Job Openings

Every position at Potter Park Zoo is critical to achieving our mission. We are hiring! Our team of passionate individuals will impact our guests and help us to inspire conservation of animals and the natural world!

Customer Service Attendant

$12/hr. – 20 to 40 hrs/week (3 – 9 mo.)

  • To apply: Follow above link and look for TEMPORARY SEASONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE ATTENDANT – POTTER PARK ZOO. Follow instructions to apply!
  • Customer Service Attendants serve as the first and often the last employee contact for our visitors.  With important roles throughout the zoo that include food & beverage prep, sales, and delivery, parking, admissions, and retail sales it is important that team members in these areas commit to ensuring friendly and prompt customer service to all zoo visitors.
  • Customer Service Attendants provide customer service to Potter Park and Zoo guests in our food & retail spaces. Keeps work area and inventory in a neat and orderly manner and well-stocked. Prepares food to health code safety standards. Performs basic math, counts cash drawer, makes cash drops, prepares various reports and tally sheets.
  • Must be 16 years or older to apply

Public Safety Attendant

$12/hr. – 20 to 30 hrs/week (3 – 9 mo.)

  • To apply: Follow above link and look for TEMPORARY PUBLIC SAFETY ATTENDANT – POTTER PARK ZOO. Follow instructions to apply!
  • Under the direction of Zoo Customer Service Manager and Guest Experience Supervisor, is responsible for the overall safety and security of Potter Park and the Zoo. Will patrol the park and zoo on foot, bike, and vehicle enforcing county rules and regulations as needed. Will provide emergency assistance to staff and the general public and respond to a variety of calls for service within the park and zoo.  This position will also act as a receptionist and will assist staff with administrative and clerical tasks.
  • Must be 18 years or older to apply

Animal Care Worker

$12/hr. – 20 to 40 hrs/week (3 – 9 mo.)

  • To apply: Follow above link and look for SEASONAL ANIMAL CARE WORKER – POTTER PARK ZOO. Follow instructions to apply!
  •     Under the supervision of the Animal Care Supervisor assists keepers in the daily husbandry tasks. Also receives direction from Keeper 500s. Maintains hand-written and electronic records related to animal care.  Provides exceptional husbandry for animals as assigned.  Provides excellent guest services at all times.  Must always strive to maintain best practices as established by AZA and exceed USDA guidelines.
  • Must be 18 years or older to apply

Public Safety Attendant 

$17.34/hr. – 29 hrs/week, year round

  • To apply: Follow above link and look for TEMPORARY PUBLIC SAFETY ATTENDANT – POTTER PARK ZOO. Follow instructions to apply!
  • Under the direction of Zoo Customer Service Manager and Guest Experience Supervisor, is responsible for the overall safety and security of Potter Park and the Zoo. Will patrol the park and zoo on foot, bike, and vehicle enforcing county rules and regulations as needed. Will provide emergency assistance to staff and the general public and respond to a variety of calls for service within the park and zoo.  This position will also act as a receptionist and will assist staff with administrative and clerical tasks.
  • Must be 18 years or older to apply