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Indianapolis Zoo

Marine Mammal Attendant- Part Time

DIVE into an exciting opportunity with the Indianapolis Zoo!  We are currently on the hunt for part-time Marine Mammal Visitor Attendant.  From monitoring the flow of visitors in and out of the Dolphin Pavilion to greeting our guests of all ages, this entry-level position is an integral part to ensuring our guests have a memorable experience. NOTE: This is NOT an animal care position.

Ideal candidates are committed to advancing the Zoo’s mission to protect nature and inspire people to care for our world.   Having a friendly attitude and professional appearance to customers, volunteers, and coworkers is vital to this position as well as being customer oriented. This position requires a great deal of interaction with the general public, individuals must display a strong communicative attitude and interpersonal skills. This is part-time regular (20-25 hours consistently per week) position.   A high school diploma or equivalent is required..  Weekend, holiday, overtime and/ or varied shift work is required.

The position requires the following:

  • Greets guests and handles questions and concerns. 
  • Participates in general housekeeping and some specialized cleaning in order to create an atmosphere conducive to a pleasant Zoo experience.
  • Monitors the flow of guests in and out of the Dolphin Pavilion.
  • Presents professional attitude and interpersonal skills.
  • Works closely with Marine Mammal staff and will act immediately to issues of safety or security as it relates to animals, visitors, volunteers, and staff, to level of experience.    
  • Maintains regular attendance.  No excessive or unexcused absences or tardies as per the Zoo’s attendance policy. 
  • Observes and reports maintenance needs to Area Manager. 
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors under all environmental conditions and temperatures. 

The Indianapolis Zoo offers a competitive benefits package to all eligible part-time employees such as 403(b) Retirement Plan, generous Paid Time Off (PTO), Immediate Paid Holidays, and a complimentary Zoo membership. 

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment testing including a criminal history and driving record check, and a drug test.  The Indianapolis Zoo is requiring all Zoo employees and volunteers to be Covid-19 vaccinated unless individuals require a medical or religious belief accommodation.  If hired, vaccination must be completed prior to first working day or accommodation request must be approved prior to first working day. 


To apply:

  • Interested candidates must complete an online application on the Zoo’s website. 
  • To be considered, applicants must include a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.  
  • Please note, the Zoo reserves the right to remove this job posting at any time.



The Indianapolis Zoo is proud to be a Smoke-Free/ Drug-Free/ Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)/ Child Safe Work Environment.


Complimentary Zoo Membership & Paid Time Off



How to Apply

Interested candidates must complete an online application on the Zoo's website at:

Indianapolis Zoo
1200 West Washington Street, P.O. Box 22309
Indianapolis, IN 46222

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