Roer’s Zoofari is seeking a few outstanding SEASONAL Guest Services Attendants through the end of the summer. Guest Services Attendants at Roer’s Zoofari are knowledgeable, efficient, and willing to go the extra mile to facilitate positivity for the guests. Attendants will work in stations including the Gift Shop, the Admissions Booth, and the snack concession area. Attendants will be trained on how to answer frequently asked questions, as well as how to manage and decompress stressful situations. Attendants are expected to maintain a cheerful and welcoming disposition as the work pace fluctuates, and work within the entire zoo team to accomplish common goals. Seasonal staff are always considered for permanent positions; a great way to get a foot in the door.
-Provide high quality customer service to zoo guests at all times
-Provide accurate information to guests regarding the zoo’s creatures, educational offerings, and activities
-Manage Gift Shop operations, including sales of animal feed and shop merchandise, as well as organizing and restocking merchandise.
-Check-in guests, party groups, and school groups, identifying needs and opportunities to enhance guests experiences
-Must be at least 16 years of age
-Self-motivated and self-sufficient within a homogeneous team
-Able to approach stressful situations calmly and effectively, knowing when to ask for help
-Must have a proactive and flexible work ethic
-Have a great attention to detail to ensure a safe and positive guest experience
-Be able to walk, stand, and bend over for long periods of time.
-Previous guest service experience a definite bonus
-Must have weekend and some holiday availability
$9 to $11 per hour dependent on qualifications and experience
Summer Camp Day Counselor
The goal of our summer camp is to inspire the next generation to protect wildlife by sparking a connection with animals and nature, through hands-on investigation and team building. We are looking for a enthusiastic leader comfortable handling program animals and working with up to 20 children. The Safari Counselor will be expected to lead campers through camp days filled with learning activities and projects. Staff are expected to approach each day and its unique challenges with enthusiasm, patience, and a sense of humor. The Safari Camp Staff should focus on making memories, building bonds, and having the best day ever with their campers – every day.
Position is Monday-Friday, starting June 18th through August 17th.
Attend Counselor orientation and training days in late May and/or early June.
Learn camp curriculum and other materials provided prior to the start of camp.
Submit all required paperwork on time.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Experience teaching or working with children preferred.
Must be willing to work outside, in all weather conditions.
Must be comfortable with public speaking.
Maintain enthusiasm & patience throughout the day.
Must serve as a role model for campers; demonstrate a positive attitude, strong work ethic & follow the dress code.
Must be capable of the physical requirements to work in a zoo setting (ie. lift 50 pounds, etc.)
Must be able to work with and without direct supervision.
Must follow all safety protocols.
Must be able to follow oral and written directions.
$11 per hour
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Roer’s Zoofari is currently seeking a Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our knowledgeable and nurturing animal care staff. The Vet Tech will assist veterinarians and animal care staff in the general care and health maintenance of all zoo animals. They may perform initial evaluations of animals’ conditions, clean and wrap wounds, check vital statistics, collect samples and administer medication, and other tasks as assigned. Full Time position.
-Assist the veterinarian during examination of animals, providing restraint as needed in order to work safely and effectively.
-Prepare and administer medications, vaccines, serums, and treatments, as prescribed by the veterinarian.
-Care for and monitor the condition of animals recovering from surgery.
-Perform laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces, such as urinalysis and blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.
-Administer emergency first aid, such as performing emergency resuscitation or other life saving procedures.
-Collect, prepare, and label samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination. – Clean and sterilize instruments, equipment, and materials.
-Fill prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers.
-Prepare animals for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas and placing IV catheters.
-Maintain clean examination rooms and treatment areas.
-High school education required
-Must be licensed as veterinary technician
To be determined/negotiable
Roer's Wild Summer Internship
Roer’s Zoofari Park is located on 30 acres in beautiful northern Virginia, housing over 70 species. Interns can expect to gain hands on experience working directly with the animal collection alongside our trained animal care staff. All interns start in the small mammal department and are promoted to other routines based on performance, work ethic and attitude. Roer’s Wild Internship focuses on teaching aspiring zoo professionals the importance of animal husbandry and guest experiences. Daily tasks may include feeding, cleaning, record keeping, behavior observations, assist with medical procedures, give educational presentations to the public, develop enrichment, assist with construction and habitat maintenance, etc.