Zoo hours for 2024: The zoo is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last entry is at 4 p.m. The zoo is closed on Mondays, except for Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Indigenous Peoples Day. Please note that some exhibits are closed due to construction. For more information, visit 'Plan Your Visit' - 'Hours & Pricing'. (dismiss)
Seasonal 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 (16 years. and older with a valid driver’s license) for all seasonal positions and various unique career opportunities. These include positions in conservation education, animal care, guest services, facility maintenance, administration, and more!

All seasonal positions ($15 an hour) listed below are filled. However, you can still submit an application, and we will keep it on file in case a department spot opens up. You can click on the job you are interested in to read the job description.

Admissions Attendant-Seasonal

 Animal Attendant-Seasonal

Assistant Zoo Keeper-Seasonal

 Carousel Attendant-Seasonal

Conservation Educator-Seasonal

Food Services-Seasonal 

*Please note that our Food Service is contracted out with  Bubble’s Boba Tea. If you have any questions about this job description, please reach out to qcbobatea@gmail.com.

Gift Shop Attendant-Seasonal

 Membership Attendant-Seasonal

Maintenance Laborer-Seasonal


 Train Conductor-Seasonal

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

Free admission and parking

20% off at the Gift Shop and Concessions

20% off Education programs

Free ride and experience tickets

Free attendance to Lunch & Learns and more!

How to apply

If you meet the requirements stated in the job description, please complete the application below. Also, you only need to fill out one application.

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.