Employment Opportunities

Now hiring Safari Team Members, please read the full listing and follow the application process correctly or they will not be considered.

Safari Team Member
Full Time & Part Time Seasonal Position

Responsibilities: Assist with all aspects of day to day zoo operations.  Interact with the Zoo’s visitors.  Duties may include but are not limited to cleaning animal pens and areas, feeding and watering, organizing the feed and barn areas, assisting with the preparation work, cleaning restrooms and sanitizing areas, stocking supplies and gift shop, lawn and ground maintenance, working on minor maintenance projects, working a cash register, entry level animal species enclosure maintenance, and assisting Lead Safari Team Members and/ or Supervisors on other tasks as assigned.  

Qualifications: Working experience with animals preferred, but not needed. Prior customer service experience is preferred.  Must be able to take direction and work independently when applicable.  Must have flexible work hours. Must have the physical ability to work on your feet and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time.  Must be able to handle extreme outdoor temperature extremes in all seasons. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be 16 years of age to apply (no exceptions).

Full-Time Candidates: Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and holidays.  All Safari Team Members that are 18 years old have the potential to move up.

Part-Time Candidates - High School/ College students: Must be available Weekends during the fall and holiday season. Can also work weekdays if available. In addition must be available to work weekends and holidays in the fall (not just the summer)

Additional Information

All successful candidates for this position may be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test. All candidates must be 16 years of age, have reliable transportation to work, and reliable means of communication.
 ​How do you apply for a position?

First: Download our job application located to the right       Big Joel's Safari Job Application

         and fill out. Click on the icon

        (must provide two professional references)

Second: Please email the job application and provide a cover

               letter to bigjoelsafari@bigjoelsafari.com

               Use "Big Joel Safari Hire" in the Subject line of e-mail

               Please use Microsoft Word for all job applloications and cover letters or we will not                    be able to view them

Third: After submitting the following to us, you will be sent back an email stating we have                    recieved your application within 24-48 hours. We will be accepting applications for a                  few weeks and will contact you if we are interested in an interview.

Please follow our application process correctly, if not we will not accept or follow up on your application. We will not respond to applications sent via social media such as facebook.











2 pm - 7 pm


2 pm - 7 pm


2 pm - 7 pm



$8 per person ages 2 to adult

children under 2 are free

Single person season pass $35*

3 person season pass $95*

4 person season pass $130*

Additional season passes can be added to the four pack for $30* each.

* plus taxes

Contact & Location



13187 State Hwy M
Wright City, MO 63390

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