zoo lights Positions

The Zoo is now hiring multiple positions for Zoo Lights, including Attendants and Admissions Cashiers. These positions are hourly, non-exempt, and eligible for dynamic hiring incentives, which include up to $500 bonus, animal encounters, and Zoo memberships.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide initial warm welcoming experience to all guests.
  • Monitors and directs traffic flow of Zoo Light event.
  • Patrols all areas within the parking lot/Zoo grounds and alerts management of any discovered issues.
  • Assists and answers any guest inquiries.
  • Displays a visitor first mindset and ensure guests have a great experience.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Performance Factors:

  • Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is rarely absent from work. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.
  • Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Zoological Society.
  • Relationships with others: The employee works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Zoological Society. Exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others, and works to maintain constructive working relationships.
  • Provides excellent customer service in the areas of guest relations and park beautification:
    • Answers visitor inquiries or finds someone who can.
    • Is knowledgeable of location of exhibits, restrooms, concessions, rentals, etc.
    • Disposes of litter and waste throughout the park and Zoo facilities.


  • Education that allows for effective communication and positive interactions with guests and staff.

Physical Requirements:

  • At least 16 years old.
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to work work outside in various weather conditions.
  • Long periods of standing or walking.
  • Ability to read and write in low light surroundings.

To Apply:

  1. Complete our Zoo Application Form.
  2. Email completed form to hr@pittsburghzoo.org
    Or deliver to:
    Zoological Society of Pittsburgh
    Human Resources Department
    One Wild Place
    Pittsburgh, PA  15206



Contact our HR Department at hr@pittsburghzoo.org