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Put your love for wildlife and wild places to work at the OKC Zoo! The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is hosting a hiring event on Thursday, March 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for job seekers interested in working for the Zoo’s education department. The Zoo is looking for bright smiles, friendly personalities and a commitment to excellence. The hiring event will be at the Zoo’s Rosser Conservation Education Center, east end of the parking lot, 2000 Remington Place, Oklahoma City. Zoo representatives will be on site to provide employment information and conduct screening interviews.

The Zoo is looking for quality candidates, who are energetic, dependable, customer-service oriented, professional and dedicated to making a difference to fill the following part-time positions:

  • Camp Lead Teacher – requires the ability to teach animal-themed programs and manage children in a camp setting, work with camp assistants and complete associated preparatory and clean-up work.
  • Camp Assistant – requires the ability to monitor and engage children in a camp setting, assist the camp instructor and complete associated preparatory and clean-up work.
  • Education Instructor – requires the ability to teach animal-themed programs and manage students in a variety of settings, including indoor and outdoor programs at the zoo and off-site.
  • Overnight Host – requires the ability to teach animal-themed programs and manage participants during an overnight, which includes a night hike outdoors.

All part-time jobs require weekend, evening and holiday availability, and the ability to work outside. Starting pay is $8 to $10 per hour. The Zoo offers employee training and an ideal working environment.

To apply, schedule an appointment to meet with our Human Resources department at the hiring event, by calling (405) 424-3344 or by e-mailing Applications are also available in the Zoo’s Guest Services office, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All selected candidates are subject to a drug screen and background check. The Zoo has a Smoke-Free Environment, is a Drug-Free Workplace, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The OKC Zoo Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Regular admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Stay up-to-date with the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by visiting Our Stories. Zoo fans can support the OKC Zoo by becoming Oklahoma Zoological Society members at or in-person at the Zoo! To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit


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