Employment Opportunities

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


Department Positions


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


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

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. All positions currently filled.

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. All positions currently filled.


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. All positions currently filled.

Minimum wage for 2017 is $9.00 hourly (Unless specified)
The Louisville Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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