Seasonal Job Opportunities


The Philadelphia Zoo employs full-time and part-time seasonal employees beginning as early as March through varying times in or around October. The Zoo is open seven days a week; so seasonal employees have to be flexible to work a schedule that will include weekends, evenings and/or holidays.

The staff is committed to its mission and to assuring that every guest has an enjoyable and memorable experience. If you are a positive, energetic person with good problem-solving skills and a desire to provide exceptional customer service, there may be a place for you at the Zoo. All seasonal employees receive complimentary Zoo tickets, discounts on merchandise and food from Zoo vendor locations and participation in Zoo employee recognition events. Applicants are welcome to apply for the following seasonal positions.


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.

Conservation Educator (Outreach)
The Conservation Educator (Outreach) will report to the Coordinator of Outreach Programs and Manager of Conservation Education Programs. 

Events Staff
Under the general direction of the Director of Events, the Events Staff Member is responsible for the execution of pivotal roles at events which are at or for the Philadelphia Zoo. The Events Staff Member will coordinate with the Event Supervisor (and if necessary the Event Planner) to acquire specific event goals and accomplish them while maintaining all Zoo-wide facility policies and procedures.

Garden Services Attendant
Operates under the direct supervision of a Garden Services Manager.  Performs routine custodial tasks to maintain the cleanliness of indoor and/or outdoor public areas, administrative areas and service areas. Assists with snow and leaf removal, drain cleaning, event set up and take down, office moves and other tasks involving manual labor.  

Guest Relations Team Member
As a part of the Guest Relations team, you have a key role in our organization and has a direct impact on delivering the memorable guest experience to all of our 1.3 million guests a year.

Human Resources Associate
Primary responsibilities include providing general and functional support to staffing functions and providing administrative and functional support to the HR management team in the areas of benefits administration, staff engagement programs and data and file management.

Public Safety Officer
To maintain a safe and secure Zoo environment for Zoo assets, guests, employees, volunteers, concessionaires, animals, and all other personnel of the Philadelphia Zoo. The Public Safety Officer will project positive public relations with a strong focus on guest satisfaction, while always promoting a positive image of Zoo and the Public Safety Department.  
The retail gift shops at the Philadelphia Zoo are operated by a third party vendor, Event Network.

Seasonal Membership Sales Representative
As a first point of contact at the entrance, this position serves as an “ambassador” of the Philadelphia Zoo, markets the value and benefits of our membership program and provides outstanding customer service to current and prospective members and Zoo guests. Reports to the Assistant Guest Relations Manager.