Zoo Staff Employment

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Thanks for considering employment at the Indianapolis Zoo​​, a national leader in animal conservation and one of Indiana's top tourist destinations. The Zoo is a private, 501(c)3 institution, and we're looking for motivated individuals to join our staff.

We only accept online applications for current job openings. Mailed, faxed and hand-delivered applications will not be considered. Candidates are encouraged to attach a cover letter and résumé to the online application. Please enter the title of the position you're applying for in the "Position Desired" section of the application. Completed applications are reviewed daily and forwarded to management for further consideration. Candidates being considered for employment will be co​ntacted individually. Please do not contact us to "check on" your application.

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​Full-Time Positions​ ​ ​​​​​​​​​

​Building Automation T​​echnician

Whether it’s doing routine maintenance on the fire panel in the Tiger exhibit, running electrical wire in the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center, or checking the PLCs in the Dolphin Pavilion, the Building Automation Technician job at the Indianapolis Zoo offers an amazing environment to work in! ​

Job Responsibilities​

  • Work closely with the Zoo's Honeywell system to monitor temperatures, humidity, ozone, chlorine, and Freon and ozone levels.

  • Routine maintenance for fire panels

  • Run electrical wiring

  • Check PLCs

Working Conditions

  • Physical demands of this position require heavy lifting, climbing ladders and scaffolding, stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling and lifting

  • Standing and walking for long periods of time may be required

  • Working outside in all types of temperatures and weather conditions in required

  • Must be able to work on weekends and on holidays

  • Uniforms, PPE and tools are provided.​

Qualifications

  • Basic HVAC and electrical system troubleshooting skills

  • Familiarity with instrumentation and calibration

  • Fire panel systems knowledge

  • Solid experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

  • Knowledge of and compliance with related OSHA regulations

  • Intermediate computer skills

  • A high school diploma or GED is required

  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in system or building controls, HVAC and/or electrical work​

The Zoo is located in the heart of Indy's vibrant downtown area, and our employees a competitive benefit package (medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 403b) upon 90 days of employment, immediate paid holidays. Once eligible, new full time employees enjoy 160 hours of paid time off. 
Deadline to apply is July 14.

Apply or see   additional application requirements ​below.​​ [close]​​

Deserts Keeper

When the doors open to the Deserts Dome, visitors leave Indianapolis and arrive in an arid oasis surrounded by beautiful and mysterious creatures. We are looking for someone with a passion for animal conservation and particular areas of interest and experience in venomous and non-venomous snakes, desert reptiles and desert birds to become a full-time keeper in our Deserts area.

Job Responsibilitie​s 

  • Care and keeping of our venomous and non-venomous snakes, desert reptiles, desert birds, and meerkats

  • Make positive contributions as a team member

  • Keep a professional demeanor and professional appearance due to regular visitor contact, seasonal keeper chats, and media events

Working Conditio​ns

  • There are strenuous physical requirements of this position, including but not limited to:

  • Ability to work outdoors and indoors in all environmental conditions

  • Ability of perform very heavy work, exerting at least 100 pounds of force occasionally, and or up to 50 pounds of force frequently

  • Ability to Climb and maintain body equilibrium while performing various jobs

  • Possible occupational exposure (Category B employee) to human bloodborne pathogens.  Possible exposure to dangerous chemicals (e.g. chlorine bleach, cleaning agents, etc.)  Must follow Universal Protection Precautions and Bloodborne Pathogens Guidelines

Qualifi​cations 

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in life sciences, zoo keeping, animal psychology or a similar/related field is required

  • Experience and interest in working with animals

  • Excellent visual acuity and hearing required

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Have proven decision making/problem solving skills, good observational skills

  • Be temperamentally suited to working with animals

  • Be highly motivated and, once trained, able to work independently with limited supervision

  • As part of a small, cohesive team, must be able to function and make positive contributions as a team member

  • Must be safety oriented

The Indianapolis Zoo offers a competitive total compensation package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and short term disability; 403b plan; paid holidays, and paid time off.

Please indicate your salary requirements.

Deadline to apply is Aug. 4. A​pply​ or see additional application requirements below. [close]

General Maintenance Technician

The Indianapolis Zoo is proud to employ skilled trades professionals who work behind-the-scenes to keep our mechanical, structural, and equipment needs serviced and running smoothly. Working in the facilities department at a zoo provides unique challenges, and a very interesting working environment.

​Job Responsibilities 

  • Perform a variety of routine maintenance such as painting, replacing doorknobs, fixing/replacing a lock, fixture installation and changing filters

  • Read blueprints and follow instructions (written and verbal)

  • Some weekends, holidays and overtime as needed, as well as being on call to respond to emergencies. Different shift work may be required.

Working Conditions

  • Usually works first shift, but must have some flexibility in scheduling

  • Required to climb ladders and scaffolding, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, stand, walk, push, pull and lift

  • Required to perform physically demanding, heavy work, which includes lifting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects

  • Works indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather, exposed to temperatures ranging from -10 to 90+ degrees

  • Adheres to all safety policies, and wears proper safety equipment (PPE) including dust masks, respirators, goggles, hearing protectors, and safety harness

  • Must follow Universal Protection Precautions and Blood borne Pathogens Guidelines. Possible occupational exposure (Category A employee) to human blood borne pathogens

  • Works around equipment that has a significant noise level

  • Works around mechanical moving parts, live electrical circuits, and exposed to dusty conditions and pollens

  • Exposed to various solvents, chemicals, and cleaning solutions

  • Must be comfortable working at heights while using proper fall restraint procedures and equipment

  • Compensation for this entry level position ranges begins at $14.50, and is commensurate with experience. Please indicate your hourly rate requirement on the application.

Qualifications​

  • High school diploma/GED and at least two years of professional work experience in the general maintenance field

  • Knowledge in the fields of electrical, plumbing, carpentry and HVAC

  • Unwavering commitment to safety

  • Must have computer skills and basic knowledge in Word, Excel, and Outlook programs.

  • Must be a cooperative team player who will remain flexible in assignments

  • A valid Indiana driver's license (or obtain one within 30 days of hire), and have a driving record that is insurable by the Zoo's insurance company.

Deadline to apply is July 31.
Apply​ or see additional application requirements​ below. [close]

Mechanic Tec​​hnician

The Indianapolis Zoo is proud to employ skilled trades professionals who work behind-the-scenes to keep our mechanical, structural and equipment needs serviced and running smoothly. Working in the facilities department at a zoo provides unique challenges, and a very interesting working environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Safely operating aerial work platforms, such as boom and scissor lifts

  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair the Zoo's rides including the Skyline, train, roller coaster and carousel

  • Maintain the Zoo's vehicle fleet

Working Conditions:

  • Climbing ladders and scaffolding, being able to exert 100 pounds of force occasionally, and lift up to 50 pounds regularly

  • Working outside, in all types of weather conditions

  • Carrying a pager to respond to emergency calls, and operating a 2-way radio

  • On-call availability to respond to emergencies, and willingness to work overtime, different shift work, weekends and holidays

  • Compensation is commensurate with experience. Please include your compensation requirement in your attached cover letter, or enter it on the online application.

Qualifications:

  • Five years of work experience in mechanical, electrical or pneumatic field

  • High school diploma/GED. Additional certification/ trade school education preferred

  • Knowledge and skills in hydraulics, PCL and welding different materials

  • Mechanical motor skills as well as knowledge of computer based electrical systems required

  • Must have automotive and small engine technical skills with the ability to troubleshoot and make repairs as needed

  • Experience in amusement ride operation and repair is strongly preferred

  • At least 21 years old

  • Possess a valid Indiana driver's license, and have a driving record that is insurable by the Zoo's insurer

The Zoo is located in the heart of Indy's vibrant downtown area, and our employees a competitive benefit package (medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 403b) upon 90 days of employment, immediate paid holidays. Once eligible, new full time employees enjoy 160 hours of paid time off. 

Deadline to apply is July 31.

Apply or seeadditional application requirements​ below.​ [close]​​​​

Plains Keeper

Your passion for animal conservation, combined with a particular interest and experience in giraffes, white rhinoceros, cranes, storks and a​ddra gazellesmay qualify you for a full-time keeper position in the Indianapolis Zoo's Plains department. The Zoo is home to these as well as other African species.

Job Responsibilities​

  • Work includes but is not limited to:

  • Exhibit and animal holding area maintenance

  • Diet preparation

  • Animal training

  • Record keeping

  • Assisting veterinary staff as needed

  • Ability to be cross-trained in other animal care areas

  • Assist with keeper chats and media events

  • Opportunities to be involved in research, education, conservation, training and all aspects of animal care

Working Conditions​

  • Strenuous physical requirements, including but not limited to:

  • Ability to perform very heavy work, exerting at least 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently

  • Ability to work outdoors and indoors under all environmental conditions

  • Ability to climb and maintain body equilibrium while performing various jobs

  • Excellent visual acuity and hearing is required

  • Possible occupational exposure (Category B employee) to human bloodborne pathogens. Possible exposure to dangerous chemicals (e.g. chlorine bleach, cleaning agents, etc.). Must follow Universal Protection Precautions and Bloodborne Pathogens Guidelines.

Qualifications​

  • Must have a bachelor's degree in biology, zoology, animal science, wildlife biology or other life-science field

  • At least two years of prior work experience at a zoo or animal care related organization is strongly preferred

  • Must be highly motivated and, once trained, able to work independently with limited supervision

  • As part of a small, cohesive team, must be able to function cooperatively and make positive contributions as a team member

  • Must have proven decision making/problem solving skills and good observational skills

  • Must be safety oriented

  • This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, professional demeanor and professional appearance due to regular visitor contact, keeper chats and media events

  • This is a Keeper or Senior Keeper level role. Position keeper level is based on prior experience in the animal husbandry field.

If you are qualified and interested in this position, complete an online application. Cover letters and resumes may be attached.
Application deadline is Aug. 4.

Apply or see additional application requirements​​ below.​ [close]​

Rides Technician 

The Indianapolis Zoo is proud to employ skilled trades professionals who work behind-the-scenes to keep our mechanical, structural and equipment needs serviced and running smoothly. Working in the facilities department at a zoo provides unique challenges, and a very interesting working environment.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Safely operating aerial work platforms, such as boom and scissor lifts

  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair the Zoo's rides including the Skyline, train, roller coaster and carousel

  • Maintain the Zoo's vehicle fleet

Working Conditions
  • Climbing ladders and scaffolding, being able to exert 100 pounds of force occasionally, and lift up to 50 pounds regularly

  • Working outside, in all types of weather conditions

  • Carrying a pager to respond to emergency calls, and operating a 2-way radio

  • On-call availability to respond to emergencies, and willingness to work overtime, different shift work, weekends and holidays on a regular basis

  • Compensation is commensurate with experience. Please include your compensation requirement in your attached cover letter, or enter it on the online application.

Qualifications​

  • At least 21 years old

  • Five years of work experience in mechanical, electrical or pneumatic field

  • High school diploma/GED. Additional certification/ trade school education preferred

  • Knowledge and skills in hydraulics and welding different materials

  • Mechanical motor skills as well as knowledge of computer based electrical systems required

  • Must have automotive and small engine technical skills with the ability to troubleshoot and make repairs as needed

  • Ability to prepare, service and repair motorized amusement rides

  • Experience in amusement ride operation and repair is preferred, but not required

  • ​​Possess a valid Indiana driver's license, and have a driving record that is insurable by the Zoo's insurer


​The Zoo is located in the heart of Indy's vibrant downtown area, and we offer our employees a competitive benefit package (medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 403b, critical illness and accident insurances and short-term disability) upon 90 days of employment, and liberal paid time off. 

Deadline to apply is July 31.  

Apply​ or see additional application requirements​ below.[close]​​

Part-Time Positions​​

Butterfly Keepers

If you dream of working around lush flowers and plants with beautiful butterflies fluttering through the air, we have the job for you! We are hiring part-time Butterfly Keepers to work from now through October to care for our butterflies that are flittering through the Hilbert Conservatory.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Learn and explain butterfly behavior to a wide range of guests, from school aged children to senior citizens ​

  • Walk through the exhibit and observe guest/butterfly interactions​

  • Care for and feed the butterflies

  • Monitor chrysalis development

  • Follow all safety Policy and Procedures of the Indianapolis Zoo

  • Receive and inventory butterfly chrysalis shipments

  • Clean the exhibit space and office area

  • Provide exceptional customer service

Working Conditions

  • ​Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time​

  • During the summer, the Hilbert Conservatory is open 9am-5pm Monday-Thursday, and 9am-7pm Friday-Sunday and holidays. For special events, evening hours are extended until 8:30pm. Butterfly Keepers must be able to work these hours. 

  • Salary is $8 per hour  

Qualifications

  • ​A high school degree or GED is required. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in zoology, biology, animal Science, wildlife biology or other life-science field is preferred. ​

  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills

  • Maintain a professional demeanor and appearance due to regular visitor contact and special events

The application deadline is July 31.​

Apply or see additional application requirements below. [close]​​

Birds Keeper

The Flights of Fancy exhibit in Encounters is home to a variety of bird species, including superb starlings, budgerigars, cockatiels, flamingos, red lories, rainbow lorikeets and more. We're seeking individuals who have experience with these species as well as a passion for animal conservation to help provide for the care and maintenance of our flock.

Job Responsibilities​ 

  • ​Assist with public interactions and informal presentations during keeper chats, area feeds and behind-the-scenes tours

  • Guest service and interpretation duties in mixed species aviaries 

  • Daily husbandry of a variety of bird species

  • Follow all safety Policies and Procedures of the Indianapolis Zoo

  • Responsible for the manual work involving the care and maintenance of exotic animals and exhibits

  • Directly responsible for the health and well-being of the collections assigned ot his/her care

  • Complete daily and weekly data entry

  • Help with special projects

Working Conditions
  • Learn and implement species quarantine procedures as directed by area manager/curator

  • Seasonal keepers may work up to 40 hours per week (employment ends by Oct. 1). Part-time keepers may work up to 29 hours per week.

  • Weekend, holiday and overtime work will be required

  • Salary commensurate with experience

Qualifications
  • At least one year of work and/or internship experience in animal care, preferably with birds

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in life sciences required for part-time keepers. High school diploma or equivalent required for seasonal keepers

  • Display a professional appearance as well as a professional, positive and enthusiastic attitude to both visitors and co-workers

  • Requires interaction with the general public, necessitating excellent public speaking skills

  • Requires excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to provide outstanding customer service

  • Must be temperamentally suited to working with the public as well as a variety of bird species

  • Must be safety-oriented 

  • Must be team-oriented with strong observational skills

  • Experience with soft bill and/or psittacine birds is preferred

Application deadline is July 11​. 

Apply or see additional application requirements below. [close]​

Cashiers

Our Guest Services employees play a key role in making the Indianapolis Zoo one of the top attractions in Indianapolis. And if you're looking for a part-time job, there's no better place than the Indianapolis Zoo. We operate an array of family-friendly rides in addition to our animal exhibits and gardens, and we're looking for seasonal admissions cashiers to help greet our guests and sell parking, rides and general admission tickets.

Job Responsibilities

  • Sell parking, rides and general admission tickets and rentals

  • Comply with Zoo and departmental policies and procedures

  • Work positively with department volunteers, staff and management

  • Maintains clean work environment and ensures overall park cleanliness

  • Provide friendly, professional service to Zoo guests and fellow staff members

  • Support the Zoo's mission

  • Other duties as assigned by management

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, special events and some late hours; must be flexible with work hours

  • Able to work outdoors and in all types of weather conditions

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 17 years old

  • High school diploma or GED preferred

  • Experience in customer service is a plus but not required

  • Must enjoy working as a team but be able to work as an individual

  • Friendly and courteous attitude

  • Flexible work hours required

  • Must adhere to appearance guidelines

Apply or see additional application requirements below. [close]​

Interpreter

Personal passion for advancing animal conservation, both locally and globally, is a primary job responsibility of every employee at the Indianapolis Zoo. It is the heart of who we are and a core value of our employees. Nationally accredited as a zoo, a botanical garden and an aquarium, the Indianapolis Zoo is a national leader in animal conservation, a top tourist destination in the Midwest, and is located in Indy's vibrant downtown. 

Job Responsibilites

  • Facilitate various on-grounds experiences for the Zoo's Education Department

  • Monitor and interpret at the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center

  • Present public chats and feed demonstrations, guide activities within the new Family Nature Center and act as a roving interpreter between scheduled programming

  • During months of lower visitation, develop interpretive projects for chats, shows and experiences, incorporating theatrical techniques to enhance experiences for on-site guests

  • Conduct research for existing or new experiences, update training materials, inventory and replenish supplies as needed

Working Conditions

  • The work schedule is typically 1 to 2 days per week and include weekends; daily shifts can vary with programming and attendance throughout the year

  • This position pays $11.35 per hour

  • Working on holidays and weekends is required

  • Physical stamina to stand for long periods of time conducting programs

  • Ability to work outside in a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions

Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or GED is required. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, environmental science, biology, the performing arts or a related field is strongly preferred

  • Formal or informal educational institution experience

  • Working knowledge of interpretive techniques

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas in writing, and in an engaging verbal manner.  Good public speaking skills are essential

  • Electronic media/technology, computer and word processing abilities

  • Prior experience working with the public, especially children preferred

  • Experience in public speaking or theater is preferred

  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills

  • Can work independently without supervision

Application deadline is Aug. 8.

Apply or see additional application requirements​ below.[close]

Rides Operators

Our Guest Services employees play a key role in making the Indianapolis Zoo one of the top attractions in Indianapolis. And if you're looking for a part-time job, there's no better place than the Indianapolis Zoo. We operate an array of family-friendly rides and attractions in addition to our animal exhibits and gardens, and we're looking for employees to provide assorted services to our guests.

Job Responsibilities

  • Operate/supervise mechanical rides and attractions (train ride, carousel, 4D Theater, roller coaster, splash park, and playground)

  • Keep the offices, rest areas, and grounds of the Zoo clean and beautiful for our guests and employees. 

  • Set up for special events. 

  • Ensures safety procedures are being followed on train ride, carousel, roller coaster, and playgrounds by both staff and guests.

  • Provides friendly, professional service to Zoo guests and fellow staff members

  • Supports the Zoo's mission

Working Conditions

  • Will work on weekends, special events, holidays, and some late hours

  • Must be able to work outdoors in various weather conditions

  • Ability to lift and drag at least 25 pounds of weight

  • Ability to walk and stand for the majority of the work shift.

  • Physical ability to walk, stand, kneel, squat, bend, lift, and push while performing various jobs.

  • Excellent visual acuity and hearing is required

  • Possible occupational exposure (Category B employee) to human bloodborne pathogens.  Possible exposure to dangerous chemicals (e.g. chlorine bleach, cleaning agents, etc.).  Must follow Universal Protection Precautions and Bloodborne Pathogens Guidelines. 

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Must have a valid Indiana's driver's license

  • Needs a high school diploma or GED

  • Experience in customer service is a plus, but not required

  • Ability to communicate and comprehend the English language

  • Have a friendly and courteous attitude

  • Must enjoy working as a team but be able to work as an individual.

  • Must have flexible work hours

  • Must adhere to appearance guidelines

Applyor see additional application requirements below.[close]​

Guest Relations Team Member

Each year, more than a million guests visit the Indianapolis Zoo to enjoy our 64 acres of animal exhibits and 3 acres of gardens, all while supporting our animal conservation mission. Our Guest Experiences team provides personal and sincere attention to all guests, exceeding their expectations of quality, cleanliness and service in all areas of guest services. Team members will be counted upon to always provide friendly, courteous, professional services to Zoo guests.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide friendly, professional service to IZS guests and fellow staff members.

  • Communicate effectively and answer guests' questions with clarity.

  • Open and close Oceans shark touch tank, Call Center and Hospitality Cart

  • Performs a wide range of jobs including but not limited to Hospitality exit cart-handling guest inquiries, monitoring shark touch tank, providing useful information to visitors who contact the zoo via email, telephone and or other media formats.

  • Ensures safety procedures are being followed in all areas of the park by both staff and guests. 

  • Accurately report and log all information as to support improvements within the institution.

Working Conditions 

  • Work is performed in all types of weather conditions. Required to dress according to weather conditions, in compliance with IZS dress code, which includes: proper shoe apparel; name tag at all times; khaki pants, shorts or skirts; and IZS issued shirt, clean and tucked in.

  • Must be able to work weekends, special events, holidays and some late hours.

  • Flexibility is needed due to changes in the crowd size and or weather, this may include being asked to work over your shift or go being sent home early.

  • This is an entry-level position. Hours worked are based on business demand and will not exceed 29 hours per week.

Qualifications

  • Previous hospitality or customer service industry related or unrelated work experience helpful.

  • Must be comfortable working with the public, display use of manners at all times.

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.

  • Friendly and courteous attitude

  • Trustworthy, dependable and punctual

  • Neat and clean in appearance;

  • Able to handle large volumes of guests and stay calm under adverse circumstances

  • Able to follow directions.

  • Quick and accurate basic math skills.

  • Some experience with computers or cash registers preferred.

  • Must display good judgment skills and troubleshooting abilities especially when dealing with guests and co-workers. 

  • Must be able to create value for each and every guest by suggestive selling.

  • Must enjoy working as a team but be able to work ​​as an individual.​

Please indicate your salary requirements.​ ​Apply or see​ additional application requirements​ below.

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Grounds Maintenance Team​ Member

The Indianapolis Zoo operates an array of family-friendly attractions and rides, with more than one million guests in attendance each year. Grounds Maintenance team members are important to the operation of one of the most popular family venues in Indiana.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supports the Zoo's mission of empowering people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation.

  • Assists with operational support for all major special events, including Zoobilation, ZooBoo and Christmas at the Zoo, and marketing special events, including Zoopolis 500.

  • Assists with the maintenance and set-up of Audio/Visual equipment throughout the Zoo.

  • Cleans and vacuums event spaces and other spaces to ensure cleanliness standards are maintained.

  • Ensures a quality presentation in event areas.

  • Assists with general storage areas to ensure areas are properly maintained and inventoried.

  • Participates in other duties as requested by Guest Services.

  • Ensures that IZS safety standards are followed.

​Working Conditions

  • Able to work on weekends, special events, holidays, and some late hours.

  • Must be properly trained in the use of the following equipment: Electric pallet jack and hand pallet jack.

  • Will work indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather.  Individual will be in temperatures ranging from -10 to 90+ degrees.

  • Must follow Universal Protection Precautions and Blood borne Pathogens Guidelines.  Possible occupational exposure (Category C employee) to human blood borne pathogens.

  • Must wear personal protective equipment including latex or rubber gloves, dust masks, and goggles.

  • Will be required to climb step-ladders, stoop, kneel, crouch, stand, walk, push, pull, and lift.

  • Must be physically able to do heavy lifting which may include exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid Indiana drivers license, and insurable by the IZS' insurance carrier.

  • Present professional attitude and interpersonal skills.

  • Interact and communicate with co-workers, supervision, vendors, and the public in a professional, courteous, and cooperative manner. 

  • Must be an intermediate user of Outlook, Word, Excel and IZS Work Order System.

  • Maintains regular attendance. No excessive or unexcused absences or tardiness as per the Zoo's Attendance Policy. 

  • Recognizes problems as they occur and contributes to their resolution. Makes good decisions resulting from sound judgment as related to level of experience. 

  • Must exhibit a professional and positive attitude at all times while interacting with peers, coworkers and the public.

  • Experienced with operating small equipm​ent (power washers, leaf blower, and leaf vacuum) willing to be trained to operate/drive forklift, Kubota and tractor

Apply or see additional application requirements​ below. [close]

Additional Application Requirements

A​ll​ applicants must meet the following requirements:​

  • ​When applying, please include the job title as stated above in the "position desired" section of the application.

  • Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a limited criminal background check, a drug test and pre-employment training on child protection.

  • Some positions require the successful completion of a driving record check.

  • Employees must adhere to our grooming standards (No visible tattoos on the face or neck. Other visible tattoos may not contain offensive or derogatory images or language. No visible piercings, no tongue piercings, no ear gages, etc.)

  • The Indianapolis Zoo is a drug free/smoke free environment.

  • The Indianapolis Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​