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​ ​ ​​​​

Carpenter — General Maintenance Technician

Our team of skilled trades professionals enjoys a unique work environment behind-the-scenes at the Indianapolis Zoo, keeping our mechanical, structural, and equipment needs serviced and running smoothly.

We have an immediate opening for a Carpenter / General Maintenance Technician.  The Carpenter / General Maintenance Technician performs rough and finish carpentry, constructing, erecting, installing, and repairing structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, as well as performing a wide variety of routine maintenance tasks.

Job Responsibilities

  • Studies blueprints, sketches, or building plans for information pertaining to type of material required, such as lumber or fiberboard, and dimensions of structure or fixture to be fabricated

  • Selects specified type of lumber or other materials.

  • Prepares layout, using rule, framing square, and calipers.

  • Marks cutting and assembly lines on materials, using pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.

  • Shapes materials to prescribed measurements, using saws, chisels, and planes.

  • Assembles cut and shaped materials and fastens them together with nails, dowel pins, or glue.

  • Verifies trueness of structure with plumb bob and carpenter's level.

  • Erects framework for structures and lays sub-flooring.

  • Builds stairs and lays out and installs partitions and cabinet work.

  • Covers sub-floor with building paper to keep out moisture and lays hardwood, parquet, and wood-strip-block floors by nailing floors to sub-floor or cementing them to mastic or asphalt base.

  • Applies shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, and decorative paneling to ceilings and walls.

  • Fits and installs prefabricated window frames, doors, doorframes, weather stripping, interior and exterior trim, and finish hardware, such as locks, letter drops, and kick plates.

  • Constructs forms and chutes for pouring concrete.

Working Conditions

  • 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.

  • Indoor and outdoor work environment, Exposed to all kinds of weather and temperatures ranging from -10 to 90+ degrees.

  • 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 $15, 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 intermediate 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.

The application deadline is Sept. 23.
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Custodian

Our millions of visitors enjoy viewing our animals and plants, as well as learning about our animal conservation mission.. Behind the scenes at our beautiful 64-acre campus in downtown Indianapolis, our custodians work hard to keep our amenities, exhibits and grounds clean. Working as a custodian at a zoo presents interesting challenges and provides a great working environment.

Job Responsibilities:

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

  • Emptying trash containers and picking up trash

  • Cleaning and sweeping offices, restrooms, and common areas

  • Working with cleaning supplies

  • Setting up for special events

Working Conditions:

  • Working outdoors and indoors under all environmental conditions

  • Walking and standing for the majority of the work shift as well as kneeling, squatting, bending, and pushing while performing various jobs

  • Lifting and dragging at least 25 pounds  of weight

  • 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

  • Working Saturdays and Sundays, and holidays is required

Qualifications:

  • Experience in commercial cleaning/housekeeping is strongly preferred

  • A high school degree or GED is required

  • Must be able to communicate and comprehend the English language

  • Excellent visual acuity and hearing required

  • Must be cooperative and work well with co-workers and supervision, be highly motivated, and once trained, be able to work relatively independently with limited supervision.

The Zoo offers a competitive benefits package after 90 days of continuous employment, including generous Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, 403B plan, Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance after 90 days of employment. Pay is commensurate with experience.

The deadline for application is Oct. 8. Apply or see additional application requirements​ below. ​[close]

Elephant Trainer

​​​Your passion for animal conservation, and your particular area of interest and experience in African elephants may qualify you for our full time Trainer position in our Elephant Department.  We have a progressive and internationally respected elephant program, and have conducted pioneering research in training, reproduction, and artificial insemination.  ​

Job Responsibilities

  • Animal care

  • Involvement in research, education and training for the Indianapolis Zoo's elephant herd.

Working Conditions

  • Ability to work outdoors and indoors under all environmental conditions.  

  • 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 climb and maintain body equilibrium while performing various jobs. 

  • Excellent visual acuity and hearing 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

  • A bachelor degree in Zoology, Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife Biology, or other life-science field is required. 

  • At least two (2) years of prior work experience at a zoo, or animal care-related organization is strongly preferred. 

  • Prior professional work experience with elephants is required. Experience with elephant births and calves preferred.

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

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

  • Must be willing to work overtime, weekends and holidays.

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

  • Must be temperamentally suited to working with elephants.

  • 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​

The Indianapolis Zoo offers a competitive total compensation package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and short term disability; 403b plan; paid holidays, and generous paid time off. Trainer level will be determined by qualifications and experience level. Cover letters and resumes are strongly encouraged, and may be attached within the on-line application. Please indicate your salary requirements.  Offer will not include relocation costs.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 7.
Apply​ 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.

We have an immediate opening on the first shift for a General Maintenance Technician.

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:

  • 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.

  • Indoor and outdoor work environment, Exposed to all kinds of weather and temperatures ranging from -10 to 90+ degrees.

  • 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 intermediate 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.

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

HVAC/General Maintenance Techni​​cian

Our team of skilled trades professionals enjoys a unique work environment behind the scenes at the Indianapolis Zoo, keeping our mechanical, structural and equipment needs serviced and running smoothly. We have an immediate opening for a HVAC/general maintenance technician. ​

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintenance and repair of all HVAC systems and equipment

  • Monitor and adjust HVAC systems through Honeywell EBI

  • Maintain records, work orders and PM information

  • Support special events and other duties as required

Working Conditions

  • This job demands 24/7 on-call availability

  • May be required to climb ladders and scaffolding, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, standing, walking, pushing, pulling and lifting

  • Physically required to lift heavy work which includes 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

  • May require occasional weekend work, holidays and overtime

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

  • Works around equipment that significant noise levels

  • Will be working around moving parts, live electrical circuits and exposed to dusty conditions and pollens

  • Will be exposed to various solvents and chemical

  • Must be able to wear proper safety equipment including dusk masks, respirators, goggles, hearing protection and fall protection

  • Must follow universal precautions and blood borne pathogens guidelines

  • Possible exposure (category A employee) to human borne pathogens

Qualifications

  • Must have a general maintenance background

  • A high school diploma/GED. An HVAC certification or degree, EPA universal and R410a certification is also required

  • Minimum of five years of direct work experience in the HVAC field

  • Proficiency in all areas of HVAC systems, including maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs

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

  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with Word, and Outlook programs                                                    

The Zoo is located in the heart of Indy's vibrant downtown area and offers a competitive benefit package (medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 403b; generous paid time off) after 90 days of employment. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Please include compensation requirement on the online application.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 1.

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Mechanic 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

  • 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. 

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

​​​​​​​​Painter/General Maintenance Technician

Visitors come to the Indianapolis Zoo to enjoy animals, gardens and learning about conservation mission. Behind the scenes, our Facilities team works hard to maintain our beautiful 64-acre campus and keep our mechanical, structural and equipment needs serviced and running smoothly. The Zoo has an immediate opening on the first shift for a Painter/General Maintenance Technician.

Job Responsibilities

  • Primarily focus on painting interior and exterior surfaces, maintaining related equipment, surface preparation, and drywall repair/replacement.

  • Assist with a wide variety of routine maintenance such as replacing light bulbs and doorknobs, fixture installation and changing filters.

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

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

Working Conditions

  • The work schedule may require working some weekends, holidays and overtime as needed.  Different shift work may be required due to business demands. 

  • 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.

  • Works around equipment that has a significant noise level, and exposed to strong smelling materials and substances. Exposed to various solvents, chemicals, and cleaning solutions.

  • Works dusty conditions and pollens.

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

  • Compensation for this entry level position ranges between $14.50 and $15.25, depending upon 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 residential or commercial painting required.

  • Expert knowledge of different types of paints and surface coatings is required.

  • Must have the ability to read and apply directions that relate to the mixture, use and application of various kinds of coating materials, solvents and pre-coating agents; e.g. paint, varnish, epoxy, Teflon, paint remover, alkali and phosphate compounds, pickling mixtures and anti-growth agents.

  • Must be able to follow instructions (written and verbal), be a cooperative team player and remain flexible in assignments.

  • Must have an unwavering commitment to safety.

  • Must have 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.

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

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

Senior Graphic Designer​

One of the coolest full-time gigs in graphic design – senior graphic designer at the Indianapolis Zoo is now available.  While still a demanding job, you'll be strolling past elephants on your way to meetings, or can visit orangutans on your lunch break!

Job Responsibilities

  • As a member of our small, tight-knit Creative Services team, this position works in a fast-paced, high-volume, team-oriented environment

  • Follow and enforce the Zoo's brand guidelines

  • Create promotional materials, including print, digital and signs, for the Indianapolis Zoo, its programs and events​

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in graphic design

  • Five-plus years of experience in print design and production, publishing, collateral, brand imaging and general marketing

  • Excellent skills in Mac platform Creative Suite, specifically Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

  • Ability to take and give direction

  • Excellent project management and communication skills

  • Understand prepress requirements, file construction and color management, with basic experience in electronic design

  • Valid Indiana driver's license with driving record that is deemed insurable by the Zoo's insurer

  • Experience with sign design, production, exhibit graphics design, and experience with print quoting and scheduling are strongly preferred.

​The Zoo offers a competitive benefit package (medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 403b; generous paid time off) upon 90 days of employment. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Please include compensation requirement in your cover letter, or on the online application.

Application deadline is Oct. 1.

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Seasonal Positions​

​​We do not have any seasonal positions open at this time.

​​Part-Time Positions​

General Laborer

The Indianapolis Zoo is one of the state's largest attractions, hosting more than one million guests each year. We have a part time opening for a General Laborer position, who will assist in the day-to-day operations involving the upkeep and cleanliness of the Zoo's grounds and guest facilities. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in the set-up and tear down of tables, chairs, and A/V equipment for events.

  • Help clean rooms before and after events.

  • Assist with waste handling, recycling, and snow removal.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors, requiring work in all kinds of weather, exposed to temperatures ranging from -10 to 90+ degrees.

  • There is a significant amount of walking, prolonged standing, climbing ladders and scaffolding, stooping, and kneeling.

  • On occasion, heavy lifting including 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

  • Good working knowledge of hand tool and motorized equipment (vehicles, small engines, some heavy equipment) use and repair required.

  • Must be able to verbally converse, and listen with comprehension.

  • Good visual acuity and hearing required.  Finger and hand dexterity of great importance.

  • A willingness to work a non-traditional work week, dependability, and good attendance are required.

  • The successful candidate must be at least 20 years of age, have at least two years of basic work experience.

  • A high school diploma or GED is preferred, but not required.

  • Advanced technical training is a plus.

  • Must possess a valid Indiana driver's license, and be insurable by the Zoo's insurance carrier.

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

​Holiday Lighting Team Member​

The Indianapolis Zoo, rated by Trip Advisor as one of the top 10 zoos in the country, is located in the heart of exciting downtown Indianapolis, and services 1.1 million guest annually. The primary duty of the part-time Holiday Lighting Team Member is to install lighting for our Christmas at the Zoo (CATZ) annual exhibit.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Install lighting for our Christmas at the Zoo annual exhibit.

  • Assist in the day-to-day operations involving the upkeep and cleanliness of the Zoo's grounds and guest facilities.

  • Involved in all stages of CATZ installation, from hanging lights to installing displays.

  • Assist in the set-up and tear down of tables, chairs, and A/V equipment for events, and helps clean rooms before and after events.

  • Assist with waste handling, recycling and snow removal.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors, requiring work in all kinds of weather that will expose the team member to temperatures ranging from -10 to 90+ degrees.

  • Significant amount of walking, prolonged standing, climbing ladders and scaffolding, stooping and kneeling.

  • Heavy lifting will be required, including: exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; exerting in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently; exerting in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • May be required to work a non-traditional work week, including weekends.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old. Must possess a valid Indiana driver's license, and be insurable by the Zoo's insurance carrier.

  • Basic maintenance work experience required, with experience in custodial or janitorial positions preferred.

  • A High School Diploma or GED is preferred, but not required.

  • Advanced technical training is a plus.

  • Must have a good working knowledge of hand tool use and motorized equipment use (vehicles, small engines, some heavy equipment).

  • Understanding of audio/video component integration (compatibility, usage, terminations) is preferred.

  • Must be able to verbally converse and listen with comprehension.

  • Good visual acuity and hearing is required. Finger and hand dexterity is of great importance.

  • Excellent attendance and dependability are required.

  • Must be able to work well with others in a team environment, as well as work independently in a productive, efficient manner.

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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 in addition to our animal exhibits, gardens and aquariums, and we're looking for seasonal rides hosts to help greet our guests and operate the attractions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team to operate rides and attractions

  • Keep the Zoo clean and beautiful for our guests and employees. 

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

  • Supports the Zoo's mission

  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager

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

  • Needs the 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 adhere to appearance guidelines

Applyor see additio​nal application requirements below. [close]​

​​Ticket Takers

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, gardens and aquariums, and we're looking for seasonal ticket takers 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

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

  • Support the Zoo's mission

  • Other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 17 years old

  • High school diploma or GED preferred

  • 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

  • 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

  • Must adhere to appearance guidelines

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

Additional Application Requirements

All 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.​​​​​​​​​​