding and tracking

Salary :
R3500-R5000, incl. tips, live-in and 3 meals per day
Please send your CV if you are interested to Gavin Sterley, email:  gm@mongena.co.za

 web: www.mongena.co.za


 


GAME RANGER - EASTERN CAPE (2014/10/17)

An exclusive 5 star game lodge in the Eastern Cape requires a well trained Game Ranger. FGASA Level 2. Must have trails guide, PDP. First Aid qualifications. DEAT registered and weapons handling. Salary R8500,00 per month + accommodation + tips.


Contact Simon: 078 350 5063 / simon.lapping@o2linked.com


 


FIELD GUIDE/ GAME RANGER POSITION AVAILABLE AT AFRICAN GAME LODGE (2014/10/17

Minimum Requirements:

•    FGASA Level 1
•    Valid PDP
•    Live in, preferable single

Duties

•    Guiding
•    Hosting
•    Help with general duties in and around the lodge

We will pay R4500 per month. This can be a good opportunity for a career starter.

Please send cv’s to morne@africangamelodge.co.za


 

 
 

 

 


BEAUTY THERAPIST - EASTERN CAPE (2014/10/17)

An exclusive 5 star game lodge in the Eastern Cape requires a well trained Beauty/Spa Therapist. Salary R6000-00 per month+ accommodation + 10% comm on treatments and retail + tips

Contact Simon: 078 350 5063 / simon.lapping@o2linked.com


 


COMMIS CHEF/CHEF DE PARTIE - EASTERN CAPE (2014/10/17)

An exclusive 5 star game lodge in the Eastern Cape requires a well trained Chef de Partie/Commis Chef. Fine dining experience essential. Salary R40 –R86 per hour (±R8000-00 per month) Accommodation and uniforms provided.


Contact Simon: 078 350 5063 / simon.lapping@o2linked.com


 


GUIDES - MASK EXPERDITIONS (2014/10/06)

Mask Expeditions is an adventure travel company specializing in small group safaris.
We are currently looking to hire guides/translators who are able to lead a variety of tours throughout Southern Africa.
Candidates need to be confident and dynamic individuals, with good communication skills passionate about guiding and South Africa.
Minimum requirements are the following:
•    Candidate must be at least 21 years old
•    FGASA and DEAT registered
•    Must have a valid 1st aid certificate
•    Be in possession of a valid passport
•    Have a code 10 drivers licence and a valid PDP
•    Ability to work under pressure of demanding clients
•    Well-spoken and able to share information with clients
•    Genuinely fit individuals who are able to hike and cycle if required
•    Willing to travel and able to prepare meals for groups

          Please contact Peter Albert at Mask Expeditions
          On 083 4048412  or e mail to mask.exp@mweb.co.za  


 


AL WADI EQUESTRIAN ADVENTURE CENTRE JOB ADVERTISEMENT (2014/09/26)

RAK Hospitality Group

Al Wadi Equestrian Adventure Centre Job Advertisement:

Al Wadi Equestrian Adventure Center is looking to fill a vital role in its operation to support the preopening phase and go on to develop it as a unique Equestrian & Adventure destination in the United Arab Emirates & Middle East. The center is located in the heart of the Al Wadi Nature Reserve in Ras Al Khaimah, with indigenous Arabian Oryx and other wildlife wondering valleys wooded with stands of ancient Prosopis trees. Horses, Camels & Ponies are the main personalities of the Center and reside to support the multitude of activities that will be conducted in surrounding dunes. Hardworking, positive and vibrant are some of the attributes we are looking for, aside from the necessary skills in horsemanship, client relations and general hands-on approach.

Job Title: Equestrian Centre Coordinator

Job Grade: Supervisory

Benefits: Accommodation, Transport, Medical Insurance, Annual flight ticket to point of repatriation, Duty Meal

Experience: 2-4 years in same or similar role, competent in administration work and direct contact with clients

Language: English

Qualifications: Administration/College/University Degree

Job Purpose:
•    Receives bookings & handles inquiries related to AWEAC via email, phone, etc.
•    Is fully conversant of all the activities, promotions & packages offered by AWEAC.
•    Maintain inventory of all equipment and cleaning materials according to departmental procedures, to report any discrepancies to immediate superior and request to raise necessary documentation for replacement
•    Ensures that all departmental reports and forms are completed accurately and punctual as requested by your superior.
•    To cooperate and participate in all social and cultural activities and events when request by Management.
•    Ensures that all department reports and correspondence are completed accurately and punctual.
•    Ensures registration & waiver forms are available for guests to use.
•    Carries out other administrative duties when requested by manager.
•    Coordinates the ordering of all stock (feed, equipment, etc.)
•    Coordinates daily, weekly, monthly & annual schedules for work & leave
•    Quantity and nature of guest comments and complaints.
•    Quality & productivity of delivered work load.


 


FIELD GUIDES ADDO (2014/09/26)

5* Relais & Chateaux game lodge in Addo, EC
2 vacancies for field guides: 1 x guide and 1 x junior guide.
Duties:
•    Guided game drives and walks
•    Take full responsibility for game drive vehicles and equipment
•    Assist in conservation work and research.
Personal skills:
•    Organized and motivated
•    Honest, trustworthy and reliable
•    Excellent client care, guest service and attention to detail
•    Excellent communication skills
•    High-energy
•    Must be in good physical condition and perfect health to perform duties in a timely and accurate manner
Requirements: Field guide                
•    Minimum level 1 (L2 Preferred)                
•    DEAT & THETA Registered                
•    Valid first Aid                        
•    Valid driver’s license with valid PDP            
•    Fire arm proficiency certificate (SAPS)            
•    SASSETA                         
•    Advanced rifle handling, POSLEC
•    Trails guide qualification
•    2-5 yrs guiding experience within 5* big 5 environment

Junior guide:
  • Minimum level 1
  • DEAT & THETA Registered
  • Valid first Aid
  • Valid driver’s license with valid PDP
  • SASSETA
  • Basic rifle handling
Meals whilst on duty and furnished single accommodation provided.

Uniform provided.

Send CV’s with a picture to rangersgorah@hunterhotels.com and hr@hunterhotels.com


 

 


RESEARCH CENTRE ASSISTANT / FIELD GUIDE - MOGALAKWENA RESEARCH CENTRE (2014/09/22)

Qualifications:    FGASA 1, PDP and current first aid. Experience with working with volunteers and researcher is advantageous.

Job Description:    
•    Assist with day to day running of the Research Centre. 
•    Assisting with current research projects & establishment of future projects
•    Assisting with guiding & logistical arrangements for researchers, volunteers and student groups
•    Assisting with research field work, data collection, capturing and analysis
•    Eco Centre – assist with maintenance, upkeep and development of new interpretative material
•    The opportunity to set up & run your own research project
•    Checking-in & hosting of guests, student groups, volunteers and researchers accommodated in Bush Camp
•    Saturday shopping trips to town for students, researchers & volunteers
•    Transfers of students, researchers & volunteers
•    Assist with bush-craft training and orientation of new volunteers, students and researchers
 

Your guiding & lodge responsibilities include:
•    Managing guest activities in respect of walking trails, game viewing excursions, birding and fishing, as well as assisting with bush dinners.
•     Assist with the development, promoting and guiding of research-based tourism activities for lodge guests and other visitors.
•    Hosting of guests and assisting with service as required by the lodge manager.
•    Give presentations and/or demonstrations to lodge guests and visitors on ecological topics and research related projects
General duties will include:
•    Assist with the basic maintenance and upkeep of Research Centre vehicles
•    Assist with the general maintenance of bush camp facilities
•    Maintenance & development of all walking trails and main game drive routes within the reserves.

Remuneration:
R4500 plus accommodation, electricity, water and internet connection
Conditions:
Please note this is a small Centre in a remote area. Single persons only, no dependents or pets. 
This post is available immediately, only apply if you can move at short notice.
 

Contact:
Please send your Cover letter, CV and relevant documentation to research@mogalakwena.com

 

 


 
 

 

 


FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER - MPUMALANGA (2014/09/15)

An Exclusive 5 star game lodge is looking to fill the above position. Candidate must have OPERA operating system experience. Be well presented and proficient in English . Another European language would be a huge advantage. Must manage 8 staff.
Salary R 7500.00 + live in + Meals + uniforms 

Please contact Simon Lapping from O2 Linked on

Cell: 078 350 5063

Tel: 011 392 3331

Email: simon.lapping@o2linked.com


 

 


CURIO SHOP MANAGER - MPUMALANGA (2014/09/15)

A large busy operation is looking for a Curio Shop Manager for an Exclusive 5 star game lodge in Mpumalanga. Must be well versed in Stock rotation , Stock take , cash ups . Must be well presented and proficient in English , proficiency in an European language will be a huge advantage.
Salary R7500.00 + Commission + live in + meals + uniforms

Contact Simon Lapping
O2 Linked
Cel: 078 350 5063
Tel: 011 392 3331
Email: simon.lapping@o2linked.com

 


 


GAME RANGERS / FIELD GUIDES - MPUMALANGA (2014/09/15)

A variety of positions countrywide available .
FGASA Level 1 or 2
Weapons Competency
First Aid
DEAT Registered 
PDP
 Salaries starting R 5000.00 + Gratuities + live + meals + uniforms

Contact Simon Lapping
O2 Linked
Cel: 078 350 5063
Tel: 011 392 3331
Email: simon.lapping@o2linked.com


 

 


VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR - SEAVIEW PREDATOR PARK, PORT ELIZABETH (2014/09/10)

MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE and EXPERIENCE OF WILDLIFE~MUST BE A GOOD COMMUNICATOR~

MUST HAVE MANAGEMENT SKILLS~MUST HAVE DRIVING LICENCE and PDP

This is a live in position. The person who takes on this exacting job should be patient and caring with an outgoing personality.  They will be required to work alternative weekends. They will be working with young people from all over the world and will be an Ambassador for South Africa. They must have a happy disposition and be able to work alternate weekends. 

Salary commensurate with experience.

CV to info@seaviewpredatorpark.co.za.


 


LODGE MANAGER AND ASSISTANT MANAGER WELGEVONDEN (2014/09/10)

Looking for a Management Couple to manage a privately owned lodge situated in Welgevonden Private Game Reserve.  Live in for the couple only, no dependants.  Salary R22 000.00 max.

Must be able to manage all aspects of such a property.

Lodge Manager role will be to manage the following departments:-

Must have a FGASA qualification and bush experience.

Manage lodge, including staff, facilities and equipment.

Day to day upkeep of the lodge.

Keep proper records relating to staff, purchases, breakages, breakdowns etc.

General safety of staff, property and equipment.

Oversee all procurement, stores and stock control.

Overall hygiene of the lodge and surroundings.

Conduct game drives.

 

Assistant Manager (Housekeeper/Chef)

Ensure that the main lodge and sleeping accommodation are thoroughly and regularly cleaned.

Responsible for the proper functioning and hygiene of the laundry, kitchen and dining areas as well as inspection of staff quarters.

Overall responsibility for the preparation of meals under the guidance of the shareholders.

Purchasing and control of bathroom and kitchen consumables as well as standard lodge catering supplies.

All administration and liaising with accountant in Johannesburg.

All menu’s and stock to shareholder who will be visiting the lodge.

Overall hygiene of the lodge and surroundings.

Stock take in kitchen, bar and chalet’s.

Please call Ina on (011) 442-4503 or send your CV’s to ina.brits@cozens.co.za

 

 


 

 
 

 

 


FIELD GUIDE/GAME RANGER - MARKEN AREA (2014/09/09)

Requirements:
*Field guide experience/qualification
*PDP drivers license/Code 10/First Aid Level 1
*Live in, preferable single
 

Duties:
*Guiding International Guests
*Hosting
*Purchasing stock
*Farm work

“Good challenge for reliable hardworking starter” 
Fax CV to 086 646 4293

 

 

 

 


 
 

 

 
 

 

 


FGASA BIRD GUIDES - SOUTH PENINSULA (2014/09/02)

We are looking for FGASA bird guides to do ad hoc birding day trips in the South Peninsula area - ideally you should have a birding specialisation or at least be familiar with the local bird mix. 
PDP essential; own registered vehicle would be helpful. 
Please send responses to Marie-Louise on  info@avianleisure.com.
Avian Leisure specialises in birding tours in Southern Africa, based in Simon's Town. 
 


 
 



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