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Safari Gate Guard & Station Attendant

PARK

Six Flags Great Adventure

LOCATION

Jackson , New Jersey

JOB TYPE

Part-Time

CATEGORY

Operations

Join the Six Flags Great Adventure team as a Gate Guard and Station Attendant. Be on ground level with the animals in the safari park. See them move around, play, bathe, run, give birth, and grow up right from the safety of your gate hut. Closely monitor them, and work with the safari wardens to ensure they stay in their sections. Help guests safely load our off-road open-air trucks to make their own memories on the safari tour. The safari season is from March-November with training starting in February. Please note this is not a hands-on animal position. Applicants that do not meet qualifications will not be considered for this position but may be considered for other positions at Six Flags. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



  •  Effectively and professionally communicate on a radio maintaining clear and concise transmissions.

  • Familiar with the animals on safari (information provided).

  • Keep eyes on animals in your section and make sure animals don’t go out of bounds. Know when to close your gate and to call a warden for assistance.

  • Report any animal or area issues to the warden.

  • Maintain clean and sanitary work areas.

  • Report to work on time.

  • Support our Save an Icon conservation initiative by promoting the program to guests.

  • Interact with guests in a professional way and help as needed.

  • Stand for long periods of time whether at the assigned gate or on the station.

  • Be able to safely secure wheelchairs to the trucks.

  • Safely and effectively, load and unload guests onto our off-road vehicles.

  • Complete any and all tasks as requested by Safari Management.

  • Assist with ride operations of Safari Off-Road Adventure under direction of Safari Supervisors.

  • Respect the property, equipment, trainers, team members and supervisors

  • Adhere to all Six Flags and departmental policies, including but not limited to attendance, punctuality and dress code

  • Work well in a team environment.

  • Team player that treats co-workers, management, and other departments with respect.

  • Cross train with other departments performing tasks essential for daily operation.


Qualifications:



  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Able to work around a variety of different free roaming animals.

  • Able to work outdoors and be exposed to all weather conditions for long periods of time.

  • Available to work at least 3 days per week throughout the length of the season. This must include weekends, holidays and nights.

  • Willing to learn in all different methods including PowerPoint, hands on, reading, and written
    assessments.

  • Able to communicate effectively in the English language, including the ability to read, speak, write and comprehend.

  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, climb stairs, bend, stoop, reach, twist, and lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Physically able to manually open and close large, heavy gates including lifting and pushing

  • Must maintain a strong commitment to safety.

  • Must have a positive and friendly personality.

  • Must be a team player and treat co-workers, management, and other departments with respect.

  • Must be able and willing to interact with guests in an engaging and professional manner.

  • Able to keep up and maintain a fast-paced environment.


Physical Demands: 



  • May be required to stand, sit, kneel, bend and/or crouch for extended periods of time

  • Moderate walking to and from the trucks and home base, and from personal car to home base in all weather conditions.

  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. This includes pulling and pushing gates in safari or lifting gates on the truck.

  • May be regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outdoor weather conditions including extreme cold or heat.

  • May be in close proximity to free roaming animals.

  • Occasionally exposed to high and/or precarious places

  • May be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals (PPE will be supplied)

  • Noise level of work environment is moderate


Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 58 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. With a culture built on safety, service, fun and friendliness, integrity, innovation, and results orientation, our mission at Six Flags Great Adventure is to create fun and thrills for all ages.


What's in it for you?



  • Free food for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Juneteenth and Labor Day

  • Exclusive Rides parties for all employees

  • Scholarship Opportunities

  • Professional Development

  • Complimentary tickets

  • In-Park discounts and more!