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 summer internships.

Alaska Zoo Job Application (pdf)

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Alaska Zoo Maintence Department Team Member: The Alaska Zoo is looking for applicants with experience in one or all of the following – vehicle maintenance, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, general labor, painting, and janitorial. Knowledge of hand and power tools a must. Applicants must be able to lift 50lbs repetitively. Applicants must have a valid ADL. A CDL license is a plus. No DUI’s. Applications are available at The Alaska Zoo admissions office or on our website. YOU MUST FILL OUT AN APPLICATION, NO EMAILS.  The Alaska Zoo offers a competitive benefits package including: a matching 401k, 7 paid holidays, a generous paid time off accrual, and health insurance.
 

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 March and April, 8:30am-6:30pm daily in May and September, and June through August 8:30am-9:30pm. 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 February 28, 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.