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Laborer (Seasonal) 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetics, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Grounds  
Reports To Grounds and Event Support Supervisor  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Pay Rate 21.19  
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
About the Organization Award-winning Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting the standard for zoos all over the world. We connect people with wildlife and hit them in the heart with a visceral reminder of what's at stake in our changing world. Our job is to motivate people to take action and provide them with the tools needed to join us in saving endangered species. That means our conservation efforts start right here at the zoo and in our community.

Join us on our mission to save wildlife and inspire everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.  

Join the Woodland Park Zoo Grounds and Event Support Team in creating extraordinary summer experiences!

What you’ll do:

  1. Get the Zoo ready for open each day by ensuring paths are blown, viewing glass is sparkling, and restrooms are fully cleaned and stocked for guests and staff throughout the facilities.
  2. Use plan maps and production sheets to setup event equipment, such as tents, tables, chairs etc. for all Zoo events, including event rentals, our annual ZooTunes concert series, tasting events, and more!
  3. Provide customer service while on grounds and engage zoo guests in our mission of making conservation a priority in their lives.
  4. Maintain a world class presentation of the Woodland Park Zoo, by using pressure washers, steam cleaners, and various types of hand and power tools to complete scheduled maintenance of facilities and equipment.

When we’ll need you:

  • This is a seasonal, 16-40 hr/wk, non-benefited opportunity.
    • Shifts are typically 5:30 am - 2:00pm or 2:00pm to 10:30pm, depending on shift assignment.
    • Peak event season runs from May through September, with continued opportunities to pick up intermittent shifts after peak season.

Who we’re looking for:

Hard working individuals who thrive in a team environment.

Want to know more? Read the full job description here!

Application Directions:

  • Cover letter and resume are required when applying for this position.
  • Applications are only accepted online through our Jobs page at
  • No phone calls please
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due prior to 12:00 AM on the posted Close date (i.e. by 11:59 PM the evening before).

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.

Close Date  
Number of Openings 5  
Shift Various Shifts  
Req Number GRO-19-00003  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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