Careers

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Voted #1 "Best Place to Work (under 49 employees)"  in Racine County 2023 by Racine Journal Times in 2023 by the Racine Journal Times.

Racine Zoo was voted Hometown Favorite for "Best Place to Work (Under 49 Employees)" in Racine County in 2022 by the Racine Journal Times.

Racine Zoo was voted "Best Place For Summer Jobs" and "Best Place to Work" in Racine County in 2021 by the Racine Journal Times.



Picnic and Wedding Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director

Job Classification: Part time

Start Date: March 2024

Job Purpose: To work with clients to book company picnics and weddings, coordinate with the various Zoo departments for seamless execution and manage the events the day of. 

 

To apply, please send a resumé and cover letter to:

Racine Zoo Attention: Beth Heidorn Executive Director 200 Goold Street Racine, WI 53402

or email bheidorn@racinezoo.org with the subject line "Picnics and Wedding Coordinator"

Applications considered until position is filled.

 


 

2024 Summer Camp Counselor

Reports to: Conservation Education Manager

Job Classification: Seasonal - Full Time

Start/End Date: Camp runs Mondays - Friday from June 17th - August 23rd except July 1 - 5, with mandatory training the week prior to start (exact dates/times TBD)

Job Purpose: The primary responsibility of a Camp Counselor position at the Racine Zoo is to create a fun and engaging summer camp experience for our guests. This includes interacting with the campers (ages 3-13), overseeing the day to day operations of the summer camp, creating unique educational opportunities and providing information about our animals and exhibits. The Camp Counselor is responsible for ensuring guest and animal safety, while assisting with summer camp and working in various public positions throughout the Zoo.

Quotes from previous Camp Counselors: 

“I loved being outside and seeing people building new friendships as they learned about conservation and enjoyed the animals.”

“My favorite part was getting to know so many great campers and counselors! And when the campers get excited to see me around the Zoo even when I’m not teaching camp.”

“I enjoyed getting to teach campers about the Racine Zoo, animals, and conservation.”

 

Full Job Description

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Ryan Retzke, Conservation Education Supervisor

Racine Zoo 200 Goold Street Racine, WI 53402

Or email to: rretzke@racinezoo.org with the subject line “Camp Counselor"

 


 

Seasonal Animal Care Specialist

Job Classification: Seasonal

Start/End Date and Hours: Hours would be anywhere from 7am – 8pm, ranging from 24 – 38 hours per week. Positions could start as early as the end of April, and continue until the end of October.

Job Purpose: The Animal Care Specialist is responsible for daily husbandry of animals as it relates to the animal’s physiological and physiological well being, and for the general maintenance of grounds and exhibits. This can include, but is not limited to, diet preparation, exhibit cleaning and maintenance, observations, safe enrichment presentation, medical treatments, safe disinfecting methods, positive guest interactions, pushing and lifting heavy loads, and assisting with dishes and deliveries, or anything else asked by the management team.

Full Job Description

 

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resumé, list of species worked with and references to:

Racine Zoo
Attention: Angie Sagert
Intern/Volunteer Coordinator
200 Goold Street
Racine, WI 53402

or email akutchery@racinezoo.org with the subject line "Seasonal Animal Care Specialist"

 


 

Racine Zoo AmeriCorps Program Member

Reports to: AmeriCorps Program Manager

Start/End Date: September 2023 through May 31, 2024

Hours: 32 hours per week over a 10-month term of service

Job Purpose: The primary responsibility of an AmeriCorps program member is to provide direct services to Racine Zoo AmeriCorps program participants via educational interpretive programming, as well as effective delivery of pre- and post-intervention assessments. You will assist in creation and delivery of educational interpretive programming as well as animal handling and assist in maintenance of trained behaviors. You will facilitate volunteer recruitment and training and write reflections on service for Zoo and AmeriCorps publications. You'll also need to act as a positive role model to students in the Racine Zoo AmeriCorps program.

Full Job Desciption

 

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and a list of all species worked with to the email below with the subject, “RZAP Member Application.” Positions open until filled.

Brooke Richardson, Racine Zoo AmeriCorps Program Manager

brichardson@racinezoo.org

Applications considered on a rolling basis.

 


 

The Watering Hole Associate

Reports to: Special Events Manager

Job Classification: Seasonal – Part time

Position Duration: April through October 2024

Job Purpose: We are looking for age 18+ hardworking individuals to help run The Watering Hole snack and beverage shop located in the Land of the Giants.

 

To apply, please send a resumé and cover letter to:

Racine Zoo
Attention: Beth Heidorn
Executive Director
200 Goold Street
Racine, WI 53402

or email bheidorn@racinezoo.org with the subject line "The Watering Hole Associate"

Applications considered on a rolling basis.

 


 

Special Events Specialist

Reports to: Special Events Manager

Job Classification: Seasonal – Part time (hours based on events)

Start Date: ASAP

Job Purpose: We are looking for age 18+ enthusiastic individuals to assist in setup, break down, hosting of events throughout the Zoo.

 

To apply, please send a resumé and cover letter to:

Racine Zoo
Attention: Beth Heidorn
Executive Director
200 Goold Street
Racine, WI 53402

or email bheidorn@racinezoo.org with the subject line "Special Events Specialist"

Applications considered on a rolling basis.

 


 

Gift Shop/Admissions Associate

Reports to: Operations Manager

Job Classification: Seasonal – Part time

Position Duration: April through October 2024

Job Purpose: We are looking for someone with a friendly and outgoing personality that is motivated for excellence and is not afraid to work hard. This position is responsible for creating a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for the Racine Zoo guests at our admissions window and in our gift shop. Tasks include opening and closing duties, running the register, maintaining a clean environment throughout the building, excellent communication with the leadership team and excellent customer service to our guests.

 

To apply, please send a resumé and cover letter to:

Racine Zoo
Attention: Chris D'Acquisto
Operations Manager
200 Goold Street
Racine, WI 53402

or email cdacquisto@racinezoo.org with the subject line "Gift Shop/Admissions Associate"

Applications considered on a rolling basis.

 


 

Food Service Worker in the Jungle Grill

Reports to: Operations Manager

Job Classification: Seasonal – Part time

Position Duration: April through October 2024

Job Purpose: We are looking for someone with a friendly and outgoing personality that is motivated for excellence and is not afraid to work hard. This position is responsible for creating a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for the Racine Zoo guests in our food service locations. Tasks include opening and closing duties, running the register, preparing food items, maintaining a clean environment throughout the building, excellent communication with the Leadership team and excellent customer service to our guests.

 

To apply, please send a resumé and cover letter to:

Racine Zoo
Attention: Chris D'Acquisto
Operations Manager
200 Goold Street
Racine, WI 53402

or email cdacquisto@racinezoo.org with the subject line "Food Service Worker in the Jungle Grill"

Applications considered on a rolling basis.

 


 

Facilities/Grounds Associate

Reports to: Facilities Manager

Job Classification: Full Time

Start Date: ASAP

Workdays: Sunday – Thursday with occasional nights

Job Purpose: We are looking for a hardworking individual to work within our Facilities Department. This position includes benefits. Duties include but are not limited to janitorial grounds work, mowing, repairing, event setup, trash pickup, and more. The ideal candidate has a positive attitude, is flexible, and shows enthusiasm toward the Zoo. Schedule to be determined.

 

To apply, please send a resumé and cover letter to:

Racine Zoo
Attention: Paul Roberts
Facilities Manager
200 Goold Street
Racine, WI 53402

or email proberts@racinezoo.org with the subject line "Full-Time Facilities/Grounds Associate"

This position is open until sufficient applications have been received.

 


 

Facilities/Grounds Aid

Reports to: Facilities Manager

Job Classification: Seasonal – Part time

Start Date: ASAP

Job Purpose: We are looking for hardworking individuals to work within our Facilities Department to help with various projects around the Zoo and assist with grounds maintenance. Schedule to be determined.

 

To apply, please send a resumé and cover letter to:

Racine Zoo
Attention: Paul Roberts
Facilities Manager
200 Goold Street
Racine, WI 53402

or email proberts@racinezoo.org with the subject line "Seasonal Facilities/Grounds Aid"

Applications considered on a rolling basis.