Employment Opportunities

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

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SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT

Department Positions

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 multi-line switchboard and making PA announcements and radio announcements. Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

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.

Horticulture 

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

Minimum wage for 2020 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)
  • Seeking candidates with primarily daytime availability
  • 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.

Uniforms

Uniform Shirts are provided by the Zoo; however uniform pants and or shorts must be purchased 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

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Full-Time & Part Time Positions

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