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Brandywine Zoo

The Brandywine Zoo is a small facility located on the banks of the Brandywine River in Wilmington, DE. The Zoo is operated by Delaware State Parks with support from the Delaware Zoological Society. In 2018, the zoo completed a master plan and in 2020 opened Madagascar, the first project in this plan. A new Animal Care Center is due to be completed later this fall and the zoological society has kicked off a capital campaign to fund a new entry and flamingo exhibit.

Grounds Keeper

This seasonal year-round, Zoo Grounds Keeper position will be responsible for maintaining the grounds, buildings, and non-animal spaces in the Zoo. This includes but is not limited to horticulture and landscaping (planting, weeding, pruning, watering, mowing, etc.), seasonal weather preparation and cleanup (leaf removal, snow and ice clearing), event support (set up, break down, etc.), building upkeep (pressure washing, cleaning gutters, vacuuming, restroom cleaning, and refuse removal), maintaining supplies and equipment, and public interaction as a member of Zoo staff.

Other duties may include assisting with deliveries, minor repairs, and other duties as assigned. Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions. This position is required to operate light duty equipment such as hand trucks, mowers, and various lawn equipment. Applicants must be available to work some weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed.


$12.00/ hour (non benefitted)

How to Apply

See the Delaware Employment Link for application details.

Brandywine Zoo Grounds Keeper - State of Delaware (

Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19802
Phone: 3025717788

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