The Buffalo Zoo Invites you to apply for the following positions

Full Time Job Opportunities
Sorry, There are no Full Time Job Opportunities at this time.

Part Time Job Opportunities
Sorry, There are no Part Time Job Opportunities at this time.


Part Time Seasonal Job Opportunities
Individuals will assist in the maintenance of clean, attractive, well-groomed grounds and buildings. Individuals will be handling various garden tools and equipment in the planting and caring of gardens and horticultural exhibits as well as be responsible for general litter and refuse disposal in and around buildings and walkways. Individuals must be 18 years of age and experience with garden equipment is preferred. Position will work 37-1/2 hours per week during peak season.

Peak Season: Ability to work 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Every employee plays an important role in the success of the Buffalo Zoo. Due to the public demand for the services we provide, it is required that you are available for work on holidays and weekends, which are the busiest days for the Zoo. Because of the nature of this work, it may be necessary to cancel part or even the entire day’s work due to inclement weather or other adverse conditions.

Hourly Rate: $8.00

Positions which have specific educational or skill requirements will be paid at a higher starting rate. 

Training will be provided for all positions and will begin during March, April and May (weekends) with peak hours beginning during the month of June.

Face Painters
Seasonal position Memorial Day to Labor Day Interest candidates should contact whurley@buffalozoo.org

To Apply:  

All completed applications may be forwarded to: The Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214, Att: Human Resources or submitted directly to the Buffalo Zoo’s Parkside Gate.


When possible, the Zoo will fill job vacancies with qualified internal candidates. As necessary, vacant positions will be advertised in the newspaper, on the Buffalo Zoo web-site and in selected professional publications.

Individuals interested in employment with the Zoo may obtain an application by contacting the Zoo at (716) 837-3900 Ext. 100 or applications may be obtained at the General Admissions Gate at the Switchboard or on line.

Completed applications/resumes may be mailed to:

Buffalo Zoo
(Att: Human Resources Dept.)
300 Parkside Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214

or returned to the General Admissions Gate. No phone calls please!

All applications and resumes will be held on file for one year.  These applications/resumes will be reviewed if an appropriate position becomes available.

The Buffalo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation, and all other categories covered under federal and local law.



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