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Food and Beverage Manager
Title:Food and Beverage Manager
Location:Goddard, KS
Department:Customer Service Team

Tanganyika’s Food and Beverage Manager will be responsible for working with the Chief of Support to manage all food and beverage operations (excluding catering) and for delivering an excellent guest experience. Provide exceptional levels of internal and external customer service and manage day-to-day operations within budgeted guidelines and to the highest standards. We are looking for someone who can lead our Consumables team by attracting, recruiting, training, and nurturing an ownership environment with emphasis on motivation and teamwork.

Do you want to watch giraffes frolic around their yard while you count inventory? Do you want to help preserve endangered species while quenching guests’ thirst and hunger? Come join the Tanganyika family and we’ll invest in your future while you help us build ours!



  • You must be 21 or over to apply for this position. 
  • Must hold valid driver’s license
  • Proven food and beverage management experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to spot and resolve challenges efficiently
  • Desire to grow as a team member, leader, and human being
  • Ability to stand or walk and be able to perform physical work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and lift 50-75 pounds when necessary
  • Ability to work long hours, weekends, weekdays, holidays

Desired skills, experience, and individual qualities:

  • Self motivated
  • Hard working
  • Driven
  • Dedicated
  • Ability to read behavior
  • Fast learner
  • Conflict resolution
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptable

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Starting at $12.00, base may be negotiable based on experience, profit share available
  • Health Insurance Benefits
  • Supplemental Insurance - AFLAC
  • HSA
  • Simple IRA
  • Dental Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • In-House Discounts
  • Free admission to TWP for yourself and family

Criminal background check required for this position.

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Location & Directions

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is located on the West edge of Wichita at:
1000 S. Hawkins Ln. in Goddard, KS.

GPS Update:
Google Maps and Apple Maps are both routing people to our service entrance off 183rd St W. If you use one of these apps for directions, make sure you go North to Maple St and then head West to Hawkins Ln. The true Park entrance is at the end of that road.

Food & Dining

The Pavilion Deli

The Pavilion Deli offers full meal combos with sandwiches, chips and drinks, kids meals, sides and snacks. For dessert Tanganyika has a full selection of ice cream novelties. The beverage selection includes a full range of bottled drinks, juices, fountain drinks, souvenir cups, Icees and beer.

Kang Brew Café

Kang Brew Café provides smoothies, Tanganyika Twisters and coffee-based drinks like the Giraffe-a-Latte and Okapi-ccino to keep you energized. Also find hot beverages like hot chocolate and coffee from Wichita-based Reverie Coffee Roasters.

Bring Your Own!

If you don't want to try one of our delicious dining options, you are welcome to bring in your own food and beverages except for glass containers and alcohol.


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Wichita Metro Area

The Wichita metro area offers a range of convenient hotel options to choose from if you are visiting Tanganyika from out of town or planning to extend your stay overnight.

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Our Address

1000 S. Hawkins Lane · Goddard, KS 67052
On the West Edge of Wichita in Goddard


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The Tanganyika Wildlife Foundation is a 501(c)(3) with the purpose of supporting exotic and endangered animal conservation and education efforts locally (via Tanganyika Wildlife Park) and around the world.

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