Employment Opportunities



NOW HIRING FOR THE 2018 SEASON!


We are currently taking applications for the following positions.  These seasonal positions will be available from March thru October 2018.   

 

MUST BE ABLE TO WORK WEEKENDS!  

Most of the positions available below are for weekend (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday) employment only.  However, we do need some additional staff to help supervise school field trips during Monday thru Fridays in April & May and September & October.  Summer months will have weekday positions available and we have one maintenance staff position on weekdays.   

 

CASHIER POSITIONS

Responsibilities:
Includes operating Admission Booth & Gift Shop registers, answering phone, preparing animal feed for sale, set up for Birthday Parties & Groups, cleaning and restocking gift shop, and interact with zoo visitors daily.

Requirements:
Must be able to work weekends and holidays - some weekday positions available during School Field Trips - weekdays available in the summer months (we are open 7 days per week June, July, August) but still must be able to work some weekends in the summer months too
Must be dependable and reliable with good customer service skills
Previous cashier or customer service experience preferred but not required


ANIMAL RIDE STAFF 

Responsibilities:
Includes operating Camel and Pony Rides at the zoo and our mobile ride units.

Requirements:
Must be able to work weekends and holidays
Previous animal experience preferred 
Physical requirements include saddling animals and exposure to inclimate weather conditions
 

ZOOKEEPER / ANIMAL CARE STAFF

Responsibilities:
Cleaning and maintenance of animal exhibits and surrounding areas
Preparation of animal feed and feeding of animals
Assist with general care of animals
Interact with zoo visitors thru zoo educational programs and shows

Requirements:
These positions will rotate weekday and weekend hours including holidays
Previous animal and/or ranch experience preferred but not required
Animal Science and/or Zoology majors preferred but not required
Physical requirements include heavy lifting and exposure to inclimate weather conditions
 

MAINTENANCE STAFF

Responsibilities:
Help build animal exhibits and livestock fence
Maintenance of zoo grounds
Lawn care and landscaping of zoo grounds

Requirements:
This position will be weekdays only
Construction and / or maintenance experience preferred
Physical requirements include heavy lifting and exposure to inclimate weather conditions
 


Employment Requirements for ALL positions:

Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be dependable and reliable
Good customer service and/or people skills
Must be able to pass a criminal background check
 

Application Requirements:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Lazy L Safari.  Cover letter should include position you are applying for and which days / times you are available to work.  Resume should include an email address, phone number, education, past work experience, and 3 references.  

Email resume & cover letter to lazylsafari@yahoo.com OR mail to Lazy L Safari, 2763 County Road 618, Cape Girardeau, MO  63701. 

Note:  Please note you will receive a confirmation email upon our receiving your resume/cover letter.  Only qualified candidates will then be contacted to setup an interview or receive status updates.