Employment

Rolling Hills Employment

Thank you for expressing interest in a career with us. We are always accepting applications and keep applications on file for one year.

We look for many qualities in the individuals we hire - the ability to communicate effectively, a high level of organization, strong interpersonal skills, and so on.

Regardless of an applicant's qualifications, we always look for one attribute in particular - the desire to provide high quality service. We can train people how to work with visitors, animals or run pieces of equipment, but to have passion for service and pride for your work takes a unique individual.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent people skills
  • Available to work weekends and holidays
  • 16 years of age or older

Fill out the application and send it here: 

Mail or Deliver In-Person to: 625 N. Hedville Rd., Salina, KS 67401

*RHZ is a drug free workplace and values diversity in our work force.
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Current Openings

ANIMAL KEEPER / GREAT APES
Full Time Position

Rolling Hills Zoo is seeking a dedicated individual as an animal keeper.  Experience in animal husbandry practices, materials, tools and equipment used in zoological park preferred.

Must be willing to learn and willing to work, and must have a strong work ethic. Non-human primate experience preferred.

Duties include:

  • Perform the routine husbandry of captive wild and domesticated animals including cleaning of exhibits and enclosures; use chemical cleaners according to instruction; assist in the construction of enrichment and enclosures as directed.
  • Prepare diets and complete feedings according to established procedures; compile
  • Observe and report the condition of sick and/or injured animals; assist in or provide the treatment of said animals according to the instructions.
  • Veterinarian or other authorized personnel.
  • Maintain computerized records of animals.
  • Observe and report on maintenance needs of buildings, enclosures, grounds, and equipment; perform minor maintenance task; assist in the setting up of animal exhibits; seasonal maintenance tasks including but not limited to snow removal, leaf removal, etc.
  • Conduct formal and informal animal talks; must be able to answer questions about animals and/or wildlife.
  • Secure Zoo buildings and grounds as scheduled

Required skills include:

  • Must have strong people skills and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Must be skilled at public speaking and understand/follow oral and written instruction.
  • Must be well organized and able to function independently.
  • Must be able to lift 70 pounds.
  • Must be capable of working in all weather and able to walk, climb, stoop, bend, twist, carry multiple items, and maintain balance.
  • Proper use of tools and equipment used in general zoo maintenance.

Fill out the Employment Application and send it here: 

Mail or Deliver In-Person to:
Rolling Hills Zoo, 625 N. Hedville Rd., Salina, KS 67401

Or email resume to: brenda@rollinghillszoo.org

NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED

*RHZ is a drug free workplace and values diversity in our work force.


RESTAURANT STAFF
Part Time/Full Time Seasonal Position: 30 to 40 hours/week

Rolling Hills Zoo is seeking someone to assist in all phases of operation of the Overlook Restaurant

Must be willing to learn and willing to work, and must have a strong work ethic. Kitchen skills, restaurant and guest experience preferred, but not necessary.

Required skills include:

  • Must have strong people skills.
  • Must be concerned with cleanliness.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be capable of multi-tasking.
  • Must be able to handle money and make change.

Fill out the Employment Application and send it here: 

Mail or Deliver In-Person to: Rolling Hills Zoo, 625 N. Hedville Rd., Salina, KS 67401

Or email resume to: evan@rollinghillszoo.org

*RHZ is a drug free workplace and values diversity in our work force.


SEASONAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Gift Shop Attendants

Assist guests with ticket purchasing and admittance, and gift shop sales. 

Must be able to handle money. 

Experience with a cash register is a plus but can be taught if you are willing to learn.

Tram Drivers

Operating RHZ trams in a safe manner while offering guests an accurate and informative narrative tour of the zoo. 

Feed Stations

Assist guests with their purchase of an animal feeding experience and during their animal feeding.

Must be able to handle money.

Required skills for all Seasonal Job Opportunities include:

  • Must have excellent people skills.
  • Will present a friendly, courteous and helpful demeanor with all guest interactions.
  • Must be able to problem solve and work well under pressure.

Fill out the Employment Application and send it here: 

Rolling Hills Zoo, 625 N. Hedville Rd., Salina, KS 67401 ; Attn: Danita Bosquez

Or email resume to: danitab@rollinghillszoo.org

*RHZ is a drug free workplace and values diversity in our work force.