Employment

Employment

Thank you for your interest in the Alaska Zoo! 

We operate through the fall and winter with only core staffing, maintaining permanent part-time or full-time positions. We are not currently hiring at this time, but please check back on this page regularly. The spring is our most active time for summer seasonal hiring and most of these positions are in customer service. Positions will be posted to this page as they open. We also offer summer internships.

Alaska Zoo Job Application (pdf)

Listing of department heads and emails or call (907) 346-2133 for phone menu.

Part-time Seasonal Position (Posted 10/23/2014)

We are looking for someone who enjoys a family environment, both with the zoo staff and zoo patrons, for immediate Part Time Seasonal staff position. The position will be primarily in the Gift Shop, but we may also cross train in one or more of the other customer service areas (Admissions and/or Coffee Shop) for coverage if needed. This person must be cheerful and attentive to customers, a stickler for cleanliness, must be able to work independently and productively, and work well as a team. Excellent cash handling and math skills are a must! This position requires the ability to handle high volume rushes as well as keeping busy cleaning, restocking, or completing projects during slower periods. Requires some lifting of up to, roughly, 50 lbs. Customer service experience preferred. The zoo is open 7 days a week, including holidays with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Shifts range from 3-4 hours.

We are currently hiring for evening shifts to cover our zoo winter events and as an "on call" staff member. The winter event shift runs from November 28th through March 8th, every Thursday through Sunday. November through January the shift is from 4:30pm-8:30pm and February and March from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

We are looking for reliable people who can commit to the entire (November through March) winter event schedule.

If interested, please fill out an application (download and print from our link listed above) or come in person to complete an application in our Gift Shop. 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 our Gift Shop at 4731 O'Malley Road in Anchorage, Alaska. The application closing date for this position is October 30th, 2014.