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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

Animal Care

Zookeeper

Assist keepers with the daily care, cleaning, feeding and observation of domestic and some exotic animals.

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ADMINISTRATION

MARKETING

Graphic Designer

Assist the zoo in accomplishing its mission through the consistent production of high quality graphic materials that attractively and effectively communicate the various messages and branding of the zoo.

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GUEST SERVICES

Receptionist

Greets and directs guests and visitors in person or by telephone while providing correct information about zoo events and programs.

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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, must also be 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.

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TRANSPORTATION

Ride Operator

Pleasantly interact with guests at any given time while enforcing safety guidelines. Minimum 21 years of age (18 years to operate carousel). Valid driver’s license with an excellent driving record.

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Facilities

Maintenance and Grounds Specialist

Assist in the maintenance and grounds upkeep of all zoo buildings, exhibits, structures, barriers, assorted walkways, paved surfaces and other designated areas throughout the zoo.

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Education

Education Interpreter

To assist the zoo fulfill its’ mission 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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Service Systems Associates Opportunities

Concessions

We are looking for energetic, outgoing team members to work at our food stands, carts, and catering events.  Concessions/Food Service team members should have excellent teamwork, communication, guest service skills and be able to work in fast paced environments.  You may work in multiple locations, handling a variety of duties including interacting with guests, cooking, preparing food, cleaning and cash handling.  Your position and location may vary daily and may include working in an outdoor location.  Food service, guest service and cash handling experience is a plus, but is not required.

 

Retail

We are looking for high energy, outgoing, friendly team members to join our retail team.  Retail/Gift Shop associates must have a friendly, guest service oriented mindset as you will interact directly with our guests daily.  Inventory, loss prevention, sales, cash handling and amazing guest service are all necessary skills for our gift shop associates.  Prior experience is a plus, but not required.

 

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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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.

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