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Indianapolis Zoo

Seasonal Deserts Keeper

The Indianapolis Zoo is looking for someone with a passion for animal conservation and an interest in Deserts animals to join our team as a seasonal Deserts Keeper.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with animals in the Deserts biome, including meerkats, birds, reptiles, amphibians.

  • Work as part of a dynamic, cohesive team of professionals

Working Conditions

  • Working weekends and holidays are required


  • Past experience working with reptiles, birds and meerkats is preferred.

  • Must have proven decision-making and problem solving skills, good observational skills and be temperamentally suited to working with animals.

  • Must be highly team-oriented with good interpersonal skills.

  • must display a professional demeanor and appearance to both visitors and coworkers at all times.     

  • ​When applying, please include the job title as stated above in the "position desired" section of the application.

  • Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a limited criminal background check, a drug test and pre-employment training on child protection.

  • Some positions require the successful completion of a driving record check.

  • Employees must adhere to our grooming standards (No visible tattoos on the face or neck. Other visible tattoos may not contain offensive or derogatory images or language. No visible piercings, no tongue piercings, no ear gages, etc.)

  • The Indianapolis Zoo is a drug free/smoke free environment.

  • The Indianapolis Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.​​​​​​​​



How to Apply

Indianapolis Zoo
1200 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222

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