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

2019 Full Time & Seasonal Positions


Virginia Safari Park is seeking motivated individuals to join our Safari Crew for Spring 2019! Enjoy flexible scheduling and a fun (but WILD) working environment. The ideal candidates must be friendly and detail-oriented, while working in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs. Flexible shifts, full-time and part-time available.

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. May be full-time or part-time.


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.

Guest Services Cashier


Gift Shop attendants work with the guests in a friendly and personable manner on a day-to-day basis. The Gift Shop attendant will also run the concessions, and cash register for ticket and gift sales.

Position Requirements:

Must be 16 years or older
No visible tattoos or piercings
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 long periods of time.
Be able to lift 50lbs or more.

We will provide some on-the-job training for particulars as needed, but applicants are expected to have experience in the above listed duties.


Applicants should e-mail resumes and availability to: gsmanager@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
No visible tattoos or piercings
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 gsmanager@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