Job Openings

Page Updated: Feb. 10, 2019 

Seasonal Openings

Maintenance – Now Hiring Facilities Seasonal Maintenance 

  • To apply: Follow above link, search for “zoo” and  look for FACILITIES SEASONAL MAINTENANCE WORKER. Follow instructions to apply!
  • Facilities Seasonal Maintenance Workers perform routine maintenance on park grounds, buildings and equipment, landscape and garden installation and maintenance. May also perform light construction. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with visitors, enforce park rules and regulations and provide assistance to visitors as required.

Animal Care – Now Hiring Seasonal Animal Care Worker 

  • To apply: Follow above link, search for “zoo” and  look for SEASONAL ANIMAL CARE WORKER. Follow instructions to apply!
  • Seasonal animal care workers interact positively with zoo visitors and coworkers creating an exceptional guest experience. Performs a wide range of basic animal husbandry tasks. This may include diet preparation and distribution, bathing, grooming, providing enrichment, exhibit inspection, stocking and cleaning. Provides daily assessment of health and behavior of animals in assigned animal area. All observations and concerns must be reported to a full time keeper in the associated animal area immediately.

Customer Service – Now Hiring Seasonal Temporary Customer Service Attendant

  • To apply: Prepare your cover letter telling us why you think this is the perfect job for you.  Then follow this link, search for “zoo” and look for TEMPORARY CUSTOMER SERVICE ATTENDANTS – 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 which include food & beverage prep, sales, and deliveryparkingadmissions, and retail sales  it is important that team members in these areas commit to ensuring prompt, efficient, accurate, and friendly customer service to all zoo visitors.
  • Successful candidates must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with visitors, maintain a balanced cash drawer, adhere to all health code and zoo safety standards, and complete daily reports, all while cleaning, and stocking dependably.

Part Time Openings

Public Safety – Now Hiring Temporary Zoo Public Safety Attendant 

  • To apply: Follow above link, search for “zoo” and  look for TEMPORARY ZOO PUBLIC SAFETY ATTENDANT. Follow instructions to apply!
  • 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.

Full Time Openings

Fund Development Assistant (click to see full description)

  • To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Potter Park Zoological Society Executive Director Amy Morris-Hall at Amorris@ingham.org.
  • Essential Functions:
    Zoo Fundraising Efforts: Assists in identifying, soliciting and cultivating a variety of major gift prospects and donor sources and implements fund development programs. Works with the Executive Director on capital campaigns and zoo wide fundraising activities and efforts.
    Fund Development Support and Donor Relations: Maintains donor database and processes donations and donation acknowledgements. Manages adopt-an-animal program. Assist with promotion, improvement and expansions of all donor related programs including quarterly appeals. Assists with day-to-day administrative needs of the executive director.

 

Special Projects Coordinator (click to see full description)

  • To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Potter Park Zoological Society Executive Director Amy Morris-Hall at Amorris@ingham.org.
  • Essential Functions:
    Donor Relations/Donor Events: Assist Zoological Society Executive Director and Fund Development Assistant in identifying potential opportunities for events at the zoo intended for donors. Coordinate regular donor zoos tours led by the Zoological Society Executive DirectorParticipate in day-to-day opportunities to cultivate donor relationships and activities.
    Public and Private Events: Oversee facility reservation and other activity including public events, private events, board meetings and staff use in both the zoo and the park. Assists in management of catering prep and service activities to ensure production of a quality product.