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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 SAFARI GUIDE

Seasonal/On-Call

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates to join our Safari West guide team. Our safaris traverse nearly 400 acres through the Mayacamas Mountains in Santa Rosa on vintage military-grade Dodge Power Wagons. 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.

There are multiple positions available.

Position Requirements

  • Public speaking experience
  • 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, 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

Required Application Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Upon Interview:

  • Valid driver’s license

Hired candidates can expect to be trained as field 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 on-call basis, with the expectation that the summer months will have greatest demand due to higher guest count.

SAFARI WEST SAFARI GUIDE

Seasonal/On-Call

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates to join our Safari West guide team. Our safaris traverse nearly 400 acres through the Mayacamas Mountains in Santa Rosa on vintage military-grade Dodge Power Wagons. 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.

There are multiple positions available.

Position Requirements

  • Public speaking experience
  • 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, 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

Required Application Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Upon Interview:

  • Valid driver’s license

Hired candidates can expect to be trained as field 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 on-call basis, with the expectation that the summer months will have greatest demand due to higher guest count.

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