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Great Plains Zoo

The AZA-accredited Great Plains Zoo is a progressive, mid-sized Zoo with a collection of more than 1,000 animals representing 160 species. As one of the top attractions in South Dakota, the Zoo welcomes more than 300,000 visitors each year and educates 40,000 children through a multi-pronged education program.

Seasonal Educators

The Great Plains Zoo is currently looking to fill multiple seasonal (temporary) Educator positions as part of the Zoo’s Education Department. These seasonal positions are responsible for general day-to-day coordination and execution of the ZooCamp program in addition to the general day-to-day supervision of approximately 40 or more teenage participants of the Junior Zookeeper (JZK) Program. The Seasonal Educators may also assist with additional activities related to the Education Department.

The Seasonal Educators will be expected to work varying hours up to 40/week and require the ability to work various shifts including some weekends.

Further Comments

Positions open until filled.

How to Apply

Interested individuals can see a full job description as well as obtain a job application by visiting the Great Plains Zoo website: Résumés and completed job application should be sent to: Leigh Spencer, Education Services Manager,

Great Plains Zoo
805 S. Kiwanis Ave.
Sioux Falls, SDPhone: (605) 367-8313
Fax: (605) 367-8340

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