Job Postings

Hoofstock Keeper/Tour Guide


Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Closing Date
January 2, 2022

Out of Africa Wildlife Park is seeking an engaging and motivated individual for a full-time tour guide/hoofstock keeper position at a fast-paced, hands-on wildlife park. Candidate must have a good retention ability for extensive animal facts and must be comfortable driving large tour vehicles. Applicants must be able to engage with both people and animals on an hour-long tour and be able to handle the physical exertion associated with an outdoor wildlife position. The position will be under the direction of the hoofstock department, but will also aid the carnivore, reptile, and small mammal departments as needed. Schedule includes weekdays, weekends, and holidays as assigned. Applicants must be willing to work outside in extreme temperatures and must be able to cope with a high volume of visitors. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, conducting tours with some hands-on animal interaction, driving trams to shuttle visitors to different areas of the park, cleaning vehicles, directing visitors to park events, answering guest queries, assisting animal departments with waters, diet prep, landscaping, vet procedures, and habitat cleaning/maintenance.

Education and Pre-requisites

Degree in biology, zoology, ecology, wildlife management, or related field is preferred. Applicants must have good observation and communication skills, work harmoniously with fellow staff and supervisors, and be able to work independently. An outgoing, positive personality is essential. Background in large animal husbandry and public speaking preferred. Must be able to lift 75 pounds. Ability to drive large vehicles, heavy machinery, and manual transmissions are a plus. Drug test will be required upon being hired.

Compensation and benefits

Starting salary is $13.50, but will be in addition to tips made on tours/shuttles. Paid holidays after 3 months and 1 week vacation after 1 year.

Application instructions

Send cover letter, resume, and references to
Jessica Lowthorp;
No phone calls please.

Resumes will remain on file and will be reviewed for openings within 6 months of job posting.