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Houston Zoo


A successful candidate for this position is a skilled carpenter that is motivated, energetic, and team-oriented with a proven ability to problem-solve.  Our facilities department allows for the unique opportunity to participate in ongoing construction and maintenance projects around the zoo, contributing to the growth and development of the organization. Our team’s primary goals are to ensure the highest quality of construction to keep our guests, staff and animal residents safe, while working towards a sustainable future.

Our Mission: Connect communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.
Our Vision: Be a leader in the global movement to save wildlife.


  • Under the general direction of the Carpentry Supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for the full range of rough and finished skilled carpentry work

  • Utilizes carpentry skills to remodel, maintain and repair various types of facilities, buildings, animal exhibits, decks, scaffolds, forms, frames, fences, and other structures

  • Responsible for completing assigned work orders and preventative maintenance within a timely manner

  • Inspects completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations

  • Estimates cost, time and materials for carpentry projects

  • Participates in the maintenance and operations of zoo exhibits and events

  • Maintains and services tools and equipment used in the performance of duties

  • Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures

  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment

   Experience and Qualifications

  • Carpentry: 2 Years – (Preferred)

  • Must have a valid Texas driver’s license

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required as a part of the onboarding process


The Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts with over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! There are over 2 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well-being of our residents and guests. We strive to ensure the protection of all the counterparts of the animals we have at the Zoo and in the wild.

Join the Houston Zoo and become a part of an organization that is focused on the preservation of wildlife and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in the local communities.  The Houston Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Apply directly here:

Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030

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