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SA National Parks: Tourism Monitors Programme 2024 Apply Here

SANParks is seeking dedicated individuals to join our Tourism Monitors Programme. As a Tourism Monitor, you will be responsible for ensuring the safety, enjoyment, and adherence to park regulations by visitors within designated areas of South Africa's national parks.

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  • Visitor Assistance: Provide assistance, information, and guidance to visitors regarding park rules, regulations, and points of interest.
  • Safety Monitoring: Monitor visitor activities to ensure compliance with safety protocols and regulations, particularly in areas prone to wildlife encounters or environmental hazards.
  • Environmental Awareness: Educate visitors about the importance of conservation, wildlife protection, and environmental stewardship, promoting responsible behavior within the park.
  • Incident Response: Respond promptly and appropriately to any incidents, emergencies, or conflicts within the park, coordinating with park management and relevant authorities as necessary.
  • Data Collection: Collect data on visitor demographics, behaviors, and feedback to inform park management decisions and enhance visitor experiences.
  • Maintenance of Facilities: Conduct routine inspections of park facilities and amenities, reporting any maintenance or cleanliness issues for timely resolution.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate effectively with park staff, law enforcement, and other stakeholders to ensure the smooth operation of tourism activities within the park.
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for conservation and environmental sustainability.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently.
  • Physically fit and able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.
  • Prior experience in tourism, hospitality, or customer service is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of local flora, fauna, and cultural heritage is desirable.
  • First Aid certification and proficiency in additional languages are assets.
Job Benefits
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to work in South Africa's stunning national parks.
  • Valuable experience in conservation and ecotourism.
  • Training and development opportunities for career advancement within SANParks.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter outlining their motivation for applying to the Tourism Monitors Programme at SANParks. Successful applicants will undergo a selection process, including interviews and training sessions.

Join SANParks in safeguarding South Africa's natural treasures and promoting sustainable tourism for generations to come!

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Leisure, Travel & Tourism
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
April 25, 2024
Valid through
February 9, 2028
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