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Vacancy: ECD Assistant

The Two Oceans Aquarium Foundation is the non-profit public benefit partner of the Two Oceans Aquarium. The Foundation’s main focus areas are Conservation, Education and Research. With a dire need to promote conservation and sustainability, we are constantly looking for creative ways of expanding our reach and enthusiastic team members to help us achieve our ambitious goals. We are currently looking for a dynamic individual to fill the role of ECD Assistant on a 12-month contract.

Responsibilities and duties:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • executing teaching duties by performing puppet/theatre shows and presenting accompanying lessons to school groups and the public.
  • maintaining all aspects of the ECD Centre facility; organising activities and crafts, daily operations including stock counts, monitoring maintenance faults and cleanliness in the centre.
  • The position is Aquarium based with regular travel to schools in surrounding areas.


  • Teaching and drama experience is essential.
  • An excellent command of the English language is essential, as well as fluency in Xhosa, Zulu and/or Afrikaans.
  • Excellent computer & MS Office skills are essential.
  • The ability to work independently without supervision.
  • Ability to work with cash, calculate and receive payments.
  • Be available to work 5 days per week, flexible hours between 7am and 7pm including weekends, public and school holidays.

The ideal candidate must be capable of interacting well with teachers, school groups, parents, children and tourists. Candidates must have strong organisational skills, be decisive and have excellent oral communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants who are passionate about education, conservation and the marine environment. Previous experience working at a non-profit/environmental education organization will be advantageous.

Reporting to: ECD Head

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Salary: Dependent on level of experience.

Preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organization. The Aquarium Foundation reserves the right not to make an appointment if no suitable candidates apply for the position as advertised.

If you would like to apply for this position, please email a maximum 4-page resume with a covering letter motivating why you are suitable for the position to:

Closing date for applications: 5 April 2024.

If no response is received within 14 days after the closing date, candidates should regard

their application as unsuccessful.

Go to: Email us to apply