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Careers

In order to pull all the various parts of Babylonstoren 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 send your CV to [email protected] with the position your are applying for in the subject line.

Positions Available

The non-negotiables:

  • Fluent in both Afrikaans and English - excellent written grammar and spelling
  • At least 2 years’ experience in paid marketing (Actual implementation and management of Facebook Ads, Google Search etc.)
  • Proven history of driving conversion campaigns
  • Solid experience with SEO & SEM
  • Highly driven and motivated to drive meaningful sales revenue for the business through innovative initiatives
  • An inquisitive mind with a passion for data - be highly analytical, using data to inform decisions
  • An understanding of e-commerce and the key levers that drive sales in an e-commerce environment

The daily work:

  • Plan and manage Babylonstoren’s digital marketing activity
  • Lead integrated digital marketing campaigns from concept to completion.
  • Work closely with the Babylonstoren’s brand & creative team to ensure digital campaigns are aligned with overall objectives and brand values.
  • Manage activity budgets, track spend and highlight amendments.
  • Report on the performance of all digital marketing channels using relevant analytics tools
  • Ability to interpret web analytics, tracking and reporting

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

Babylonstoren has an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about maintenance to become part of the Babylonstoren team!

Requirements

  • 2–3 years’ maintenance experience
  • Experience in a tourism environment will be to your advantage
  • Basic knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems
  • Afrikaans and English speaking

Responsibilities

  • Checking all common areas and outside areas for malfunction/breakage and reporting these to maintenance manager
  • Performing maintenance fixes such as repairing broken locks, paintwork, plumbing, woodwork
  • Checking control panels and electrical wiring to identify issues (fault-finding) and replacement of light bulbs
  • Installing appliances and equipment
  • Inspecting and troubleshooting equipment and systems (e.g. ventilation)

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

We’re looking for an all-rounder software engineer to join our growing digital team at Babylonstoren, building innovative digital projects for our e-commerce and hospitality businesses in South Africa, as well as our sister estates around the world.

This is a senior position, so we expect you to hit the ground running, producing solid high- quality code from the day one. Ideally, you will have at least five + years experience.

Technical Requirements

  • Significant knowledge and experience (5+ years) in TypeScript, NestJS / Express (with Mikro-ORM, GraphQL), and Angular (with Angular Material, NGXS, Apollo GraphQL).
  • Previous exposure to the following would be beneficial: GCP (Kubernetes, CloudSQL - MySQL, Redis, CloudRun, Stackdriver, etc.), GitLab, Jira / Confluence, CloudFlare, Terraform and Helm.
  • Experience working with APIs.
  • Must have the ability to write clean code and be able to work from existing code and frameworks.
  • Must reliably implement code edits and identify and fix errors.
  • Solid understanding of web design, navigation, usability best practices, and SEO best practices.
  • Fluent in both Afrikaans and English.

What we expect from you

  • You are honest and diligent
  • You have a strong urge to create and build things
  • You’re curious and keep up to date with the latest frameworks and tools
  • You recognise code as a craft
  • You take pride in your work and get things done (not 98% done)
  • You are a proactive problem solver
  • You are a team player, that works well independently
  • Genuine interest in web development in an ecommerce environment
  • Self-starter, independent worker, and willingness to keep learning

    Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

We have an exciting position with exposure to citrus and stone fruit, for someone with a passion for farming!

Requirements

  • A Degree in this field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a supervisory/management role on a farm
  • A working knowledge of fruit production, organisational skills, time management skills and supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of stone/pome fruit will be to your advantage
  • Must be able to work under pressure and perform

Responsibilities

  • Personnel management, development and motivation
  • Management of production unit
  • Handling of audits
  • Management of day-to-day activities on the farm
  • Budget and Costing management
  • Management of fertilising and pest control programmes
  • Irrigation scheduling
  • Admin

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

If you are passionate about Maths, child development and helping learners reach their full potential, this position at Babylonstoren’s Aftercare Centre might be just for you.

Requirements

  • Qualified in Maths
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Must be available to work Monday to Friday 14h00–16h30
  • Must be willing to help Grade 1 to Grade 12 learners with homework and homeschooling
  • Goal orientated, patient and enthusiastic about working with learners
  • Licence and PDP: Code 8
  • Own transport

Responsibilities

  • Giving extra maths exercises when learners are struggling with sums
  • Doing maths projects with learners during school holidays
  • Helping junior learners with maths assignments

Send CV with notice period and salary expectation to [email protected].

We need trustworthy and hard-working gardeners to join our garden team.

Requirements

  • Matric qualification
  • Experience in growing fruit and vegetables as well as general garden work
  • Good communication skills in Afrikaans and English
  • Professional appearance
  • Sober habits
  • No criminal record
  • Must act responsibly under all circumstances and have respect for company equipment and procedures

Must be situated in surrounding areas (Paarl, Languedoc, Pniel or Simondium). Salary is dependent on knowledge and experience.

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

Babylonstoren is looking for a field and activity guide who is passionate about nature, outdoor activities, mountain biking, fly fishing, 4 x 4 drives and someone who loves sharing stories with guests and tourists.

Requirements

  • Qualification in Tourism, Nature Conservation or related field
  • 5 years’ experience in tourism industry
  • Good general knowledge of nature and a talent to share this with others
  • Interest in and experience with outdoor activities such as fishing and cycling
  • Driver’s licence and 4x4 experience
  • Must enjoy working with tourists
  • Must be able to adjust to tourism/hospitality hours
  • Positive and energetic

Responsibilities

  • Presenting different activities to enrich guests’ experience at Babylonstoren
  • Activities include fly fishing, biking, mountain drives, garden tours and farm walks
  • Developing new activities

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

Babylonstoren’s Bakery just outside of Franschhoek, is looking to appoint a hardworking and trustworthy Baker to join the Bakery team!

Requirements:

  • Baking experience – Artisanal baked goods and breads
  • Computer literacy will count in your favour
  • Hospitality shifts
  • Passionate about seasonal garden produce

Responsibilities:

  • Daily baking of variety of artisan baked goods and produce

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

Our online department has an opportunity for someone in Johannesburg (Midrand) who is passionate about online sales and packaging.

Requirements

  • Passed matric
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Experience in handling products and parcels would be advantageous
  • Detail orientated
  • Hardworking and reliable
  • Must be able to work and take responsibility under pressure
  • Team player

Responsibilities

  • Packing products for online store in Johannesburg (Midrand)
  • Organising and sorting packages correctly for delivery
  • Available to work on Saturdays

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

Babylonstoren has an exciting opportunity for a driver to become part of the Online team based in Midrand, Johannesburg.

Experience and qualifications

  • Experience with deliveries in Johannesburg and surrounding area
  • English and Afrikaans speaking
  • Driver’s licence
  • Friendly and considerate
  • Ability to work on your own
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliable
  • Neat
  • Hard working

Responsibilities

  • Transportation of stock following a planned schedule
  • Completing daily deliveries within a certain timeframe
  • Packing of stock for deliveries
  • Availability to work on Saturdays

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

We’re looking for an experienced and passionate product photographer to join the Babylonstoren team.

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in photography (diploma/degree)
  • 3–5 years’ relevant industry experience
  • Skilled in Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere Pro
  • Technical knowledge and practical experience of studio lighting
  • Videography skills would be advantageous
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Drive towards continuous improvement
  • Ability to work to a tight schedule
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • A strong aesthetic sense and ability to style will count in your favour
  • Good organisational and administrative skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and assist the team as needed
  • Physical stamina – carrying of equipment, being on your feet and working on a farm requires physical strength and endurance
  • Full-time position (working remotely is not an option)
  • Own transport
  • Fluent in written and spoken Afrikaans and English

Responsibilities

  • Take product photos for online shop
  • Take lifestyle images of products when the need arises
  • Edit according to style guidelines/brief
  • Basic styling and composition of products
  • Set-up, breakdown and transport of studio equipment
  • Backup and storage of digital content
  • Maintain a firm handle on photography studio, its environment and its processes
  • Ensure that all photo equipment is looked after and stored away correctly
  • Ensure that all products are returned to relevant departments or placed in storage after completion of shoots
  • Assist marketing team with content creation

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

We're looking for a driven and hardworking photography intern to join the Babylonstoren team. This is a fantastic position for someone who’d like to gain experience and grow with the business.

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in photography (diploma/degree)
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant industry experience
  • Proficient in Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere Pro
  • Hard worker with an eagerness to learn and grow
  • Go-getter who will thrive in a fast-paced working environment
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • An eye for detail and an appreciation for aesthetics will count in your favour
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills will be beneficial
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and assist the team as needed
  • Physical stamina – carrying of equipment, being on your feet and working on a farm requires physical strength and endurance
  • Full-time position (working remotely is not an option)
  • Own transport
  • Fluent in written and spoken Afrikaans and English

Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to photographers
  • Take product photos for online shop
  • Basic editing according to style guidelines/brief from photographer
  • Set-up, breakdown and transport of studio equipment
  • Backup and storage of digital content
  • Ensure that all photo equipment is looked after and stored away correctly
  • Ensure that all products are returned to relevant departments or placed in storage after completion of shoots
  • Assist marketing team with content creation

Please send CV to [email protected].

We’re looking for a skilled photo and video editor to join the Babylonstoren team.

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in photography/cinematography or related field (diploma/degree)
  • 3–5 years’ relevant industry experience
  • Solid experience with editing software (e.g. Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Final Cut, After Effects, Illustrator, Audition)
  • Creative mind and storytelling skills
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Task and result driven
  • Ability to work to a tight schedule
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Drive towards continuous improvement
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and assist the team as needed
  • Full-time position (working remotely is not an option)
  • Own transport
  • Fluent in written and spoken Afrikaans and English

Responsibilities

  • Edit photos according to style guide/brief from photographer
  • Prepare image files for printing
  • Edit videos according to brief from photographer/producer
  • Follow outline, script or shot list and assemble raw video footage into cohesive videos
  • Provide editorial guidance in pre-shoot meetings, on site and in post-production
  • Create motion graphics to enhance videos
  • Input effects, graphics, dialogues and music into videos to make them more appealing
  • Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry’s best practices to maximise efficiency

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].