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Thank you for your interest in Niabi Zoo, an Equal Opportunity Employer*. Niabi Zoo is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining highly qualified employees.As a 24/7 environment, we have a variety unique career opportunities, including positions in education, animal management, maintenance, administration, guest services, and more!

At Niabi Zoo, our employees enjoy the most unique experiences in the Quad Cities. Because of this, working at the Zoo is more than just a job. We encourage our employees to develop an appreciation for animals, the natural world, and the importance of conservation, both locally and globally.

If you are looking for a unique employment opportunity that requires hard work but offers a fun and engaging experience, you've come to the right place.

Job Openings

Niabi Zoo is hiring for seasonal positions throughout the Zoo. Please click on the position you are interersted in for the full job description.

Positions include:
- Animal Handler I
Assistant Animal Handler
Education Assistant
Guest Services Associate
Guest Services Rep


Please fill out application and availability form below and submit them to the human resources department at the address below.


Application Materials

Please submit a completed application (see link below) and availibility to:

Rock Island County Building
c/o human resources
1504 3rd Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 

Rock Island County Forest Preserve District Employment Application and Availability Foms


*The Rock Island County Forest Preserve District (the governing body of Niabi Zoo) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability that does not preclude performance of essential job duties, or any other status protected by law. RICFPD supports and promotes workforce diversity and strives to foster a work environment of respect and inclusiveness where the contributions of all workers are valued and recognized.