Zoo Eco-Expolorer

Current Seasonal Education Job Opening Details

For general information about employment opportunities at Hogle Zoo, please call Human Resources at (801) 584-4510.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is seeking enthusiastic people with a love of wildlife and children to join our 2015 team!

Wage: $9.25 + Depending on Experience
Hours: 30-40/week

DEPARTMENT: Creative Services


Seasonal Eco-Explorers are an integral part of the Zoo’s public education and interpretive programs. Effective public speaking and ability to initiate play with visitors of all ages are essential functions of the job. Staff members will perform both formal and informal programs about wildlife and conservation topics. In some cases, team members may participate with special events. For interested employees there will be opportunities to develop and facilitate formal education programs.

Both bio-facts (animal artifacts) and live animals will be used in programs. Training is provided for necessary animal handling. Eco-Explorers must have the ability to acquire a working knowledge of plants, animals, conservation, and interpretive techniques. Additionally, Eco-Explorers must be customer service oriented and demonstrate a high level of energy and enthusiasm when interacting with Zoo guests, co-workers, and volunteers.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and have at least one year of college. Interested applicants should understand the role of zoos in the worldwide conservation movement and their value in protecting wildlife and wild lands.

Applicants must be able to work a varying schedule including weekdays, weekends, holidays, evenings some overnights and in all weather conditions. This job also requires being out on grounds for long periods of time.

Verification of a current, negative tuberculosis and drug test is a pre-employment qualification for this position. Criminal background checks will be conducted.

Anyone interested should email a cover letter and résumé to Rebekah Egbert, Visitor Experience Coordinator, by February 5, 2015.   Utah’s Hogle Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Contact Human Resources:

Anna Frederickson, Phone: 801-584-4510; Fax: 801-584-1797


2600 East Sunnyside Avenue | Salt Lake City, Utah 84108 | (801) 584-1700