Animal Attendant

T&T Camels, a third party vendor, is currently seeking seasonal Animal Attendants to work inside the Philadelphia Zoo at our camel ride, draft horse ride and pony ride exhibits. If you have experience with animals or would like to gain experience with animals, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Duties

General duties include, but are not limited to:
  • cleaning the exhibits daily,
  • feeding and grooming animals,
  • providing animal rides and assisting with the safety and enjoyment of zoo guests.
We will be looking fo friendly, energetic individuals with exceptional customer service skills and a passion for animals.

Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Must be comfortable working with children and around large animals.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and communicate effectively with guests, supervisors, co-workers, etc.
  • Strong guest relations and service skills.
  • Ability to maintain composure and service standards under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently with general supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Professional appearance and manner. Must maintain the Zoo’s uniform policies.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that will include weekends and holidays.
  • Experience working with animals is preferred.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds.
  • Must enjoy spending time outdoors and be able to work in all weather conditions.

Availability

Full-time availability is required. Scheduling will include weekends and holidays. Applicants must be available to work up to 40 hours a week through the end of October.

Apply for this position with our online application.