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.
If you have experience with animals or would like to gain experience with animals, this is the perfect opportunity for you! You would have the opportunity to work within our Birds of Australia or our animal rides area (ponies, camels and draft horses.)
Greets visitors as they enter barnyard; answers questions and provides information to visitors in a manner which is welcoming and encourages repeat visits; handles complaints and resolves problems in a manner which is helpful, polite, and accurate. Looks for opportunities to be helpful to visitors and other employees.
Under the direction of the browse coordinator will assist with browse identification, collection and processing. The Assistant schedule is Monday thru Friday, the time worked will vary.
Seasonal Camp Counselors facilitate summer camp programs June-August. Counselors create and present educational lessons, educational interpretation, including but not limited to, exhibit interpretation, animal interpretation, education animal presentations, formal and informal interaction with guests.
Provide administrative support for entering Summer Camp data into an attendance tracking system, track bookings, record and process payments. Prepare reports to summarize program bookings.
The Conservation Educator will report to the Manager of Outreach Programs and support the live animal experience for the Overnight Program.
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.
Garden Services / Housekeeping
The Philadelphia Zoo is currently looking for housekeepers! If you like to work outdoors and enjoy keeping things neat and clean, this could be the job for you!
The Guest Relations Team Member will perform all vital functions of the Guest Relations Department, including but not limited to: admissions, plaza greeter, membership sales, parking and attraction attendant.
Night Flight Programs invite visitors to hike the Zoo in the dark, meet an animal keeper and more! Educators perform all vital functions of educational interpretation, including presenting educational programs for scouts, families and other groups.
Outreach Educator - Part time
The Conservation Educator will report to the Manager of Outreach Programs and Family Programs. Educator performs all vital functions of outreach and family educational programs, including but not limited to, developing and presenting programs that engage our audiences and encourages guests to support the zoo’s goals of caring for and taking action to save species.
Public Safety Officer
The Seasonal Public Safety Officer will maintain a safe environment for Zoo guests, employees, volunteers, concessionaires and others as well as a secure environment for animals and all other assets of the Philadelphia Zoo.
The Receptionist is responsible for addressing and directing visitors, vendors, switchboard calls and intra-zoo radio communications. There are also a variety of clerical duties to be performed.