Zoo and Conservatory Attendant
Full-Time Zoo and Conservatory Attendant at City of Saint Paul
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Government
Youth Friendly
Pay Type: Hourly
Compensation: $17.00
Education Level: N/A
E-Verify: Yes

Our Parks and Recreation department is hiring diverse and talented individuals to join our team at the Como Zoo and Conservatory. As a Zoo and Conservatory Attendant, you help provide quality experiences to the residents and visitors of Saint Paul.

Here’s what you can expect to do: Performs entry level customer support work providing plant and animal interpretive information to visitors. Staffing the visitor services desk, gardens and exhibits and assisting at special events and special exhibits at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory 365 days a year. Provides brief, scripted, educational sessions to visitors about plants, animals, and conservation. Assists with handling education animals and plants, supports and presents scripted programs, and performs story time. Collects donations, handles cash, sells tickets and permits, sets up tables and chairs, and shovels snow as necessary. Administers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid as necessary.
For more information and essential functions, see our job description. Information Specific to this Position: Temporary positions work on a flexible schedule, including nights, holidays, and weekends. (This position is limited to up to 1040 hours which is equivalent to working 40 hours/week for 6 months).

Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: The City of Saint Paul is dedicated to dismantling systemic racial, cultural, and economic barriers that prevent people from fully enjoying and participating in our community and ensuring fairness in opportunities and outcomes for all individuals. At the City of Saint Paul, we want our workforce to reflect the diverse city that we serve. Our leaders are guided by an unapologetic equity agenda, which promotes the belief that true equity is building a city that works for all of us. We encourage you to apply as we are most interested in finding the best candidate for this job.


Six months of experience working at a zoo, museum, public garden or a related environment such as the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory or equivalent.


One year of experience in a customer service environment.

Must be able to: Learn and administer CPR, defibrillator, and first aid assistance. Work weekends, some evenings, and holidays. Work in a stationary position, indoor or outdoor, in all weather and temperature conditions for 4–10 hour duration OR, for the duration of the assignment. Attend a mandatory three-day training session and ongoing training on plant, conservation, and animal interpretation, safety and other job-related topics. Lift up to 50 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Second language speaking skills Animal handling Knowledge of plants and animals

City of Saint Paul

Contact: Cecilia Fisher
Phone 651-266-6500
25 W 4th St, Suite 200
Saint Paul, USA, Minnesota 55102
Transit: No Transit