Utica Zoo Career Opportunities

February 4, 2017


Utica Zoo sits on approximately 80 acres, 40 of which are developed. The Zoo has over 200 animals from 99 different species and is striving towards AZA Accreditation.

Director of Visitor & Community Engagement

Gift Shop Associate:

Utica Zoo is seeking to hire an enthusiastic and outgoing individual to join our team as a Gift Shop Associate. This position is responsible for greeting every visitor who enters the Zoo, assisting guests with admission, purchases, memberships, etc. The position is part time, must be flexible. This position is required to work weekends, weekdays, and some nights during special events. Must be 18 years of age or older.


Can demonstrate excellent customer service and communication skills.

Retail experience and Point-of-Sale software experience required.

Computer skills [Microsoft Office (word, excel, etc.)].

Applicants must be:

Honest, dependable, reliable, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and good with customers

Background check required

If you think you have what it takes to join our team we would love to hear from you! Please email a resume to hr@uticazoo.org or you may stop by our gift shop to fill out an application.

The Utica Zoo (Utica Zoological Society) is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

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It is the policy of the Utica Zoological Society to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.