Employment Opportunities

Position Posted On:
Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA  50315
Job Title:
Job Type:
Summer Employment
Hours Per Week:
12 - 40 depending on time of year
Position Start Date:
Pay Rate:
How To Apply:
To apply: Please submit a Blank Park Zoo application by e-mail: or mail: Blank Park Zoo, Human Resources, 7401 SW 9th Street, D
Contact Name:
Anne Shimerdla  
Job Description:
The Blank Park Zoo is seeking a reliable individual for the position of custodian. Candidates will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the zoo facility on a daily basis. Hours vary from 12 – 40 hours per week depending on the time of year. • Cleans and restocks restrooms and checks them regularly throughout the day. • Empties all trash containers daily and as needed. • Cleans all litter on Zoo grounds, parking lot, and park property. • Assists with set-up for events, banquets, and rentals. • Cleans floors, windows, and garbage in lobby, rental spaces, and other public places. • Empties trash and recycle containers in the office building. • Assists with Zoo’s recycling program. • Maintains a clean and safe atmosphere for guests. • Other duties as assigned
Job Qualifications:
Qualifications: • Great customer service and communication skills • Attention to detail • Neat and organized • Ability to communicate effectively with others • Able to work weekends, holidays, special events, and evenings. • Ability to work in all weather conditions • Proven reliability. • Ability to pass background check. • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.