Employment

Employment

Thank you for your support and interest in the Alaska Zoo!  We operate through winter on low staffing levels, maintaining only permanent part-time or full-time positions. Spring is active for summer seasonal hiring.

Admissions Seasonal Staff (posted 3/29/14) - Open Until Filled

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. This position's main duties will be selling tickets and passes, giving information, and selling concessions food in the Admissions cabin. The position will be primarily in Admissions, but will also cross-train in one or more of the other customer service areas (the Gift Shop 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. Must provide proof of, or get, a current food service CHARR card within 30 days of hire for municipality compliance. 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. Occasional later coverage hours might be required for rental events or zoo events. The customer service seasonal positions normally end in September.

If interested, please fill out an Alaska Zoo Job Application, available for download here or for pick-up 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. 

Gift Shop Seasonal Staff (posted 3/29/14) - Open Until Filled

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 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 Alaska Zoo Job Application, available for download here or for pick-up 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.

Coffee Shop Seasonal Staff (posted 3/29/14) - Open Until Filled

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 Coffee Shop, but will also cross-train in one or more of the other customer service areas (the Gift Shop and/or Admissions) for coverage if needed. This person must be cheerful and attentive to customers, self-motivated, thorough, a stickler for cleanliness, be able to work independently and productively, and have good cash handling/math skills. This position requires the ability to handle high volume rushes as well as keeping busy during slow times by cleaning, restocking, or working on other department projects. Requires occasional lifting of up to roughly 50 lbs. Prior customer service, barista, or food service experience preferred. Must provide proof of, or get, a current food service CHARR card within 30 days of hire for municipality compliance. The zoo is open 7 days a week. Shifts of normally 3-8 hours will be scheduled to cover the hours of 10:00am-6:00pm in March and April, 9:00am-6:00pm daily in May and September, and June through August 9:00am-9:00pm. Occasional later coverage hours might be required for rental events or zoo events. The customer service seasonal positions normally end in September.

If interested, please fill out an Alaska Zoo Job Application, available for download here or for pick-up 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.

Facilities and Maintenance (posted 4/03/14) - Open Until Filled

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 as well as below.  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.

Alaska Zoo Job Application (pdf)

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