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Exhibit Interpreter - Part Time

From presenting animal chats and feeding demonstrations, to facilitating behind the scenes tours and Animal Adventure programs, to helping guests to learn more about all there is to experience at the Zoo, it takes an energetic, passionate individual to be a Zoo Exhibit Interpreter!

Ideal candidates are committed to advancing the Zoo's mission to protect nature and inspire people to care for our world. Displaying a professional, positive, respectful, cooperative, and enthusiastic attitude to all guests, volunteers, and coworkers is vital to this position. The ability to communicate ideas in an engaging verbal manner is required for the position. Prior experience working with the public, especially children in a formal or informal educational institution is highly desirable. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. A bachelor's degree in education or a related field is preferred.

This position will work approximately 30 hours per week. The pay rate for this exciting position is $13.00/ hr. Flexibility on availability is required due to programming and attendance throughout the year. Holidays and weekends are required.

Position Requirements and Experience:

  • Ability to work outdoors and indoors under all environmental conditions and temperatures.
  • Effective communication skills to respond to difficult controversial questions appropriately.
  • Electronic media/ technology, computer and word processing abilities required.
  • Possesses excellent public speaking skills.
  • Possess excellent problem-solving skills.
  • In months of lower visitation, will aid development of interpretative projects for chats, shows, and experiences.
  • In months of lower visitation, will conduct research for existing and/ or new experiences.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to assess situations, use good procedure/ judgment and follow through.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills are required.
  • Working knowledge of interpretive techniques.


To apply:

  • Interested candidates must complete an online Zoo application.
  • To be considered, applicants must include a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.

The Indianapolis Zoo is proud to be a Drug-Free/ Smoke-Free/ Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)/ Child-Safe Work Environment.

Employment at the Indianapolis Zoo is contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment testing including a background check, motor vehicle check (if applicable) and a drug test.