African Safari Wildlife Park is openly accepting applications. Hiring occurs in April, May, June, and July. We offer flexible scheduling - ideal for high school and college students!
See availble Job Summaries below:
Educational Programs Presenter
Description/Qualifications: African Safari Wildlife Park is looking for upbeat and energetic people to join our education department as full time or part time seasonal employees. Primary responsibilities may include the following: public speaking, direct interaction with safari guests, and main presenter in wildlife show. Previous animal presentation experience and/or work with children is preferred. College degree in education, biology, or related field required (may be substituted with relevant work experience). Must have excellent communication skills, be able to pass pre-employment screening, maintain valid driver’s license, and lift up to 50 pounds. Must be available to work weekends, and holidays.
Educational Programs Staff
Description: Runs/participates in the educational shows provided three times daily throughout the summer. Must be able to interact well with guests and have a thorough understanding of each show animal as well as the ability to handle them.
Qualifications: Previous experience in children’s theatre, recreation, education, costumed character performance or related work is helpful. Must be physically able to handle the demands of working outside with performer (not required to handle the animals)
Food Service / cashier
Description: Handles guest sales in a prompt, friendly, courteous manner using suggestive selling techniques. Rings up sales on a cash register, handles money, and counts out correct change. Responsible for preparation of various food products according to prescribed recipes. Keeps a clean and orderly area including the preparation area, guests areas (tables, chairs, serving lines, condiment stands, etc.) And all equipment. Learns menu items, portions, accompaniments and prices. Some heavy lifting is involved (approx. 40-50 lbs.)
Qualifications: Honesty and reliability a must. Knowledge of accurate cash handling. Ability to work in groups at a hectic pace. Ability to follow instructions. Must maintain a well-groomed & professional appearance at all times. Flexibility to work various hours, work locations, and positions as business warrants.
Building and Grounds / Carpenter
Description: Performs manual labor as it related to the repair and maintenance of building and grounds, the repair or modification of existing exhibits, and construction of new exhibits in accordance with the instructions provided by the facilities manager.
Qualifications: Basic knowledge of construction principles and practices. Ability to follow both oral and written instructions. Ability to perform heavy manual labor. Ability to work under adverse conditions including weather and heights. Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Preferably, background in basic carpentry, masonry, and welding.
Loss Prevention / Auditor
Description: Plans and conducts operational, financial and compliance audits to evaluate the effectiveness of daily operations. Determine compliance with selected policies, procedures, and regulations. Make written recommendations to the Director of Operations to increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of the control systems of functions reviewed. Position works with all levels of management and employees at African Safari Wildlife Park, internal audit personnel and external auditors. Consults with administrators, faculty and staff at all levels to promote good business practices
Qualifications: Proficiency in the use of QuickBooks, word processing and spreadsheet software, Word and Excel are preferred. Majors in criminal justice or accounting is highly preferred.
Gift Shop / Cashier
Description: Greets all visitors with a smile and offers assistance; via in person or on the telephone. Communicates clearly and in a friendly manner. Insures accuracy of transaction and provides merchandise to visitor and communicates appreciation for their business. Responsible for following cash handling and asset protection policies and requirements. Responsible for all checklists associated with the cashier position. Utilizes computer in the preparation and use of daily cash worksheet and balancing at the end of each day. Fills in for other visitor services personnel as needed and directed. Responsible for the cleaning and organizing of assigned areas. Works as a team player to help others complete their objectives as needed. Responsible for following all zoo sanitation standards. Other duties as assigned.
Ticket Booth / Cashier
Description: Assist guests entering the park. Includes accepting tickets from guests, verifying authenticity of each admission tickets, ringing purchases on a cash register, accepting coupons and payment, and distributing admission receipts to guests. Are also responsible for maintaining cleanliness and ensuring safety in assigned work locations while providing operations excellence.
Qualifications: Must be able to communicate well, follow instructions, work well with money, and be patient, alert, and courteous at all times. Should have a cheerful, courteous manner with a natural smile and be mature, level-headed, and not easily flustered by large crowds. Experience on a register is helpful, but not required. Applicant must not mind being confined to a cashier booth and working alone during his/her shift. It is required that all must be able to read, comprehend and speak the English language.
Drive-thru guest relations staff
Description: Make sure guests and animals are safe and following park rules and guidelines while enjoying
their guest experience. Maintain traffic through guest interaction. Keep assigned section free
of feeding cups, debris and animal waste. Be aware of animals’ disposition and well being for
animal welfare and guest interaction.