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Guest Services

Are you looking for a fun, rewarding job? The Akron Zoo is hiring seasonal positions within the Guest Services department (food service, gift shop and guest experiences) for the 2023 busy season. Seasonal employment runs April 1 through Dec. 31.

Seasonal staff receive discounts and the chance to make a real-world difference. Team members earn $12 an hour.

You must be 16 years or older for guest services positions. Qualified candidates must have at least three days of availability each week, with a minimum of one weekend day of availability. The Akron Zoo is an EOE and a drug-free workplace.

If interested in a seasonal position in guest experiences, please complete the pre-screening survey below to be considered for an interview. Only completed questionnaires will be reviewed and only qualified applicants will be contacted. Completing this questionnaire does not guarantee an interview nor employment with the Akron Zoo.

PRE-SCREENING GUEST SERVICES EMPLOYMENT SURVEY


Seasonal Groundskeeping

Have you ever dreamed of working at a zoo or public garden? Now’s your chance! The Akron Zoo is looking for active people to fill a full-time Seasonal Groundskeeper position. 

Seasonal Groundskeepers help the Horticulture department keep our grounds beautiful through litter removal, weeding, watering and pruning. A background of work in landscaping is preferred, but not necessary. Candidates should be able to walk for extended periods, carry or push heavy items (such as wheelbarrows), bend or kneel repeatedly and safely traverse uneven terrain. This position works exclusively outdoors in most weather conditions. On-the-job training is provided. 

This full-time shift is 5 days/week, Sunday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Preference is given to candidates willing to work this open shift and must be able to meet all other requirements of the job.

All applicants must be 18 years or older. The Akron Zoo is an EOE and Drug Free Workplace.

If interested in this seasonal position, complete the pre-screening survey below to be considered for an interview.

Pre-Screening Groundskeeping Survey


Seasonal Interpreter 


Conservation, Animals, and Education OH MY! Have you ever wanted to know what zoos do each and every day for our awesome animals? The Akron Zoo has seasonal Interpreter positions available within the education Department.

We want people that love interacting and telling amazing stories of our zoo! We offer $12 per hour, employee discounts, and the chance to WOW zoo visitors by educating and telling amazing success stories about our zoo and the animals that live here! 

Please complete the Survey below to begin your application with the zoo. Only completed questionnaires will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be contacted. Completing this questionnaire does not guarantee interview nor employment with the Akron Zoo.

Pre-screening will remain open until all positions are filled. Seasonal employment runs early spring through fall.  This position is for teachers, college students, graduates or all people that love educating and interacting with zoo guest.

The Akron Zoo is an EOE and a Drug-Free Workplace.


Pre-Screening Seasonal Interpreter  Survey 


Summer ZooCamp Counselor


Want to help inspire children to Connect, Care and Conserve our Natural World? Have you ever wanted to know what zoos do every day for our awesome animals? The Akron Zoo has Summer ZooCamp Counselor positions available within the education Department.

We want people that love interacting with Children to help us to create a fun, safe experience for campers ages 6-12.  We offer $12 per hour, employee discounts, and the chance to WOW zoo campers by leading crafts, games and activities, educating about our zoo and the animals that live here! 
 
Please complete the Survey below to begin your application with the zoo. Only completed questionnaires will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be contacted. Completing this questionnaire does not guarantee interview nor employment with the Akron Zoo.

Pre-screening will remain open until all positions are filled. Seasonal Camp employment runs end of May through mid-August.  This position is for teachers, college students, graduates or all people that love educating and interacting with zoo campers and guests.

The Akron Zoo is an EOE and a Drug-Free Workplace.


Pre-Screening Summer ZooCamp counselor Survey
 


Seasonal Custodian 

The Akron Zoo is looking for Seasonal part-time Custodian applicants.

Salaries begin at $12 an hour and employees receive discounts, flexible schedules (at least one weekend day required).

The Akron Zoo is looking for 1 part-time Seasonal Custodian positions. 29 hours a week. Can be flexible. 

  • Sundays, 7am-noon.
  • Wednesday, 7am-4pm
  • Thursday, 7am-4pm
  • Friday, 7am-4pm

Please complete the questions below to begin your application with the zoo.

Only completed questionnaires will be reviewed and only qualified applicants will be contacted. Completing this questionnaire does not guarantee interview nor employment with the Akron Zoo.

Seasonal employment begins April 3 and ends on September 30, 2023.

The Akron Zoo is an EOE and a Drug Free Workplace.

Pre-Screening Seasonal Custodian Survey