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Seasonal Zoomobile Specialist

Seasonal Zoomobile Specialist

Come join us at the Great Plains Zoo as a Seaonal Zoomobile Specialist!  This position assists in preserving the Zoo’s mission by presenting outreach programs ensuring that learning is a fun, engaging and memorable experience for our audiences.   The Zoomobile Specialist will travel in a Zoo vehicle with ambassador animals up to 150 miles from the Zoo throughout the four-state region to present high-quality Education programs.  

Responsibilities include:

- Present a variety of Education programs for a wide range of ages and audiences. 

- Utilize appropriate techniques to engage and educate participants, based on age, interest, and learning abilities.

- Transport, handle and present ambassador animals in a safe and professional manner, following all established department guidelines.

- Maintain necessary program-related reports.

- Drive large vehicles up to 150 miles from the Zoo.

- Assist with ZooCamp and Junior ZooKeeper programs as needed.



- Must be at least 18 years of age.

- Requires a high school diploma or GED.  Completed education or science degree or coursework towards a related degree preferred.

- Experience handling animals required. 

- Experience leading education programs is required.  Experience with informal education and/or outreach programs is preferred.

- Must be able to work a flexible work schedule including weekends, holidays and evenings as required.

- Must have a valid South Dakota driver’s license.

- Must be physically able to lift animal carriers into and out of vehicles.


The Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a greater understanding of our natural world through Education, Conservation, Recreation and Discovery.  The Great Plains Zoo cares for animals from around the world and offers up-close views of animals often not found in larger zoos, including Giraffes, Tigers, Rhinos and a national award-winning Snow Monkey exhibit.  

Proof of U.S. Citizenship or immigration status will be required upon employment. Criminal convictions are not an absolute bar to employment, but will only be considered in relation to specific job requirements.

  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor F.
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    Robin A.
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