Full-Time and Part-Time Positions Available

• Virginia Safari Park is a non-smoking workplace.
• Must have a neat, clean appearance.
• No visible tattoos or piercings.
• Must have great people skills.
• Apply in person or email resume to appropriate address.  


When: Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm
 Where: Virginia Safari Park Gift Shop 

Currrent Openings

Guest Services Manager


Virginia Safari Park is looking for an experienced, energetic and enthusiastic person to manage the Guest Services department. This is a full-time salaried position. Virginia Safari Park is the #1 Tourist Attraction of the Shenandoah Valley with matching levels of retail sales. The park operates in a very fast-paced atmosphere with a focus on guest satisfaction.

Position Requirements:

This position requires a professional appearance and demeanor, following our company guidelines, along with past experience in customer service.

• Manage departmental assistant managers
• Hiring and scheduling for all seasonal gift shop, admission, snack bar and wagon tour attendants
• Experience handling high volume admission ticket sales.
• Experience orchestrating retail sales operations.
• Experience managing food services operations.
• Experience overseeing crowd control type activities including but not limited to; parking, line cues, and directing foot traffic.
• Overseeing the group department for schools, groups and corporate events bookings.
• End of day cash handling and deposits.
• Strong computer skills with experience using Point of Sales systems
• Weekends and holidays (March-October season) are required. Flexible off-season scheduling (November-February)
• Maintain monthly reports for Director and CEO.

On-the-job training is provided for Park specifics as needed, but ideal candidate must bring equivalent experience to job requirements.  Ideal candidate must be physically able to move, walk, stand, bend, lift 40lbs and check on multiple guest service outlets throughout the work day. Must follow personal and company uniform dress code requirements and maintain a valid driver’s license. Virginia Safari Park is a smoke-free environment.

Benefits include:
• Competitive salary
• Company insurance including vision and dental coverage options
• Paid sick/vacation time
• 401(k) plan
• Fun work environment
• Challenging, meaningful work to keep you engaged and your career moving forward. 
Applicants should send resumes with references to: director@virginiasafaripark.com

Guest Services Attendant


Gift Shop attendants work with the guests in a friendly and personable manner on a day-to-day basis. Attendant work in concessions, admission ticketing and gift sales.

Position Requirements:

• Must be 16 years or older
• Non-smoking
• Must have a desire to serve the public and be able to deal positively and effectively with the public.
• Must have good communication skills and actions.
• Must be a positive role model in behavior and actions.
• Must work weekends, holidays, and any school breaks.
• Be able to reach, stoop, and stand for extended periods of time.
• Be able to lift 35lbs or more.
On-the-job training provided, applicants must be friendly and detail-oriented, while working in a fast-paced environment. Flexible shifts, full-time and part-time available.
Applicants should e-mail resumes and availability to Aaron director@virginiasafaripark.com

Other Positions


Position Requirements:


Degree, or advanced training, in horticulture preferred. Responsible for the overall appearance, planting, and care of all plants. Includes lawn maintenance, including operation of zero-turn mowers, weed-eaters, and other equipment. Will oversee other groundskeepers in team. Includes mulching, some mowing as needed, etc. 


Maintenance Department: Construction, Carpentry:

Construction: Must be familiar with common building practices and regulations. Must be able to work with existing crew members and identify and resolve issues as they arise.  General construction skills/carpentry skills/metal siding & roofing preffered. Plumbing/electrical/concrete work is a bonus. 


Mechanical/Automotive Attendants:

Be able to maintain fleet of vehicles and equipment, including basic maintenance of tractors, mowers, etc.  Must be familiar with operation and general maintenance of standard farm machinery. Ability to operate farm vehicles, skid steers, backhoes, and bulldozers is prefferend. 


Weekend Parking Attendants:

Seasonal, part-time work assisting guests with parking.  Must be energetic, friendly, and great with the public and able to work weekends and holidays.



Maintains park grounds, including walkways, railings, etc. Picks up and empties trash, insures grounds are continually monitored. May include lawn maintenance, including operation of zero-turn mowers, weed-eaters, and other equipment.


Custodians: General custodial duties as needed throughout the park to maintain a clean facility for our guests.


To Apply Contact: 

 Becky Huels with experience and work availability, office@virginiasafaripark.com.

Wagon Driver


The wagon driver drives a tractor pulled wagon tour throughout the drive thru park while presenting an informative narration on the Park's many animals. This position has the responsibility of conducting up to 3 to 4 tours daily in a safe, orderly and expedient manner while educating guests about the animals that live at the Park.

Position Requirements:

Preference to those 21 years of age or older
Must have valid driver’s license
Copy of driving record required if hired
Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing, and great with the public
Public speaking experience preferred
Excellent customer service skills
Peak tours:  weekends, holidays, and other school breaks during the hours of operation
The park operates tours daily from mid-March thru Thanksgiving weekend
Must be able to lift 50lbs or more

Essential Job Functions:

- Operates tours on a tractor pulled wagon, tractors are easy to learn to drive.
- Presents educational and entertaining narrative simultaneously while driving a tour vehicle on our built in P.A. systems
-  Presents a positive, friendly, and outgoing image
- Conducts tours in an organized, safe and timely manner
- Interacts with tour patrons continuously
- Conducts tours on designated roads throughout the drive thru
- Conducts special tours as required, these may be after regular park hours
- Distinguishes animals in their natural habitat, makes the tours fun and adventuresome. 
- Answers questions regarding animals and main features of the Drive thru and walk thru areas.

To Apply: Email Aaron at director@virginiasafaripark.com with your expereince and training availability. 540-291-3205 ext. 6

Full Time Zoo Keepers


Virginia Safari Park, a 180-acre drive through zoo and breeding center, is expanding and searching for additional keepers. We maintain an inventory of 1000+ specimens comprised of large groups of hoofed stock as well as a “Safari Village” comprised of primates, large cats, a walk-through aviary, reptiles, and domestic petting area. We currently have full time openings in our safari area and a full time and seasonal openings in our village area. These positions require a person with excellent observational skills and a strong work ethic. All keepers will be responsible for the daily care of the animals. Full time keepers are required to maintain their animal records as well as assist in breeding programs.

Position Requirements:

BS in an animal science, biology, or science related field is preferred
Experience may be substituted for a degree
For the safari: domestic hoof stock experience is acceptable
Minimum of 6 months paid animal care experience
Strong work ethic, good physical conditions and a willingness to learn
Must be able to adhere to our strict personal appearance requirements
Maintain a non-smoking work environment
Have the ability to work in all weather conditions
Experience in using or willing to learn to use trucks, tractors, and other types of equipment
Valid Drivers license 
Weekend and holiday work are required
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
Competitive salary, insurance, paid sick/vacation time, and 401k options available.


Please send resumes to: Sarah Friedel

Email: scurator@virginiasafaripark.com