Employment

Employment

Thank you for your interest in the Alaska Zoo!

We operate through the fall and winter with core staff, maintaining permanent part-time or full-time positions. Please check this page regularly for openings in all departments. Spring is our most active time for summer seasonal hiring and most of these positions are in customer service. Full-time positions come open from time to time. Positions will be posted to this page as they open. We also offer internships.

Alaska Zoo Job Application (pdf)

Listing of department heads and emails or call (907) 346-2133 for phone menu.

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Seasonal Shuttle Driver Openings (2)

We have two openings for shuttle drivers to conduct our daily/hourly shuttle runs to and from the Alaska Zoo and downtown Anchorage. One opening is for a driver from May 13th through September 20th, 2017. The other opening is for a driver from June 1st through August 31st, 2017. Alaska Zoo shuttle drivers must be capable of safely driving a passenger bus to designated locations on a defined schedule while ensuring a very positive and welcoming customer experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Drive the Shuttle bus on set route and schedule
• Fuel vehicle and check fluids (oil & transmission)
• Clean shuttle inside and out
• Advise the maintenance department of any mechanical issues
• Maintain a record of the number of passengers picked up at each stop
• Interact with passengers in a positive, welcoming manner to promote the zoo

Successful candidates must have a valid Alaska State Drivers License, a cleandriving record and the ablity to meet federal and state driving standards. These positions also require an Alaska State medical card. The Alaska Zoo is a drug-free work environment.

An Alaska Zoo Job Application must be completed. Download here (PDF), print and deliver the completed application to Admissions staff at the zoo entrance during open zoo hours.

You may attach a resume to a completed application, if desired. Resumes alone will not be considered. Applications should be submitted during open zoo hours to Admissions, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage. POSITIONS WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Part-time Customer Service Positions: Coffee Shop

Two part-time positions open in our Coffee Shop, starting date will be in late-July

We are looking to fill two (2) part-time positions in our Alaska Zoo Coffee Shop located within zoo grounds. The successful applicants would start in late-July and be willing to stay through the winter season. The positions would be for barista work, filling coffee/espresso orders, preparing food, running the register/POS station, stocking/refilling supplies, cleaning the area and providing friendly customer service to our patrons. The zoo is a small work environment with a family feel, both among staff and patrons.

Successful candidates must have excellent cash handling and math skills, have the ability to be trained to use the register/POS station, be timely in reporting to work, be able to handle high volume rushes of customers in a friendly manner, be self-motivated and take initiative to keep busy cleaning, restocking, or completing projects during slower periods. Candidates must also be cheerful, attentive, and courteous to visitors and staff, both in person and on the phone. We ask that our customer service staff work well independently and as a team member with a willingness to help out other departments with projects if requested. Staff members must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and provide proof of or have the ability to get a current food service CHARR card within 30 days of hire for municipality compliance for food service. We expect a high level of attention to cleanliness, kitchen hygiene and adherence to all food safety protocols. Customer service experience is preferred.

The zoo is open 7 days a week. Shifts of normally 3-8 hours will be scheduled to cover open zoo hours which change with the seasons. Occasional later hours past zoo business hours might be required for rentals or public events. Starting pay for customer service part-time positions is $10 per hour.

An Alaska Zoo Job Application must be completed. Download here (PDF), print and deliver the completed application to Admissions staff at the zoo entrance during open zoo hours.

You may attach a resume to a completed application, if desired. Resumes alone will not be considered. Applications should be submitted during open zoo hours to Admissions, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage. POSITIONS WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

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Note for All Applicants of Zoo Employment

If you would like to send in your application and resume to have on file at the zoo for future openings in other departments, download the Alaska Zoo Job Application and drop it off at Admissions. Feel free to include your resume also. Thank you for your interest in the Alaska Zoo.