Current openings

Thank you for your interest in Niabi Zoo, an Equal Opportunity Employer*. Niabi Zoo is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining highly qualified employees for a variety of unique career opportunities. These include positions in conservation education, animal care, guest services, facility maintenance, administration, and more!

We are currently hiring for the following positions!

At this time we are only looking for applicants with Monday-Friday availability. 

Maintenance Laborer seasonal job description

Gift Shop seasonal job description

Admissions seasonal job description

Carousel seasonal job descriptions

How to apply

1. Come out to the zoo

Stop in anytime between 9am-3:30pm to fill out an application in person. Just stop at the front desk and ask for one of our applications. The receptionist will make sure to get it to the right manager after it is completed. Please make sure to review the job description before submitting an application.


2. Download application

Click the button to download our employment application. Please make sure to review the job description before submitting an application.

Click to download

3. Email applications to:

Hannah Stockton-hstockton@niabizoo.com

4. Mail applications to:

          Rock Island County Forest Preserve District

ATTN: Niabi Zoo
13010 Niabi Zoo Road
Coal Valley, IL 61240

*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.