Job Postings

Full time and Seasonal Keepers


Virginia Safari Park

Closing Date
October 3, 2020

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, walk-through aviary, reptiles and petting area.

We currently have full time openings available in the safari section, as well as, full time positions in the village area. These positions require a person with excellent observation 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. We are looking for people with a strong hoofed stock background in either exotics or domestics. Experience can be substituted for a degree.

Education and Pre-requisites

• Big cat experience for the big cat position.
• Reptile Experience for reptile position.
• Hoof stock experience domestic or exotic for the safari positions.
• A Bachelor’s Degree in science, Animal science/Biology preferred
• A strong work ethic, good physical condition and a willingness to learn
• Must be able to adhere to our strict personal appearance requirements, no visible tattoos permitted.
• 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, weed eaters, and other types of machinery
• Minimum of 6 months paid animal care
• Valid Driver’s license
• Must be able to work weekends and holidays
• Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs

Compensation and benefits

• Competitive salary
• Health Insurance
• Paid sick time
• Paid vacation
• 401K

Application instructions

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Sarah Friedel
General Curator
Virginia Safari Park
229 Safari Lane
Natural Bridge, VA 24578