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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

  • Reservations Agent
  • Animal Keeper
  • Mechanic

We are seeking part-time (24-30 hours/week) Reservations Agents. Work schedules may include both weekdays and weekends. We are open every day (including holidays) during our high season. Please note: You will work mainly out of our satellite office on Shiloh Rd., Santa Rosa with some work on the preserve.

Essential Duties:

  • Efficiently and effectively answer a very busy multi-line phone; direct all incoming calls to appropriate lines.
  • Process reservations and accurately input data into computer system.
  • Answer guest inquiries regarding property services and rates.
  • Ability to be flexible.
  • Be a willing, positive contributor to the team.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with online reservation systems is a plus.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Must have strong customer-service skills and enjoy interacting with guests both over the phone and in person.
  • Must have excellent phone etiquette and a pleasant voice.
  • Solid computer skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Please note: A pre-employment background check will be required. Also, please be sure your resume includes the dates you worked at any previous positions.

We look forward to hearing from you!

An African adventure in the heart of California wine country. The mission of Safari West is to actively promote conservation, environmental education, and share knowledge that will help each individual make personal choices in regards to the environment and conservation efforts.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated animal keeper to join our team as a float keeper working with lots of exotic bird species. This is a very demanding job; we are looking for a dedicated keeper who has a strong work ethic with a willingness to learn and a heavy passion for birds. The applicant will be expected to have knowledge of or be able to efficiently learn the natural history and behavior of the animals under their care. The applicant needs to have good communication skills, the ability to multi-task, a positive attitude, and the ability to function in high-stress situations if need be. This position has numerous physical daily requirements, including lifting weights of over 50 lbs, and the applicant must have the ability to accomplish these demands. The applicant must be able to adhere to all safety protocols including proper lifting procedures, handling of dangerous materials, and movement around animals.
This position will have interactions with guests, interns and other staff members from various departments. The applicant will be expected to interact with others in a professional, respectful and positive manner at all times.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in animal keeping. A 4-year biology-related degree is preferred, but not a necessity if the applicant has comparable experience. The applicant should be versatile, flexible, and have a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm. We require a professional appearance and demeanor as well as a valid Driver’s license and clean DMV record.

Job Tasks:
Job tasks will include, but will not be limited to, diligent care of collection animals, behavioral enrichment, animal training, upkeep and maintenance of animal enclosures, aiding in veterinary treatment and medical procedures including the possibility of capture, restraint and transport and documentation of daily activities.
You will be expected to follow the assigned training, enrichment, cleaning and feeding protocols put in place by the lead and management staff. You may need to perform routine maintenance on exhibits as needed and report any severe issues to their supervisor to get fixed in a timely manner.

Please send a cover letter, resume or CV and 2 letters of recommendation.

Safari West, a private wildlife preserve and guest resort, is seeking a Mechanic who has a minimum 3 years’ experience in this field or equivalent. This candidate needs to be versatile, flexible and have a strong mechanical ability. Experience with heavy equipment, diesel, hydraulic and electrical – engine repair and good troubleshooting ability. 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 hardworking, dependable, friendly and has good communication skills. This position requires working weekends as scheduled.

  • Please send resume with dates worked for each position.
  • This candidate will need to be able to work flexible hours, including weekends when needed, and have the ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is a must.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • Work references required.
Reservations Agent

We are seeking part-time (24-30 hours/week) Reservations Agents. Work schedules may include both weekdays and weekends. We are open every day (including holidays) during our high season. Please note: You will work mainly out of our satellite office on Shiloh Rd., Santa Rosa with some work on the preserve.

Essential Duties:

  • Efficiently and effectively answer a very busy multi-line phone; direct all incoming calls to appropriate lines.
  • Process reservations and accurately input data into computer system.
  • Answer guest inquiries regarding property services and rates.
  • Ability to be flexible.
  • Be a willing, positive contributor to the team.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with online reservation systems is a plus.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Must have strong customer-service skills and enjoy interacting with guests both over the phone and in person.
  • Must have excellent phone etiquette and a pleasant voice.
  • Solid computer skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Please note: A pre-employment background check will be required. Also, please be sure your resume includes the dates you worked at any previous positions.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Animal Keeper

An African adventure in the heart of California wine country. The mission of Safari West is to actively promote conservation, environmental education, and share knowledge that will help each individual make personal choices in regards to the environment and conservation efforts.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated animal keeper to join our team as a float keeper working with lots of exotic bird species. This is a very demanding job; we are looking for a dedicated keeper who has a strong work ethic with a willingness to learn and a heavy passion for birds. The applicant will be expected to have knowledge of or be able to efficiently learn the natural history and behavior of the animals under their care. The applicant needs to have good communication skills, the ability to multi-task, a positive attitude, and the ability to function in high-stress situations if need be. This position has numerous physical daily requirements, including lifting weights of over 50 lbs, and the applicant must have the ability to accomplish these demands. The applicant must be able to adhere to all safety protocols including proper lifting procedures, handling of dangerous materials, and movement around animals.
This position will have interactions with guests, interns and other staff members from various departments. The applicant will be expected to interact with others in a professional, respectful and positive manner at all times.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in animal keeping. A 4-year biology-related degree is preferred, but not a necessity if the applicant has comparable experience. The applicant should be versatile, flexible, and have a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm. We require a professional appearance and demeanor as well as a valid Driver’s license and clean DMV record.

Job Tasks:
Job tasks will include, but will not be limited to, diligent care of collection animals, behavioral enrichment, animal training, upkeep and maintenance of animal enclosures, aiding in veterinary treatment and medical procedures including the possibility of capture, restraint and transport and documentation of daily activities.
You will be expected to follow the assigned training, enrichment, cleaning and feeding protocols put in place by the lead and management staff. You may need to perform routine maintenance on exhibits as needed and report any severe issues to their supervisor to get fixed in a timely manner.

Please send a cover letter, resume or CV and 2 letters of recommendation.

Mechanic

Safari West, a private wildlife preserve and guest resort, is seeking a Mechanic who has a minimum 3 years’ experience in this field or equivalent. This candidate needs to be versatile, flexible and have a strong mechanical ability. Experience with heavy equipment, diesel, hydraulic and electrical – engine repair and good troubleshooting ability. 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 hardworking, dependable, friendly and has good communication skills. This position requires working weekends as scheduled.

  • Please send resume with dates worked for each position.
  • This candidate will need to be able to work flexible hours, including weekends when needed, and have the ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is a must.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • Work references required.
  • Guest Attendant
  • Housekeepers
  • Master Gardener/Landscape

Safari West, a private wildlife preserve and guest resort, is seeking day and evening front office Guest Attendants (Rangers) to welcome guests and provide services to them in a friendly, efficient, and professional manner. We are in need of various shifts including weekdays and weekends and earlier and later shifts. We prefer full-time positions but will consider part-time positions as well. This position provides check-in services, including driving guests to their tent cabins, luggage assistance, day and evening security of the property, and light maintenance duties such as cleaning the check-in vehicles, switching circuit breakers on, etc. The “Ranger” also answers phones and helps with reservations using our computer systems.

A background check and a clean DMV record are required; ability to lift 50 lbs; solid computer skills, and excellent guest services skills including effective interpersonal skills, Flexibility to work varied shifts a plus. We are in need of day and evening Rangers. The later shift is from 4 pm – 12:30 am but varies depending on book of business. Days and times may vary and it’s important to be flexible during our busy season.

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

Safari West – Wildlife Preserve and Guest Resort with tent cabins, is seeking qualified members for our House Keeping staff.

Principle Responsibilities and Essential Job Function:

  • 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.
  • Participate in any required training.

Minimum Experience, Education, Skill & Physical Requirement:

  • 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.

This is a full-time seasonal position covering our busier time of year which may wind down as Winter approaches.

A background check is required at time of hire.

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 hard working 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 an immediate opening for a Master Gardener/Landscape employee. Must be familiar with all levels of gardening/landscaping including, but not limited to:

  • Irrigation
  • Pruning, planting, and general landscape maintenance
  • Maintaining flowers and plants to be healthy all year
  • Operation of vehicles and powered equipment

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

This position requires initiative, dependability, and self-motivation with a strong work ethic.

Please submit your resume with dates worked at each position. References are desired.

A background check and valid driver’s license are required at time of hire.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Guest Attendant

Safari West, a private wildlife preserve and guest resort, is seeking day and evening front office Guest Attendants (Rangers) to welcome guests and provide services to them in a friendly, efficient, and professional manner. We are in need of various shifts including weekdays and weekends and earlier and later shifts. We prefer full-time positions but will consider part-time positions as well. This position provides check-in services, including driving guests to their tent cabins, luggage assistance, day and evening security of the property, and light maintenance duties such as cleaning the check-in vehicles, switching circuit breakers on, etc. The “Ranger” also answers phones and helps with reservations using our computer systems.

A background check and a clean DMV record are required; ability to lift 50 lbs; solid computer skills, and excellent guest services skills including effective interpersonal skills, Flexibility to work varied shifts a plus. We are in need of day and evening Rangers. The later shift is from 4 pm – 12:30 am but varies depending on book of business. Days and times may vary and it’s important to be flexible during our busy season.

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

Housekeepers

Safari West – Wildlife Preserve and Guest Resort with tent cabins, is seeking qualified members for our House Keeping staff.

Principle Responsibilities and Essential Job Function:

  • 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.
  • Participate in any required training.

Minimum Experience, Education, Skill & Physical Requirement:

  • 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.

This is a full-time seasonal position covering our busier time of year which may wind down as Winter approaches.

A background check is required at time of hire.

Master Gardener/Landscape

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 hard working 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 an immediate opening for a Master Gardener/Landscape employee. Must be familiar with all levels of gardening/landscaping including, but not limited to:

  • Irrigation
  • Pruning, planting, and general landscape maintenance
  • Maintaining flowers and plants to be healthy all year
  • Operation of vehicles and powered equipment

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

This position requires initiative, dependability, and self-motivation with a strong work ethic.

Please submit your resume with dates worked at each position. References are desired.

A background check and valid driver’s license are required at time of hire.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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