Animal Adventure is an equal opportunity employer and hires on a seasonal basis.
(May – End of October). Year-round positions possible.
Animal Adventure is committed to exceptional customer service. Applicants should be affable, energetic & motivated.
All positions require working weekends and holidays. Seasonal positions may or may not be full time. Schedules vary weekly and we cannot guarantee set hours and days at time of hiring.
Applications for review may or may not get a call/email for interview due to volume.
If you do not complete the application process correctly, you will not be considered.
Please be specific on which position(s) you are applying.
Email: [email protected]
Email Subject: Application – (Indicate Specific Position(s))
Body of Email
– Name & Contact Info
– Specific Position(s) applying for
– When will you be available for interview in person and/or Skype
– Day/Hours availability from April 15th – October 30th
– Vacation/Travel/Commitments May 1st – October 30th
– Feel free to include a cover letter in email body or as attachment
Resume as an attached document
– Contact information
– Prior work experience
– Specific skills pertinent to position
o If Animal Care – List species, and depth of work with each
– Three professional references
Candidates must be experienced in animal care field
Hours vary by position/seasonality
Must be able to be physically active for long periods in extreme conditions
Lift 50 lbs, push or pull 100 lbs, stay on feet for long periods of time
Position requires extreme time/day flexibility for shifts
Must have prior zoo/animal park experience.
We are a growing facility, with an expanding collection.
Applicants to have prior experience with carnivores, primates, and/or Asian / African stock. In resume, list species worked with and responsibilities.
Seasonal Position; 30-40+ hours per week
Possible Seasonal Full Time
Possible Year Round Full Time
Must be experienced in animal care / farming / equine / zoo / animal husbandry field.
In your resume, list species worked with and responsibilities for their care.
Position specific to care of children’s zoo, and non-dangerous hoof stock & small animals.
Seasonal Position; 20-30+ hours per week – Possible Seasonal Full Time
Intense physical labor
Attention to detail
High standard for cleanliness and care
Compassion & Patience
Sociable personality with eagerness to interact and educate guests
– Hours vary, but may be all of; 8:30 am – 5 pm
– Must be able to lift 50 lbs, stand for long periods of time
We offer a basic but enjoyable menu for guests. Set-up and menu comparable to that of a stadium, bowling alley, or school snack stand.
Base Camp Concessions & Safari Grill provide our guests full meal options and snack items. Position is specifically based around food prep and cook to order grill. Grill and flat top options include burgers, dogs, spiedies, grilled cheese, and more.
This position may also cross train to assume other positions with Guest Services.
Seasonal Position: 20-40 Hours per week, Target Start April 20th
Guest Service & Cashier experience a plus!
Hours may vary, but may be all of 9 am – 6 pm
Must be able to lift 50lbs, stand for prolonged periods of time
Guest Services positions are the point of contact for inquisitive guests in the park, animal feed sales, ride/attraction ticket sales, and souvenir purchases. Considered a hub of information and services; individuals must be able to work fast paced, multi task, and maintain the highest level of guest service and satisfaction.
Position/location can rotate within the park per the day; Welcome Center, Gift Shop, Animal Feed & Fun, Train Station, Giraffe Encounters, Concession Registers
Seasonal Positions: 20-40 Hours per week, Park opens May 1st (training prior)
This position is responsible for the daily care and maintenance of the park and facilities. Daily responsibilities will be trash removal, restroom care, landscape/mowing, basic labor, minor construction and repair, general park cleanliness and upkeep. Individuals must maintain a strong focus on attention to detail and job tasks while also being a source of general park knowledge for guests. This is not a behind the scenes position, you will work among the guests during the course of normal daily routine. Position will require individuals that are active and outgoing.
Seasonal Position: 20-40 hours per week, Target Start April 1st
Year-round Full Time Position: 40 hours per week, Immediate Opening
Animal Adventure Park is a zoological facility that is mainly open for the summer months (May-September). Throughout this time during the year our park becomes a booming hub of action with guests visiting from all corners of the world.
Animal Adventure Park prides itself on providing our guests with educational experiences through animal interactions. Through this policy, our guests are not merely visiting our facility, they become involved in our facility by being allowed the opportunity to remain up close and personal with out animal residents.
This season Animal Adventure Park would like to extend our reach and provide educational experiences to students who have a deep interest in becoming zoo professionals. Our facility would like to open its doors to outstanding upcoming professionals that share in our passion for animals, as well as our passion for educating our guests.
We would like to begin our season offering six openings for professional internships with four main rotations:
Experience you can expect to gain while interning:
Learning safety procedures, diet preparation/nutrition, animal management, behavioral observation, enrichment techniques/implementation, record keeping, and assisting with exhibit maintenance.
Interns will also be educated on proper delivery of formal and informal public presentations that keep guests interested, engaged, and intrigued by animals. Providing our guests with a deeper connection to the animals in the facility which allows for them to have more of an interest in their wild counterparts and conservation efforts. This will be a large part of your internships at our facility, being that guest experience and involvement is one of our top priorities.
Each intern will be expected to perform daily keeper chats throughout the zoo during their internship. As well as make an approved enrichment item for an animal of their choosing. You will have the opportunity to work hands on with our keepers and side by side with management staff to learn training and enrichment techniques, and many other “tricks of the trade.”
Interns will be expected to maintain a safe environment for both animals and guests, maintain clean and sanitary work areas, and keeper spaces.
Adhere to all Animal Adventure Park rules, policies, and procedures, and function as an integral team member of the department and park.
While on site for work each intern will approach guests in a confident and friendly manner while spreading the mission of Animal Adventure Park enriching their experience with knowledge of the park and our animals.
OTHER RELEVANT INFO
Internships are unpaid and are designed to meet academic requirements, as applicable, and provide valuable real-world experience for participants.
Successful completion of an internship may also yield letters of recommendation upon request.
All qualified applicants; please submit a resume and cover letter and a numbered list expressing which rotation they would be most interested in as well as a second and third choice. These will be reviewed by management and ownership for placement.
Please have all resumes submitted to Animal Adventure Park Curator, Erin Lien, at [email protected], by February 15th, 2020.
If you are a candidate for our internship program you will be contacted for an interview.
Thank You for taking an interest in joining our team. We look forward to working with you in our 2020 season!