Now Hiring Aerial Guides

Posted April 27, 2023

Cincinnati Zoo Hiring Aerial Guides for Kanga Klimb Adventure Course

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is looking for adventure-seeking individuals with a desire to inspire others. It’s now hiring aerial guides to assist guests on the Kanga Klimb Adventure Course.

      “We will show you the ropes even if you have no climbing experience,” said Cincinnati Zoo’s visitor experience manager Rocky Laabs. “The position offers a competitive wage, fun coworkers, flexibility, and the opportunity to hang over kangaroos while you work!”

New guides will receive training on safety protocols, best ways to navigate the 50 aerial elements on the course, and how to create memorable moments for visitors of all skill levels.  After training and some time on the course, guides will have the skills to train other guides and the opportunity to move into leadership roles.

“It’s a really good way to spend your summer,” said Laabs.  “I’ve been hanging on the course every season since it opened in 2020, and I look forward to it reopening every year.  We have a great team and would love to add more positive and energetic people.”

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, physically fit, and available to train May 15 -20.  More details on this position can be found at

The Zoo opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Members get Early Entry and are welcome to enter the Zoo at 9 a.m. Memberships are on sale through April 30! .  Cincinnati Zoo’s membership program is generously supported by Frisch’s Big Boy.