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.


Current Opening for Immediate Hire: Coffee Shop Attendant.

See general description for Customer Service below and drop off your completed Alaska Zoo job application at the zoo during open hours. This current Coffee Shop opening will involve preparing food, serving customers, proper food handling, barista work for our full espresso menu, cleaning duties, some heavy lifting up to 50 pounds and the ability to properly handle money. We expect friendly service, punctual arrivals to work, a desire to work hard and the ability to work well with other customer service staff. Must be able to work some evenings and some weekend days.

Customer service openings: We have positions that open in customer service areas throughout the year. These areas include Admissions, Coffee Shop and Gift Shop. Most positions are part-time or full-time seasonal, with some opportunity for permanent employment given strong job performance and the zoo's needs. We accept completed job applications year round for these areas and we keep them on file for review when openings occur. Please download our job application, print it, complete it and give it to us in one of two ways:

  • Drop the completed application off at Admissions during open zoo hours. You may include a resume (optional).
  • Email your completed application (resume optional) to hschaad@alaskazoo.org.