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Posted March 15, 2021

Cincinnati Zoo looking for positive people with a passion for wildlife

CINCINNATI, OH (March 15, 2021) — Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is gearing up for spring and summer and looking for individuals who want to inspire visitors with wildlife!  Positions are available in several departments including visitor experience, security, education, horticulture, and more!  For a current list of job opportunities, visit

“We had to close our gates one year ago today, so we are thrilled to have people at the Zoo this spring and to be in a position to hire people,” said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard.  “We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about the Zoo’s mission and embrace our core values.”

In addition to having a passion for wildlife and sustainability, the Zoo is looking for people who actively demonstrate the following values and behaviors:

  • Collaborative Relationships
  • Positivity & Energy
  • Accountability, Mutual Trust & Respect
  • Progressive Thinking
  • Pride, Passion & a Sense of Ownership

The Zoo is opening Kanga’ Klimb, a new aerial adventure course, this summer and needs aerial adventure guides who can customize adventures for all skill levels, keep visitors and peers safe, and facilitate fun! Other opportunities in the visitor experience department include operating the train and carousel, greeting guests, and keeping the park clean.

Job perks include seeing amazing animals every day, working with awesome people, doing something that makes a difference, and earning the right to say, “I work at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden!”