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

SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT

Department Positions

Seasonal positions include:

Guest Services

Zoo Service Worker – Level A: Responsibilities include event setup and take down, Safety and Security, Custodial, and General Labor. Must be 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license and able to work a varied schedule through October, 2016. (Currently Accepting Applications) 

Zoo Service Worker – Level B: Responsibilities include crowd control, safety and security, park cleaning, access control, and basic computer skills needed for operating Point of Sale system. Must be 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license and able to work a varied schedule through October, 2016. (Currently Accepting Applications) 

Seasonal Custodian – Guest Services:  Must be 18 yrs. of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Experience with Janitorial duties preferred. Works second shift and must be available to work daily through November. (Currently Accepting Applications) 

Rides and Attractions

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

Rides and Attraction Operator: Responsibilities include operating Trams, Trains, Carousel, Cart Shuttles, The Ropes Course, and inspections and cleanliness of all Attractions. Must be 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license and able to work a varied schedule through October, 2016. (Currently Accepting Applications) 

Animal Department

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

Horticulture

Zoo Service Aide: Responsibilities include, grass cutting, mulching and grounds maintenance. Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Position works a steady Monday through Friday schedule through Nov. 1, 2016. (Currently Accepting Applications) 

Education

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

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. (Currently Accepting Applications for admissions and membership) 

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
  • 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 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