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!

Animal Care Worker

$14/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

BIG Zoo Lesson Site Coordinator

20-35 hrs/week

  • To apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to Amy L. Morris-Hall at
  • BIG Zoo Lesson (BZL) is an education model of teaching and learning in which teachers, students and parents use Potter Park Zoo as their classroom for an immersive week of wildlife study. Participants talk with wildlife experts, observe animal behaviors and research animals from all over the world as part of this interdisciplinary, problem-based approach for learning conservation and developing sensitivity to the natural world. Since its inception in 2000, this program has become well-established in the community, with over 32,000 individuals from grades 2-8 classrooms across Greater Lansing participating.
  • Qualifications for BZL site coordinator include (1) education background in elementary curriculum; (2) experience in or understanding of the BZL program; (3) interest in zoos, wildlife and conservation.
  • For a full description of the job responsibilities, click the link above.

Customer Service Attendant

$14/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!
  • Join our dynamic team at Potter Park and Zoo where every day is an adventure! As a vital member of our Customer Service team, you’ll work alongside the Customer Service Manager and the Guest Experience Supervisor to engage our guests in creating unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re assisting in the bustling gift shop, serving up tasty treats at Savanna Grill, dishing out delightful Dippin’ Dots, welcoming visitors at admissions, or working at the thrilling Camel Rides, there’s never a dull moment here!
  • Must be 16 years or older to apply