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We are looking for someone who enjoys a family environment, both with the zoo staff and zoo patrons, for an immediate part-time staff position. The position will be primarily in Admissions or the Gift Shop but will be cross trained for coverage if needed. Main duties in admissions will be selling tickets and memberships, giving information and selling concessions. Main duties in the Gift Shop will include assisting customers, stocking, cleaning and processing inventory.

Applicants must be cheerful and attentive to customers, be able to work independently and productively, and work well as a team. Excellent cash handling and math skills are a must. This position requires the ability to handle high volume rushes as well as keeping busy cleaning, restocking or completing projects during slower periods. Requires some lifting of up to roughly 50 pounds. Customer service experience preferred. The zoo is open 7 days a week except Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. We are currently looking for someone to work Zoo Lights hours. Shifts will normally be 3-6 hours. Zoo lights is 5-8pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until March with expanded nightly hours over Christmas break.

If interested, please fill out an Alaska Zoo application (PDF), available by clicking the link or at our Admissions cabin. Please include the days and times you would be available. 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.