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!

Food Services – Customer Service Attendant II

$17.34/hr. – 29 hrs/week, year-round

  • To apply: Follow above link and look for Temporary Food Services – Customer Service Attendant II. Follow instructions to apply!
  • Under the supervision of the Customer Services Manager performs all duties with an exceptional customer experience focus.
  • Assists Customer Services Manager in providing work direction to the Customer Service Attendants in the Savanna Grill and other food service locations throughout the zoo, ensures food & supply inventory are stocked appropriately in all food delivery locations and any needs identified to Customer Services Manager daily.
  • Takes pride in providing an excellent customer experience for our guests. Understands the importance of nourishing team member’s motivation and support, and is naturally passionate about conserving the earth and its resources.
  • Prepares quality food options for our guests ensuring current health code standards are met/or exceeded. Participates in menu development. Completes required reports. Supports others in properly maintaining all equipment in designated work areas. Ensures dining and customer seating areas are clean and in a sanitary condition for our guests. Communicates required repair or maintenance needs effectively. Provides effective cash drawer and change bag management. Performs duties of the customer service attendant as needed and always leads by example.

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