Job Postings


Work with the Jackson Zoo

There are all sorts of jobs at the Jackson Zoo, from keepers to cafe, educators to events. Our team of dedicated staff help the Zoo reach its mission to provide quality recreational and educational experiences dedicated to wildlife care and conservation. If you share our core values and are passionate about wildlife and wild places, look below for current job opportunities.

 

Animal Care Department

Zoo Keeper Position

  • Seeking qualified applicants for Zoo Keeper positions available immediately. Successful applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, background check and be eligible for a Mississippi driver’s license.

Animal Commissary Position

  • Seeking two part-time positions for animal care commissary. Responsible for daily preparation of animal diets, which includes ordering, preparing, and delivering diets and supplies for all animal areas as required. Read the full position announcement for complete list of responsibilities and how to apply.

Events Department

Special Events Coordinator Position

  • Seeking a full-time, year round position at Jackson Zoo, plans and organizes events to raise funds and/or awareness in the community. 

Weekend Events Assistant/Birthday Party Captain

  • Lead groups of families on a short zoo excursion, sometimes twice a day. Approximately 8 hours per weekend.

Education Department

Education Instructor

  • Seeking enthusiastic, passionate applicants to teach programs on and off site such as the Zoo Mobile, Willd Classrooms, and Wild Encounters.

 maintenance Department
 
Janitorial worker(s)

  •  Performs upkeep of all Zoo facilities, includes buildings, glass viewing windows, restrooms, trash removal and walkways.  Assists with grounds and events as needed.   Performs daily cleaning both inside and outside, knowledge of professional cleaning products a plus.   A combination of two years of related experience is required along with valid Mississippi Driver’s License.  Apply by mailing resume to Jackson Zoo, 2918 West Capitol Street, Jackson, Mississippi  39209; or by filling out an application at Jackson Zoo, or by emailing to cherron@jacksonzoo.org with Janitorial staff in the subject line.

Grounds worker(s)

  • Performs upkeep of all Zoo grounds and plantings, includes walkways, fencing and infrastructure.  General work includes planting of grass, flowers/beds, shrubs, watering of gardens, and pruning of shrubs and trees.  Assist with maintenance and events as needed.  A combination of two years of related experience is required along with valid Mississippi Driver’s License.  .  Apply by mailing resume to Jackson Zoo, 2918 West Capitol Street, Jackson, Mississippi  39209; or by filling out an application at Jackson Zoo, or by emailing to cherron@jacksonzoo.org with Grounds Staff in the subject line.