Job Postings

Wild Animal Safari™ is a destination for family fun and entertainment. Unsurprisingly, it is also an exciting place to work. If your career goals include bringing smiles to others, then you just might find employment at Wild Animal Safari™ to be a fulfilling experience.

As a brand with locations in Georgia, Missouri, and Texas, there are plenty of opportunities to work and hone your skills. Currently, we are hiring for part-time positions, especially seasonal work.

Wild Animal Safari™ Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

We are looking for energetic individuals who love people and animals. Scheduling is flexible, but employees are expected to work most weekends and holidays. Below are the listings for currently open positions.

Pine Mountain

Responsible for upkeep of buildings, fencing, animal enclosures and grounds/roads of the Drive-Thru and Walkabout Adventure Zoo. Must be comfortable working around animals. Will not be required to be with wild animals unsupervised but will have to work near animals and exhibits.
Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after offer of employment is made
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part-time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends
  • General knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, and general power tools
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Small & large engine repair and maintenance
  • Welding and metal work experience preferred
  • Ability to drive & maneuver trailers
  • Complete assigned tasks with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate initiative

Payrates

  • Entry level admissions/food/retail employee base rate is $9.00
  • Entry level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00
  • Entry Level education staff / bus drivers base pay rate is $10.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry level maintenance positions base pay rate is $11.00-$13.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
  • Park Location: 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822 (close to LaGrange)

Apply Now

The Wild Animal Safari Zookeepers staff focuses on the care and feeding of our Drive-Thru and Walkabout Adventure Zoo animals, as well as herd management and practical care of range animals and animals who live in their own enclosed exhibits. Will be required to work directly with wild animals in the open range and/or with the wild animals who are housed in their own enclosed exhibits. Zookeepers are typically not assigned to a single species but are tasked based on experience, comfort level, and expertise.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after an offer of employment is made
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part-time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available on weekends.
  • Prior experience working with exotic or domestic hoof stock animals preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of animal behavior and husbandry preferred

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Completion of at least 2 collegiate years in a degree plan of animal directed studies (e.g., Zoology, Biology, Animal Science, etc.) is preferred but not required (substitute with experience)
  • Experience working with a wide variety of animals such as exotic hoofstock, carnivores, birds, reptiles, etc., is preferred. Willing to train entry-level zookeepers.
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Display efficiency and time management skills
  • Complete assigned tasks with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate initiative and eagerness to learn

Pay rates

  • Entry-level admissions/food/retail employee base rate is $9.00
  • The entry-level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00
  • Entry Level education staff/bus driver's base pay rate is $10.00 and up depending on experience.
  • Entry-level maintenance positions base pay rate is $11.00-$13.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status.

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
  • Park Location: 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822 (close to LaGrange)

Apply Now

Food Service Cooks & Cashiers

Food Service consists of a full theme park style restaurant serving a variety of fresh-made hamburgers, grilled chicken, pizza, wings, salads, etc.… Foodservice employees consist of cooks and cashiers. The Park hires separate cooks and cashiers/expediters and applicants that can do both. The best candidates are outgoing, personable, friendly, and enjoy working with others. Ability to cook food and/or operate a POS cash register, count change, and balance a till is essential to the position.

Requirements

  • At least 15 years of age or older (cashiers & expediters)
  • At least 18 years of age or older (cooks)
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after an offer of employment is made
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part-time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to lift 25+ pounds
  • Must be able to obtain a city/county health permit if required by the city/county
  • Stand and walk around the restaurant for long periods of time (reasonable accommodations available for handicapped employees).
  • Ability to answer incoming phone calls from vendors and guests in a pleasant and efficient manner as needed (cashiers)
  • Ability to assist in booking group outings, bus tours, birthday parties, and other park special events or activities as needed (cashiers)
  • Must be able to clean up before park opening, during park operation, and/or after park closing
  • Sanitation and cleanliness standards are important to operating a food and beverage restaurant.

Pay rates

  • Entry-level admissions/food/retail employee base rate is $9.00
  • The entry-level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00
  • Entry Level education staff/bus driver's base pay rate is $10.00 and up depending on experience.
  • Entry-level maintenance positions base pay rate is $11.00-$13.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status.

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
  • Park Location: 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822 (close to LaGrange)

Apply Now

Responsible for upkeep of company vehicles, trucks, tractors, and other mechanical equipment. Must be comfortable working around animals. Will not be required to be with wild animals unsupervised but will have to work near animals and exhibits.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after offer of employment is made
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays
  • Part time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends
  • General working mechanical and auto repair knowledge
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Small & large engine repair and maintenance
  • Ability to diagnose and work on
  • Welding and metal work experience a plus
  • Ability to drive & maneuver trailers
  • Complete assigned tasks with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate initiative

Pay rates

  • Entry-level admissions/food/retail employee base rate is $9.00
  • The entry-level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00
  • Entry Level education staff/bus driver's base pay rate is $10.00 and up depending on experience.
  • Entry-level maintenance positions base pay rate is $11.00-$13.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status.

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
  • Park Location: 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822 (close to LaGrange)

Apply Now

The Admissions and Retail staff works with all guests as they enter the park and purchase tickets, animal food, snacks, and retail souvenirs. The best candidates are outgoing, personable, friendly, and enjoy working with others. Ability to talk to guests, re-stock merchandise, operate a POS cash register, count change, and balance a till is essential to the position.

Requirements

  • At least 15 years of age or older (cashiers & expediters)
  • At least 18 years of age or older (cooks)
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after an offer of employment is made
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part-time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available on weekends

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to lift 25+ pounds
  • Stand and walk around the admissions and retail areas for long periods of time (reasonable accommodations available for handicapped employees).
  • Ability to answer incoming phone calls from vendors and guests in a pleasant and efficient manner as needed (cashiers)
  • Ability to assist in booking group outings, bus tours, birthday parties, and other park special events or activities as needed (cashiers)
  • Must be able to clean up areas of responsibility before park opening, during park operation, and/or after park closing
  • Sanitation and cleanliness standards are important to operating a Wild Animal Safari Park

Pay rates

  • Entry level admissions/food/retail employee base rate is $9.00
  • Entry-level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00
  • Entry Level education staff/bus drivers base pay rate is $10.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry level maintenance positions base pay rate is $11.00-$13.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
  • Park Location: 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822 (close to LaGrange)

Apply Now

The Wild Animal Safari works with local colleges and universities to give students at all levels practical educational experience as a zookeeper intern. This hands-on training experience helps students obtain full-time paid positions after graduation in their field of study by accommodating the intern’s academic commitments in their semester course studies. Many interns have obtained full-time employment upon graduation or have obtained their dream jobs in the animal care industry.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Be enrolled at a local or regional college or university seeking a degree in a field of study related to animal care, animal husbandry, zoological institution, wildlife conservation, animal sciences, etc.…
  • Preference will be given to applicants with at lease one year of college level (or equivalent) coursework
  • Have a passion for educating the public in animal conservation and animal welfare
  • Aspire to work in an animal related industry including but not limited to animal-related management positions, veterinary medicine, zookeepers at zoos and wild animal safari parks, education and conservation, game wardens, teaching at high school or universities, or working in national parks.
  • Availability for intern scheduling at least 16 hours a week, for 8 weeks during the Summer, Fall, or the Spring school semesters

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Experience working with a wide variety of animals is helpful, but not required if tied to educational coursework in the field of animal care, or animal welfare studies
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Hands-on training and learning skills
  • The interns work will compliment the work of a paid employee, not substitute for that work
  • Demonstrate initiative and eagerness to learn

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
  • Park Location: 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822 (close to LaGrange)

Apply Now

The Wild Animal Safari education staff operates daily bus tours at the park. The Zoo Education staff member will understand and be able to communicate the animal species and “fun facts” about the animals and exhibits during the daily Drive-Thru Safari bus tours, and during the Walkabout Adventure Zoo education events, with occasional outside animal safari presentations to schools and civic groups.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after offer of employment is made
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • A Texas Commercial Driver’s License, or ability to obtain a Texas Commercial Driver’s License is preferred
  • Ability to drive a school bus on private property is essential to this position
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends
  • Ability to learn details of all animal species at the park and “fun facts” about those animals is essential to this position.
  • Passion for educating the public on conservation and animal welfare is preferred

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Experience working with a wide variety of animals is helpful, but not required
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Display efficiency and time management skills
  • Complete assigned tasks with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate initiative and eagerness to learn

Payrates

  • Entry level admissions/food/retail employee base rate is $9.00
  • Entry level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00
  • Entry Level education staff / bus drivers base pay rate is $10.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry level maintenance positions base pay rate is $11.00-$13.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
  • Park Location: 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822 (close to LaGrange)

Apply Now

Responsible for upkeep of the fleet of 40+ guest rental vans. Must be comfortable working outside and around animals. Will not be required to be with wild animals unsupervised but may have to work near animals and exhibits when working on vans or retrieving vans from the Drive-Thru Safari.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after offer of employment is made
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends
  • General knowledge of the operation of passenger vans is helpful, light mechanical aptitude is also helpful
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to work in a fast environment, guest first service attitude a must
  • Detailers will ensure all rental vans are cleaned, gassed up, inspected and ready to go every morning prior to the park opening
  • Detailers will clean and inspect vans after each rental
  • Detailers will take initiative in light preventative maintenance
  • Mut be able to work well with guests, mechanics, and other park employees
  • Detailers will assist in parking lot duties, light general maintenance, some landscaping, and cleaning of park restrooms as needed
  • Complete assigned tasks with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate initiative and can work with light supervision

Payrates

  • Entry level admissions/food/retail employee base rate is $9.00
  • Entry level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00
  • Entry Level education staff / bus drivers base pay rate is $10.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry level maintenance positions base pay rate is $11.00-$13.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
  • Park Location: 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822 (close to LaGrange)

Apply Now

Strafford

Responsible for upkeep of buildings, fencing, animal enclosures and grounds/roads of the Drive-Thru and Walkabout Adventure Zoo. Must be comfortable working around animals. Will not be required to be with wild animals unsupervised but will have to work near animals and exhibits.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after offer of employment is made
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends
  • General knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, and general power tools
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Small & large engine repair and maintenance
  • Welding and metal work experience preferred
  • Ability to drive & maneuver trailers
  • Complete assigned tasks with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate initiative

Payrates

  • Entry level admissions/retail employee base rate is $11.00
  • Entry level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry Level education staff / bus drivers base pay rate is $11.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry level maintenance positions base pay rate is $15.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
  • Park Location: 124 Jungle Road, Strafford, Missouri 65757, phone (417) 859-5300

Apply Now

The Wild Animal Safari Zookeepers staff focuses on the care and feeding on our Drive-Thru and Walkabout Adventure Zoo animals, as well as herd management, and practical care of range animals and animals who live in their own enclosed exhibits. Will be required to work directly with wild animals in the open range and/or with the wild animals who are housed in their own enclosed exhibits. Zookeepers are typically not assigned to a single species, but are tasked based on experience, comfort level and expertise.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after offer of employment is made
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends
  • Prior experience working with exotic or domestic hoof stock animals preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of animal behavior and husbandry preferred

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Completion of at least 2 collegiate years in degree plan of animal directed studies (e.g., Zoology, Biology, Animal Science, etc.) is preferred, but not required (substitute with experience)
  • Experience working with a wide variety of animals such as exotic hoof stock, carnivores, birds, reptiles, etc. is preferred. Willing to train entry level zookeepers.
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Display efficiency and time management skills
  • Complete assigned tasks with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate initiative and eagerness to learn

Payrates

  • Entry level admissions/retail employee base rate is $11.00
  • Entry level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry Level education staff / bus drivers base pay rate is $11.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry level maintenance positions base pay rate is $15.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
  • Park Location: 124 Jungle Road, Strafford, Missouri 65757, phone (417) 859-5300

Apply Now

Food Service consists of a full theme park style restaurant serving a variety of fresh-made hamburgers, grilled chicken, pizza, wings, salads, etc.… Food service employees consist of cooks and cashiers. The Park hires separate cooks and cashiers/expediters, and applicants that can do both. The best candidates are outgoing, personable, friendly and enjoy working with others. Ability to cook food, and/or operate a POS cash register, count change and balance a till is essential to the position.

Requirements

  • At least 15 years of age or older (cashiers & expediters)
  • At least 18 years of age or older (cooks)
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after offer of employment is made
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to lift 25+ pounds
  • Must be able to obtain a city/county health permit if required by the city/county
  • Stand and walk around the restaurant for long periods of time (reasonable accommodations available for handicapped employees).
  • Ability to answer incoming phone calls from vendors and guests in a pleasant and efficient manner as needed (cashiers)
  • Ability to assist in booking group outings, bus tours, birthday parties and other park special events or activities as needed (cashiers)
  • Must be able to clean up before park opening, during park operation, and/or after park closing
  • Sanitation and cleanliness standards are important to operating a food and beverage restaurant

Payrates

  • Entry level admissions/retail employee base rate is $11.00
  • Entry level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry Level education staff / bus drivers base pay rate is $11.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry level maintenance positions base pay rate is $15.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
  • Park Location: 124 Jungle Road, Strafford, Missouri 65757, phone (417) 859-5300

Apply Now

Responsible for upkeep of company vehicles, trucks, tractors, and other mechanical equipment. Must be comfortable working around animals. Will not be required to be with wild animals unsupervised but will have to work near animals and exhibits.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after offer of employment is made
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays
  • Part time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends
  • General working mechanical and auto repair knowledge
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Small & large engine repair and maintenance
  • Ability to diagnose and work on
  • Welding and metal work experience a plus
  • Ability to drive & maneuver trailers
  • Complete assigned tasks with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate initiative

Payrates

  • Entry level admissions/retail employee base rate is $11.00
  • Entry level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry Level education staff / bus drivers base pay rate is $11.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry level maintenance positions base pay rate is $15.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
  • Park Location: 124 Jungle Road, Strafford, Missouri 65757, phone (417) 859-5300

Apply Now

The Admissions and Retail staff works with all guests as they enter the park and purchase tickets, animal food, snacks, and retail souvenirs. The best candidates are outgoing, personable, friendly, and enjoy working with others. Ability to talk to guests, re-stock merchandise, operate a POS cash register, count change, and balance a till is essential to the position.

Requirements

  • At least 15 years of age or older (cashiers & expediters)
  • At least 18 years of age or older (cooks)
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after an offer of employment is made
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part-time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available on weekends

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to lift 25+ pounds
  • Stand and walk around the admissions and retail areas for long periods of time (reasonable accommodations available for handicapped employees).
  • Ability to answer incoming phone calls from vendors and guests in a pleasant and efficient manner as needed (cashiers)
  • Ability to assist in booking group outings, bus tours, birthday parties, and other park special events or activities as needed (cashiers)
  • Must be able to clean up areas of responsibility before park opening, during park operation, and/or after park closing
  • Sanitation and cleanliness standards are important to operating a Wild Animal Safari Park.

Pay rates

  • Entry-level admissions/retail employee base rate is $11.00
  • Entry-level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry Level education staff/bus drivers base pay rate is $11.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry-level maintenance positions base pay rate is $15.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
  • Park Location: 124 Jungle Road, Strafford, Missouri 65757, phone (417) 859-5300

Apply Now

The Wild Animal Safari works with local colleges and universities to give students at all levels practical educational experience as a zookeeper intern. This hands-on training experience helps students obtain full-time paid positions after graduation in their field of study by accommodating the intern’s academic commitments in their semester course studies. Many interns have obtained full-time employment upon graduation or have obtained their dream jobs in the animal care industry.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Be enrolled at a local or regional college or university seeking a degree in a field of study related to animal care, animal husbandry, zoological institution, wildlife conservation, animal sciences, etc.…
  • Preference will be given to applicants with at least one year of college-level (or equivalent) coursework.
  • Have a passion for educating the public in animal conservation and animal welfare
  • Aspire to work in an animal-related industry including but not limited to animal-related management positions, veterinary medicine, zookeepers at zoos and wild animal safari parks, education and conservation, game wardens, teaching at high school or universities, or working in national parks.
  • Availability for intern scheduling at least 16 hours a week, for 8 weeks during the Summer, Fall, or Spring school semesters.

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Experience working with a wide variety of animals is helpful but not required if tied to educational coursework in the field of animal care or animal welfare studies.
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Hands-on training and learning skills
  • The intern's work will complement the work of a paid employee, not substitute for that work.
  • Demonstrate initiative and eagerness to learn

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
  • Park Location: 124 Jungle Road, Strafford, Missouri 65757, phone (417) 859-5300

Apply Now

The Wild Animal Safari education staff operates daily bus tours at the park. The Zoo Education staff member will understand and be able to communicate the animal species and “fun facts” about the animals and exhibits during the daily Drive-Thru Safari bus tours, and during the Walkabout Adventure Zoo education events, with occasional outside animal safari presentations to schools and civic groups.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after offer of employment is made
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • A Texas Commercial Driver’s License, or ability to obtain a Texas Commercial Driver’s License is preferred
  • Ability to drive a school bus on private property is essential to this position
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends
  • Ability to learn details of all animal species at the park and “fun facts” about those animals is essential to this position.
  • Passion for educating the public on conservation and animal welfare is preferred

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Experience working with a wide variety of animals is helpful, but not required
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Display efficiency and time management skills
  • Complete assigned tasks with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate initiative and eagerness to learn

Payrates

  • Entry level admissions/retail employee base rate is $11.00
  • Entry level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry Level education staff / bus drivers base pay rate is $11.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry level maintenance positions base pay rate is $15.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
  • Park Location: 124 Jungle Road, Strafford, Missouri 65757, phone (417) 859-5300

Apply Now

Responsible for upkeep of the fleet of 40+ guest rental vans. Must be comfortable working outside and around animals. Will not be required to be with wild animals unsupervised but may have to work near animals and exhibits when working on vans or retrieving vans from the Drive-Thru Safari.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after offer of employment is made
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends
  • General knowledge of the operation of passenger vans is helpful, light mechanical aptitude is also helpful
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to work in a fast environment, guest first service attitude a must
  • Detailers will ensure all rental vans are cleaned, gassed up, inspected and ready to go every morning prior to the park opening
  • Detailers will clean and inspect vans after each rental
  • Detailers will take initiative in light preventative maintenance
  • Mut be able to work well with guests, mechanics, and other park employees
  • Detailers will assist in parking lot duties, light general maintenance, some landscaping, and cleaning of park restrooms as needed
  • Complete assigned tasks with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate initiative and can work with light supervision

Payrates

  • Entry level admissions/retail employee base rate is $11.00
  • Entry level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry Level education staff / bus drivers base pay rate is $11.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry level maintenance positions base pay rate is $15.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
  • Park Location: 124 Jungle Road, Strafford, Missouri 65757, phone (417) 859-5300

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Aggieland

Responsible for upkeep of buildings, fencing, animal enclosures and grounds/roads of the Drive-Thru and Walkabout Adventure Zoo. Must be comfortable working around animals. Will not be required to be with wild animals unsupervised but will have to work near animals and exhibits.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after offer of employment is made
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends
  • General knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, and general power tools
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Small & large engine repair and maintenance
  • Welding and metal work experience preferred
  • Ability to drive & maneuver trailers
  • Complete assigned tasks with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate initiative

Payrates

  • Entry level admissions/retail employee base rate is $9.00
  • Entry level zookeeper base pay rate is $9.50 and up depending on experience
  • Entry Level education staff / bus drivers base pay rate is $10.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry level maintenance positions base pay rate is $11.00-$13.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Aggieland SafariTM is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
  • Park Location: 18075 FM 974, Bryan, Texas 77808, phone (979) 599-5440

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The Wild Animal Safari Zookeepers staff focuses on the care and feeding on our Drive-Thru and Walkabout Adventure Zoo animals, as well as herd management, and practical care of range animals and animals who live in their own enclosed exhibits. Will be required to work directly with wild animals in the open range and/or with the wild animals who are housed in their own enclosed exhibits. Zookeepers are typically not assigned to a single species, but are tasked based on experience, comfort level and expertise.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after offer of employment is made
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends
  • Prior experience working with exotic or domestic hoof stock animals preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of animal behavior and husbandry preferred
  • Preferred Skills & Attributes

    Completion of at least 2 collegiate years in degree plan of animal directed studies (e.g., Zoology, Biology, Animal Science, etc.) is preferred, but not required (substitute with experience)
    Experience working with a wide variety of animals such as exotic hoof stock, carnivores, birds, reptiles, etc. is preferred. Willing to train entry level zookeepers.
    Ability to work as a team
    Display efficiency and time management skills
    Complete assigned tasks with a positive attitude
    Demonstrate initiative and eagerness to learn

Payrates

Entry level admissions/retail employee base rate is $9.00
Entry level zookeeper base pay rate is $9.50 and up depending on experience
Entry Level education staff / bus drivers base pay rate is $10.00 and up depending on experience
Entry level maintenance positions base pay rate is $11.00-$13.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status

How to Apply

Complete online application
Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
Aggieland SafariTM is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
Park Location: 18075 FM 974, Bryan, Texas 77808, phone (979) 599-5440

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Food Service Cooks & Cashiers

Food Service consists of a full theme park style restaurant serving a variety of fresh-made hamburgers, grilled chicken, pizza, wings, salads, etc.… Foodservice employees consist of cooks and cashiers. The Park hires separate cooks and cashiers/expediters and applicants that can do both. The best candidates are outgoing, personable, friendly, and enjoy working with others. Ability to cook food and/or operate a POS cash register, count change, and balance a till is essential to the position.

Requirements

  • At least 15 years of age or older (cashiers & expediters)
  • At least 18 years of age or older (cooks)
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after an offer of employment is made
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part-time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to lift 25+ pounds
  • Must be able to obtain a city/county health permit if required by the city/county
  • Stand and walk around the restaurant for long periods of time (reasonable accommodations available for handicapped employees).
  • Ability to answer incoming phone calls from vendors and guests in a pleasant and efficient manner as needed (cashiers)
  • Ability to assist in booking group outings, bus tours, birthday parties, and other park special events or activities as needed (cashiers)
  • Must be able to clean up before park opening, during park operation, and/or after park closing
  • Sanitation and cleanliness standards are important to operating a food and beverage restaurant.

Pay rates

  • Entry-level admissions/food/retail employee base rate is $9.00
  • The entry-level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00
  • Entry Level education staff/bus driver's base pay rate is $10.00 and up depending on experience.
  • Entry-level maintenance positions base pay rate is $11.00-$13.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status.

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
  • Park Location: 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822 (close to LaGrange)

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Responsible for upkeep of company vehicles, trucks, tractors, and other mechanical equipment. Must be comfortable working around animals. Will not be required to be with wild animals unsupervised but will have to work near animals and exhibits.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after offer of employment is made
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays
  • Part time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends
  • General working mechanical and auto repair knowledge
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Small & large engine repair and maintenance
  • Ability to diagnose and work on
  • Welding and metal work experience a plus
  • Ability to drive & maneuver trailers
  • Complete assigned tasks with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate initiative

Pay rates

  • Entry-level admissions/food/retail employee base rate is $9.00
  • The entry-level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00
  • Entry Level education staff/bus driver's base pay rate is $10.00 and up depending on experience.
  • Entry-level maintenance positions base pay rate is $11.00-$13.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status.

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
  • Park Location: 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822 (close to LaGrange)

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The Admissions and Retail staff works with all guests as they enter the park and purchase tickets, animal food, snacks, and retail souvenirs. The best candidates are outgoing, personable, friendly, and enjoy working with others. Ability to talk to guests, re-stock merchandise, operate a POS cash register, count change, and balance a till is essential to the position.

Requirements

  • At least 15 years of age or older (cashiers & expediters)
  • At least 18 years of age or older (cooks)
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after an offer of employment is made
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part-time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available on weekends

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to lift 25+ pounds
  • Stand and walk around the admissions and retail areas for long periods of time (reasonable accommodations available for handicapped employees).
  • Ability to answer incoming phone calls from vendors and guests in a pleasant and efficient manner as needed (cashiers)
  • Ability to assist in booking group outings, bus tours, birthday parties, and other park special events or activities as needed (cashiers)
  • Must be able to clean up areas of responsibility before park opening, during park operation, and/or after park closing
  • Sanitation and cleanliness standards are important to operating a Wild Animal Safari Park

Pay rates

  • Entry level admissions/food/retail employee base rate is $9.00
  • Entry-level zookeeper base pay rate is $12.00
  • Entry Level education staff/bus drivers base pay rate is $10.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry level maintenance positions base pay rate is $11.00-$13.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
  • Park Location: 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822 (close to LaGrange)

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The Wild Animal Safari works with local colleges and universities to give students at all levels practical educational experience as a zookeeper intern. This hands-on training experience helps students obtain full-time paid positions after graduation in their field of study by accommodating the intern’s academic commitments in their semester course studies. Many interns have obtained full-time employment upon graduation or have obtained their dream jobs in the animal care industry.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Be enrolled at a local or regional college or university seeking a degree in a field of study related to animal care, animal husbandry, zoological institution, wildlife conservation, animal sciences, etc.…
  • Preference will be given to applicants with at lease one year of college level (or equivalent) coursework
  • Have a passion for educating the public in animal conservation and animal welfare
  • Aspire to work in an animal related industry including but not limited to animal-related management positions, veterinary medicine, zookeepers at zoos and wild animal safari parks, education and conservation, game wardens, teaching at high school or universities, or working in national parks.
  • Availability for intern scheduling at least 16 hours a week, for 8 weeks during the Summer, Fall, or the Spring school semesters

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Experience working with a wide variety of animals is helpful, but not required if tied to educational coursework in the field of animal care, or animal welfare studies
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Hands-on training and learning skills
  • The interns work will compliment the work of a paid employee, not substitute for that work
  • Demonstrate initiative and eagerness to learn

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Wild Animal Safari is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
  • Park Location: 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822 (close to LaGrange)

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Zoo Education Staff & Bus Drivers
The Wild Animal Safari education staff operates daily bus tours at the park. The Zoo Education staff member will understand and be able to communicate the animal species and “fun facts” about the animals and exhibits during the daily Drive-Thru Safari bus tours, and during the Walkabout Adventure Zoo education events, with occasional outside animal safari presentations to schools and civic groups.

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test after offer of employment is made
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • A Texas Commercial Driver’s License, or ability to obtain a Texas Commercial Driver’s License is preferred
  • Ability to drive a school bus on private property is essential to this position
  • Full-time applicants must be able to work varied shifts, weekends and/or holidays, 32-40 hours a week
  • Part time applicants must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and be available weekends
  • Ability to learn details of all animal species at the park and “fun facts” about those animals is essential to this position.
  • Passion for educating the public on conservation and animal welfare is preferred

Preferred Skills & Attributes

  • Experience working with a wide variety of animals is helpful, but not required
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Display efficiency and time management skills
  • Complete assigned tasks with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate initiative and eagerness to learn

Payrates

  • Entry level admissions/retail employee base rate is $9.00
  • Entry level zookeeper base pay rate is $9.50 and up depending on experience
  • Entry Level education staff / bus drivers base pay rate is $10.00 and up depending on experience
  • Entry level maintenance positions base pay rate is $11.00-$13.00 and up depending on experience and part-time/full-time status

How to Apply

  • Complete online application
  • Attach a resume/CV, or cover letter if desired or appropriate
  • Park management will schedule a phone and/or in-person interview
  • Aggieland SafariTM is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
  • Park Location: 18075 FM 974, Bryan, Texas 77808, phone (979) 599-5440

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Bryan-College Station, Texas

Parks! America, a public animal safari & amusement park company is looking for a motivated, organized, and hands-on General Manager.  This position requires relocation to the Bryan-College Station, Texas area near Houston at the Aggieland Wild Animal Safari. The successful General Manager will be organized, experienced in hiring, training, and scheduling up to 50+ employees (full-time and part-time) in a park ranger outdoors type atmosphere.  Effective verbal and written communication skills are essential for this team leadership position.  The successful candidate will be able to lead and manage multiple divisions including animal care operations, maintenance, retail, food & beverage, admissions, and parking.

The General Manager oversees the entire Park/Zoo operation including the safety of visitors and employees, animal care, daily operations, hiring & training of staff, labor scheduling and costs, park & CAPEX maintenance, managing the P&L. We can teach the business to motivated candidates with good organizational and communication skills.  Successful candidates should have good management, communication, and people skills.

All positions are hands-on.  Aggieland Safari is open 363 days a year.  This position will include benefits, which will include paid sick days, paid holidays, vacation days and company-sponsored health insurance (Fall of 2021).  New hires will be eligible for benefits the first of the month after 60 days of employment.

  • Reports to the Executive Vice President.
  • Recruit, hire, train, develop and supervise a diverse team of employees which includes zookeepers, maintenance staff, admissions team members, food & beverage staff, retail team members, group sales coordinators, and park services team members.
  • Operate the park as efficiently as possible, while maintaining safety and guest service standards.
  • Implement and monitor all company policies and procedures.
  • Comply with all corporate daily and weekly reporting requirements.  Accuracy of paperwork is essential.
  • Complete and appropriately file all required inspections, daily check lists, maintenance reports and USDA paperwork.
  • Maintain appropriate control of expenses, labor hours, operating costs, and inventory within areas of responsibility.
  • Lead the company safety program.  Comply with, review, and adjust any operational health and safety procedures which risk the company or animals.  Comply with all OSHA standards including required and documented employee training, certifications, and Job Hazard Assessments (JHA’s), with particular attention to Job Hazard Assessments & safety meetings.
  • Responsible for any other duties as directed by the senior executive corporate team.
  • Must have State and/or Federal vehicle valid license to drive a personal or company vehicle as there is frequent travel back and forth between vetinenary visits, operating supply runs and contractor meetings.

To apply send a resume/CV, a short letter of interest to:

Mark Whitfield, Executive Vice President
Parks! America, Inc.
Aggieland Wild Animal Safari
mark@animalsafari.com
Subject Line: General Manager – Aggieland Safari

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