Want to work outside and around animals? Looking to fill multiple positions for their 2021 season, John Ball Zoo is holding a virtual hiring event this Saturday, March 6, 10a.m. to 1p.m.

If you're interested in working at the zoo, they say you should submit an application online here. You'll then be emailed a link to sign up for a specific time-slot during the hiring event, in which you will meet with team leaders to learn more about what each position entails.

Applicants must be 18 or older.

John Ball Zoo is hiring for positions in:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Retail
  • Admissions and Experiences
  • Education
  • Building and Grounds

According to the zoo, they offer competitive pay, pay increases after 45 days, free admission for you and up to 10 guests, plus discounts on purchases.


Currently John Ball Zoo is offering private guided tours. Tours are 45 minutes long and are offered between 10:00a.m. and 2:00p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Price is $75/group for Zoo Members and $100/group for Non-Members. Pre-registration is required. Find out more here.

Aside from private tours, the Zoo is closed to the public until they open for the 2021 season. They have yet to announce their spring 2021 opening date. John Ball Zoo says they had many exciting additions gin 2020, including red panda cubs, armadillo babies, along with cotton-top tamarins, and a Canada lynx kitten, and they're excited for guests to return in spring 2021.

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