Employment Opportunities

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

The Louisville Zoo is an equal opportunity employer

Minimum wage at $8.50 per hour


Department Positions

Seasonal positions include:

Guest Services

Zoo Service Worker: Responsibilities include event setup and take down, Safety and Security, Custodial, and General Labor. (All positions currently filled)

Zoo Service Worker: Responsibilities include crowd control, safety and security, park cleaning, access control, and basic computer skills needed for operating Point of Sale system. (All positions currently filled) 

Rides and Attractions

Splash Park Attendant: Responsibilities include crowd control, water quality testing, public safety, cleanliness of park, and CPR/ 1st Aid Certification.

Rides and Attraction Operator: Responsibilities include operating Trams, Trains, Carousel, Cart Shuttles, The Ropes Course, and inspections and cleanliness of all Attractions.

Animal Department

Zoo Service Worker: Responsibilities include assisting Keepers in diets, exhibit cleaning, and enrichment of animal areas. (All positions currently filled) 


Zoo Service Aide: Responsibilities include, grass cutting, mulching, and grounds maintenance.


Education instructor: Responsibilities include Lesson planning, conducting camps, and CPR/ 1st aid certification. Position requires one year of college majoring in Education.

Admissions, Membership & Front Desk Receptionist

Zoo Service Clerk: Responsibilities include basic computer operating Skills, Balancing of cash drawers, Switchboard Duties, guest interaction and making announcements over PA system/Radio

Rules, Requirements & Benefits

Employee Requirements

  • Customer service must be a priority to applicant applying
  • 18 years of age
  • Must be flexible to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be available to work JCC spring break in all areas
  • 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 MPC or 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

Seasonal Application

Click here to apply online.

Full-Time & Part Time Positions

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