Detroit Zoo is hiring seasonal employees


ROYAL OAK, Mich. – If you're passionate about penguins, obsessed with otters or fascinated by frogs, you might consider working at the wildest place in town this summer.

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is looking for smiling, energetic, friendly and enthusiastic individuals for seasonal employment during the Detroit Zoo's peak season.

The DZS is seeking employees to work flexible schedules in the following positions: guest relations supervisors and assistants, sales associates, park safety officers (security), and Summer Safari camp teachers and aides.

In addition, concessions, retail, food service and some custodial and groundskeeping positions will be filled by Service Systems Associates (SSA), the concessionaire that provides these services to the Zoo.

Pay rates and age requirements vary by position. Candidates must be available to work on weekends, evenings and holidays.

For more information about jobs or to submit an employment application, visit http://www.detroitzoo.org/about/jobs-employment and click on the appropriate link to apply for either Detroit Zoo or SSA openings.

The Detroit Zoological Society, a nonprofit organization that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo, is recognized as a leader in conservation, animal welfare and sustainability as well as providing sanctuary for animals in need of rescue. With an annual regional economic impact of more than $100 million, the Detroit Zoo is one of Michigan's largest paid family attractions, hosting more than 1.3 million visitors annually. Its 125 acres of award-winning naturalistic habitats are home to more than 2,600 animals representing 265 species. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo sits on a 5-acre site surrounded by undisturbed forested wetlands on Belle Isle State Park in Detroit and provides year-round educational, recreational and environmental conservation opportunities for the community. For hours, prices, directions and other information, call 248-541-5717 or visit www.detroitzoo.org.