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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 wildlife preserve and guest resort, is looking for an Events Coordinator who will work directly with the Manager to organize and coordinate all facets of group sales, generating and cultivating sales leads, promoting the destination; building customer/client relationships and conducting site visits. The Events Coordinator will maintain client files, provide sales contracts, coordinate with Reservations to book group business clients into our PMS systems and coordinate in-house reporting, and invoice management. The Events Coordinator will provide prospective clients, booking leads and sold client information directly to the Manager for purposes of revenue control and the management of group sales operations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must understand Safari West and its potential for meeting the needs of our clients.
  • Meet with potential clients to introduce them to Safari West (Ex: the facilities, tours, meals, and philosophy).
  • Book clients for tours, meals (in specific rooms or areas), tents, and meetings.
  • Work with clients on satisfying their group’s particular needs.
  • Answer all related phone calls, faxes and emails in a timely fashion.
  • Coordinate the above described activities with the chef, the head of housekeeping, the office, the head guide, and maintenance and gardening staff as needed.
  • Update booking agents on Safari West facilities availability.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • AA/BA or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years related experience.
  • Ability to work Excel, Microsoft Word, Email Programs, Microsoft Outlook.
  • Ability to type a minimum of 50 words per minute.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels and from various backgrounds.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays as required

Please submit your resume with dates worked at each position.
A background check will be required at time of hire.

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 full-time Reservations Agent. Work schedules may include both weekdays and weekends. We are open every day (including holidays) during our high season. Please note: You must have the flexibility to work at both the preserve and our satellite office on Shiloh Rd. in Santa Rosa.

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 the 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.

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

GROUP EVENTS COORDINATOR

Safari West, a wildlife preserve and guest resort, is looking for an Events Coordinator who will work directly with the Manager to organize and coordinate all facets of group sales, generating and cultivating sales leads, promoting the destination; building customer/client relationships and conducting site visits. The Events Coordinator will maintain client files, provide sales contracts, coordinate with Reservations to book group business clients into our PMS systems and coordinate in-house reporting, and invoice management. The Events Coordinator will provide prospective clients, booking leads and sold client information directly to the Manager for purposes of revenue control and the management of group sales operations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must understand Safari West and its potential for meeting the needs of our clients.
  • Meet with potential clients to introduce them to Safari West (Ex: the facilities, tours, meals, and philosophy).
  • Book clients for tours, meals (in specific rooms or areas), tents, and meetings.
  • Work with clients on satisfying their group’s particular needs.
  • Answer all related phone calls, faxes and emails in a timely fashion.
  • Coordinate the above described activities with the chef, the head of housekeeping, the office, the head guide, and maintenance and gardening staff as needed.
  • Update booking agents on Safari West facilities availability.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • AA/BA or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years related experience.
  • Ability to work Excel, Microsoft Word, Email Programs, Microsoft Outlook.
  • Ability to type a minimum of 50 words per minute.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels and from various backgrounds.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays as required

Please submit your resume with dates worked at each position.
A background check will be required at time of hire.

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 full-time Reservations Agent. Work schedules may include both weekdays and weekends. We are open every day (including holidays) during our high season. Please note: You must have the flexibility to work at both the preserve and our satellite office on Shiloh Rd. in Santa Rosa.

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 the 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.

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

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 – 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!

Servers assist the buffet/hotline, bus tables, and perform cleaning duties. Our AM Servers may also help out in dish-washing as needed.

Candidates must be of legal age to serve alcohol. Knowledge of wines is a plus. The candidates must enjoy working with large groups of people, be personable and professional, and have experience in the hospitality industry. We are looking for someone 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 8 hours; have dependable transportation.

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 check will be required.

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 – 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!

Servers assist the buffet/hotline, bus tables, and perform cleaning duties. Our AM Servers may also help out in dish-washing as needed.

Candidates must be of legal age to serve alcohol. Knowledge of wines is a plus. The candidates must enjoy working with large groups of people, be personable and professional, and have experience in the hospitality industry. We are looking for someone 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 8 hours; have dependable transportation.

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 check 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

HOUSE KEEPER

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