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Check out the job openings below and submit your online application. Please note that only thoroughly completed applications will be accepted. Wildlife Safari is a drug-free workplace and applicants must pass a drug screen (including for Marijuana) prior to being offered a position.

 

Animal keeper and veterinarian positions are posted on AZA’s website as well as ZAA’s website as they become available.

Elephant Keeper | $14.42 an hour | Full Time, Permanent

Position Overview

This is a full-time staff position responsible for the daily animal husbandry of the Elephant Department. The scheduled shift is four days a week, 10-hour shifts, including weekends, evenings, and holidays, unless otherwise decided by the department supervisor or Curator. Works independently and in a team environment to apply the highest standards of animal care, enrichment and training. Interacts with the public to educate them about the collection and conservation concerns, providing keeper talks and encounters. Works closely with the veterinarian staff to maintain animals’ good health and well-being.

Responsibilities

  • Performs the general daily care of the animals in assigned exhibit and holding areas. Maintains exhibits and holding areas in a clean and presentable condition at all times.
  • Carefully observes the animal collection for signs of illness or injury and reports problems to the department Supervisor.  
  • Works closely with the vet staff to diagnose and treat medical needs of the collection. Assists with examinations, knock downs, and procedures. Administers prescribed treatments.
  • Prepares food in accordance with dietary requirements and restrictions.
  • Provides enrichment as agreed to by department management.
  • Trains animals for husbandry behaviors and guest demonstrations
  • Abides by department or species’ protocols to assure the highest level of keeper and public safety.
  • Conducts keeper talks and animal encounters as scheduled by the Guest Services Department.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records as required by the department.
  • Performs restraint, crating/uncrating and general transport of animals as needed.
  • Participates in all safari activities and events, for example, shows and after hour fundraisers, as required by management.
  • Assists in data collection for approved research projects.
  • Assists department supervisor as needed.
  • Responds to department emergencies to maintain guest and animal safety.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Previous experience working in a drive thru, or other zoo environment preferred. College education in a zoological or related field is preferred.
  • Valid driver license for a minimum of three-years with a clean driving record.
  • Able to endure extreme weather conditions.  
  • Able to bend, stoop, crawl and walk on uneven surfaces, and lift up to 50 lbs.  
  • Able to pass pre-employment substance, and annual TB tests.
  • Able to work in a team and independently as needed.

Benefits

  • Health and dental benefits after 60 days
  • Aflac benefits
  • Free membership with reciprocal zoo
  • 40% off in Restaurant and Gift Shop
  • Sick leave and paid time off
  • Vet and vehicle services at cost
  • Free animal encounters
  • Employee parties throughout the year

This is a permanent, full-time position. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Wildlife Safari is a drug-free workplace and applicants must pass a drug screen (including for Marijuana) prior to being offered a position.

Wildlife Safari will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Wildlife Safari will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of physical or mental disability in regard to any position for which the applicant is qualified.

Junior Zookeeper Program Coordinator | $13.50 an hour | Full Time, Seasonal

Position Overview

Working together alongside the Education Department, these positions are responsible for the development and implementation of the Junior Zookeeper Program. The ideal candidate will work well within a team setting as well as independently, demonstrate strong communication skills, have the ability to multi-task, and possess a strong desire to work with junior high and high school students. This is a unique, exciting and hands-on opportunity to further one’s career in Zoo education.

Responsibilities

·        Train Juniors to handle and care for the Education animal collection

·        Create and implement day-to-day and fun activities for Junior Zookeepers ages 10-17

o  Animal care

o  Education Ambassador Booths

o  Structured lessons

o  Animal Encounters

o  And more!

·        Create and distribute a schedule for program participants

·        Assist with the daily operation of the Education Department

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or currently obtaining a degree in a field complementary to Wildlife Safari’s mission; Zoology, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Education, Environmental Education, or related field
  • Experience as a formal or an informal educator or interpreter, including creating and implementing Conservation Education curriculum
  • Experience working with junior high and high school students, preferably in a supervisory position
  • Exotic animal handling and husbandry experience
  • Certification in CPR/First Aid preferred but not required
  • Able to speak to the public both individually and in a presentation setting
  • Good people skills
  • Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Negative TB and drug test
  • Ability to work Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week with schedule flexibility for overnight camps
  • Required to work outdoors and indoors in extreme weather conditions; ability to lift up to 50 (fifty) pounds.

Benefits

  • Free membership with reciprocal zoo
  • 40% off in Restaurant and Gift Shop
  • Sick leave
  • Vet and vehicle services at cost
  • Free animal encounters
  • Employee parties throughout the year

This is a temporary, full-time position, $13.50/hour.

Start and end dates range from mid-April to mid-Sept and are flexible. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Wildlife Safari is a drug-free workplace and applicants must pass a drug screen (including for Marijuana) prior to being offered a position.

Wildlife Safari will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Wildlife Safari will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of physical or mental disability in regard to any position for which the applicant is qualified.

Seasonal Booth Attendant | $13.50 an hour | Full Time/Part Time, Seasonal

Position Overview

Wildlife Safari is hiring multiple positions in their Booth Department. The Booth Attendant is to create a positive, fun, and professional impression of the park. In many instances, the Booth Attendant is the only interaction that members and guests will have with park staff; therefore, the incumbent must demonstrate outstanding customer service skills, up-sell the park’s benefits and services as appropriate, and acquire extensive park knowledge to answer questions and advise guests as required. The Booth Clerk welcomes guests to the park, transacts sales, verifies memberships, provides park rules and information to guests, and may work in a variety of settings including Admissions, Camel Ride Booth, Feed Cup Booth, Aviary Attendant, and more. Booth Clerks work mostly outdoors, stand & walk throughout the day, and must be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

Responsibilities

  • Welcome guests in enthusiastic and sincere manner
  • Transact sales; distribute tickets, receipts, maps, etc.
  • Accurately handle cash and credit card sales
  • Explain the park rules
  • Inspect vehicles to assure guest, animal and keeper safety
  • Answer guest questions
  • Up-sell park products and services as appropriate e.g. memberships, encounters, facility rental, etc.
  • Sell guidebooks, kennel locks, cameras, batteries, etc.
  • Respond as required to park codes
    • Gate operation at a fast pace
    • Radio communication
    • Guest communication
  • Maintain cleanliness of booth(s) and stock supplies
  • Balance daily receipts
  • A food handlers’ card may be required depending on the location
  • Weekends are required
  • Be available to work multiple departments as needed

Qualifications

  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Have a valid driver’s license (for many positions)
  • Must be able to pass a drug test, including for marijuana
  • Candidates for this position must agree to a background check
  • Outstanding customer service skills including friendliness and tact
  • Preferred one-year previous experience in a retail environment handling cash and credit sales

Benefits

  • Free membership with reciprocal zoo
  • 40% off in Restaurant and Gift Shop
  • Sick leave
  • Vet and vehicle services at cost
  • Free animal encounters
  • Employee parties throughout the year

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Wildlife Safari is a drug-free workplace and applicants must pass a drug screen (including for Marijuana) prior to being offered a position.

Wildlife Safari will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Wildlife Safari will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of physical or mental disability in regard to any position for which the applicant is qualified.

Seasonal Safari Guide | $13.50 per hour | Full-time/Part-time, Seasonal

Position Overview

Guests from all over the world come to visit the exotic and native animals at Wildlife Safari. Wildlife Safari is hiring for a seasonal Safari Guide. The Safari Guide greets park guests, hands out village schedules, promotes events and answer basic guest questions. They direct the guest to Guest Services for registration, memberships, encounters or more in-depth questions. The Safari Guide is also responsible for operating the Wildlife Safari train as well as drive guests on encounter vehicles.

Position Goal

The goal of the Safari Guide is to create a positive, fun, and professional impression of the park while up-selling additional services. They are expected to demonstrate outstanding customer service skills, promote park benefits, provide pleasant train rides and other services as appropriate, and acquire extensive park knowledge to answer questions and advise guests as needed.

Responsibilities

·        Welcome guests in enthusiastic and sincere manner

·        Distribute the daily encounter schedule and answer guest questions

·        Up-sell park services as appropriate e.g. memberships, encounters, facility rental, etc

·        Inspect vehicles, making sure they have gas and are ready for the day’s encounters

·        Have the appropriate vehicle at the curb ready for the encounters

·        Must use proper radio etiquette with Guest Services and animal departments

·        Help guests on and off vehicles and follow safety protocols

·        Parks encounters vehicles in appropriate areas at the end of the day

·        Provide daily train rides, sell and collect train tokens, and conduct track safety inspections

·        Keep vehicles, train, and workplace clear and clean at all times

·        Work with Maintenance on checking train fluids, wheels, safety belts and train cars for functionality

Qualifications

·        Must have current driver license for at least three years and clean driving record

·        Outgoing, self-motivated, good with people & possess outstanding customer service skills

·        Must be able to pass drug test, including marijuana

·        Candidate must agree to a background check

·        Must be able to work in extreme temperatures

Benefits

  • Free membership with reciprocal zoo
  • 40% off in Restaurant and Gift Shop
  • Sick leave
  • Vet and vehicle services at cost
  • Free animal encounters
  • Employee parties throughout the year

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Wildlife Safari is a drug-free workplace and applicants must pass a drug screen (including for Marijuana) prior to being offered a position.

Wildlife Safari will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Wildlife Safari will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of physical or mental disability in regard to any position for which the applicant is qualified.

Ungulate Keeper | $14.42 an hour | Full Time, Permanent

Position Overview

This is a full-time staff position responsible for the daily animal husbandry of the Ungulate Department. Works independently and in a team environment to apply highest standards of animal care, enrichment, and training. Interacts with the public to educate them about the collection and conservation concerns, providing keeper talks and encounters. Works closely with the vet staff to maintain animals’ good health and well-being.

Position Goal

To provide exceptional animal care to the park’s collection while creating a memorable and fun guest experience. The keeper is the first line of defense in assuring animal and guest safety. The keeper is the expert on the well-being and needs of each of the animals in the department’s collection.

Responsibilities

  • Performs the general daily care of the animals in assigned exhibit and holding areas. Maintains exhibits and holding areas in a clean and presentable condition at all times.
  • Carefully observes the animal collection for signs of illness or injury and reports problems to the department Supervisor.
  • Works closely with the vet staff to diagnose and treat medical needs of the collection. Assists with examinations, take downs and procedures. Administers prescribed treatments.
  • Prepares food in accordance with dietary requirements and restrictions.
  • Provides enrichment as agreed to by department management.
  • Trains animal collection as possible and for the purpose of educating and entertaining park guests.
  • Abides by department or species’ protocols to assure the highest level of keeper and public safety.
  • Conducts keeper talks and animal encounters as scheduled by guest services.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records as required by department.
  • Performs restraint, crating/uncrating and general transport of animals as needed.
  • Participates in all zoo activities and events, for example, shows and after hour fund raisers, as required by management.
  • Assists in data collection for approved research projects.
  • Assists department supervisor as needed.
  • Responds to department emergencies to maintain guest and animal safety.

Qualifications

  • Must have common sense and be friendly
  • Able to endure extreme weather conditions
  • Able to bend, stoop, crawl and walk on uneven surfaces, and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license for a minimum of three years with a clean driving record
  • Able to work in team and independently as needed
  • Candidates must agree to a background check
  • Able to pass a drug test, including marijuana, and annual tuberculosis test

 Benefits

  • Health and dental benefits after 60 days
  • Aflac benefits
  • Free membership with reciprocal zoo
  • 40% off in Restaurant and Gift Shop
  • Sick leave and paid time off
  • Vet and vehicle services at cost
  • Free animal encounters
  • Employee parties throughout the year

This is a permanent, full-time position. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Wildlife Safari is a drug-free workplace and applicants must pass a drug screen (including for Marijuana) prior to being offered a position.

Wildlife Safari will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Wildlife Safari will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of physical or mental disability in regard to any position for which the applicant is qualified.

 

Apply

Send Cover Letter, Resume and three references to:

ungulates@wildlifesafari.net

or

Mail to:

Wildlife Safari

c/o Ungulates

Wildlife Safari will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Wildlife Safari will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of physical or mental disability in regard to any position for which the applicant is qualified.