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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 is a privately owned wildlife preserve and guest resort. We offer daily Safari Tours, overnight accommodations, BBQ buffet lunch and dinner plus special group events.

We are looking for a hard-working, customer service-orientated Cook to join our Safari West Savannah Grill Kitchen Team. This position is full-time and covers the afternoon/evening shift roughly from noon until 8:30 PM

Candidates must be able to work a hotline/buffet; BBQ experience is a plus. Must love working with people, have excellent guest service skills, be dependable and have reliable transportation. Candidates must be detail orientated as well as have a passion for cooking! Ability to maintain a safe and clean environment is a must. A minimum of two to four years of restaurant experience is needed.

The Cook is responsible for preparing meals and needs to be able to cook for large events and interface with the event and reservation staff on a regular basis. Prefer applicants to be experienced at ordering, as well as portion control. Flexibility in our restaurant is imperative. Working weekends and holidays are required.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of local health departments, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Serve Safe Certified (may be acquired on the job)

Compensation: Negotiable/DOE

Please email an updated resume with dates worked at each position to hr@safariwest.com

Three professional references and a background check are required upon hire.

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and Guest Resort is currently seeking full-time positions 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 attitude and 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 to hr@safariwest.com.  Background checks will be required.

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 hard working 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 immediate positions for day and evening seasonal shift servers. Servers assist the buffet/hotline, bus tables, and perform cleaning duties. Our season typically runs from March through December with some flexibility.

Candidates must be of age to serve alcohol (18+). Bartending and cash register experience is a plus as is knowledge of wines. The candidates must enjoy working with large groups of people, be personable and have experience in the hospitality industry 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 6 hours.; have dependable transportation.

Food and Alcohol Handler certifications are a plus but can be acquired on the job.
Please send your resume to hr@safariwest.com and include dates worked at each position on the resume. References and background checks will be required.

We are currently seeking a Mechanic who has a minimum of 3 years’ experience in this field or equivalent. This candidate needs to be versatile, flexible and has strong mechanical ability. Experience with heavy equipment, diesel, hydraulic and electrical – engine repair and good troubleshooting ability. 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, friendly and has good communication skills. This position requires working weekends as scheduled.

  • Please send resume with dates worked for each position.
  • This candidate will need to be able to work flexible hours, including weekends when needed, and have the ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is a must.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • Work references required.
Cook

Safari West is a privately owned wildlife preserve and guest resort. We offer daily Safari Tours, overnight accommodations, BBQ buffet lunch and dinner plus special group events.

We are looking for a hard-working, customer service-orientated Cook to join our Safari West Savannah Grill Kitchen Team. This position is full-time and covers the afternoon/evening shift roughly from noon until 8:30 PM

Candidates must be able to work a hotline/buffet; BBQ experience is a plus. Must love working with people, have excellent guest service skills, be dependable and have reliable transportation. Candidates must be detail orientated as well as have a passion for cooking! Ability to maintain a safe and clean environment is a must. A minimum of two to four years of restaurant experience is needed.

The Cook is responsible for preparing meals and needs to be able to cook for large events and interface with the event and reservation staff on a regular basis. Prefer applicants to be experienced at ordering, as well as portion control. Flexibility in our restaurant is imperative. Working weekends and holidays are required.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of local health departments, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Serve Safe Certified (may be acquired on the job)

Compensation: Negotiable/DOE

Please email an updated resume with dates worked at each position to hr@safariwest.com

Three professional references and a background check are required upon hire.

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and Guest Resort is currently seeking full-time positions 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 attitude and 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 to hr@safariwest.com.  Background checks will be required.

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 hard working 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 immediate positions for day and evening seasonal shift servers. Servers assist the buffet/hotline, bus tables, and perform cleaning duties. Our season typically runs from March through December with some flexibility.

Candidates must be of age to serve alcohol (18+). Bartending and cash register experience is a plus as is knowledge of wines. The candidates must enjoy working with large groups of people, be personable and have experience in the hospitality industry 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 6 hours.; have dependable transportation.

Food and Alcohol Handler certifications are a plus but can be acquired on the job.
Please send your resume to hr@safariwest.com and include dates worked at each position on the resume. References and background checks will be required.

We are currently seeking a Mechanic who has a minimum of 3 years’ experience in this field or equivalent. This candidate needs to be versatile, flexible and has strong mechanical ability. Experience with heavy equipment, diesel, hydraulic and electrical – engine repair and good troubleshooting ability. 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, friendly and has good communication skills. This position requires working weekends as scheduled.

  • Please send resume with dates worked for each position.
  • This candidate will need to be able to work flexible hours, including weekends when needed, and have the ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is a must.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • Work references required.

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and Tent Camp is seeking a seasonal day/evening-shift dishwashers who can work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment during our busy season (roughly March through December) with flexibility. These positions will also include some stock management duties and deep cleaning. We are looking for flexibility in working weekends and holidays as needed. Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs.

Previous restaurant or hospitality experience desired. Applicant must have reliable transportation; be detail-oriented with a focus on cleanliness; ability to follow directions; work well as part of a team; be dependable and have a positive attitude; work efficiently with the desire to help servers or cooks as needed.

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

Please email your resume to hr@safariwest.com. Background check and references will be required.

(Contract Position)

Safari West is looking for an experienced massage therapist, who has a certificate in Swedish Massage — other modalities which include Swedish are acceptable. This is a contract position and requires three professional references and proof of insurance. Please submit your resume to hr@safariwest.com with dates worked at each position. Those interviewed and selected will be required to fill out a W9. Our most popular package is listed below:

Wild Romance on the Sonoma Savannah
A safari drive, wine, chocolate, Swedish massages, and overnight stay in a luxury safari tent for two are all included in our Wild Romance Package.
If camping’s not your thing, don’t worry. This is ‘Glamping’ in its finest style! Our luxury safari tents have hardwood floors, handmade wooden furnishings, plush beds with electric blankets for cool evenings, and full baths. They feel more like a bed and breakfast rooms than camping tents.

Dishwashers/Stock Persons

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and Tent Camp is seeking a seasonal day/evening-shift dishwashers who can work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment during our busy season (roughly March through December) with flexibility. These positions will also include some stock management duties and deep cleaning. We are looking for flexibility in working weekends and holidays as needed. Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs.

Previous restaurant or hospitality experience desired. Applicant must have reliable transportation; be detail-oriented with a focus on cleanliness; ability to follow directions; work well as part of a team; be dependable and have a positive attitude; work efficiently with the desire to help servers or cooks as needed.

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

Please email your resume to hr@safariwest.com. Background check and references will be required.

(Contract Position)

Safari West is looking for an experienced massage therapist, who has a certificate in Swedish Massage — other modalities which include Swedish are acceptable. This is a contract position and requires three professional references and proof of insurance. Please submit your resume to hr@safariwest.com with dates worked at each position. Those interviewed and selected will be required to fill out a W9. Our most popular package is listed below:

Wild Romance on the Sonoma Savannah
A safari drive, wine, chocolate, Swedish massages, and overnight stay in a luxury safari tent for two are all included in our Wild Romance Package.
If camping’s not your thing, don’t worry. This is ‘Glamping’ in its finest style! Our luxury safari tents have hardwood floors, handmade wooden furnishings, plush beds with electric blankets for cool evenings, and full baths. They feel more like a bed and breakfast rooms than camping tents.