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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 Guest Resort and Wildlife Preserve is hiring full and part-time salesclerks for our gift shop. The gift shop is a nature store with an emphasis on African wildlife as well as an outstanding “rock shop.” There is also a variety of clothes, jewelry, toys and nature games for children. The gift shop is where our overnight guests check out in the morning as well.

We observe safety protocols such as barriers, masks, gloves, regular cleaning, and disinfecting as well as social distancing.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have a positive attitude and the ability to work well with others.
  • 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.
  • 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

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and Tent Camp is seeking a seasonal dishwasher who can work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment. This role may also include some stock management duties and deep cleaning. We are looking for flexibility in working weekends and holidays as needed. Applicants must have reliable transportation.

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

Job Duties:

  • Operate and maintain cleaning equipment and tools, including the dishwashing machine, hand wash stations pot-scrubbing station, and trash compactor.
  • Wash and disinfect kitchen and store room areas, tables, tools, knives, and equipment. Receive deliveries, store perishables properly, and rotate stock.
  • Ensure clean wares are stored in appropriate areas.
  • Inspect, pull, and stack cleaned items, send soiled items back for re-scrubbing and re-washing.
  • Sort, soak, and wash/re-wash silverware; Breakdown dirty bus tubs.
  • Empty and maintain trashcans and dumpster area.
  • Clean and mop all areas in assigned departments.
  • Break down cardboard boxes and place them and other recyclables in the recycle bin.
  • Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report maintenance needs, accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager.
  • Protect company assets.
  • Speak with others using clear and professional language; develop and maintain positive working relationships with others; support team to reach common goals.
  • Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards.

Physical Requirements:

  • Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance. Stand, or walk for an extended period of time. Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping. Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors.

We observe safety protocols such as barriers, masks, gloves, regular cleaning and disinfecting as well as social distancing.

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

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

We look forward to hearing from you.

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!

GIFT SHOP SALES CLERK

Safari West Guest Resort and Wildlife Preserve is hiring full and part-time salesclerks for our gift shop. The gift shop is a nature store with an emphasis on African wildlife as well as an outstanding “rock shop.” There is also a variety of clothes, jewelry, toys and nature games for children. The gift shop is where our overnight guests check out in the morning as well.

We observe safety protocols such as barriers, masks, gloves, regular cleaning, and disinfecting as well as social distancing.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have a positive attitude and the ability to work well with others.
  • 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.
  • 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

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and Tent Camp is seeking a seasonal dishwasher who can work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment. This role may also include some stock management duties and deep cleaning. We are looking for flexibility in working weekends and holidays as needed. Applicants must have reliable transportation.

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

Job Duties:

  • Operate and maintain cleaning equipment and tools, including the dishwashing machine, hand wash stations pot-scrubbing station, and trash compactor.
  • Wash and disinfect kitchen and store room areas, tables, tools, knives, and equipment. Receive deliveries, store perishables properly, and rotate stock.
  • Ensure clean wares are stored in appropriate areas.
  • Inspect, pull, and stack cleaned items, send soiled items back for re-scrubbing and re-washing.
  • Sort, soak, and wash/re-wash silverware; Breakdown dirty bus tubs.
  • Empty and maintain trashcans and dumpster area.
  • Clean and mop all areas in assigned departments.
  • Break down cardboard boxes and place them and other recyclables in the recycle bin.
  • Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report maintenance needs, accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager.
  • Protect company assets.
  • Speak with others using clear and professional language; develop and maintain positive working relationships with others; support team to reach common goals.
  • Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards.

Physical Requirements:

  • Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance. Stand, or walk for an extended period of time. Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping. Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors.

We observe safety protocols such as barriers, masks, gloves, regular cleaning and disinfecting as well as social distancing.

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

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

We look forward to hearing from you.

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!

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 may vary and 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.

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

RANGER/GUEST SERVICE ATTENDANT

Safari West, a private wildlife preserve and guest resort, is seeking self-motivated individuals to welcome guests and provide services to them in a friendly, efficient, and professional manner. We are looking to fill various shifts – the earliest shift is 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM and the latest shift is 2:00 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/luggage to and from their tent/cabins as needed. Other responsibilities include some security work, and light maintenance such as cleaning the check-in vehicles, replacing batteries in cabin smoke detectors, delivering ice as requested, etc.

We observe all recommended safety protocols with the use of barriers, masks, gloves, social distancing and regular cleaning and disinfecting.

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.

How To Apply: Please submit a resume with dates worked for each position. References required. hr@safariwest.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

SNACK SHOP DELI 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 may vary and 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.

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

RANGER/GUEST SERVICE ATTENDANT

Safari West, a private wildlife preserve and guest resort, is seeking self-motivated individuals to welcome guests and provide services to them in a friendly, efficient, and professional manner. We are looking to fill various shifts – the earliest shift is 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM and the latest shift is 2:00 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/luggage to and from their tent/cabins as needed. Other responsibilities include some security work, and light maintenance such as cleaning the check-in vehicles, replacing batteries in cabin smoke detectors, delivering ice as requested, etc.

We observe all recommended safety protocols with the use of barriers, masks, gloves, social distancing and regular cleaning and disinfecting.

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.

How To Apply: Please submit a resume with dates worked for each position. References required. hr@safariwest.com

We look forward to hearing from you!