Employment Opportunities

Welcome to the Louisville Zoo Human Resource Page. If you are interested in volunteering at the Zoo, please visit Volunteer Opportunities.


No seasonal applications are being taken at this time.

Department Positions


Crew Leader — One year of college pursuing an Events/Marketing career. Computer skills, event set-up and logistics.


Zoo Aide — grass cutting, mulching, trimming, grounds maintenance.  Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.

Guest Services

Zoo Service Worker — Set-up, take-down for events, safety & security, janitorial, crowd control, park cleaning, access control, basic computer skills for operating Point of Sale system and general labor. Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Rides & Attractions

Splash Park Attendant — Crowd control, water quality testing, public safety, cleanliness of the park, and CPR/1st Aid Certified. Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Rides & Attractions Operator — Operates trains, trams, carousel, cart shuttles and Ropes Course; inspections & cleanliness of all attractions.  Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.

Animal Dept.

Zoo Service Assistant — assists keepers in diets, exhibit cleaning and enrichment of animal areas. Must have one year of college towards a degree related to animals and 1 year experience working with animals in an institutional setting.  Must be 18 years of age.


Education Instructor — One year of college seeking an Education major and one year of experience working with children.  Must be able to handle small exotic animals for educational purposes.  CPR/1st Aid Certification required.

Membership, Front Desk & Admissions

Zoo Service Clerk — All areas include basic computer operating skills and guest interaction. Some areas will require experience working w/money, balancing a cash drawer, operating a multiline switchboard and making PA announcements and radio announcements. Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Minimum wage for 2018 is $10.10 hourly (Unless specified)
The Louisville Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rules, Requirements & Benefit

Employee Requirements

  • Customer service must be a priority to applicant applying
  • A minimum of 16 years of age — Some jobs may require 18 years of age)
  • Must be flexible to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Some jobs require a valid driver’s license
  • Some Positions require CPR/ 1st Aide Certification, which is provided by the ZOO.


Uniform Shirts are provided by the Zoo; however uniform pants and or shorts must be purchased at Shaheens at your expense before date of employment.

Zoo Benefits

  • The Louisville Zoo is a unique environment
  • Discount in Gift Shop and Food areas with Zoo ID
  • Free Admittance to Zoo while employed
  • Free parking

Full-Time & Part Time Positions

All full-time and part-time positions will be posted on the Louisville Government webpage at louisvilleky.gov/HumanResources