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Join Our Team

We are always looking for talented, passionate, and conservation minded people.

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 Opportunities

EDUCATION

Zoo Educator

Assist the zoo in accomplishing its mission through teaching about animals and conservation while training and handling small exotic animals used in education programs.

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Education Interpreter

Assist the zoo to fulfill its mission by helping spread the joy of learning by running Day Camps, leading Overnights, interacting with zoo guests at animal exhibits, and assisting with other tasks and programs as needed.

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GUEST SERVICES

Guest Relations Coordinator

Assist the zoo in accomplishing its vision to be the best zoo in the state and rival any in the nation.

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Admissions

Front line customer service and sales, greeting guests and sending them on their way to a great day! Candidate must enjoy interacting with people and have a great smile. Candidates must possess computer skills, strong cash handling skills, data entry, is able to multitask and have a willingness to stay informed of Binder Park Zoo events and happenings.

Membership Associate

On-site customer sales and service position for the Membership Department.  As an ambassador for the zoo, duties include sharing the benefits of a zoo membership with guests, solicitation of new members and membership renewals. Necessary skills include basic computer skills, data input and cash handling. Must be friendly, outgoing and enthusiastic!

Twiga Overlook Attendant

Front line customer service will learn about the African Savanna animals and be in direct contact with a variety of guests of all ages and the giraffe coming directly to the deck. This is the most popular and exciting exhibit at Binder Park Zoo. Candidate must be customer oriented and be able to evenly and effectively communicate safety and security for both visitors and our savanna animals. Basic cash handling skills needed.

Face Painter

Must love to work with children who wiggle and parents who ask questions, have an interest in art, possess a positive attitude, be outgoing and meet sales goals. The candidate does not necessarily have to be artistic but it helps. It is a learned process and if you like art, can draw a little, color inside the lines, this may be the job for you. Basic manual register and cash handling skills needed.

Receptionist

Candidate must be able to greet guests via telephone as an ambassador for the zoo, learn basic cash handling skills, be able to multitask, have a willingness to stay informed of Binder Park Zoo events and happenings. Duties include answering and directing telephone calls using a multi-line phone system, relating positively with diverse groups of people (guests, staff and volunteers), basic computer knowledge needed, assisting with clerical projects as assigned and complying with all Binder Park Zoo policies and procedures.

Cash Room Attendant

Candidate must have excellent cash handling and math skills and comply with zoo cash handling and security procedures. Have basic MS Excel and computer knowledge with attention to details and procedures. Count and record daily revenue from all areas of the zoo, reset and replenish cash supply bags on schedule.

FIELD SERVICES

Field Services Attendants

Candidate must enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions performing duties to maintain the cleanliness of the zoo.  Must be able to follow written procedures, be self-motivated, and work independently.  Candidate must pay attention to details and be customer focused while able to adapt to ever changing work assignments. Candidate must be able to walk, bend and lift continuously, must be 18 years of age and be able and willing to pleasantly interact with guests at any given time.

TRANSPORTATION

Wilderness Tram Driver

Requirements include a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record, be a conscientious driver, follow written procedures keeping in mind our guests’ safety is your responsibility, must be at least 21 years of age, help load and unload wheelchairs, strollers and assist guests, and have exceptional customer service skills. Candidate must be able to enforce guidelines for guests with grace and tact.

Binda Conservation Carousel Operator

Driver’s license not required, applicant must be at least 18 years of age, able to pleasantly interact with guests at any given time while enforcing guidelines for guests, follow all written procedures keeping in mind our guests’ safety is your responsibility, assist guests embarking and disembarking as needed, load and unload wheelchairs and follow all cash handling procedures.

Z.O. & O. Train Operator

Requirements include a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record, be a conscientious driver, follow all written maintenance and guest services procedures keeping in mind our guests’ safety is your responsibility, must be at least 21 years of age, help load and unload wheelchairs and assist guests as needed, able to pleasantly interact with guests at any given time while enforcing guidelines for guests and follow all cash handling procedures.

 

Binder Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to diversity in our workforce.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse screening.

Internship Opportunities

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.

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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.

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Special Events Intern

To assist the Zoo in accomplishing its mission while assisting with all aspects of the zoo’s event schedule.
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Graphics Intern

Assist with creating and maintaining on-grounds graphics and marketing materials including props, signage, banners, sculptures, etc.
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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.

Service Systems Associates Opportunities

Now accepting applications for the following seasonal position:

Concession Associates

Download the Employment Application below and return to:

 

Email:

humanresources@binderparkzoo.org

Fax: (269) 979-8834

 

Mailing Address:

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

Download the Internship Application below and return to:

 

Email:

humanresources@binderparkzoo.org

Fax: (269) 979-8834

 

Mailing Address:

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

To apply for a Service Systems Associates position, return completed application to:

Email:

BPZ.SSAWork@gmail.com

Fax: (269) 979-8834

 

Mailing Address:

Service Systems Associates

7400 Division Dr.

Battle Creek, MI 49014