Our Safety & Security team work to provide a safe, secure environment for our guests, employees, and our collection. On a 24/7 basis, Officers patrol internal and external Zoo property, investigate unusual or suspicious situations, conduct safety/security inspections, maintain records and logs as assigned, and enforce Zoo procedures and regulations.  Officers interact with Zoo employees, volunteers and guests, requiring excellent verbal communication skills. Please apply by the March 17 deadline.

Officers handle parking lot security, school bus and special event parking, monitor entry access to Zoo grounds, and enforce Zoo procedures and regulations, and any other security functions as directed by management. 

Past work experience in security, law enforcement, military or extensive customer service experience is strongly preferred. Your application will be considered provided that you meet these qualifications

  • Three years of professional work experience in a related field;

  • Ability to respond quickly and effectively in emergencies;

  • At least 21 years of age;

  • have a High School Diploma/G.E.D.;

  • possess a valid Indiana driver’s license with an acceptable driving record;

  • Available to work any day of the week, on any shift.

  • First Responder certification or the ability to successfully pass First Responder

  • possess proven outstanding customer service skills

Officer positions are physically demanding jobs, and successful candidates must be able to: stand and walk for long periods of time; fast-walk or jog around our 64 acre campus; lift and carry 50 pounds; drag 100 pounds for a short distance; and repeatedly climb ladders and steps. Good visual acuity is required.  Work is often outside, and Officers are exposed to all kinds of weather/environmental conditions.

Fluency in the English language is required. Verbal skills in other languages a plus.  Candidates must have a good working knowledge of a PC, and be able to learn new software. 

Full-time positions offer eligibility for insurance benefits begin at 90 days.  Our comprehensive benefits package includes:  medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; 403b plan; generous paid time off; and paid holidays.


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.
  • Please attach a cover letter and résumé with your 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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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