images_barle-by-betsie-meister-detroit-zoological-societyDetroit Zoo now hiring for busy 2016 season

People who are passionate about penguins, obsessed with otters or fascinated by frogs might consider working at the wildest place in town this year. The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is looking for smiling, energetic, friendly and enthusiastic individuals for seasonal employment during the Detroit Zoo’s peak time – March through December.

The DZS is seeking employees to work flexible schedules as guest relations supervisors and assistants as well as sales associates, park safety officers (security), and Summer Safari camp teachers and aides. Pay rates and age requirements vary by position, and candidates must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays.

In addition, concessions, retail, food service and some custodial and grounds keeping positions will be filled by Service Systems Associates (SSA), the concessionaire that provides these services to the Zoo.

For more information about jobs or to submit an employment application, visit http://detroitzoo.org/about/jobs/ and click on the appropriate link to apply for either DZS or SSA openings.

The Detroit Zoological Society – a nonprofit organization that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo – is recognized as a leader in conservation, animal welfare and sustainability as well as providing sanctuary for animals in need of rescue. With an annual regional economic impact of more than $100 million, the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak is one of Michigan’s largest paid family attractions, hosting more than 1.4 million visitors annually. Its 125 acres of award-winning naturalistic habitats are home to 2,400 animals representing 255 species. In recognition of its environmental leadership, the Detroit Zoo received the top Green Award from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, and was named Best-Managed Nonprofit by Crain’s Detroit Business. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo sits on a 5-acre site surrounded by undisturbed forested wetlands on Belle Isle State Park in Detroit and provides year-round educational, recreational and environmental conservation opportuni ties for the community. For hours, prices, directions and other information, call 248-541-5717 or visitwww.detroitzoo.org.

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