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Careers

Babylonstoren is a celebrated garden that is open to the public as well as an exclusive farm hotel. For our guests, The Farm Hotel is a retreat and balm for the soul, while the gardens offer a rejuvenating experience in nature. Similarly, our Garden Spa provides relaxing, professional treatments across a range of disciplines. But Babylonstoren is also a working citrus and wine farm that produces fruit for export and elegant wines under the Babylonstoren label. In order to pull all these various parts together as one, we rely heavily on a stellar team of receptionists, housekeepers, chefs, gardeners, therapists, horticulturists, managers and winemakers to make it all happen. Babylonstoren has many exciting employment opportunities, and so if you are passionate about your career and enthusiastic about the possibility of working for us, please complete the form below, or send your CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com.

Positions available

Kitchen Manager

Babylonstoren is looking for an energetic, experienced chef to become part of the Babylonstoren family.

Requirements

  • Relevant qualification with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar management position
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent administrative and planning skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Must be able to work some evenings (mostly day shifts)
  • Own transport

Compensation​

  • Competitive

To apply for this position, send your CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com

Restaurant Manager

Babylonstoren is looking for a restaurant manager – a golden opportunity for someone who can expertly manage a team, maintain excellent human relations and has a basic understanding of the financial side of day-to-day tasks.

Requirements

  • Relevant qualification and three years’ experience in a similar position
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and motivate the team to deliver their best
  • Excellent administrative and planning skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Own transport
  • Must be able to work day and evening shifts

Compensation​

  • Competitive

To apply for this position, send your CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com

Meat-curing chef

Babylonstoren is looking for an energetic young chef that has experience in processing meat from nose to tail, or someone who wants an opportunity to learn about meat curing and charcuterie. 

Requirements

•    Relevant qualification/experience 
•    Minimum of 4–5 years experience as a chef
•    Afrikaans and English speaking  
•    Good communication and interpersonal skills 
•    Ability to work under pressure
•    Good administration and planning skills are essential
•    Own transport

Please send your CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com

Senior Front-End Developer

Babylonstoren has an exciting new position for a passionate Senior Front-End Developer to join the Babylonstoren Digital division.

Role

•    Maintain existing web application projects. 
•    Develop new UI/UX features.
•    Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs.  
•    Own the pre- and post-login experience for www.babylonstoren.com with specific focus on user experience. 
•    Write JavaScript code for implementing complex views.
•    Refactor CSS (or Sass) to improve maintainability.

Requirements

•    5+ years of professional software development experience in building, deploying and maintaining web apps. 
•    Experience in developing consumer-facing web applications.
•    Knowledge of Javascript frameworks/libraries like AngularJS, ReactJS, BackboneJS, etc.  
•    Experience in using CSS preprocessors such as Sass or LESS. 
•    Experience with build systems such as NPM, bower, gulp and grunt.
•    Proven ability to design, develop and maintain web systems.
•    Ability to effectively communicate across teams and roles.
•    An interest in the wine business.

Compensation​

•     Competitive

To apply for this position, send your CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com

Assistant Wine Representative

Babylonstoren requires the services of a passionate assistant wine marketer to join our wine marketer in Johannesburg and surrounding areas.

Minimum requirements

  • Good human relations
  • Good knowledge of wine (Cape Wine Academy certificate will be to your advantage)
  • Driver’s license
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Must be able to work on weekends and public holidays when requested

Key functions

  • Presenting wine tastings
  • Wine marketing
  • Wine sales
  • Representation at promotions and events
  • Deliveries in Johannesburg and surrounding areas

Compensation​

  • Competitive

To apply for this position, send your CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com

Gardener

An experienced and highly motivated gardener is sought to join the Babylonstoren team. 

Role

Working with the Head Gardener and gardening team to ensure the smooth running of the garden and helping to implement new projects.

Requirements

  • Experience in all aspects of gardening
  • A minimum of 5 years’ practical experience
  • Ability to work independently and to a high standard  
  • Good and working knowledge of fruit and/or vegetable production
  • Good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Must be organised and able to plan activities
  • Spraying certificate and chain-saw experience preferable

Salary dependent on experience.

Application should be made in writing and include a covering letter and curriculum vitae. Email to liesl@babylonstoren.com

Junior Security Officers

Babylonstoren just outside Franschhoek requires the services of reliable, experienced and passionate security officers to join our team.

Requirements

  • Grade 12 certificate
  • Grade C PSIRA qualification
  • Knowledge of SAIDSA’s minimum standards
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a security officer in a similar position
  • Knowledge of CCTV security cameras
  • Good communication skills in English and Afrikaans
  • Professional appearance
  • Sober habits
  • Clean criminal record
  • Must act responsibly under all circumstances and have respect for the company’s equipment and all prescribed procedures
  • Own transport

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for security to ensure the safety of guests visiting the estate. This includes access control at the main gate and services gates, as well as monitoring of security cameras in the hotel reception.

Must live in the nearby areas, e.g. Paarl, Franschhoek or Simondium.

Send application to anneline@babylonstoren.com

Maintenance Assistant

Babylonstoren, situated just outside Franschhoek, requires the services of a reliable, experiened and enthusiastic maintenance assistant to join the team.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of maintenance work, acquired in a similar position
  • Knowledge of general maintenance and repair work and swimming pool maintenance
  • Good communication skills in English and Afrikaans
  • Professional appearance
  • Sober habits
  • No criminal record
  • Must be able to act responsibly under all circumstances; must handle the  company’s equipment with care and follow the prescribed procedures at all times.

The successful candidate will be responsible, together with the maintenance team, for all the maintenance work on the farm.

Candidates must reside in the surrounding area, for example in Paarl, Franschhoek or Simondium.

Please direct your application to anneline@babylonstoren.com

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