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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

  • Maintenance Workers
  • Dishwashers/Stock Persons
  • Day Servers

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 maintenance/carpentry worker who has good communication skills and can interface with other departments on property in order to complete work. Under general supervision, the Maintenance/Carpentry Worker performs a variety of work in the general maintenance/carpentry field. Some construction, pond maintenance, and landscaping work may also be performed. This position requires initiative and a strong work ethic. The employee 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
  • repair and treat structures such as floors, showers, sinks, walls, roofs, and carpets
  • 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.

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and Tent Camp is seeking a seasonal evening-shift dishwasher who can work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment during our busy season. Some stock management duties may also apply. We are looking for flexibility in working weekends and holidays as needed. Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs.

Previous restaurant or hospitality experience desired. Applicant must have reliable transportation; be detail oriented with a focus on cleanliness; able to follow directions; work well as part of a team; be dependable and have a positive attitude; work efficiently with the flexibility to help servers or prep cooks as needed.

This is also a good position to use as a stepping stone for a prep-cook.

Please email your resume. If selected, a background check will be required.

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 are currently seeking an immediate position for seasonal day-shift Servers, starting at 7 AM. Servers assist the buffet/hotline, bus tables, and perform cleaning duties.

Candidates must be of age to serve alcohol (18+). Bartending and cash register experience is a plus as is knowledge of wines. The candidates must enjoy working with large groups of people and have experience in the hospitality industry with a passion for excellent customer service. Knowledge of wineries and other places to visit in Sonoma and Napa Counties is a benefit for our guests.

Servers must be able to work weekends and holidays as needed. Must be able to lift up to 40-50 lbs., walk and stand for up to 6 hours.

Food and Alcohol Handler certifications are a plus but can be acquired on the job.
Please include dates worked at each position on your resume. References and background checks will be required.

Maintenance Workers

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 maintenance/carpentry worker who has good communication skills and can interface with other departments on property in order to complete work. Under general supervision, the Maintenance/Carpentry Worker performs a variety of work in the general maintenance/carpentry field. Some construction, pond maintenance, and landscaping work may also be performed. This position requires initiative and a strong work ethic. The employee 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
  • repair and treat structures such as floors, showers, sinks, walls, roofs, and carpets
  • 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.

Dishwashers/Stock Persons

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and Tent Camp is seeking a seasonal evening-shift dishwasher who can work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment during our busy season. Some stock management duties may also apply. We are looking for flexibility in working weekends and holidays as needed. Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs.

Previous restaurant or hospitality experience desired. Applicant must have reliable transportation; be detail oriented with a focus on cleanliness; able to follow directions; work well as part of a team; be dependable and have a positive attitude; work efficiently with the flexibility to help servers or prep cooks as needed.

This is also a good position to use as a stepping stone for a prep-cook.

Please email your resume. If selected, a background check will be required.

Day Servers

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 are currently seeking an immediate position for seasonal day-shift Servers, starting at 7 AM. Servers assist the buffet/hotline, bus tables, and perform cleaning duties.

Candidates must be of age to serve alcohol (18+). Bartending and cash register experience is a plus as is knowledge of wines. The candidates must enjoy working with large groups of people and have experience in the hospitality industry with a passion for excellent customer service. Knowledge of wineries and other places to visit in Sonoma and Napa Counties is a benefit for our guests.

Servers must be able to work weekends and holidays as needed. Must be able to lift up to 40-50 lbs., walk and stand for up to 6 hours.

Food and Alcohol Handler certifications are a plus but can be acquired on the job.
Please include dates worked at each position on your resume. References and background checks will be required.

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