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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 Wildlife Preserve and Tent Camp is looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates to join our safari guide team. Our safaris traverse nearly 400 acres through the Mayacamas Mountains in Santa Rosa on vintage military-grade Dodge Power Wagons. Guides are expected to ensure that their power wagon is clean, blankets, etc. are organized, and that fluid levels are checked prior to treks. The primary responsibility of guides is to lead three-hour educational safaris while interpreting the flora and fauna of Africa and Sonoma County. Safaris typically run about 3 hours and include a walking trek and game drive component. Guides may lead large school and/or corporate groups and families on occasion. This position is a physical job and requires the ability to work in all types of weather, safely navigating off-trail dirt roads, and lifting up to 50 lbs. Our Guides are responsible for engaging guests in discussions about each species and their greater ecological role including conservation programs for endangered African species. Guides are additionally responsible for the safety of guests and animals on property while on safari. With daily changing weather and animal conditions, safari guides are expected to be flexible with changing priorities and be a willing and collaborative team member. Opportunity to make generous gratuities.

Position Requirements:

  • Public speaking experience
  • Be a willing and collaborative team player
  • Interpretation and/or Teaching experience
  • Working knowledge of wildlife/biology/naturalism
  • Working knowledge of guest hospitality
  • Willingness to work in all weather conditions
  • Must live within forty-five miles of Safari West

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Education equivalent to a college degree with major work in interpretation, biology, social sciences, natural sciences, communications, or closely related fields.
  • Experience through one year of research and development of natural resource interpretive programs.
  • Experience driving manual transmission 4X4 vehicles

Position Details:

Job Type: Seasonal Hired candidates can expect to be trained as safari guides for at least the first six weeks of employment. During this time candidates will be taught to drive manual transmission 4X4 vehicles and negotiate off-road terrain around wildlife. Candidates will also be trained in interpreting the flora and fauna of Safari West, and will subsequently be cleared to interpret to the public as skills develop. Spring months bring many elementary schools to Safari West for field trips. New guides will first be tested through guiding these trek safaris and additionally be cleared to guide classic safari adventures. Once cleared as a safari guide, candidates can expect work to become available on an as-needed basis, with the expectation that the summer months will have the greatest demand due to higher guest count.

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

SAFARI TOUR GUIDE

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and Tent Camp is looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates to join our safari guide team. Our safaris traverse nearly 400 acres through the Mayacamas Mountains in Santa Rosa on vintage military-grade Dodge Power Wagons. Guides are expected to ensure that their power wagon is clean, blankets, etc. are organized, and that fluid levels are checked prior to treks. The primary responsibility of guides is to lead three-hour educational safaris while interpreting the flora and fauna of Africa and Sonoma County. Safaris typically run about 3 hours and include a walking trek and game drive component. Guides may lead large school and/or corporate groups and families on occasion. This position is a physical job and requires the ability to work in all types of weather, safely navigating off-trail dirt roads, and lifting up to 50 lbs. Our Guides are responsible for engaging guests in discussions about each species and their greater ecological role including conservation programs for endangered African species. Guides are additionally responsible for the safety of guests and animals on property while on safari. With daily changing weather and animal conditions, safari guides are expected to be flexible with changing priorities and be a willing and collaborative team member. Opportunity to make generous gratuities.

Position Requirements:

  • Public speaking experience
  • Be a willing and collaborative team player
  • Interpretation and/or Teaching experience
  • Working knowledge of wildlife/biology/naturalism
  • Working knowledge of guest hospitality
  • Willingness to work in all weather conditions
  • Must live within forty-five miles of Safari West

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Education equivalent to a college degree with major work in interpretation, biology, social sciences, natural sciences, communications, or closely related fields.
  • Experience through one year of research and development of natural resource interpretive programs.
  • Experience driving manual transmission 4X4 vehicles

Position Details:

Job Type: Seasonal Hired candidates can expect to be trained as safari guides for at least the first six weeks of employment. During this time candidates will be taught to drive manual transmission 4X4 vehicles and negotiate off-road terrain around wildlife. Candidates will also be trained in interpreting the flora and fauna of Safari West, and will subsequently be cleared to interpret to the public as skills develop. Spring months bring many elementary schools to Safari West for field trips. New guides will first be tested through guiding these trek safaris and additionally be cleared to guide classic safari adventures. Once cleared as a safari guide, candidates can expect work to become available on an as-needed basis, with the expectation that the summer months will have the greatest demand due to higher guest count.

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