Employment Opportunities

Seasonal & Summer Jobs

The zoo will begin accepting applications for seasonal and summer employment at our annual Job Fair on March 14, 2015.  Watch this space for details!

Full-Time & Part-Time Openings

Zoo Instructor: Wild Nights (Seasonal)

The zoo is searching for energetic and enthusiastic individuals to lead our popular Wild Nights sleepover programs. The successful candidate will have experience working with youth in a program setting; a desire to share the zoo and its animals with children; and a positive attitude. Licensed teachers or pre-service teachers preferred. Read a complete job description..

This is a part-time, seasonal position. The Instructor will lead two to four programs per month, Thursdays through Saturdays, from late April through mid-October as program demand dictates, overnights from 5pm to 10am, plus evening training classes in April.

To apply: submit cover letter, resume, and application by mail: Zoo, Attn: Employment (Zoo Instructor), 3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808; deliver to zoo office 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday; or email to employment@kidszoo.org.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 27

Zoo Instructor: Summer Safari (Seasonal)

The zoo is searching for energetic and enthusiastic individuals to serve as Instructors for our popular Summer Safari Day Camp. The successful candidate will have experience working with youth in a program setting; a desire to share the zoo and its animals with children; and a positive attitude. Licensed teachers or pre-service teachers preferred. Read a complete job description.

This is a seasonal position. The Instructor will teach up to eight weeks of camp, Mondays through Fridays, June 8–July 31, 8am–4pm, plus attend evening and weekend training classes in May and June.

To apply: submit cover letter, resume, and application by mail: Zoo, Attn: Employment (Zoo Instructor), 3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808; deliver to zoo office 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday; or email to employment@kidszoo.org.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 27

Zoo Instructor: Camp Director (Seasonal)

The zoo is searching for an organized and enthusiastic individual to serve as Camp Director for our popular Summer Safari Day Camp. The successful candidate will have experience working with youth in a program setting; a desire to share the zoo and its animals with children; and experience overseeing a peer group. Licensed teachers or pre-service teachers preferred. Read a complete job description.

This is a seasonal position requiring availability for a 40-hour work week for a 9-week period during June – August, including some evenings and weekends, plus possible training classes in May and June.

To apply: submit cover letter, resume, and application by mail: Zoo, Attn: Employment (Zoo Instructor), 3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808; deliver to zoo office 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday; or email to employment@kidszoo.org.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 27

Z-TEAM Teen Volunteer Supervisor (Seasonal)

The zoo is searching for an energetic individual to oversee the daily activities of Z-TEAM teen volunteers age 13-17 during the zoo summer season. This position provides supervision, instruction, fosters growth and leadership, contributes to positive guest experiences, and performs other duties as required. The successful candidate will have strong organizational, communication, and detail-oriented skills and experience working with teens in an educational setting. Licensed teachers or pre-service teachers preferred, but individuals with comparable experience will be considered. Read the complete job description.

This is a seasonal position requiring availability for a 40-hour work week for a 9-week period during June – August, including some evenings and weekends, plus possible training classes in May and June.

To apply: submit cover letter, resume, and application by mail: Zoo, Attn: Employment (Z-TEAM Teen Volunteer Supervisor), 3411 Sherman Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46808; deliver to zoo office 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday; or email to employment@kidszoo.org.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 27

Education Weekend Supervisor (Seasonal)

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is searching for an energetic and dependable individual to serve as Education Weekend Supervisor. The Education Weekend Supervisor provides support to the education department by overseeing the daily activities of instructors and volunteers on weekends during the zoo season. The individual supervises the adult volunteers, teen volunteers, and part-time staff on the weekends, assisting with check in, providing general supervisory support, monitoring activities, providing guest service, and problem-solving as needed. A high school diploma and valid driver’s license are required. Previous supervisory experience or administrative experience is preferred. Excellent communication skills are required, as is the ability to work with minimal supervision. Read a complete job description.or

The Education Weekend Supervisor works Saturdays and Sundays during the zoo season (April 25 – October 11, 2015).

To apply: submit cover letter, resume, and application by mail: Zoo, Attn: Employment (Education Weekend Supervisor), 3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808; deliver to zoo office 8am-5pm daily; or email to employment@kidszoo.org.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 27

 

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Statement of Equal Opportunity
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is operated by the Fort Wayne Zoological Society through a cooperative agreement with the City of Fort Wayne’s Department of Parks and Recreation. All employees and volunteers work for the Fort Wayne Zoological Society.

The Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and treats all applicants, employees, and volunteers without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital or veteran status, mental or physical disability that does not preclude performance of essential job duties, or any other status protected by law. The Society will offer all reasonable accommodations required by law to employees and volunteers with known disabilities.

The Society supports and promotes diversity in its workforce and on its Board of Directors and strives to foster a work environment of respect and inclusiveness where the diversity and contributions of all applicants, employees, volunteers, and visitors are valued and recognized.