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 ONLY hiring for positions in the Gift Shop for the remainder of our 2020 season. However, you may check out the job descriptions below and fill out an application if you meet the requirements. We will keep them on file in case a position opens up.



Animal Attendant

Assistant Zoo Keeper

Carousel Attendant

Conservation Educator

Gift Shop

Maintenance Laborer



Train Operator

How to apply

1. Download application

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

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3. Mail applications to:

  ATTN:Scarlet Behrens

13010 Niabi Zoo Rd

Coal Valley, IL 61240


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*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.