Work at Safari

Open Positions

Check out the job openings below and submit your online application. You may also send a cover letter and resume to hr@wildlifesafari.net. Please clearly state the position you are applying for in the email.

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.

Janitorial Worker | $15.00 an hour | Full Time, Permanent

Position Overview

The janitor is responsible for the overall cleanliness and appearance of building and grounds including the gift shop, administrative offices, event areas, education, clinic and restaurant as well as restrooms, meeting rooms and other office, public or meeting facilities as assigned. Working closely with Guest Services and the Event Coordinator for events and facilities for rentals.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains cleanliness of floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing or vacuuming as needed
  • Cleans and polishes floors as needed
  • Gathers and empties trash daily
  • Services, cleans, sanitizes and supplies restrooms daily
  • Cleans windows, glass partitions and mirrors
  • Dusts furniture walls, machines, light fixtures and equipment
  • Steam cleans and shampoos carpets
  • Strips, seals, finishes and polishes floors
  • Informs maintenance supervisor of any observed issues requiring further maintenance attention or care
  • Completes requisitions for supplies and equipment as needed
  • Sets up and arranges tables, chairs and other décor for various events and rental needs
  • Is courteous and pleasant to guests. Directs guests to appropriate resources as needed
  • Assists maintenance team in repair and upkeep of other park areas or projects as needed
  • Perform other assigned duties

Qualifications

  • Must be able to pass a drug test, including for marijuana
  • Candidates must agree to a background check
  • A minimum high school diploma or equivalency
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and be able to bend and lift
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Basic math and verbal skills
  • Preferred one-year previous janitorial experience

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.

Carnivore Keeper | $15.00 an hour | Full Time, Permanent

Position Overview

This is a full-time staff position responsible for the daily animal husbandry in the Carnivore Department. The scheduled shift includes 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.

Landscaper | $15.00 an hour | Full Time, Permanent

Position Overview

This full time Landscaper position works in a team to create professional and aesthetically pleasing grounds. Maintain grounds by using hand and power tools and equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: watering, mowing, trimming, planting, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and decorating, while providing curb appeal.

Responsibilities

  • Use hand tools to manually remove brush and debris
  • Read and interpret safety operating documents used to operate equipment
  • Cut lawns using push mower and riding mowers
  • Ability to follow safety procedures on a daily basis
  • Interact with employee and guest in a courteous manner
  • Trim shrubs, bushes, trees, and pull weeds
  • Rake, mulch, and prune grounds as needed
  • Apply fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides as needed
  • Shovel and move landscaping materials
  • Perform minor repairs and maintenance on equipment utilized for landscaping
  • Perform other assigned duties

Qualifications

  • Ability to work throughout the seasons in various weather conditions
  • Valid Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and be able to bend and lift
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills with ability to juggle multiple responsibilities
  • Must wear weather appropriate clothing, including hats, gloves, boots and rain gear
  • Must be able to pass drug test including random tests
  • Candidates must agree to a background check

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.

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.