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Employment at Safari West

We are always looking for enthusiastic and friendly faces to join our Safari West team. There are many different employment opportunities at Safari West. Examples of possible employment include, but are not limited to guest services positions in the front office or reservations clerks, safari guide drivers, animal caregivers, event planners and openings in our culinary department. Hospitality experience preferred.

For future consideration, you may submit your resume to human resources at hr@safariwest.com.

Please understand we will review your resume and contact you if we have a current position to match your qualifications. We do regret that we are unable to respond to each email. Thank you in advance for your interest in employment at Safari West.

Current Openings

Safari West, a private wildlife preserve and guest resort, is seeking a self-motivated individual to welcome guests and provide services to them in a friendly, efficient, and professional manner. We are looking to fill our later shift (2 PM to 10:30 PM with some flexibility). Our Guest Attendant/Rangers serve a similar role to a front desk agent at a hotel. Hospitality experience is a definite plus. Rangers facilitate our check-in process for all of our guests (day and overnight). This position requires the ability to use our Property Management Software, Microsoft Excel, and to have excellent telephone etiquette. Rangers (Guest Service Attendants) are also required to operate our 4×4 (Jeep) check-in vehicles to transport guests to and from their tent/cabins throughout their stay. Other responsibilities include luggage assistance, some security work, and light maintenance such as cleaning the check-in vehicles, replacing batteries in cabin smoke detectors, delivering ice as requested, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 1-2 years hospitality experience hotel or similar work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and phone etiquette
  • Ability to multitask and keep accurate and organized records
  • Knowledge of Sonoma County tourist attractions is a plus

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Basic computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

A background check and a clean DMV record are required. Must have the flexibility to work weekends and holidays as needed. It’s important to be flexible during our busy season.

Please submit a resume with dates worked for each position. References required.

How To Apply: Applications may be submitted electronically via email at hr@safariwest.com

Safari West Guest Resort and Wildlife Preserve is looking for full or part-time sales clerks in our high volume gift gallery to cover our later shift which includes closing (approx. 8 PM). Our gift shop is where our overnight guests check out in the morning as well.

Workdays could vary and may include holidays.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a passion for selling with the ability to market a wide variety of museum quality pieces.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service while positively interacting with guests.
  • Solid computer skills are required in order to facilitate the guest check-out process and to make tour reservation clarifications/corrections as needed.
  • Be a savvy decision-maker who can “think on his/her feet”.
  • Attention to detail and quality in handling all transactions.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in retail is preferred.

**It’s a plus if you have online store experience as well but not mandatory.

Note: We do background and reference checks at the time of hire. Please send both a cover letter and resume with dates worked at each position.

How To Apply: Applications may be submitted electronically via email at hr@safariwest.com

GUEST ATTENDANT/RANGER

Safari West, a private wildlife preserve and guest resort, is seeking a self-motivated individual to welcome guests and provide services to them in a friendly, efficient, and professional manner. We are looking to fill our later shift (2 PM to 10:30 PM with some flexibility). Our Guest Attendant/Rangers serve a similar role to a front desk agent at a hotel. Hospitality experience is a definite plus. Rangers facilitate our check-in process for all of our guests (day and overnight). This position requires the ability to use our Property Management Software, Microsoft Excel, and to have excellent telephone etiquette. Rangers (Guest Service Attendants) are also required to operate our 4×4 (Jeep) check-in vehicles to transport guests to and from their tent/cabins throughout their stay. Other responsibilities include luggage assistance, some security work, and light maintenance such as cleaning the check-in vehicles, replacing batteries in cabin smoke detectors, delivering ice as requested, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 1-2 years hospitality experience hotel or similar work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and phone etiquette
  • Ability to multitask and keep accurate and organized records
  • Knowledge of Sonoma County tourist attractions is a plus

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Basic computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

A background check and a clean DMV record are required. Must have the flexibility to work weekends and holidays as needed. It’s important to be flexible during our busy season.

Please submit a resume with dates worked for each position. References required.

How To Apply: Applications may be submitted electronically via email at hr@safariwest.com

Safari West Guest Resort and Wildlife Preserve is looking for full or part-time sales clerks in our high volume gift gallery to cover our later shift which includes closing (approx. 8 PM). Our gift shop is where our overnight guests check out in the morning as well.

Workdays could vary and may include holidays.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a passion for selling with the ability to market a wide variety of museum quality pieces.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service while positively interacting with guests.
  • Solid computer skills are required in order to facilitate the guest check-out process and to make tour reservation clarifications/corrections as needed.
  • Be a savvy decision-maker who can “think on his/her feet”.
  • Attention to detail and quality in handling all transactions.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in retail is preferred.

**It’s a plus if you have online store experience as well but not mandatory.

Note: We do background and reference checks at the time of hire. Please send both a cover letter and resume with dates worked at each position.

How To Apply: Applications may be submitted electronically via email at hr@safariwest.com

DELI ATTENDANT & LEAD ATTENDANT

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and Guest Resort is currently seeking a full-time seasonal position for a Deli Attendant to stock shelves, serve guests, and be able to close the Deli/Snack-bar. Hours are roughly between 11 AM – 7:30 PM and may include a weekend day. Must be 21 years or older to serve alcohol and be experienced with retail transactions and cash registers. Must have the ability to learn our reservation system. A positive and customer-oriented mindset with a comfort level working with large groups of people while providing excellent customer service is also required. Our guests often ask questions about other places to visit in Sonoma and Napa Counties so local knowledge is a big plus.

We are also looking for a Deli Lead Attendant to assist the Supervisor, which would include ordering.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for providing guests with food and drinks throughout the day.
  • Have knowledge about Safari West operations.
  • Responsible for the appearance of the deli, both inside and out.
  • Maintain a clean and organized area at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills; be a positive and enthusiastic team member
  • Experience in hospitality and in the handling retail transactions a plus
  • Attention to detail
  • Be dependable and have reliable transportation

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 21 years or older.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and stand for 8 hrs.
  • Food handler and alcohol certified (can be acquired on the job)

Please send a resume and cover letter. Background checks will be required.

How To Apply: Applications may be submitted electronically via email at hr@safariwest.com

Safari West – Wildlife Preserve and Guest Resort with tent cabins, is seeking a qualified House Keeper to join our staff.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that public areas and guest tents are cleaned and sanitized to standards; guest tents have clean linen, bedding, and towels, as well as specified amenities.
  • Provide clean and comfortable surroundings for guests and employees.
  • Report any needed repairs or non-working equipment to the supervisor and/or Maintenance Dept.
  • Participate in any required training.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to spend the majority of the day walking, navigating stairs, twisting, bending, pushing/pulling and kneeling while cleaning.
  • Hospitality experience is desired as well as a passion for excellent customer service.
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions.
  • Dependable transportation is a must.
  • Bilingual skills a plus

This is a seasonal position covering our busier time of year which will wind down as Winter approaches. We do shut down our tent/cabins for the months of January & February. Our seasonal workers often return for the new season.

A background check is required at the time of hire. Please send resume listing work experience with referrals.

How To Apply: Applications may be submitted electronically via email at hr@safariwest.com

SNACK SHOP DELI ATTENDANT

DELI ATTENDANT & LEAD ATTENDANT

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and Guest Resort is currently seeking a full-time seasonal position for a Deli Attendant to stock shelves, serve guests, and be able to close the Deli/Snack-bar. Hours are roughly between 11 AM – 7:30 PM and may include a weekend day. Must be 21 years or older to serve alcohol and be experienced with retail transactions and cash registers. Must have the ability to learn our reservation system. A positive and customer-oriented mindset with a comfort level working with large groups of people while providing excellent customer service is also required. Our guests often ask questions about other places to visit in Sonoma and Napa Counties so local knowledge is a big plus.

We are also looking for a Deli Lead Attendant to assist the Supervisor, which would include ordering.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for providing guests with food and drinks throughout the day.
  • Have knowledge about Safari West operations.
  • Responsible for the appearance of the deli, both inside and out.
  • Maintain a clean and organized area at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills; be a positive and enthusiastic team member
  • Experience in hospitality and in the handling retail transactions a plus
  • Attention to detail
  • Be dependable and have reliable transportation

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 21 years or older.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and stand for 8 hrs.
  • Food handler and alcohol certified (can be acquired on the job)

Please send a resume and cover letter. Background checks will be required.

How To Apply: Applications may be submitted electronically via email at hr@safariwest.com

Safari West – Wildlife Preserve and Guest Resort with tent cabins, is seeking a qualified House Keeper to join our staff.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that public areas and guest tents are cleaned and sanitized to standards; guest tents have clean linen, bedding, and towels, as well as specified amenities.
  • Provide clean and comfortable surroundings for guests and employees.
  • Report any needed repairs or non-working equipment to the supervisor and/or Maintenance Dept.
  • Participate in any required training.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to spend the majority of the day walking, navigating stairs, twisting, bending, pushing/pulling and kneeling while cleaning.
  • Hospitality experience is desired as well as a passion for excellent customer service.
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions.
  • Dependable transportation is a must.
  • Bilingual skills a plus

This is a seasonal position covering our busier time of year which will wind down as Winter approaches. We do shut down our tent/cabins for the months of January & February. Our seasonal workers often return for the new season.

A background check is required at the time of hire. Please send resume listing work experience with referrals.

How To Apply: Applications may be submitted electronically via email at hr@safariwest.com

Safari West Wildlife Preserve – Ever wanted to work somewhere truly wild? Then we’d like to welcome you to Safari West, where every day is an adventure! With 400-acres of property and over 1,000 animals, this wildlife preserve and conservation breeding facility is like nowhere you’ve ever worked before. With animals to be cared for, guests to guide, tents to maintain, a gift shop, a restaurant, and more, there are a million things to do each day. We need hardworking individuals with a passion for the wilder side. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a part of the Safari West family then send us your resume today!

We are currently seeking a full-time Mechanic who has a minimum of 3 years of related experience or equivalent. This candidate needs to be versatile, flexible, and have strong mechanical abilities. Experience with heavy equipment, diesel, hydraulic and electrical – engine repair and good troubleshooting skills. Must be an excellent team player and may be asked to help with maintenance and other departments as well. We are looking for someone who is hard-working, dependable, good team-player with good communication skills. This position requires working weekends/holidays as scheduled.

  • Please send a resume with dates worked for each position.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including weekends/holidays when needed
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is a must.
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Work references required.

How To Apply: Applications may be submitted electronically via email at hr@safariwest.com

Safari West Wildlife Preserve – Ever wanted to work somewhere truly wild? Then we’d like to welcome you to Safari West, where every day is an adventure! With 400-acres of property and over 1,000 animals, this wildlife preserve and conservation breeding facility is like nowhere you’ve ever worked before. With animals to be cared for, guests to guide, tents to maintain, a gift shop, a restaurant, and more, there are a million things to do each day. We need hardworking individuals with a passion for the wilder side. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a part of the Safari West family then send us your resume today!

We have immediate openings for full-time Maintenance Workers who have good communication skills and can interface with other departments on property in order to complete work assignments. Under general supervision, Maintenance Workers perform a variety of work in the general maintenance field. Some construction, light carpentry, pond maintenance, fence repair/building, and landscaping work may also be performed. This position requires initiative and a strong work ethic. Employees must be self-motivated and have dependable transportation.

Tasks may include some of the following:

  • General maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, equipment, and grounds.
  • fence building and repair
  • carpentry, minor electrical, plumbing, masonry, and painting tasks
  • minor troubleshooting and general repairs.
  • moving furniture and equipment
  • setting up appliances
  • reporting mechanical malfunctions to appropriate party for action
  • maintaining clean, safe, and orderly work sites
  • maintenance of exhibit ponds/water features
  • observe and practice safe working protocol

Applicant must have the ability to lift 50 – 60 lbs.

Please send a resume and professional references with dates worked at each position. A background check will be required at time of hire. A valid driver’s license is also required.

How To Apply: Applications may be submitted electronically via email at hr@safariwest.com

MECHANIC

Safari West Wildlife Preserve – Ever wanted to work somewhere truly wild? Then we’d like to welcome you to Safari West, where every day is an adventure! With 400-acres of property and over 1,000 animals, this wildlife preserve and conservation breeding facility is like nowhere you’ve ever worked before. With animals to be cared for, guests to guide, tents to maintain, a gift shop, a restaurant, and more, there are a million things to do each day. We need hardworking individuals with a passion for the wilder side. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a part of the Safari West family then send us your resume today!

We are currently seeking a full-time Mechanic who has a minimum of 3 years of related experience or equivalent. This candidate needs to be versatile, flexible, and have strong mechanical abilities. Experience with heavy equipment, diesel, hydraulic and electrical – engine repair and good troubleshooting skills. Must be an excellent team player and may be asked to help with maintenance and other departments as well. We are looking for someone who is hard-working, dependable, good team-player with good communication skills. This position requires working weekends/holidays as scheduled.

  • Please send a resume with dates worked for each position.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including weekends/holidays when needed
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is a must.
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Work references required.

How To Apply: Applications may be submitted electronically via email at hr@safariwest.com

Safari West Wildlife Preserve – Ever wanted to work somewhere truly wild? Then we’d like to welcome you to Safari West, where every day is an adventure! With 400-acres of property and over 1,000 animals, this wildlife preserve and conservation breeding facility is like nowhere you’ve ever worked before. With animals to be cared for, guests to guide, tents to maintain, a gift shop, a restaurant, and more, there are a million things to do each day. We need hardworking individuals with a passion for the wilder side. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a part of the Safari West family then send us your resume today!

We have immediate openings for full-time Maintenance Workers who have good communication skills and can interface with other departments on property in order to complete work assignments. Under general supervision, Maintenance Workers perform a variety of work in the general maintenance field. Some construction, light carpentry, pond maintenance, fence repair/building, and landscaping work may also be performed. This position requires initiative and a strong work ethic. Employees must be self-motivated and have dependable transportation.

Tasks may include some of the following:

  • General maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, equipment, and grounds.
  • fence building and repair
  • carpentry, minor electrical, plumbing, masonry, and painting tasks
  • minor troubleshooting and general repairs.
  • moving furniture and equipment
  • setting up appliances
  • reporting mechanical malfunctions to appropriate party for action
  • maintaining clean, safe, and orderly work sites
  • maintenance of exhibit ponds/water features
  • observe and practice safe working protocol

Applicant must have the ability to lift 50 – 60 lbs.

Please send a resume and professional references with dates worked at each position. A background check will be required at time of hire. A valid driver’s license is also required.

How To Apply: Applications may be submitted electronically via email at hr@safariwest.com