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Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary lies just 4km outside McGregor. This unique destination has for the past twelve years provided teas and light meals to a wide variety of guests. It is a popular visitor destination in the Breede River Valley for people from across the country and overseas who have an interest in our work as a donkey sanctuary. From the beginning of June 2019 we will launch our new Bistro which will be open Thursdays to Sundays (10am to 4pm).

  • Are you looking for work in a pleasant environment?
  • Do you want to be involved in a successful animal welfare organization?
  • Are you fit and healthy?
  • Willing to learn and undergo training?
  • Able to work on weekends?
  • Comfortable in English and Afrikaans?
  • Confident in interacting with the public?
  • Interested in food and its preparation?
  • Prepared to work hard?
  • Are you honest and able to work with money?
  • Are you punctual and reliable?

We are looking to fill two posts:

  • Bistro Co-ordinator
  • Kitchen help and cleaner

The Bistro Co-ordinator will:

  • Be the public face of the Bistro, greeting visitors and taking orders.
  • Prepare and serve a variety of coffees, teas and other drinks including wine and beer.
  • Prepare and serve picnic-type meals by helping visitors select ingredients from prepared items.
  • Be responsible for calculating the cost of the purchases and dealing with payments using both a credit card machine and handling cash.
  • Keep accurate records of stock and prepare orders for further stock.
  • Work four days a week (Thursdays to Sundays).

The kitchen help and cleaner will:

  • Clear tables.
  • Wash up and keep the kitchen clean.
  • Keep the Bistro area and toilets clean during the operating hours on Thursdays to Sundays.
  • Clean the visitors’ centre including an adjacent cottage on Wednesdays (this includes cleaning windows, floors, toilets and outside areas).
  • Work five days a week (Wednesdays to Sundays)

Start date: 3rd June 2019 or shortly thereafter.

To apply submit a CV with

  1. two contactable references,
  2. your salary expectation,
  3. possible start date and
  4. a short letter of motivation as to why you think you can do the post selected
  5. The subject line should say “Restaurant Application”

Closing Date: Monday 29th April 2019

For more information or to apply please contact:

Administrative Manager, Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ▪   PO Box 29, McGregor, 6708

Applications may also be handed in at the Sanctuary.

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About Us

Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary provides a permanent refuge for abused, neglected and elderly donkeys.

Tel - +27 (0) 23 625 1593

Fax - +27 (0) 86 614 7777

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