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Animal Feed Attendant - Part Time

Work for the WILDEST employer in Indiana!

Why should you apply?

  • Free admission for employees with the option to bring up to four (4) family members/ friends.
  • Flexible scheduling (Student & Retiree Friendly)
  • Complimentary Zoo passes.
  • Free admission and discounts to other downtown culture venues such as the Children's Museum, Indiana Beach Amusement Park, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari and so much more!
  • Complimentary parking for downtown events and access to local colleges.
  • Unique, FUN working environment. How many people can say they are able to visit an orangutan on their lunch break or pet a shark?


What is the job?

Put the FUN back into work and join our Attractions Team! From greeting guests at our bird aviaries, to ensuring safety procedures are followed when visitors participate in feeds or take a stroll through plains, the FUN never stops for our part-time variable hourly (20-29 hours per week) Animal Feed Attendants in our Guest Experience department.

Ideal candidates are committed to advancing the Zoo's mission to protect nature and inspire people to care for our world. This is an entry-level position, partially responsible for animal feeds at the Kangaroo, Flamingo, and Giraffe feeding stations, and is a part of our Attractions team. In addition to assisting with the feeds in these areas, this position will assist in over-seeing feeds and interactions between guests and the birds inside the aviaries. By providing above and beyond customer service and ensuring a family-friendly, safe environment, our Attractions department is integral to our operations. A cooperative and team-oriented personality, along with a friendly and courteous attitude is highly desirable. This position is designed for an outgoing individual that is looking to get their foot in the door (so to speak) into animal care. Any experience excelling in customer service is a plus! A High School diploma or equivalent is highly desired. Pay rate for this exciting position is $13.00/ hr.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Greets guests in a responsible, safe manner at all bird aviaries, giraffe ticketing station, and kangaroo feeds.
  • Distributes food and handles tickets at all animal feeding stations, including bird aviaries (budgie, lorikeet, and flamingo), kangaroo, and giraffe.
  • Ensures safety procedures are being followed at all attractions by both staff and guests.
  • Provides friendly, professional service to Zoo guests and fellow staff members; guides, directs, and engages guests with a detailed and pleasant manner.
  • Must be temperamentally suited to work with delicate, wild animals, primarily birds.
  • Must enjoy working as a team but be able to work independently as well.


To apply:

  • Interested candidates must complete an online application.
  • Attach a resumé and cover letter to your application to increase your chances!


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.