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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!

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    General Manager


    General Manager: Job Description 

    Summary

    Zoosiana in Broussard, LA is looking for a hardworking, dedicated, detail-oriented individual to lead the Zoosiana operation as General Manager.  The General Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day duties required to operate the zoo, along with creating a positive work environment for all staff and ensuring the upkeep of the zoo’s appearance and cleanliness. The General Manager will report directly to the Director and will directly oversee several departments. Working weekends is mandatory, along with holidays in which the zoo is open to the public. 

    Qualifications 

    • 5+ Years Guest Service experience; 
    • Proven experience as a General Manager, Operations Manager, or similar executive role; 
    • Excellent verbal and written skills;
    • Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time in extreme weather conditions; 
    • Maintenance and Landscape experience desired but not required;
    • Knowledge of basic maintenance and repairs needs and techniques desired;
    • Experience or interest working with animals is desired but not required; 
    • Knowledge of business processes and functions (finance, HR, procurement, operations, etc.); 
    • Must be able to work in a fast paced, cooperative team environment and multi-task. 

    Responsibilities

    The General Manager is tasked with successfully, effectively, productively, efficiently, and safely operating the zoo on a daily basis.

    • Operate the day-to-day operations of the zoo, with a hands-on, boots-on-the-ground approach;
    • Manage directly certain departments and department managers, including guest services and maintenance;
      • Oversee/ensure custodial duties are performed;
      • Ensure lawn care, groundskeeping, and general landscaping are cared for;
      • Ensure preventative maintenance is performed on facilities;
      • Provide projects and work orders for maintenance personnel;
      • Instruct and guide guest services;
      • Manage safety, functionality, and appeal of rides and attractions;
    • Manage indirectly/as needed certain departments and department managers, including animal care and marketing;
      • Logistics and coordination of special events;
      • Animal and human safety;
    • Maintain a daily presence and involvement in all departments;
      • Inventory/order/supply management for various departments;
      • Inventory/order office supplies; 
      • Inventory/order concession needs;
      • Ensure employees work productively and develop professionally;
        • Develop and maintain company culture and ethics;
      • Oversee recruitment and training of new employees;
        • Responsible for managing staffing levels and needs company wide;
      • Quick thinking and problem-solving skills;
      • Manage the logistics and coordination of “busy days” and “slow days”;
      • Ability to fill-in for various roles/positions as needed;
    • Manage and maintain regulatory compliance company wide, including code adherence, pest control, sanitation, cleanliness, best practices, etc.;
    • Open and Close the zoo;
    • Manage safety company wide;
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Work environment exposure to outdoor conditions such as heat, humidity, and rain will be required.

    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?

    Visit us online to start this exciting adventure.

    Apply

    Chief of Engagement


    Chief of Engagement : Job Description 

    Summary

    Zoosiana in Broussard, LA is looking for an engaging, talented, skillful individual to spearhead the public presence of the zoo as the Chief of Engagement. This is a full-time position at Zoosiana and encompasses a wide range of responsibilities and expectations.

    Qualifications 

    • Training or experience in marketing and/or mass communications best practices;
    • Excellent written and verbal skills;
    • Proficiency with Microsoft programs and graphic design programs;
    • Comfort and talent in public speaking;
    • Ability to generate creative, photo, and video content;
    • Experience in a similar role is preferred, not required;
    • BS in marketing, communications, or similar is preferred, not required;
    • Must be able to work in a fast paced, cooperative team environment and multi-task.

    Responsibilities

    The Chief of Engagement is tasked with developing and managing several key components of the zoo operation:

    • Marketing and advertising
      • Build, establish and enforce brand guidelines and best practices, including for all outgoing material, oversee the website, maintain and build relationships with vendors, generate content, manage marketing theming and scheduling, coordinate social media, manage email marketing, and manage graphic/digital marketing designs;
    • Media and public relations
      • Coordinate all public relations, including online reputation management, and facilitate media relations, including press releases, media appearances, and establishing and building relationships;
    • Events and programming
      • Facilitate special/seasonal events, promotional services/activities, weekly/monthly programs/activities, and zoo member engagement;
    • In combining the three above categories, this person is to also lead community engagement and social media, and is also tasked with generating creative ideas and managing the company's online reputation, as well as coordinating with the non-profit side of the zoo for grants, sponsorships, and partnerships opportunities

    Who are we looking for?

    We are looking for smiles, good vibes, enthusiasm, finesse, creativity, organization, punctuality, professionalism, team player, self-starter, and excitement.

    This person should be engaging, talented, skillful, excited to learn, and eager to become an integral and very important member of the zoo team.

    We are looking for someone who can move the zoo forward by forging and growing relationships, generating leads, and promoting all of the exciting reasons for visiting the zoo

    Applicants with experience, education, and success stories are preferred.

    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?

    Visit us online to start this exciting adventure.

    Apply

    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?

    Visit us online to start this exciting adventure.

    Apply

    Animal Care Team


    Animal Care Team: Job Description

    Summary

    Zoosiana in Broussard, LA is looking for hardworking, capable, and talented individuals to join our Animal Care Team.   The Animal Care Team provides daily care and maintenance to the zoo’s hundreds of animals, including feeding, cleaning, and enrichment. 

    Qualifications

    • Experience on a farm or similar environment;
    • Experience in 4H or similar organization;
    • Combination of education and hands-on experience that provides the required skills for the position;
    • Ability to work among plants and foliage;
    • Excellent customer service and public speaking skills;
    • 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

    The Animal Care Team is responsible for providing daily care and maintenance to all animals living at the zoo, including meal preparation, meal delivery, exhibit and off-exhibit cleaning, enrichment, and other similar tasks.  The Animal Care Team is responsible for making daily health and well-being assessments and for daily record keeping.  The Animal Care Team maintains regular and frequent communication with the General Curator for ensuring best practices are used in providing care to our animals.  Zoosiana is a breeding facility and the Animal Care Team assists with managing individual animal compatibility and breeding behaviors, as well as in rearing and caring for young animals.  All members of the Animal Care Team must operate with a “safety-first” mentality and report directly to the General Curator.

    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?

    Visit us online to start this exciting adventure.

    Apply

    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.

    Requirements: 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.
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    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!
    Apply

    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!
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Commissary Assistant


Must be 18 or older.
Must be available to work Saturdays and Sundays.
Must pass a background check.
Hiring supervisor will be conducting interviews this month.
Please send application and resume to fran@zoosiana.com

Responsibilities include: Maintaining order and cleanliness of keeper kitchen, food storage areas, veterinary clinic, equipment, and animal supplies; Running errands and delivery pickups (valid driver's license required).
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