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.


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. 

Guest Ambassador
This position is responsible for the execution of all vital functions involved in the delivery of Behind the Scenes experiences at the Philadelphia Zoo. Behind the scene programs gives guests’ an opportunity to get up-close with program animals and to meet one on one with animal keepers.

Human Resources Associate
Primary responsibilities include providing general and functional support to staffing functions and providing administrative and functional support to the HR management team in the areas of staff engagement programs and data and file management.

Membership Sales Representative
As a first point of contact at the entrance, this position serves as an “ambassador” of 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.

Seasonal Call Center Representative
This team member serves as the first point of contact for information and reservation of various products and services offered within Membership, Groups Sales, Consignment and Education department. Assists guests by determining requirements; answering inquiries; resolving problems; fulfilling requests; maintaining database. 

Seasonal Guest Relations Team Member
 In this role, team members provide guests with information in accordance with the Zoo's mission statement, brand and goals and are capable of exceeding the expectations of the guests by providing friendly, enthusiastic and courteous service. Prior experience at a museum, attraction or a comparable high volume customer service venue and working in a team environment is highly desired.

Seasonal Public Safety Officer
Under the immediate supervision of the Shift Sergeant and the general direction of the Director of Public Safety, the Public Safety Officer is responsible for protecting the assets of the Philadelphia Zoo.  Assets include people, animals, property, information and the reputation of the Philadelphia Zoo.

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

Face Painter, Caricature Artist, Handimal Artist and Letter Brush Artist (Vendor- Kaman’s Art Shoppes)
The art services at the Philadelphia Zoo are operated by a third party vendor, Kaman’s Art Shoppes, INC. There are a variety of ways to get involved.

Seasonal 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.