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Safari Off-Road Tour Guide

PARK

Six Flags Great Adventure

LOCATION

Jackson , New Jersey

JOB TYPE

Part-Time

CATEGORY

Operations

Do you enjoy talking to people and have a passion for educating? This could be the perfect fit for you. Help inform guests in an entertaining and educating way about a variety of animals in 3 locations: The Wild Walkway, Exploration Station, and Safari-Off Road Adventure! Whether giving a tour on one of our open-air military vehicles, or chatting with a guest visiting an animal exhibit, you’ll never have the same day twice. You’ll see animals that are playing, giving birth, watch them grow up, and even talk through animal training sessions. No previous animal experience is needed. Interested in working in the animal field? This position is a great starting point! Please note this is not a hands-on animal position. The Safari Season is from March-November with training starting in January/February. 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 & Responsibilities:



  • Learn, memorize, and retain show scripts and animal facts from all 3 areas.

  • Interact with guests in all 3 areas in a fun, informative and respectful way.

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time on the trucks and in zones.

  • Speak on and off microphone to large groups or one on one regarding the animals in the 3 areas.

  • Use daily logs to check sound equipment on the trucks.

  • Maintain clean and sanitary work areas.

  • Respect Six Flags’ property, equipment, trainers, team members, and supervisors

  • Adhere to all Six Flags and departmental policies, including but not limited to attendance, punctuality, and grooming guidelines.

  • Be able to safely secure wheelchairs to the trucks.

  • Report any animal abnormalities or abnormal park conditions to the appropriate person in that area.

  • Ensure each guest has a memorable experience by entertaining and educating each individual they come in contact with.

  • Monitor exhibits closely to ensure safety of animals and guests.

  • Maintain cleanliness of the guest side of all exhibits at The Wild Walkway, Exploration Station, and the off-road trucks.

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

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

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

  • Cross train with other departments performing tasks essential for daily operation including but not limited to gate guarding, rides attendant and station operator.

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


 


Qualifications:



  • 18 years of age or older

  • Strong public speaking skills and outgoing personality strongly preferred.

  • Acting or previous guide experience preferred but not required.

  • Ability to talk on microphone to large groups as well as one on one.

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

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

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

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

  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, climb stairs or into large off-road vehicles, bend, stoop, reach, twist, and lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Able to work around a variety of different animals.

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

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

  • Must maintain strong commitment to safety.


Physical Demands:



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

  • Moderate walking to and from Safari Off Road trucks, from personal car to place of work and around The Wil Walkway and Exploration Station.

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

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

  • Must be able to work in close proximity to animal ambassadors.

  • 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!


Note: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Team Members may perform other related duties as required, meeting the on-going needs of the company.