Seasonal Jobs

Zoo Positions (use Zoo application)

Must be at least 18 years old for the following positions (Valid PA license not required):

    •Admission Gates Cashier (Requires one year cash register experience. Must be able to work weekdays, weekends and holidays, April through December) - Performs cashier duties at main entrance plaza and other zoo areas as necessary. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, operating cash register, processing cash and credit card transactions, staffing the membership booth, greeting members, verifying identification, providing written and verbal information about membership to visitors, selling new memberships, and renewing existing memberships. Responsible for carousel-ticket sales, cash handling, and loading and unloading children to ensure adherence to safety procedures. Staffs ticket cart and sell tickets in Children’s Zoo area. Monitors assigned areas to ensure cleanliness and safety. Provides general zoo information to visitors, including locations of various exhibits, restrooms, concessions and gift shops, etc. Notifies supervisor of any potential safety or visitor concerns as necessary.  Perform other duties as directed. Please contact admissions@pittsburghzoo.org with questions or to submit your application.


Service Systems Assocaites Positions (use SSA application)

In a partnership with the Zoo, Service Systems Associates manages the Food Service, Retail and Catering Departments. We expect that each of our employees maintain a positive attitude while working in a friendly, team-oriented environment. Each employee contributes to the “Wild” experience our guests encounter. All applicants must be at least 16 years of age and have the ability to work weekends throughout the busy season beginning in March. All summer holidays (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day) are mandatory. If you are under 18, you must be able to provide your work permit at your orientation.

Please contact pittzoohr@kmssa.com with questions or to submit your application. Please apply for one of the following.

    •On-Call Catering Server - Applicants must have 2-3 years experience in banquet serving or bussing. Must be available for Friday and Saturday evenings. Duties include working catering events, greeting guests, serving meals and bussing. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs. Exceptional customer service skills required. Must be self-motivated and a leader.

    •Food Service Cashier - Cash register training will be provided however the applicant should possess good mathematic and cash handling skills. Duties include operating cash register and credit card machines, greeting customers and answering general questions. Positions also include operating beverage machines, serving customers and other duties as requested. Exceptional customer service skills are required. Must be self-motivated and a leader. Some evening work may be needed. 

    •Food Service Cook - Duties include operating grills, fryers, pizza ovens and toasters, greeting customers and answering general questions, serving customers and other duties as requested. Some evening work may be needed. Cooks will be trained and knowledgeable of proper food safety, rotation of product and preparation.  Must be self-motivated and a leader.  Exceptional customer service skills are required. Some evening work may be needed. 

    •Retail Cashier - Cash register training will be provided however the applicant should possess good mathematic, cash handling and basic computer skills. Duties include operating cash register and credit card machines, stocking and cleaning gift shops, providing general zoo information to visitors, organization and sale of wagons and strollers.  Some evening work may be needed. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently. Exceptional customer service skills are required. Some evening work may be needed. 

    •Custodial - Must be self-motivated, dependable and able to work with a sense of urgency. Responsibilities include making sure the food service areas are clean. This includes windows, tables, garbage and general food service surroundings.  Exceptional customer service skills are required.  Some evening work may be needed.