ZooTampa is Florida’s most popular cultural institution, welcoming over 1 million visitors annually and creating unforgettable connections with wildlife and each other. Whether you are passionate about creating an exceptional guest experience in the park, support the Zoo’s continued growth and development, or anything in-between, there is an opportunity for everyone to embark on their next career step while having a lasting impact in protecting wildlife and the world we share.
Working at ZooTampa has unique benefits far beyond normal medical coverage and sick days—parks you can’t find anywhere else. If getting close to animals from around the world isn’t enough, we offer other benefits like quarterly performance bonuses, gym memberships, free or discounted tickets to attractions throughout Florida, and more!
We are hiring for seasonal employees for the following positions (over 50 positions available) across different teams. These teams include Rides, Park Quality, Security, Medical, Retail, Guest Services, Events, and Food & Beverage.
The minimum age for some rides and retail positions is 16-17.
All other positions are 18+.
Rescue, rehabilitate and care for animals; create exceptional personalized experiences that connect people with wildlife and each other in fun, immersive ways.
Everyone we touch is motivated to join us in taking action to protect and preserve wildlife.
Leadership in all aspects of our organization through persistance, collaborations, and imagination.
Innovation – Doing things the way they have always been done—even if it led to past success—doesn’t necessarily lead to future success. We must reimagine the future, think differently, challenge the status quo, and change the rules.
Discipline – Carefully analyze the logic and rationale behind every decision and act accordingly.
Common Sense – We must listen to and trust our instinct.
The highest level of examplary animal care, operational actions, and sustainable practices.
Quality – Consistent attention to every detail is a sacred trust that is never compromised.
Humility – We cannot become complacent, arrogant, or take success for granted. We must always work hard to be a leader in our field and deliver on our brand promise every day.
Simplicity – Reducing something to its essential elements isn’t always easy. Nothing is so complex that it cannot be distilled to one page. It requires strong organizational skills and those who do it well are extremely valuable to our organization.
Safety – We prioritize and hold ourselves accountable for the well-being of our guests, employees, and animals.
A welcoming, equitable environment that promotes the success of all, encourages diverse perspectives to be heard, and values individual differences.
Communication – Open and honest communication between all levels is fundamental to our success and ensures everyone knows where the company is going and how we plan to get there. Active, two-way communication is essential. Leadership must encourage input and actively listen to employees. This is necessary to generate diversity in ideas and will result in a more committed workforce.
Planning – Take the initiative to design and commit to a desirable future and invent ways to get there. We encourage individual and team participation so that everyone is a part of the planning process.
Honesty – Always maintain an unwavering commitment to truth, integrity and objectivity. We interact honestly and respectfully with all our employees, guests and partners, and we expect the same in return. It is imperative that we operate our organization in a simple, clear and transparent way.
Provide consistent, unmatched customer service to every guest on every visit.
Memorable Connections – We are set apart by our ability to provide world-class customer service. Our front-line employees are the face of ZooTampa and their influence guarantees we can achieve our mission.
Fun – We all must enjoy what we do, be excited by challenges, and energized by possibilities. We work hard but we also should have fun.
Working at ZooTampa has unique benefits beyond typical medical coverage and sick days—perks you can’t find anywhere else. Your morning might begin with a streak of color soaring overhead—that would be our vibrant macaws performing their daily flyover. Perhaps you’ll feel what it’s like to have a 4,000-pound rhino eating out of your hand—don’t worry, their slobber is non-toxic.
The benefits extend far beyond the walls of our Zoo. Working at ZooTampa means you’ll be an important part of a respected non-profit organization dedicated to supporting conservation efforts, not just in Florida but globally. As a result, your day-to-day job will have a lasting impact on wildlife, as well as on the guests who visit ZooTampa.
Join the ZooTampa team, and help us in our mission.