Job Postings

Hoofstock Posting


Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Closing Date
February 6, 2020

Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, KS is looking for hardworking,self-motivated, dedicated animal care staff. Currently the park is 25 acres and has another 40+ acres to expand and we plan on growing. A new children’s zoo and safari park are among the plans for expansion. Tanganyika prides itself in providing wildly different experiences for its guests and being stewards for the animals in our care. In the past year, we have developed a set of core values to guide leadership and our team to improve and continue to meet our goals of becoming a destination park for visitors and a great place to work. If you like a fast paced, growth mindset culture come join the change.

The hoofstock team is responsible for a variety of animals, including one of the largest giraffe herds in the United States, Grevy zebra, okapi, springbok, Indian rhino, a pygmy hippo breeding pair, and numerous other species. This team is hardworking and dedicated not only to the care of their animals but to the growth of their team and themselves as individuals. This team is willing to put in the time and effort to have hard conversations about teamwork, care, and training for the betterment of the animals. In addition to being part of numerous successful breeding programs, the hoofstock team takes part in encounter stations and ambassador animal training around the park.

If you love watching baby giraffe take their first steps, enjoy seeing the look of amazement when kids throw carrots to hippo, or love spending summer days taking camels for a walk then you need to apply to join our team.

Education and Pre-requisites

Combination of education and hands-on experience that provides the required skills for the position
Excellent public speaking and customer service skills
Desire to grow as a team member, animal keeper, and human being
Ability to stand or walk and be able to preform physical work outside in all weather conditions
Ability to bend, stoop, and lift 50-75 pounds repetitively when necessary
Ability to work long hours, weekend, weekdays, holidays, and everyday

Desired skills, experience, and individual qualities:
Self motivated
Hard working
Ability to read behavior
Fast learner
Operant conditioning experience
Conflict resolution

Compensation and benefits

Health Benefits
Aflac Plan
Simple IRA

Application instructions

Please send cover letter and resume including references to Stephanie Jeter at