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Posted by Candice Rennels on 01/22/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           January 22, 2014


CONTACTS:  Tara Henson                (405) 919-9038, cell, (405) 425-0219, office or [email protected]

                     Candice Rennels         (405) 412-6172, cell, (405) 425-0298, office or [email protected]



      Looking for a little adventure in your life? Consider working part-time at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. The Zoo is now accepting applications for part-time employment opportunities for its upcoming season. Come experience the most unique work environment in town.

      If you are at least 16, interested in animals and like working with people, then the Zoo is for you. As a nationally renowned destination and industry leader, the Zoo is in search of passionate individuals dedicated to supporting its programs in education, conservation, zoological research and recreation. Open positions within the Zoo’s visitor services and food and beverage departments include ride operators, cashiers, cooks, catering attendants and animal presentation attendants. Select positions may include direct contact with some of the Zoo’s animals including giraffes, lorikeets and goats. The Zoo is also accepting applications for part-time custodians. Starting pay for all positions is minimum wage or higher with opportunities for advancement.

      Applicants must be able to work days and weekends during the months of March through October including holidays. Candidates must be able to work in all weather conditions and walk throughout the Zoo. Some positions may require candidates to be 18 years of age with a valid driver's license.

      Apply for a position online at or in person at the Zoo’s Guest Relations office (the first office on the right when entering the Zoo's Global Plaza) at 2000 Remington Place, Oklahoma City. Guest Relations is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Oklahoma City Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work environment.

      Become a Zoo team member today! The Zoo is located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35 in Oklahoma City’s Adventure District. The Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with buildings closing at 4:45 p.m. General admission is $8 for adults, and $5 for children ages three through 11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Military members, spouses and up to five children receive a 50 percent discount. Parking is free. Become a Zoo fan at, follow us on Twitter  @okczoo and become a ZooFriends member at  For more information, call (405) 424-3344 or visit


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The Zoo is a fully accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the American Association of Museums (AAM) as both a living museum and a botanical garden. AZA accredited facilities are dedicated to providing excellent care for their plants and animals, a great experience for guests and a better future for all living things.

A New Breath of Fresh Air: As of Nov. 1, 2007, state law prohibits smoking inside zoological parks. Please help us abide by this law by refraining from smoking within the Zoo. Thank you for maintaining a smoke-free environment for all living things!