Guest Ambassador/Guest Experiences - San Diego Zoo Safari Park


It all began with a ROAR 100 years ago!

San Diego Zoo Global is a conservation organization dedicated to the science of saving endangered species worldwide. San Diego Zoo Global operates three world-class facilities: the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Our organization's vision - we will lead the fight against extinction.

Help us to make a difference for wildlife and begin your adventure with a career at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Join the dedicated crew who are passionate about what they do and strive to create unforgettable experiences for our guests. Share your knowledge, skills and commitment to provide GRRREAT Customer Service and be a part of the ROAR with San Diego Zoo Global!

Are you ready to start your adventure
and put your Passion for Wildlife to Work?

LOCATION - Guest Experiences/San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Duration - REGULAR Without Benefits

Positions available - 27

Attire - The Society has a very conservative grooming policy. Tattoos may not be visible or must be appropriately covered while on duty. Jewelry may be worn if it does not detract from a well-groomed look or create a safety hazard. No facial or tongue piercing.

Amenities - Located 30 minutes north of the San Diego Zoo in San Pasqual Valley near Escondido, California, this adventure offers ZOO Perks which include discounts on food/premium products, free and discounted admission to local attractions, and accrual of vacation and sick time (exception for some grants).

Requirements include:

(27 Non Union Positions
) Hourly Rate - $11.50

Please note that we are open every day of the year

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply


We are looking for dynamic individuals who can provide our guests with an exceptional customer service experience. Requirements include a positive attitude, ability to take initiative, be a team player and have the ability to communicate effectively with guests and co-workers and an eagerness to put your passion for wildlife to work.

For these positions, applicants MUST be able to perform multiple duties at the same time and be flexible enough to deal with guests in a tactful, courteous manner. MUST be able to communicate effectively with others.

Hours scheduled per week will be approximately 12-25 hours. Work schedule will vary depending on operational needs. The Guest Ambassador performs a variety of duties with a main focus of providing assistance to Safari Park visitors and employees.

Responsibilities include operating turnstiles as assigned, taking tickets, checking member identification, keeping order at turnstiles and other attractions, greeting visitors, crowd control at various locations, operation of carousel, ability to physically complete and monitor a ropes challenge course, provide directions and other general information.

Additional requirements include the ability to stand for long periods; walking up to two miles in a shift ; ability to maintain crowd control traffic flow in the parking lot.

A valid California driver license is preferred. The Guest Ambassador performs a variety of duties with a main focus of providing assistance to Safari Park visitors and employees.

(Post 12/27/17, Extended 1/15/18)

Meet Some of San Diego Zoo Global's Employees

Jerome A.

Sales Manager

Jerome helps people understand everything San Diego Zoo Global has to offer as a vacation destination by managing ticket sales and connecting with multiple corporate and military ticket resale partners.

Tim R.

Senior Operations Manager

Tim and his teams of hospitality specialists are the face of San Diego Zoo Global, welcoming guests, providing accommodations, and making sure the zoo’s many visitors have an incredible time.

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