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Come have a wild time at Binder Park Zoo and get paid for it! Imagine working at the only place in town where you can spend your breaks in Africa!

Current Binder Park Zoo Job Openings

Binder Park Zoo is currently seeking applications for the following positions. Please submit a Binder Park Zoo Application to be considered.

Overnight Interpreter - Seasonal - Binder Park Zoo is looking for mature, responsible people who are comfortable working with animals and children to join our overnight staff team.  Must be 18 years of age and available to work Friday and Saturday nights. 

Housekeeping - Help keep Binder Park Zoo looking its best! Our housekeepers assist with keeping the zoo's buildings and walkways friendly, safe and clean for zoo guests. Must be at least 16 years old with valid drivers license preferred.

Seasonal Maintenance Zoo Attendant - If you are an outgoing and friendly individual who is 18 years or older with a working knowledge of all facets of maintenance including, but not limited to: construction, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, HVAC diagnosis and automotive repair, we want you! Job Description (PDF) - Applications can be mailt to Binder Park Zoo Attn: Maintenance Attendant

To apply for a Binder Park Zoo position, return completed application to:

Binder Park Zoo
Attn: Human Resources
7400 Division Dr.
Battle Creek, MI 49014

Fax: (269) 979-8834


Current Service Systems Associates Job Openings

Service Systems Associates is currently seeking applications for the following positions. Please submit an SSA Application to be considered.

Food Service Associates - All associates will be responsible for meeting or exceeding EXTRAordinary Guest Service Standards. Must be able to learn and operate POS equipment. We ask that all associates be available to work Monday-Sunday during the season.  Knowing that in many cases that isn’t possible we will hire as many individuals as necessary to ensure that all Guests are properly serviced.  Associates should have a strong interest in the hospitality field and observe all safety and security procedures.  All associates will maintain the highest level of Guest service at all times.

To apply for a Service Systems Associates position, return completed application to:

Service Systems Associates
7400 Division Dr.
Battle Creek, MI 49014

Or email applications to:

Current Binder Park Zoo Internships

Binder Park Zoo is currently seeking interns in the following areas. Please submit a Binder Park Zoo Application to be considered.

Animal Care Intern Assist zoo staff in the daily care of animals and exhibits, record keeping, and interacting with zoo guests. Experiences working with a variety of animals as you rotate through the different keeper areas.

Education Intern Assist with teaching education programs including overnights, camps, stage show, outreach programs, critter encounters, etc. to groups of various ages and sizes. May include leading games, crafts, or providing snacks. Get trained to handle and present some of the education animal collection to children, guests and program participants.

Horticulture Intern Assist with all aspects of grounds care including planting, pruning, weeding, mulching, watering, mowing and the trimming of trees, shrubs and turf. Work with animal care staff with animal enrichment, cutting non-toxic browse for animals All internships are open to college students majoring in related fields of study.

Photography Intern - Assist the Marketing & Graphics department by shooting photos and videos of the zoo's animals, guests and events. Experience shooting on a dslr is preferred.

Graphics Intern
- Assist the Graphics department with a wide variety of projects including signage, prop creation and installation, painting and design work.

Marketing Intern
- Assist the Marketing and Graphics department with a wide variety of marketing projects.

Interns must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays in all weather conditions and have the ability to lift 50 pounds. Internships are available year-round but responsibility descriptions may vary depending on the season/semester.

To Apply:

Download a printable Application(pdf)

Return completed application to:

Binder Park Zoo
Attn: Human Resources
7400 Division Dr.
Battle Creek, MI 49014

Telephone: (269) 979-1351
Fax: (269) 979-8834

Equal Opportunity Organization
Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc. offers employment opportunities, education programs, and services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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