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Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary
10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736
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Now Hiring

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary is hiring a new part time employee for the Zoo Gift Shop/Office, to work 16-32 hours a week, flexible schedule will be discussed during interview. Tasks include, but are not limited to: greeting visitors, explaining our mission to new visitors, working the cash register, answering phones, scheduling field trips and birthday parties, bagging and selling petting corral food, stocking Gift Shop merchandise and beverage coolers, keeping the Gift Shop clean and merchandise organized, feeding and caring for Gift Shop cats, cleaning and restocking the public restrooms before the Zoo opens, and closing the register at the end of the day.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has basic computer/word processing (word & excel) experience
  • has at least 2 years retail experienceat least 2 years college (Bachelor’s Degree is preferred)
  • is able to lift 50 lbs
  • has cash handling experience

To be considered, send an email to info@austinzoo.org with a brief introduction and resume. Please include your resume in the body of the email and not as an attachment.
NO drop-ins or telephone calls regarding this position, please.

Safari Greg Weekend Shows

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Safari Greg will be performing his educational shows every Saturday and Sunday in the air-conditioned Events Pavilion. For show times call the Gift Shop at 512 288 1490 Tickets are available in the Gift Shop. $4 ages 12 and up; $2 ages 2 – 12; under 2 free of charge. Ticket prices are in addition to regular Zoo admission. Seating is limited!

New Venue for Parties

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Looking for a cool place to have a birthday party or special event? Look no farther than our Events Pavilion! This spacious 875 square foot indoor, temperature controlled venue is available for rental daily for $100.00 for a two hour time slot, 10 am to 12pm, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The space, located inside our Education Building, is ideal for Safari Greg shows and birthday parties. Call the Gift Shop at 512-288-1490 to reserve space today!

Weekly Activites

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Encounter two new educational experiences with Audrey!

  • Storytime – Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:15 am and 1:15 pm, Audrey, our education specialist, will read books from our gift shop to our wonderful zoo visitors in the Peacock Barn.

  • Toys for Animals – Help Audrey make toys for our animals every Monday at 1:30 pm and Wednesday at 11:30 am! You will learn all about what it takes to make a good “enrichment” for each of our animals.

Dates and times are subject to change. Check this area for the latest schedule. For more information, e-mail audrey.austinzoo@yahoo.com . Free of charge with regular paid Zoo admission.

Exotic Animal Talk

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Thinking of a wolf hybrid as a pet? Wolf hybrids are not meant to be pets! Come find our why at our next Exotic Animal Presentation on July 5, 2014, at 1:30 pm.