Job Postings

Large Carnivore Handler


Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Camp Verde, AZ

Closing Date
April 25, 2023

This is a dream job for large carnivore lovers! Check out this link to see if it’s your dream:

Out of Africa Wildlife Park is a 204 acre, one of a kind facility that brings people close to animals and inspires conservation action through play, loving relationships, and natural behaviors. As our park is free contact, and our animals are housed in large, naturalistic enclosures, stereotypical behaviors are extremely rare. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, animal husbandry, public speaking, driving tours, landscaping, and construction.

Education and Pre-requisites

Must be ready and willing to interact with large carnivores in exciting, educational, and entertaining shows for the public. The ability to work in a team is paramount.

A passion for husbandry, education, and conservation is required.

Applicant should be in excellent physical condition. He or she must be a proficient swimmer, be able to sprint, and be able to lift 75 pounds above his or her head on a regular basis. Applicant should have a vast knowledge of large carnivores and be prepared to cross train to other areas of the park. The ability to weld and operate machinery is a plus.

The position requires 1 year of carnivore experience or a 4 year degree in a related field.
Must be available to work full-time, flexible hours including weekends and holidays.

A valid drivers license is required as the successful applicant will be expected to drive educational tours.

Drug test required.

Compensation and benefits

Starting pay $15.50 per hour plus tips. Paid holidays and vacation.

Application instructions

Serious applicants may send a resume and cover letter to Brittney Olson at
Subject line: “Large Carnivore Handler”