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.


Admissions Openings for Immediate Hire: We are currently hiring for part time, seasonal staff in admissions. We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a family friendly environment and working with customers. Some duties include selling daily admissions tickets, memberships and concessions. Admissions acts as an information booth, so applicants must be willing to learn about the zoo and it animals and enjoy engaging with the public.

Applicants must be kind 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, and some lifting of up to 50 lbs. Customer service experience preferred. The zoo is open 7 days a week year round, and is open 9am to 9pm in June, July and August. We primarily need applicants who can work closing shifts until 9:30pm, but there are other shifts available. Applicants must be willing to work weekends and holidays.

Interested candidates may drop their completed application off at Admissions during open zoo hours or email it to admissions@alaskazoo.org. You may include a resume (optional).