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Summer Job Fair

Saturday, March 6

9 a.m.-3 p.m.* upon completing the pre-registration below

*As capacity allows

Pre-Registrations for the Summer Job Fair are currently full.

Check back for new time openings here.

You can still apply to join the summer Zoo team! Applications are also accepted by email (, mail (Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808), or in person at the Guest Services Building (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm).

Download your application here: Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Application, Service Systems Associates Application

  • The number of Job Fair participants will be carefully limited to allow for safe social distancing.
  • Pre-registration is required to attend and interview at the Job Fair. Register HERE
  • Bring your completed application with you to the Job Fair. Download HERE

If you are unable to attend on March 6th, applications are accepted prior to and following the Job Fair. If you are unable to complete your registration online, please call the zoo at 260.427.6800.

To help maintain social distancing and a safe environment for all:

  • PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to reserve your interview time slot. Attendance will be carefully limited to maintain safe social distancing.
  • Face Coverings are required.
  • If you feel sick or have any symptoms of or exposure to COVID-19, please stay home. Your interview can be rescheduled.
  • Only Applicants should enter the building. Please have parents or guests wait for you in the car.
  • Carside Pre-Check In will be in place.
  • Distancing and sanitization practices will be in place.

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.

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo: Summer Staff Positions

  • Temporary positions, Mid-April to Mid-October
  • 15 to 40 hours per week
  • Starting pay: $7.25 per hour
  • Must be at least 16 years of age

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

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.

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

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.

Register for the Summer Job Fair HERE.

Download your Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Application HERE.    



Service Systems Associates: Summer Staff Positions

  • Temporary positions, Mid-April to Mid-October
  • 15 to 40 hours per week
  • Starting pay: $7.25 per hour
  • Must be at least 16 years of age

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.

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

Register for the Summer Job Fair HERE.

Download your Service Systems Associates Application HERE.


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.