North Carolina Zoo Seasonal Jobs

The Zoo’s peak operating season is March – October each year and we offer an array of job opportunities. If you love people, animals, interested in conserving a piece of the world for generations to come, and want to work at our world class Zoo, this is the place for you! The North Carolina Zoo welcomes more than a million guests each year, and we want to ensure their Zoo experience is positive and memorable. 

The North Carolina Zoo offers seasonal opportunities in Guest Services, Education, and Operations.  Candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Current Openings

Zoo Culinary Service Jobs

Service Systems Associates (SSA) is the exclusive on-site provider of culinary experiences at the North Carolina Zoo.  SSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a wide variety of full-time (28 - 40 hrs.) and part-time (12 - 28 hrs.) positions in Food, Catering, and Guest Services.

Apply Today with SSA!

Membership and Gift Shop Jobs

North Carolina Zoo Society manages Zoo Memberships and Gift Shop Operations. 

Apply in person for these positions at the North Carolina Zoo's Education Building Reception Desk Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or the Earth Explorer Gift Shop at the North America Entrance during Zoo operating hours.  Inquiries are encouraged to call (336) 879-7267.