Join Our Pride

Zoo and aquarium employment is not always glamorous, but it is highly rewarding!

Regardless of which department you work in, every employee of the Akron Zoo shares in the knowledge that they are helping to save the world through education, conservation, sustainability and animal care.

As an employer, the Akron Zoo is committed to creating a diverse workforce and welcoming environment that is reflective of the community we serve.

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Much of the work at the zoo requires physical strength, as well as the ability to make detailed observations. The zoo is open 361 days a year and some positions may be scheduled to work weekends and/or holidays. The Akron Zoo is an EOE and a drug-free workplace.

Akron Zoo Career Information

  • Phone calls cannot be accepted for job inquiries.
  • You must be 18 years or older to work at the Akron Zoo for full-time positions.
  • All resumes are kept on file and can be emailed to or mailed to the address below
  • Applications can be mailed to the address below or dropped off at the Akron Zoo between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44307


Job Positions and Descriptions in Zoos and Aquariums

*The positions below are a sample of positions offered in zoos and aquariums. These are not current job openings at the Akron Zoo.

Job Positions and Descriptions in Zoos and Aquariums