Careers

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The City of Waco owns and operates Cameron Park Zoo. Positions available through the City of Waco would be in our Animal Care, Grounds, Maintenance, Admissions, Education and Café Departments.

The Cameron Park Zoological and Botanical Society is the non-profit that is charged with raising funds for the Zoo. Positions available through the Zoological and Botanical Society vary but could include: Marketing, Special Events, Membership, Zootique Gift Shop and various seasonal positions to support various departments.


City of Waco Openings: 

Please check the City of Waco’s website for current job opportunities.

Zoo Summer Worker- Seasonal Click here to apply: Applying

Under close supervision, camp counselor teaches one age group of Zoo Camp along with various other educational classes at the Zoo.

Essential Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Instructs and supervises one age group of students (K-1st, 2nd-3rd, or 4th-6th) during Zoo Camp. Follows camp curriculum, sets up activities and crafts, presents education animals and facilitates games. Duties may vary according to age group and curriculum.
  • Supervises teen volunteers assigned to their group of campers.
  • Organizes recreation activities, supervises program participants and enforces rules, regulations and safety precautions on Zoo grounds; maintains discipline, monitors behavior and resolves issues.
  • Reports and resolves complaints, requests, safety conditions, security issues and illegal activities.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information
  • Performs other related and assigned duties as required.
  • Driving is essential.

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License

Hours/ Dates:

  • Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm from 5/30/2022 to 7/29/2022

Physical Demands

Heavy work:

  • Must be able to withstand outdoor heat for extended amounts of time, work outside in a variety of conditions, be able to lift 50 lbs., walk long distances, and participate in a wide variety of children’s activities.

EEO Statement

The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.


Cameron Park Zoological and Botanical Society Openings:

Zoo Instructor

Cameron Park Zoo’s Education Department is looking for part-time Zoo Instructors.

As a member of the Education Department, the Zoo Instructor would be responsible for:

  • Facilitating the Wild Nights program
  • Facilitating the Zoo Snooze program and staying overnight at the Zoo
  • Coordinating and training staff to work Snoozes and Wild Nights
  • Setting up and working special events
  • Teaching a session of Zoo School
  • Handling other miscellaneous jobs as assignedJob Requirements
    High School Diploma
    Self-starter with good organizational skills
    Good communication skills
    Excellent customer service skills
    Proficient in Word, Excel, Google docs
    Willing to handle Animal Ambassadors, including reptiles and invertebrates Willing to be trained in all animal areas

    The Zoo Instructor position is part-time as scheduled by the Education Curator. You will be required to work one overnight program per week. Typical work week would be Thursday- Sunday morning, depending on the Programs scheduled. The Zoo Instructor will have basic training in all of the animal care areas. Pay is $15/hour.

    Please submit cover letter, resume and references via email to conniek@wacotx.gov, fax to 254-750-8469 or mail to Connie Kassner, Education Curator, Cameron Park Zoo, 1703 North 4th Street, Waco, TX 76707