Currently hiring guest services and admissions for the Autumn Season

Employment Opportunities

Welcome to the Louisville Zoo Human Resources Page.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Zoo, please visit Volunteer Opportunities.


Animal Department

Zoo Service Assistant — One year of college with a declared major in Biology or closely related field and one year of working with animals in an institutional setting. Assist area animal keepers with duties to help facilitate the occurrence of regularly scheduled animal presentations.


Education Instructor — One year of college seeking a degree in elementary or secondary education, one year of experience working with children in formal or informal teaching setting (school, day camp, zoo, or other cultural attraction) and background knowledge of biology, ecology or related field. Must be able to handle small exotic animals for educational purposes. Must have good communication/ teaching skills. Must be willing to be First Aid/ CPR certified, work a varied part-time schedule

Guest Services

Zoo Service Worker — Various cleaning duties, ticket scanning, welcoming guests, interacting with guests and answering questions, safety & security, attendant for seasonal attractions, crowd and traffic control. Must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Varied schedule availability.

Zoo Service Worker (Special Events) – Assist with planning and producing public events including Boo at the Zoo, Throo the Zoo 5k Run/Walk, Wild Lights, and more! Must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Varied schedule availability.

Rides Operator – Operates 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.

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.


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


Marketing Aide:  Works with the marketing department (marketing, public relations and sponsorship) on social media, email advertising, website updates, photography/videography and design as needed.  Background, work experience or college credit in any of these fields or is preferred.  In addition, experience with Adobe Creative Cloud programs is also a plus.  Must be 18 years of age.

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.

Minimum wage is $15.15 hourly (Unless specified)
The Louisville Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rules, Requirements & Benefits

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 / First 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 your expense before date of employment.

Zoo Benefits

  • Unique, fun environment
  • Discount in Gift Shop and Food areas with Zoo ID
  • Free Admittance to Zoo while employed
  • Free parking

Links to Apply


Zoo Full-Time and Part Time Staff

SSA FOOD Application

SSA Retail Application