Seasonal Job Opportunities


The Philadelphia Zoo employs full-time and part-time seasonal employees beginning as early as March through varying times in or around October. The Zoo is open seven days a week; so seasonal employees have to be flexible to work a schedule that will include weekends, evenings and/or holidays.

The staff is committed to its mission and to assuring that every guest has an enjoyable and memorable experience. If you are a positive, energetic person with good problem-solving skills and a desire to provide exceptional customer service, there may be a place for you at the Zoo. All seasonal employees receive complimentary Zoo tickets, discounts on merchandise and food from Zoo vendor locations and participation in Zoo employee recognition events. Applicants are welcome to apply for the following seasonal positions.


Summer Camp Registrar/Assistant
Under the general direction of the Manager of Conservation Education Programs and working in cooperation with the Education Registrar and Conservation Education programs team, provides administrative and registration support for the Philadelphia Zoo’s educational programs.

Browse Assistant
Under the direction of the browse coordinator, browse assistant will assist with browse identification, collection and processing.  

Night Flight Overnight Educator
Under the direction of the Manager of Overnights and Scouts and the Coordinator of Overnights and Scouts, performs all vital functions of overnight and scout educational programming including but not limited to, Night Flight, Scout Badge, Themed and Family overnights, daytime scout programs, offsite scout programs, program design and program prep.

Night Flight Captain
Under the direction of the Coordinator of Conservation Education, functions as the lead educator of overnight programs, including but not limited to, Night Flight, Scout Badge, Themed and Family overnights, and program design and program prep. Additionally may assist in Zoo on Wheels and Daytime Scout Programs. Captains are responsible for sleeping over in the evenings and are responsible for the safety and security of overnight guests.

Seasonal Membership Sales Representative
As a first point of contact at the entrance, this position serves as an “ambassador” of the Philadelphia Zoo, markets the value and benefits of our membership program and provides outstanding customer service to current and prospective members and Zoo guests. Reports to the Assistant Guest Relations Manager.

Guest Relations Team Member
As a part of the Guest Relations team, you have a key role in our organization and has a direct impact on delivering the memorable guest experience to all of our 1.3 million guests a year.

Garden Services Attendant
Operates under the direct supervision of a Garden Services Manager.  Performs routine custodial tasks to maintain the cleanliness of indoor and/or outdoor public areas, administrative areas and service areas. Assists with snow and leaf removal, drain cleaning, event set up and take down, office moves and other tasks involving manual labor.  

Events Staff
Under the general direction of the Director of Events, the Events Staff Member is responsible for the execution of pivotal roles at events which are at or for the Philadelphia Zoo. The Events Staff Member will coordinate with the Event Supervisor (and if necessary the Event Planner) to acquire specific event goals and accomplish them while maintaining all Zoo-wide facility policies and procedures.

Conservation Educator (Outreach)
The Conservation Educator (Outreach) will report to the Coordinator of Outreach Programs and Manager of Conservation Education Programs. 

Animal Attendant
T&T Camels, a third party vendor, is currently seeking seasonal Animal Attendants to work inside the Philadelphia Zoo at our camel ride, draft horse ride and pony ride exhibits. If you have experience with animals or would like to gain experience with animals, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Public Safety Officer
To maintain a safe and secure Zoo environment for Zoo assets, guests, employees, volunteers, concessionaires, animals, and all other personnel of the Philadelphia Zoo. The Public Safety Officer will project positive public relations with a strong focus on guest satisfaction, while always promoting a positive image of Zoo and the Public Safety Department.  

Camp Counselor
Under the direction of the Manager of Conservation Education Programs, seasonal Camp Counselors facilitate summer camp programs June-August. Counselors will take an active role in all camp activities and interact with children ages 4 to 13, volunteers, staff and Zoo guests.

The retail gift shops at the Philadelphia Zoo are operated by a third party vendor, Event Network.