Full-Time Employment

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 all positions for unique career opportunities.

We are currently hiring for the full-time position listed below. Please read the job description before applying. 

You will also be able to enjoy these exciting perks while employed

Base Salary:
– Current: $20.95
– Effective July 1, 2024: $21.58 (Guaranteed Wage Increase)
 Wage Step Increases:
– Milestones increases after 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20 & 25 years of service.
Retirement Benefits:
– Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Defined Pension Plan.
– Employee Contribution: 4.5%
 Paid Time Off:
– 14 Paid Holidays Annually.
– Vacation, Sick, and Personal Paid Time Off Benefits.
Health and Wellness:
– Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Health, and Vision Insurance Plans.
– Health Savings Accounts tailored to fit your personal needs.


Join our team and experience a workplace that values your dedication and offers a compensation package designed to support your financial and personal well-being. Apply now!

How to apply

If you meet the requirements stated in the job description, please download & complete this application. Once completed, please send it to Erin Hughes at the email address ehughes@rockislandcountyil.gov or mail it to the following address-

ATTN: Erin Hughes
1504 3rd Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201

     If you have any questions, please get in touch with Scott Hesselberg, Niabi Zoo Maintenance Superintendent, at 309-428-3209.

Thank you!

*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.