Red Panda Cubs

Application: Tram Driver Part Time

At the OKC Zoo, Go Wild!

Position Summary

The Tram Driver transports the guests through the park, while narrating a history of the Zoo.  This position interacts with the public and enhances guest experiences. 

Essential Functions of the Position

  • Operate a multi-car tram while narrating an educational tour of the Zoo.
  • Ensure safety and proper operations of the tram.
  • Assist guests in safely boarding and exiting the tram. 
  • Provide excellent guest service while remaining on schedule and safety conscious throughout the tour.
  • Maintain quality appearance of interior and exterior of the tram.
  • Educate the public and provide positive guest experiences.
  • Collaborate with other Zoo departments.

Physical Demands

  • Required to walk, sit and stand for periods of time.
  • Ability to push, lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel and move intermittently throughout the day.
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions.

Work Environment

  • Indoor/Outdoor.
  • Noise level is usually quiet to moderate, with occasional increases due to large groups of people in Zoo buildings and on grounds.
  • Exposure to external environmental conditions, such as heat, cold, rain, snow and ice.
  • Exposure to potentially dangerous animals.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings and/or weekends and holidays and during emergency situations such as dictated by weather.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 21 years of age.
  • 6 months or more of driving a passenger vehicle preferred.
  • Prior experience in tourism, public speaking, theater/drama productions.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and convey information to the guests.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, a physical examination, and a drug test.
  • Guest Service experience preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma motor vehicle operator’s license and a clean driving record.


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