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Summer Job Fair


March 11, 2023
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Zoo Education Center
600 Franke Park Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Saturday, March 11, 2022

9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.*

*upon completing the pre-registration here.

Every employee is an important part of the mission and success of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. As a member of our team, you’ll be a vital part of our mission to connect kids and animals, strengthen families, and inspire people to care.


Register for the Summer Job Fair HERE.

  • Temporary positions, Mid-April through Mid-October and December
  • 15 to 40 hours per week
  • Starting pay: $10.25 per hour
  • Must be at least 16 years of age

Animal Care Associate (Indiana Family Farm): Animal Care Associate is a temporary, entry-level animal care employee that assists in performing work necessary to provide basic daily animal care. Apply here.

Animal Care Associate (Indonesian Rain Forest): Animal Care Associate is a temporary, entry-level animal care employee that assists in performing work necessary to provide basic daily animal care. Apply here.

Education Interpreter: Education Interpreters enhance the guest experience at popular exhibits by providing exciting information about the animals, their care, and conservation. Apply here.

Event Associate: Event Associates assist with birthday parties, company picnics, and private events, as well as enhance the guest experience at our annual consumer events. Apply here.

Front Gate Associate: Front Gate Associates welcome guests into the Zoo by performing admission, membership, and other-point-of-sale transactions at the Zoo entrance. Apply here. 

Guest Services Lead: The Guest Services Lead serves as seasonal leadership at the zoo’s front entrance and in the Guest Services Building. This position assists the Guest Services Manager with entrance booth operations, database management, and other daily operations in an effort to create positive guest experience. Apply here.

Horticulture Associate: Horticulture Associates beautify the zoo grounds by maintaining a clean, vibrant, and healthy landscaped environment. Apply here.

Operations Associate: Operations Associates provide guests safe and memorable experiences by operating and assisting at Zoo rides, as well as ensuring a safe and clean environment by performing housekeeping and cleaning duties throughout the Zoo. Apply here. 

Program Counselor: Program Counselors share hands-on educational programing through the discovery of animals, nature, conservation, and more during the Zoo’s popular Kids for Nature Summer Camp. Apply here.


Apply for a Service Systems Associates Position HERE.

Food Service Associate: Food Service Associates help concession stands, carts, and picnics deliver quality food and beverages for Zoo guests during their visit.

Gift Shop Sales Associate: Gift Shop Sales Associates welcome and assist guests during their visits to the Wild Things Gift Shop, stroller rental, and retail locations inside the Zoo.

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.