Looking for a wild summer job? Check out the annual Santa Barbara Zoo Job & Volunteer Expo, where you'll learn all about the Zoo's summer job opportunities, which include the [...]
Looking for a wild summer job? Check out the annual Santa Barbara Zoo Job & Volunteer Expo, where you’ll learn all about the Zoo’s summer job opportunities, which include the award-winning Guest Experience Specialist (GES) program, as well as Special Event Hosts, Zoo Camp Counselors, Education Program Instructors, Climbing Wall Monitors, Train Conductors, and performers for the Zoo’s stage shows.
Intended to be a “first job” for youth, GES positions are available to those as young as 14 who rotate between jobs in three areas: guest services, restaurants, and retail stores. In addition to their job duties, participants are introduced to work ethics and basic skills, such as how to provide excellent customer service, write a resume or be in a job interview.
Information about volunteer opportunities is also available at the Expo, including Zoo Camp Counselor-in-Training (ages 13 to 17), Keeper Aide, and Docent. Several close-up animal encounters will also take place.
No reservations or appointments are necessary. Parking is free for participants, and check-in is at the front gate. For more information, contact Corinne Santini by phone (805) 962-5339, ext. 108 or email, or check out our current job listings. You can also download a Zoo job application.