Employment Opportunities

Big Joel's Safari Petting Zoo & Educational is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2021 Season! As always, we are looking for energetic, responsible, and service oriented applicants. Whether this is your first job ever or if you are seeking an opportunity as a retirement job we may have the opportunity for you. Big Joel's Safari regular season is April 3rd thru November 21st, 2021. We are also open during the holiday season for Big Joel’s Winter Wonderland.

Safari Ambassador

Position is seasonal (April 3rd – November 21st) and possibly during Big Joel’s Winter Wonderland


  • Assisting and supervising zoo guests.

    • Duties include serving the public with basic information, directions, and park history, and helping ensure all zoo visitors follow park rules and protocol.

    • Ambassadors will play an important in educating and guiding field trip groups and supervising certain areas of the park.

  • Light duty cleaning.


  • Prior experience in the customer service or the educational field preferred. Must have great attention to detail and be able to relay new information quickly.

  • Must be able to work weekdays during the season. There may be opportunities for some weekends, holidays, or possible special events.

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age to apply for this position.

  • Please note this is not a position for High School Applicants or college applicants.

Safari Team Member, Full Time

Position is seasonal (April 3rd – November 21st) and possibly during Big Joel’s Winter Wonderland.

We are in need of full time seasonal workers at this time especially during the week days.


  • Assist with all aspects of day-to-day zoo operations.  

    • Interacting with the Zoo’s visitors while making sure guests are following zoo rules and protocols.  

    • Duties may include but are not limited to cleaning animal pens and areas, feeding and watering, cleaning and sanitizing public areas, basic lawn and park maintenance, working a cash register, entry level animal species enclosure maintenance, and assisting Lead Safari Team Members and/ or Supervisors on other tasks as assigned.  


  • Must be available to work 4-5 days a week.

  • Work schedules can include weekdays, weekends, and holidays. At this time we are seeking individuals who are available during the week days.

  • Working experience with animals and prior customer service experience is preferred, but not needed.  

  • 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 lift up to 50 lbs. and be able to handle outdoor temperature in all seasons.

  • All successful candidates for this position may be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.

  • Must have reliable transportation to work reliable means of communication.

  •  All candidates must be 16 years of age to apply.

 ​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 applications 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                    received 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.