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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 Tour Guide
  • Reservations Agent
  • Maintenance Workers

Safari West – Wildlife Preserve and Tent Camp, is looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates to join our tour guide team. Our safari tours traverse nearly 400 acres through the Mayacamas mountains in Santa Rosa on vintage military-grade Dodge Power Wagons (ability to drive a manual transmission is a plus). Guides lead three-hour educational safaris; interpret natural history of African animals, birds, and Sonoma County flora and fauna. Tours run about 3 hrs. and include a walking tour for our guests which may include large school and/or corporate groups and families. This is a physical job and requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. if needed. Our Guides are responsible for engaging guests in discussions about each species and their greater ecological role including conservation programs for endangered African species.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone willing to work seasonally and a good fit for college students or teachers on break.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, teaching, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must enjoy working with the public and with large groups of people.
  • Enthusiastic about educating guests.
  • Responsible for guest and animal safety.
  • Able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to be flexible with changing priorities and be a willing and collaborative team member. We are looking for team players who will help with guest services when not scheduled for a tour.

Please note: Background checks and a valid driver’s license are required.
Training will start sometime in January. We are open on most holidays.

We look forward to hearing from you!

We are seeking part-time (24-30 hours/week) Reservations Agents. Work schedules may include both weekdays and weekends. We are open every day (including holidays) during our high season. Please note: You will work mainly out of our satellite office on Shiloh Rd., Santa Rosa with some work on the preserve.

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 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.

We look forward to hearing from you!

We have immediate openings for maintenance workers who have good communication skills and can interface with other departments on property in order to complete work. Under general supervision, the Maintenance Worker performs a variety of work in the general maintenance area. Some construction, fence building/repair, and landscaping work may also be performed. This position requires initiative and a strong work ethic. 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.
  • 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.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Safari Tour Guide

Safari West – Wildlife Preserve and Tent Camp, is looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates to join our tour guide team. Our safari tours traverse nearly 400 acres through the Mayacamas mountains in Santa Rosa on vintage military-grade Dodge Power Wagons (ability to drive a manual transmission is a plus). Guides lead three-hour educational safaris; interpret natural history of African animals, birds, and Sonoma County flora and fauna. Tours run about 3 hrs. and include a walking tour for our guests which may include large school and/or corporate groups and families. This is a physical job and requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. if needed. Our Guides are responsible for engaging guests in discussions about each species and their greater ecological role including conservation programs for endangered African species.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone willing to work seasonally and a good fit for college students or teachers on break.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, teaching, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must enjoy working with the public and with large groups of people.
  • Enthusiastic about educating guests.
  • Responsible for guest and animal safety.
  • Able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to be flexible with changing priorities and be a willing and collaborative team member. We are looking for team players who will help with guest services when not scheduled for a tour.

Please note: Background checks and a valid driver’s license are required.
Training will start sometime in January. We are open on most holidays.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Reservations Agent

We are seeking part-time (24-30 hours/week) Reservations Agents. Work schedules may include both weekdays and weekends. We are open every day (including holidays) during our high season. Please note: You will work mainly out of our satellite office on Shiloh Rd., Santa Rosa with some work on the preserve.

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 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.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Maintenance Workers

We have immediate openings for maintenance workers who have good communication skills and can interface with other departments on property in order to complete work. Under general supervision, the Maintenance Worker performs a variety of work in the general maintenance area. Some construction, fence building/repair, and landscaping work may also be performed. This position requires initiative and a strong work ethic. 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.
  • 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.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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