• Cango Wildlife Ranch

Cango Careers: Reptile Curator

Posted by Cango on Thu December 19, 2019 in Careers.

The above vacancy has become available in the Animal Department.

The role of the Reptile Curator is to manage the daily husbandry and documentation needs of all animals in the reptile section which include but are not limited to reptiles and fish and therefore will need to maintain all life support systems for both terrarium and aquarium inhabitants. It is also expected of the Curator to participate in educational presentations and facilitate interns and volunteers on a daily basis and also to manage all subordinates in the section.


  • Care and maintenance of all animals in their responsible section
  • Training of Animals for Ambassadorial and Husbandry purposes
  • Supervise all reptile section staff to work in an effective manner
  • Continually assess all staff work performance and provide regular guidance and motivation to individuals.
  • Research and implementation of the dietary, environmental and behavioural requirements for the appropriate and effective display or holding of the various species in the collection.
  • Compiling regularly updated diet sheets for species in section
  • Maintenance, planning and landscaping of exhibits and holding enclosures in the collection.
  • Maintain optimal health conditions of all specimens in section
  • Provide correct veterinary care in consultation with the Zoological manager and with the consulting veterinarian.
  • Assist with ad-hoc duties, such as other curator sections in their absence.
  • Serve on the Animal Ethics Committee
  • Prioritise, plan and implement the daily activities of your section


  • Minimum requirement:  3 Years experience in animal care of reptiles and fish
  • 2-year experience in animal training
  • Diploma in Conservation/Animal Care/Game Ranch Management/Zoology would be an advantage
  • Must have a good understanding of aquatic life support systems
  • Passion for animals and conservation
  • Valid driver’s license with own or reliable transport
  • Must be able to work weekends and public holidays
  • Accurate, Strong communication skills, organised and have a friendly manner
  • Work under pressure and deadline-driven
  • Excellent physical and mental health
  • Strong managerial skills

Closing Date: 15 January 2020

Please send your Cover Letter, CV with at least 2 contactable references to;

 The Zoological Manager – Craig Gouws on [email protected]

CANGO WILDLIFE RANCH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – The Company reserves the right not to interview or appoint applicants and to withdraw the position at any given time. If you do not hear from us within 1 week of the closing date, please consider your application as not successful.