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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The Louisville Zoo Application 

SSA FOOD Application

SSA Retail Application


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.


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

Animal Department: Zoo Service Assistant

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

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 / 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

  • 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