Join our herd, flock, troop, or whatever we are!

Do you think you have what it takes to join the Zoosiana team? If so, we offer multiple opportunities to do so!

Employment Positions:

  • Working at Zoosiana is equal parts hard work and fun! We offer a fast-pace environment and our exciting schedule of events promises a constantly changing routine.
  • Competitive candidates for available positions have positive, out-going attitudes and are customer service oriented, attentive to detail, and ready to please our guests.
  • With our several departments, we are sure to have an area that fits you!


Maintenance and Grounds Technicians

Maintenance and Grounds Technicians: Job Description

Summary

Zoosiana in Broussard, LA is looking for hardworking, capable individuals to join our Maintenance and Facilities team.  Maintenance and Grounds Technicians works to keep the Zoosiana facility maintained in a safe and presentable manner.

Qualifications
  • Experience with and knowledge of lawn equipment;
  • Experience with and knowledge of power tools, hand tools, and light machinery;
  • Ability to work among plants and foliage;
  • Experience in a similar role is preferred, not required;
  • Must be able to work out doors in the elements, and be able to lift 50 pounds;
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, cooperative team environment and multi-task.
Responsibilities

Maintenance and Grounds Technicians are responsible for assisting the Maintenance Team with repairs and maintenance as needed throughout the zoo, as well as completing groundskeeping tasks while manicuring the park.  Responsibilities including mowing, weed-eating, weeding, trimming foliage, raking, cleaning, hauling debris, pressure washing, planting, and other similar tasks.  Additional responsibilities shall include assisting the Maintenance Team with repairs that will include plumbing, carpentry, welding, etc.

About Zoosiana!

Zoosiana is one of the most vibrant and unique companies in the Acadiana region – caring for 1,000 wonderful, beautiful animals and hosting hundreds of thousands of guests on site at the zoo.

Zoosiana is in it’s 30th year of operation and is located in beautiful Broussard, at the intersection of Highway 90 and Ambassador Caffery Parkway.  The zoo offers the chance to experience and learn about our world’s most precious residents.  Our animal family represents over 125 species from around the world, some of which are rare and endangered.  We have a growing family of many animals, including giraffe, squirrel monkeys, scarlet macaws, and many others! 

In addition to walking the nearly 45 acre zoo under the shade of century-old live oak trees, guests can enjoy the Safari Express Train, Jungle George’s Gem Mine, Jungle Lodge Playground, Critter Café, Beastro, and the Gift Shop!  We also have some exciting new animals and amenities coming in 2022. 

How to begin?

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Groundskeeper

Groundskeeper: Job Description

Summary

Zoosiana in Broussard, LA is looking for a hardworking, capable individual to join our Maintenance and Facilities team. The Groundskeeper will work to keep the Zoosiana facility maintained in a safe and presentable manner.

Qualifications
  • Experience with and knowledge of lawn equipment;
  • Experience with and knowledge of power tools, hand tools, and light machinery;
  • Ability to work among plants and foliage;
  • Experience in a similar role is preferred, not required;
  • Must be able to work outdoors in the elements, and be able to lift 50 pounds;
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, cooperative team environment and multi-task.

Responsibilities

The Groundskeeper is responsible for completing groundskeeping tasks throughout the zoo while manicuring the park. Responsibilities include mowing, weed-eating, weeding, trimming foliage, raking, cleaning, hauling debris, pressure washing, planting, and other similar tasks. Additional duties may include assisting the Maintenance Team with repairs, including plumbing, carpentry, welding, etc.


Train Driver

This position is part time.
Position Location: Safari Train Depot

We have an immediate opening for a Train Driver! Zoosiana is an exciting place to work, and the Safari Express Train is one of the most popular places in the zoo.

Train Drivers are responsible for providing a safe and enjoyable train ride for zoo guests. They also provide guest service, handle train ticket and concession sales, and other operational positions in the train area.

The right person will be customer service oriented, safety conscious, enthusiastic, and friendly. The number of weekly work hours will vary depending on the season and weather, so you need the ability to accommodate a flexible schedule. The Safari Express Train Driver is an exciting position at the Zoo as it is both outdoor and indoor, includes talking about zoo animals with guests, and centers around one of the most popular areas in the zoo!

Requirements:

Fulfill all duties needed to properly operate the Safari Express and Depot, including safely driving the Safari Express, selling food and drink products, operating the cash register, politely serving guests, following all rules and safety guidelines, and others. Must have a valid driver's license.

In addition to successfully passing the interview process, competitive applicants must be at least 18 years of age and hold a valid driver's license.


Animal Care Team

Animal Care Team: Job Description

Summary

Zoosiana in Broussard, LA is looking for a self-motivated individual to join our Animal Care Team as a Commissary Keeper. This position prepares diets for the zoo's hundreds of animals. This individual should enjoy food preparation, cleaning, and organizing in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications:
  • Must be able to follow basic recipes and instructions
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Valid driver's license required
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Responsibilities:

The Commissary Keeper is part of the Animal Care Team and is responsible for meal preparation for hundreds of animals, enrichment, and other similar tasks. This position also maintains the order and cleanliness of the kitchen, kitchen equipment, and food storage areas. The Commissary Keeper is responsible for receiving and storing food deliveries, and driving off-site to pick up produce, dry goods, and run errands. They maintain regular and frequent communication with the General Curator for ensuring best practices are used in providing care to our animals. All members of the Animal Care Team must operate with a "safety-first" mentality and report directly to the General Curator.


Commissary Assistant

Summary

Zoosiana in Broussard, LA is looking for a self-motivated individual to join our Animal Care Team as a Commissary Assistant. The Commissary Assistant prepares diets for the zoo's hundreds of animals. This individual should enjoy food prep, cleaning, and organizing in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications:
  • Must be able to follow basic recipes and instructions
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Valid driver's license required
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing diets for small mammals, primates, birds, and reptiles in a timely manner
  • Maintaining order and cleanliness of the kitchen, kitchen equipment, and food storage areas
  • Creating enrichment with the Animal Care Team
  • Receiving and storing food deliveries
  • Driving off-site to pick up produce, dry goods, and run errands (valid driver's license required).


Gift Shop Attendant

Position Location: Gift Shop

We are seeking an enthusiastic person with a contagious smile to work in the ZOOSIANA Gift Shop!

The Gift Shop is a fast-pace environment and has the responsibility of being the first- and last- impression for most zoo guests. Therefore, a friendly nature and an excellent customer service attitude is required.

Required tasks include, but are not limited to:
  • Working a cash register (zoo admission, gift shop purchases, etc.)
  • Answering telephones
  • Provide guests with helpful information and answering questions
  • Checking in groups
  • Closing out tabs for groups, birthday parties, etc.
  • Maintaining the gift shop and appropriate facilities in a clean, organized, and presentable manner
  • Maintaining the outside of the gift shop (porches, trash cans, potted plants, etc.)
  • Restocking shelves
  • And so on...

Gift Shop Attendants provide an exciting and welcoming service for guests entering the zoo and a memorable experience for guests leaving the zoo.

If you would be a good fit for this position, please submit the form indicating your interest. Thank you.

FULL and PART-TIME positions available!


Concession Attendant

Position Location: Concession Stand

We are looking for a customer-service oriented team player to fulfill a position in our Critter Cafe' Concession Stand.

The Critter Cafe' offers a fast pace environment and provides food service to zoo guests.

Work schedule includes weekends.

We have an immediate opening and are looking to fill this position quickly - apply today!

FULL and PART-TIME positions available!