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.

 

Maintenance Department

The hourly rate is based on experience, and benefits are available after probationary period.

Maintenance Worker

This position oversees the maintenance and upkeep of all Zoo facilities, includes buildings, grounds, lighting, walkways, fencing and infrastructure.   

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. High school diploma and/or a combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  2. Two years experience in the area of maintenance operations.
  3. MUST be HVAC certified
  4. Knowledge of the operation, use, fuel requirement and maintenance of tools, and other power equipment used in maintenance.
  5. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  6. Valid Mississippi Driver’s License.
  7. Majority of work performed outdoors in all types of weather.
  8. Work requires standing, walking, bending, and lifting throughout the day.

May require lifting in excess of 50 lbs.

GROUNDS WORKER

Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of zoo grounds and plantings, including walkways, fencing, and infrastructure. Assists with maintenance and events as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in grounds or related horticultural field
  • Knowledge of horticulture, plants a plus
  • Possess valid Mississippi driver’s license
  • Able to pass background check and drug screening
  • Requires standing, walking, and lifting throughout the day
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays

 

Interested applicants should send a resume

Email:  cherron@jacksonzoo.org with Grounds or Maintenance in the subject line

MAIL resume to 
JACKSON ZOO
Attn: Chris Herron
2918 West Capitol Street
Jackson MS 39209

No phone calls please, and interviews by appointment only.

 

Education DEPARTMENT

Part Time Education Instructor

The Jackson Zoo is looking to hire new instructors for our fun and educational Zoo programs. Instructors teach various education programs, on and off grounds, including but not limited to Zoo Mobiles, Wild Classrooms, and animal encounters. This is a variable-hours position. Weekend work will be required.

Interested applicants should send a resume

Email: cherron@jacksonzoo.org with Education Instructor in the subject line

MAIL resume to 
JACKSON ZOO
Attn: Chris Herron
2918 West Capitol Street
Jackson MS 39209

No phone calls please, and interviews by appointment only.

 

VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

There are many areas of the zoo where volunteers are needed: landscaping, facilities, education, special events, and Discovery Zoo. Although most often people think of spring and summer volunteering, there are some opportunities throughout the year. (There are even a few paid internships available for qualified candidates through the MS Department of Employment Security.)

Please visit our Volunteer page and fill out the application.