Need extra income? Want to work someplace fun for a change? The Indianapolis Zoo is now interviewing for part-time Guest Service positions! Earn money while you’re having fun, and enjoy free downtown parking.  

We operate an array of family-friendly attractions and rides in addition to our animal exhibits, gardens, and aquariums. Our Guest Service employees provide assorted services to our guests. We are interviewing now for this position:


  • Operate/supervise mechanical rides and attractions (train ride, carousel, roller coaster 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.

  • Work outdoors and in all types of weather conditions

  • 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, and guides and directs guests in a detailed and pleasant demeanor.

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

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

  • Supports the Zoo’s mission.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager.


  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Must have valid Indiana driver’s license.

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Must be able to work week-ends and holidays.

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

  • Must be able to communicate and comprehend the English language.

  • Friendly and courteous attitude.

  • Flexible work hours

  • Must adhere to appearance guidelines.

Physical Demands

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

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

  • Ability to lift and drag at least 25 lbs. of weight.

  • Physical ability to walk, stand, kneel, squat, bend, lift, and push 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. 


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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