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 Department


Position Location: Maintenance Department

We are looking for the perfect person to join Zoosiana's Maintenance Department.

This is an incredibly important role and it has numerous responsibilities, some of which include:
•Maintaining and using various light- and heavy- duty equipment
•Maintaining and using power tools and lawn care devices
•Working on and troubleshooting plumbing, electrical, and carpentry projects
•Working on grounds, landscaping, and grooming projects
•Experience with or knowledge of welding is a plus

The ideal person can troubleshoot engines and equipment, work well in all weather conditions (outside for most of the job), and can assess, approach, and solve facility maintenance related issues that may develop.

•Must be able to work outdoors
•Must be mechanically inclined
•Must be able to lift over 50 pounds
•Must have basic plumbing skills
•Must have basic electrical skills
•Must have basic carpentry skills
•Must know how to use power tools
•Must be able to use lawn equipment
•Must be able to paint
•Must be safety conscious
•Must be organized
•Must be dependable
•Must NOT be afraid to get dirty

Successful applicants will be able to fulfill the multiple duties and responsibilities assigned to the Maintenance Department. Some of those duties include, but are not limited to, repairs and maintenance in all zoo areas, cleaning, grounds keeping, and a variety of projects. This is an out-of-doors position that requires progress in most weather elements (rain, cold, etc.).

Apply online here or in person at the zoo.


Lead Train Driver

Position Location: Safari Train Depot.

The Lead Train Driver is responsible for activities, safety, and maintenance of the Zoosiana Safari Express. This person ensures that the train functioning, guidelines, and running standards are followed and maintained. Responsibilities also include operating the depot, including ticket and concession sales, inventory control, and others.

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Schedule, train, and coordinate train staff
  • Conduct daily safety inspections
  • Conduct preventative and routine maintenance to ensure a safe and reliable train operation
  • Operate scheduled train rides during zoo hours
  • Ensure proper train operations and safety of passengers and pedestrians
  • Sell tickets and concession items to guests
  • Ensure the safety of passengers
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements including possessing a valid, current drivers license, with a good driving record. Some mechanical knowledge and experience is a plus.

Weekly work hours may vary based on seasonality and weather, so the ability to accommodate a flexible schedule is a must.

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.

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!

Parakeet Exhibit Attendant

This position is part time

Position Location: Guest Services

Part time position available for our Parakeet Exhibit attraction.
The attendant ensures parakeet and guest safety, and guest enjoyment. Attendant produces and sells feed sticks for the guests to use when feeding the parakeets, monitors the activity of the exhibit, cleans the exhibit, and provides other relevant services in and around this attraction.

Hours are generally 9am to 4pm, but are subject to adjustments pending weather and weekend attendance. Some weekdays will be required.

Zoo Keeper

This position is full time

Position Location: Animal Department

Zoo Keepers at ZOOSIANA are responsible for the daily care and maintenance of the entire animal collection. This includes, but is not limited to: diet preparation, feeding, cleaning, observing, training, maintaining exhibits, and more. Additionally, emphasis is placed on guest service, so comfort and enthusiasm in dealing with zoo guests (to include presentations) is a must.

Zoo Keepers are required to abide by all rules and policies set forth in the Animal Department and report directly to the General Curator. ZOOSIANA enforces a uniform policy and requires a clean, professional appearance at all times.

Competitive applicants will have, at a minimum:
  • Relevant experience (work or volunteer experience in a zoo environment, veterinary clinic, farm, or similar)
  • Relevant education (degree in a related field [animal science, pre-vet, biology, etc.] or related course work taken)
  • Valid references
  • Enthusiasm and ability to learn and excel in a team environment (which does include several independent components)
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions and lift 50+ pounds
  • Zoo Keepers work on weekends and holidays
Interested people should complete the form and upload a resume' by clicking the APPLY button, below.