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

EDUCATION CURATOR
Full Time Position

Build connections between humans and the natural world by joining the Rolling Hills Zoo leadership team as our Education Curator! RHZ is looking for an individual with a passion for inspiring people on behalf of wildlife to oversee and advance Zoo educational opportunities and initiatives.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Part of RHZ leadership team
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Zoo’s mission statement and core values.
  • Performs duties in a service-oriented manner.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining a healthy work environment.
  • Recognizes the needs of others and treats others with respect and dignity.
  • Maintains good work habits and adheres to all policies and procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of all educational programs, on and off site, for all ages.
  • Schedule and communicate with groups on fieldtrips and education programing
  • Supervises program leaders and education volunteers in their duties.
  • Create and implement zoo experiences program for guests and groups.
  • Will routinely deliver education programs to a wide variety of audiences in different venues both on-site and off-site.
  • Responsible to uphold the mission and goals of RHZ in all educational programs.
  • Trains and supervises Zoo Teens for education programming.
  • Will network with other educators, locally and nationally, to continue to enhance and improve the quality of programming offered..
  • Working with the General Curator, will comply with all Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) guidelines and safety recommendations in the use of education program animals.
  • Will attend meetings and conferences pertinent to zoo education and wildlife/conservation education.
  • Will work with other departments to organize special events held at the Zoo and/or Museum.
  • Other duties of a similar nature as otherwise assigned.

Experience Required, Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field required.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in wildlife education or similar venue.
  • Strong computer skills with experience in MS Office.
  • Strong people and communication skills.
  • Must have strong knowledge of developmental stages in children.
  • Able to develop and implement curriculum appropriate to a variety of age groups.

Desired Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • NAI certified
  • 1 + years working with children in camp setting
  • Bilingual

Benefits include: health insurance, paid vacation, and 401(k) retirement plan.

Fill out the Employment Application online and...

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

Or email resume to: info@rollinghillszoo.org

NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED

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

ANIMAL KEEPER
Full Time Position

What is a Zoo Keeper? They are biologists, custodians, conservationists, chefs, creators, stockers, trainers, researchers, organizers, vet techs, educators, and teammates!  

Rolling Hills Zoo is looking for an independent self-starter that is interested in a career working with animals. We will train the right person! 

Send resume with cover letter detailing your interest in becoming an Animal Keeper to application@rollinghillszoo.org or mail to ‍Rolling Hills Zoo, 625 N. Hedville Rd., Salina, KS 67401

NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED

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

EVENT TEAM
Part Time Position

Rolling Hills Zoo has an openings on their Event Team! These are part-time/as needed positions that would help with events in the Conference Center as well as in the Zoo.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Bartending experience desired but will train
  • Setting up and tearing down the Conference Center for events
  • Serving food and beverage in the Conference Center
  • Assisting with special events such as Zoo Brew and Pumpkin PaZoola

If you enjoy providing quality customer service in a fun environment, please send your resume to:
Rolling Hills Zoo, 625 N. Hedville Rd., Salina, KS 67401 or email info@rollinghillszoo.org.

NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED

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

LANDSCAPE
Full Time & Seasonal Positions

Do you enjoy working outdoors and would like to take care of a 65-acre oasis? Rolling Hills Zoo is accepting applications for full-time and seasonal landscape positions. The right candidates will have the opportunity to work in a beautiful zoological park with a wide variety of plants and trees.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of turf grass maintenance, including irrigation, fertilizing and weed control
  • General landscape knowledge
  • Ability to perform minor equipment maintenance
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Will operate all types of landscape equipment including mowers, skid-steers, weed-eaters, and leaf-blowers
  • Must work in all types of weather

Two years previous landscape experience is preferred for fulltime position, but not required for seasonal positions.

To be a part of Rolling Hills Zoo’s landscape team send your resume to: Rolling Hills Zoo, 625 N. Hedville Rd., Salina, KS 67401 or email info@rollinghillszoo.org.

NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED

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

MAINTENANCE
Full Time Position

Are you familiar with basic fabrication, welding, electrical, plumbing, painting, concrete work and carpentry? Then Rolling Hills Zoo has a position for you on our Maintenance team.

To apply you must be a team player and be able to work weekends. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits.

To be a part of Rolling Hills Zoo’s maintenance team send your resume to: info@rollinghillszoo.org or mail to ‍Rolling Hills Zoo, 625 N. Hedville Rd., Salina, KS 67401

NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED

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

SEASONAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Rolling Hills Zoo has a place for you! 

We are now hiring seasonal staff for various areas in the Zoo:

  • Ticketing
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Landscape
  • Animal Feed Station attendants

With a new baby rhino and a lion exhibit set to open early this summer, Rolling Hills Zoo is the wildest place to work in the Salina area!

Flexible hours!
Must be available to work weekends & holidays!

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: info@rollinghillszoo.org

NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED

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