Employment

Employment

Thank you for your interest in the Alaska Zoo! 

We operate through the fall and winter with core staff, maintaining permanent part-time or full-time positions. Please check this page regularly for openings in all departments. Spring is our most active time for summer seasonal hiring and most of these positions are in customer service. Full-time postions come open from time to time. Positions will be posted to this page as they open. We also offer internships.

Alaska Zoo Job Application (pdf)

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Part-time, seasonal opening in the Alaska Zoo Coffee Shop: The Alaska Zoo is looking for Summer Seasonal part time and full time coffee shop attendant to work mornings, mid and evening shifts Sunday - Saturday. Zoo Hours are 9am to 9pm Sunday - Saturday. Must be able to handle large rushes, and keep self busy during slower times. Knowledge of espresso and cash handling experience is a plus. Job pays $9/hour plus tips, and consists of opening and closing coffee shop, taking orders, preparing food/drinks, stocking, and cleaning. Person applying must be punctual, self-motivated, notices detail ( expiration dates, cleaning, etc.), and have a current MOA food workers card. This could lead to a permanent Summer Seasonal position. Applications can be found online at alaskazoo.org or at the Alaska Zoo. All Applications MUST be turned into the Coffee Shop at the Alaska Zoo, emailed, or faxed to 346-2673.
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Part-time, seasonal opening in the Alaska Zoo Gift Shop: We are looking for someone who enjoys a family environment, both with the zoo staff and zoo patrons, for an immediate part-time seasonal staff position. The position will be primarily in the Gift Shop, but will also cross train in Admissions for coverage when needed. This person must be cheerful and attentive to customers, a stickler for cleanliness, must be able to work independently and productively, work well as a team and have good cash handling and math skills. This position requires the ability to handle high volume rushes as well as keeping busy cleaning, restocking, or straightening during slower periods. Requires some lifting of up to roughly 50 lbs. Customer service experience preferred. The zoo is open 7 days a week. Shifts of normally 3-8 hours will be scheduled to cover the hours of 9:30am-5:30pm in April, 8:30am-6:30pm daily in May and September, and June through August 8:30am-9:30pm. Pay rate is $9.50 per hour. These seasonal positions normally end in September.

If interested, please fill out an application, available on our website www.alaskazoo.org or at our Admissions cabin. Please make sure to include the days and times you would be available and the area you are interested in working. You may attach a resume to a completed application, if desired. Resumes alone will not be considered. Applications should be submitted during open zoo hours to Admissions, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage. The application closing date for this position is April 15, 2015.

Note for All Applicants of Zoo Employment

If you would like to send in your application and resume to have on file at the zoo for future openings in other departments, download the Job Application and drop it off at Admissions. Feel free to include your resume also. Thank you for your interest in the Alaska Zoo.