Employment Opportunities

Position Posted On:
Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA  50315
Job Title:
Guest Service Associate
Job Type:
Summer Employment
Hours Per Week:
Varies: 20 - 35 hours / week
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 customer service oriented individuals to work in various areas around the zoo. Candidates will work a varied shift and perform a variety of assignments related to all guest service operations. Candidates work under the general supervision of the Guest Service Manager and Retail Manager. Essential Duties: • Work in the entire guest service department including but not limited to: Admissions, Rides and Interaction areas: o Admissions – Cashier, Assist guests with questions o Rides – Cashier, assist guests with loading and unloading, operating ride o Interaction Areas – Cashier and administer rules for feeding areas such as Kids Kingdom, giraffe and parakeet o Birthday Parties – set-up, tear-down, animal presentation, greets guests, and serves as hospitality attendant • Assist guests with questions, problems, or emergencies • Ability to handle cash and balance drawers
Job Qualifications:
Qualifications: • Cash handling experience preferred • Great customer service and communication skills • Enthusiastic and outgoing personality • Ability to communicate effectively with others • Basic computer skills • Able to work weekends, holidays, special events, and evenings • Proven reliability • Ability to pass background check • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions • Some areas require the ability to stand for long periods of time