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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

Compensation: Negotiable
Employment Type: Full-Time & Part-Time

Safari West Guest Resort and Wildlife Preserve is hiring full and part-time sales clerks for our gift shop. The gift shop is a nature store with 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

Compensation: $15-$16 an hour DOE
Employment Type: Full-Time

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and Guest Resort is currently seeking a full-time seasonal position for two Deli Attendants to stock shelves, serve guests, and be able to close the Deli/Snack-bar. Hours are roughly between 11 AM – 7:30 PM and must 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 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

GIFT SHOP SALES CLERK

Compensation: Negotiable
Employment Type: Full-Time & Part-Time

Safari West Guest Resort and Wildlife Preserve is hiring full and part-time sales clerks for our gift shop. The gift shop is a nature store with 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

Compensation: $15-$16 an hour DOE
Employment Type: Full-Time

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and Guest Resort is currently seeking a full-time seasonal position for two Deli Attendants to stock shelves, serve guests, and be able to close the Deli/Snack-bar. Hours are roughly between 11 AM – 7:30 PM and must 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 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

Salary: Negotiable

This position oversees the veterinary care for the zoo’s diverse animal collection of approximately 900 animals on 400 acres. Creates and administers preventative veterinary medicine programs, including quarantine protocols, vaccinations, nutrition, annual physical exams, postmortem examinations, treatment for sick and injured animals, etc. Advises on nutrition, husbandry, animal welfare, pest control and zoonotic disease prevention. Maintains excellent medical records and all relevant regulatory compliance. Oversees purchasing for the hospital including supplies, equipment, and the maintenance thereof, and maintains a veterinary medical budget. Supports conservation initiatives and is part of the zoo’s management team. Works closely with the owners, Peter and Nancy Lang and our executive director, Keo Hornbostel. Supervises veterinary support staff, which is comprised of our animal management team and keeper staff. There is an opportunity to participate in research projects and writing, publishing, and presenting papers. On-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you have regular two days off per week.

Experience Required
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university. At least four years of working experience within a zoological institution. Experience with primates and birds as well as hoofstock a plus! Postgraduate training in zoological medicine, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must possess a valid California State Veterinary License at time of hire, valid driver’s license and must obtain or be able to acquire a valid DEA license with a CARF rider. Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and medical equipment, be able to meet the physical demands of this position, which includes being able to lift up to 60lbs and be able to work in all weather conditions.

Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Paid Time Off (PTO) and sick leave as well as free and discounted services.
hr@safariwest.com.

How To Apply: Please submit your resume/CV and three professional references to hr@safariwest.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

compensation: $14 an hour plus generous gratuities!

employment type: full-time

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and Guest Resort (Tent Camp) is located on 400 acres with around 1,000 animals and birds and is looking for a morning server, evening server and a deli clerk. 

We currently have immediate full-time openings for day and evening servers.

Our season typically runs through the holidays with a brief slow down period in Jan and Feb.

Previous server and cash register experience needed and prefer candidate be of legal age to serve alcohol, especially true for evening server. 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 willing to work weekends and holidays as needed. Must be able to lift up to 40-50 lbs., walk and stand for up to 8 hours; dependable transportation is a must.

We observe all recommended safety protocols regarding social distancing, barriers, masks, and disinfecting.

Food and Alcohol Handler certifications are required and can be acquired on the job.

Please include dates worked at each position on your resume. References and background checks will be required.

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

Compensation: Negotiable/DOE
Employment Type: Full-Time

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 “seasonal” and full-time, spanning the afternoon/evening shift. Hours are roughly between 12 noon to 8:30 PM. Our typical “season” runs from March through December and may expand depending on demand.

Candidates 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! The 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.

***All current safety protocols followed such as social distancing, wearing face coverings, disinfecting, a limited number of guests, etc.

Bonus Qualifications:

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

Please email an updated resume with dates worked at each position.

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

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

STAFF VETERINARIAN

Salary: Negotiable

This position oversees the veterinary care for the zoo’s diverse animal collection of approximately 900 animals on 400 acres. Creates and administers preventative veterinary medicine programs, including quarantine protocols, vaccinations, nutrition, annual physical exams, postmortem examinations, treatment for sick and injured animals, etc. Advises on nutrition, husbandry, animal welfare, pest control and zoonotic disease prevention. Maintains excellent medical records and all relevant regulatory compliance. Oversees purchasing for the hospital including supplies, equipment, and the maintenance thereof, and maintains a veterinary medical budget. Supports conservation initiatives and is part of the zoo’s management team. Works closely with the owners, Peter and Nancy Lang and our executive director, Keo Hornbostel. Supervises veterinary support staff, which is comprised of our animal management team and keeper staff. There is an opportunity to participate in research projects and writing, publishing, and presenting papers. On-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you have regular two days off per week.

Experience Required
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university. At least four years of working experience within a zoological institution. Experience with primates and birds as well as hoofstock a plus! Postgraduate training in zoological medicine, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must possess a valid California State Veterinary License at time of hire, valid driver’s license and must obtain or be able to acquire a valid DEA license with a CARF rider. Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and medical equipment, be able to meet the physical demands of this position, which includes being able to lift up to 60lbs and be able to work in all weather conditions.

Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Paid Time Off (PTO) and sick leave as well as free and discounted services.
hr@safariwest.com.

How To Apply: Please submit your resume/CV and three professional references to hr@safariwest.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

compensation: $14 an hour plus generous gratuities!

employment type: full-time

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and Guest Resort (Tent Camp) is located on 400 acres with around 1,000 animals and birds and is looking for a morning server, evening server and a deli clerk. 

We currently have immediate full-time openings for day and evening servers.

Our season typically runs through the holidays with a brief slow down period in Jan and Feb.

Previous server and cash register experience needed and prefer candidate be of legal age to serve alcohol, especially true for evening server. 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 willing to work weekends and holidays as needed. Must be able to lift up to 40-50 lbs., walk and stand for up to 8 hours; dependable transportation is a must.

We observe all recommended safety protocols regarding social distancing, barriers, masks, and disinfecting.

Food and Alcohol Handler certifications are required and can be acquired on the job.

Please include dates worked at each position on your resume. References and background checks will be required.

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

Compensation: Negotiable/DOE
Employment Type: Full-Time

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 “seasonal” and full-time, spanning the afternoon/evening shift. Hours are roughly between 12 noon to 8:30 PM. Our typical “season” runs from March through December and may expand depending on demand.

Candidates 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! The 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.

***All current safety protocols followed such as social distancing, wearing face coverings, disinfecting, a limited number of guests, etc.

Bonus Qualifications:

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

Please email an updated resume with dates worked at each position.

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

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