The Alaska Zoo operates through winter with core, permanent part-time or full-time positions. We hire through spring and summer for our busy season.


Update: We are not currently hiring summer seasonal customer service positions. We did fill all of those openings in May. We periodically have openings, so check back on the page from time to time. Thank you for your interest!

General information about customer service positions: We are hire on and off throughout the year in our customer service departments (admissions, coffee shop, gift shop) as our needs dictate. Most of these positions come open for hiring in spring for the summer season. We post openings to this employment page and you are welcome to submit a zoo application if you would like your information on file for future openings.

We look for the following in our customer service positions:

  • People who enjoy working in a family friendly environment with all ages.

  • Duties include selling entry and memberships at admissions, concessions, food service in the coffee shop, running registers and providing customers with answers to their questions in a friendly manner.

  • Customer service employees should be kind and attentive at all times.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team.

  • Excellent money handling and math skills in a fast paced work environment.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Willingness to share duties of working weekends, evenings and holidays.

To be considered for zoo employment, candidates should drop their completed application off at Admissions during open zoo hours or email it to aom@alaskazoo.org. You may include a resume (optional).