Internship programme


FSNBG 2/2021

Garden Province Number of positions Reference number
Free State National Botanical Garden Free State 2 FSNBG 2/2021

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) in partnership with the Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc) requires the services of hardworking and self-motivated individuals to render support for the maintenance and development of garden grounds, nursery and flowerbeds.

The successful candidates must be willing to work independently as well as in a team. The nature of these positions requires hard and physical labour. Applicants must be S.A Citizens and reside within the local municipality where the garden is based (proof of residence required i.e. letter from the ward committee/ traditional authority or utility bill). An applicant must be physically and medically fit to do manual labour.

Key responsibilities:

Among other duties, the successful candidates will be expected to perform manual labour including:

  • Propagation of plants, gardening and general maintenance, weed/bush clearing, alien invasive clearing.

Experience in any of the above work activities will be an added advantage.

For any queries, please email to the email address provided below.

Forward the completed application form and a 2 page CV via e-mail to Failure to submit the requested information may result in your application not being considered.  

In line with the BotSoc and SANBI National Botanical Gardens, the position aims to target women, youth and disabled persons having keen interest in botanical gardens especially plants maintenance and propagation. SANBI reserves the right not to fill these positions.

Note all previous applicants are encouraged to reapply. Candidates are expected to be available for selection interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI. If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Closes: Monday, 23 August 2021 at 16:00pm
Job Type: 12 months contract
Location: Bloemfontein