Rides Host — Guest Services
Our Guest Services employees play a key role in making the Indianapolis
Zoo one of the top attractions in Indianapolis. And if you're looking for a
part-time job, there's no better place than the Indianapolis Zoo.
We operate an array of family-friendly rides in addition to
our animal exhibits, gardens and aquariums,
and we're looking for
hosts to help greet our guests and operate the attractions.
Operate/supervise rides and attractions (train ride, carousel, 4D Theater,
roller coaster, splash park, and playground)
Interact with guests during their ride experience.
Keep the offices, rest areas, and grounds of the Zoo clean and beautiful for
our guests and employees.
Set up for special events.
Maintain clean work environment
Work outdoors and in all types of weather conditions
Ensures safety procedures are being followed on train ride, carousel, roller
coaster, and playgrounds by both staff and guests.
Operates mechanical rides safely and efficiently in all types of weather and
Works positively with department volunteers, staff and management.
Provides friendly, professional service to Zoo guests and fellow staff
members, and guides and directs guests in a detailed and pleasant demeanor.
Must enjoy working as a team but be able to work as an individual.
• Able to work on weekends, special
events, holidays, and some late hours.
the Indianapolis Zoo's animal conservation mission.
duties as assigned by management.
Physical requirements of this position, include but are not
• Ability to work outdoors and indoors under all environmental
• Ability to walk and stand for the majority of the work shift.
• Ability to lift and drag at least 25 lbs. of weight.
• Physical ability to walk, stand, kneel, squat, bend, lift,
and push while performing various jobs.
• Excellent visual acuity and hearing required.
• Possible occupational exposure (Category B employee) to human
bloodborne pathogens. Possible exposure to dangerous
chemicals (e.g. chlorine bleach, cleaning agents, etc.).
Must follow Universal Protection Precautions and Bloodborne
Must be at least 18 years old
with a high school diploma or a GED.
have valid Indiana driver’s license.
Must be able to
work on weekends, special events, holidays, and some late hours with a
flexible schedule through Dec. 30.
Must have a friendly and courteous attitude.
• Must be able to communicate and
comprehend the English language.
Must adhere to appearance guidelines.
Experience in customer service is a plus but not required.
Starting pay for this position is $8.25 per hour.
ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED (see below). Candidates are encouraged
to attach cover letters and resumes. Mailed, faxed and hand-delivered
applications will not be considered. No phone calls please. On the online
employment application, please enter “Rides Host” in the
"position desired" section. Application deadline is Sept. 3.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of
pre-employment testing including a drug test, driving record and
criminal history checks.
The Indianapolis Zoo is a drug free/smoke free workplace and an
equal opportunity employer.
Online Job Application
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