Categories: Employment



Austin Zoo Summer Camp Counselor 

Austin Zoo is currently recruiting a Zoo Camp Counselor for the 2021 summer season. The Zoo Camp Counselor is a seasonal employee responsible for leading campers, ages 6-11, in inquiry-based learning activities, crafts, games, encounters with animal ambassadors and zoo tours.


  • Enthusiastically engage campers in inquiry-based activities, crafts, and zoo tours
  • Ensure the safety of all Zoo Campers by enforcing Zoo Camp rules
  • Demonstrate & encourage respect of Zoo exhibit animals & animal ambassadors during Zoo tours & animal encounters
  • Maintain Zoo Camp behavioral expectations with campers to ensure a fun, safe and inclusive environment for campers of all abilities
  • Build and maintain a good rapport with campers and parents
  • Assist with daily clean-up and continual organization of Zoo Camp classroom and supplies
  • Assist with camp curriculum development
  • Other duties as assigned


Experience and Education:

A minimum of one year of experience working with children. Completion or pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Biology, Zoology, or related field from an accredited college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous summer camp experience strongly desired.

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Demonstrate a strong interest and/or experience in environmental education
  • Enjoy working with children ages 6-11 of all abilities
  • Ability to make quick, responsible decisions and improvise when needed
  • Display a high level of patience and respond well under pressure
  • Comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people
  • Enthusiastic, creative, adaptable, patient, and able to work both independently and with a team
  • Able to communicate thoroughly, respectfully, and clearly with campers, parents, and other staff

Additional Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Ability to work outdoors under various weather conditions
  • Successful completion of a background check


  • Mandatory Training Dates: June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2021 from 10:00 – 3:00pm
  • $12.00 an hour
  • Work Schedule: June 7th – August 13th, Mondays – Fridays from 8:30am– 4:30pm

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to Austin Zoo Education Manager at education@austinzoo.org by April 15th 2021.

Gift Shop Associate 

If you are an animal lover, join our dynamic team working in our Gift Shop!
Austin Zoo is seeking to hire an outgoing, energetic, hard working individual to work in our Gift Shop as a cashier. We are a non-smoking workplace.

Full Time positions available.


Position Requirements (requires at least one year of experience):

  • Provide world class guest relations in a busy, vibrant environment.
  • Operating credit card terminal
  • Handling cash
  • Providing visitors with information and assistance
  • Greeting all visitors upon entering the zoo
  • Retail experience preferred
  • Position includes indoor and outdoor work in all types of weather conditions

Individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Possess a valid Texas driver’s license
How to Apply:
  • Submit a cover letter and resume to info@austinzoo.org.
  • Please no phone calls or drop-ins. Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial interview.


Austin Zoo is currently hiring for a full-time Custodian. This position covers a wide variety of tasks and will occasionally include working weekends, holidays and evening hours. We are a non-smoking workplace.
Description of Work:
  • Sanitizing frequently touched surfaces
  • Assisting with daily maintenance of facilities and grounds
  • Janitorial duties 
  • Occasionally running errands on behalf of the Zoo
  • Trash pick up and hauling
  • Working primarily out-of-doors
  • Groundskeeping
  • Interacting with Zoo visitors in an informal setting
  • Working with a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years experience in a maintenance and/or grounds keeping field position
  • Applicants must have and maintain a clean driving record
  • Able to lift 50 pounds, work outdoors and demonstrate excellent time management
How to Apply:
  • Submit a cover letter and resume to info@austinzoo.org.
  • Please no phone calls or drop-ins. Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial interview.


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