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Helpful Honda Info Team Member

With funding provided by one of the L.A. Zoo’s long-time sponsors, Southern California Honda Dealers, the “Helpful Honda Info Team” will be stationed in various locations at Zoo in in order to answer questions and to provide a wide range of information to enhance the zoo-going experience for our guests. More >

Membership Ambassador

Under the direction of the Membership On-Site Sales Supervisor, a Membership Ambassador sells memberships and provides service to the public and members at the front entrance Membership Booth as well as other locations within the Zoo. More >

Part-time Grounds Maintenance

A Special Program Assistant II will perform a variety of janitorial and routine gardening and landscaping duties. More >

Public Relations Manager

The PR Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing public relations efforts for the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens and GLAZA to generate media coverage with the goals of increasing awareness, community engagement, positive brand affinity, and ultimately, attendance and revenue. More >

Special Events Assistant

GLAZA employs part-time, seasonal, Special Events Assistants to provide a friendly, welcoming, and positive guest experience to seasonal events held at the Los Angeles Zoo. Duties vary and may include: setting up for special event, decorating for special event, managing lines, providing general and directional information to visitors and assisting Zoo visitors. More >

City of Los Angeles

keeperbirdshow_tmAll full-time staff in the areas of animal care, administration, grounds maintenance, construction, admissions, education, and public relations are employees of the City of Los Angeles. The hiring of staff for full-time, city-funded positions at the Los Angeles Zoo is governed by the Civil Service Selection Process. The system was created to provide a fair, equitable, and job-related way for applicants to compete for jobs with the City of Los Angeles.

All applicants who are interested in full-time employment with the City must pass a Civil Service examination, the requirements of which are established by the City’s Personnel Department in conjunction with the Zoo.  All candidates who pass the examination are placed on a list of eligible candidates, in order of their scores on the examination.  When the Zoo has a vacant regular position it intends to fill, it will request the certification of the eligible list.

Zoo staff interviews eligible candidates and chooses the candidate to fill the position. Once hired, each employee must pass a six-month probationary period.  Some classifications require a longer probationary period. For more information on the city’s hiring practices and examinations currently open for filing, please visit the City of Los Angeles website.

Part-time and seasonal positions are filled directly by the Los Angeles Zoo. Vacant part-time and seasonal positions are listed at the top of this page.

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.

The Los Angeles Zoo is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunities in all phases of its employment practices.

Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association

membershipambassadors_shThe Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) is the private, nonprofit, fund raising arm of the Los Angeles Zoo. Staff in the areas of fund raising, membership services, publications, and special events are employed by GLAZA.

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.

GLAZA is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunities in all phases of its employment practices.

Service America/Service Systems

All concessions at the Los Angeles Zoo are handled by a partnership of Service America and Service Systems. All staff in gift shops, food stands, trams, and catering are employed by Service America/Service Systems.

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Service America and Service Systems does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.

Service America and Service Systems is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunities in all phases of its employment practices.

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