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Come have a wild time at Binder Park Zoo and get paid for it! Imagine working at the only place in town where you can spend your breaks in Africa!

Current Binder Park Zoo Job Openings

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Current Service Systems Associates Job Openings

Service Systems Associates is currently seeking applications for the following positions:

Food Service & Retail Associates - All associates will be responsible for meeting or exceeding EXTRAordinary Guest Service Standards. Must be able to learn and operate POS equipment. We ask that all associates be available to work Monday-Sunday during the season.  Knowing that in many cases that isn’t possible we will hire as many individuals as necessary to ensure that all Guests are properly serviced.  Associates should have a strong interest in the hospitality field and observe all safety and security procedures.  All associates will maintain the highest level of Guest service at all times.

Please submit an SSA Application to be considered. To apply for a Service Systems Associates position, return completed application to:

Service Systems Associates
7400 Division Dr.
Battle Creek, MI 49014

Or email applications to:

Current Binder Park Zoo Internships

Binder Park Zoo is currently seeking interns in the following areas. Please submit a Binder Park Zoo Internship Application to be considered.

Animal Care Intern: Assist zoo staff in the daily care of animals and exhibits, record keeping, and interacting with zoo guests. Experiences working with a variety of animals as you rotate through the different keeper areas.

Education Intern: Assist with all aspects of education programming including overnights, camps, outreach, stage shows and more.  Interns will also receive animal handling training and be given the opportunity to present live animals to groups of various ages and sizes.  Applicants must be energetic, friendly, outgoing and enjoy guest interaction.

Wildlife Discovery Theater Intern: Assist with all aspects of a conservation education based live animal stage show.  Interns will also receive animal handling instruction, assist staff with animal training sessions, and be given the opportunity to participate in other Education department programming as needed.  Must be energetic, friendly, outgoing, and enjoy guest interaction.

Horticulture Intern: Assist with all aspects of grounds care including planting, pruning, weeding, mulching, watering, mowing and the trimming of trees, shrubs and turf. Work with animal care staff with animal enrichment, cutting non-toxic browse for animals All internships are open to college students majoring in related fields of study.

Interns must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays in all weather conditions and have the ability to lift 50 pounds. Internships are available year-round but responsibility descriptions may vary depending on the season/semester.

To Apply:

Download a printable Internship Application(pdf)

Return completed application to:

Binder Park Zoo
Attn: Human Resources
7400 Division Dr.
Battle Creek, MI 49014

Telephone: (269) 979-1351
Fax: (269) 979-8834

Equal Opportunity Organization
Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc. offers employment opportunities, education programs, and services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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