Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and local businesses, including the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, are teaming up for the OKC Adventure District Job Fair on Wednesday, February 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Science Museum Oklahoma.
The OKC Zoo, Science Museum Oklahoma, Cinemark, the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, USA Softball and Remington Park are hiring for spring and summer positions that bring a lot of adventure (and income) to job seekers in the metro. Oklahoma City’s Adventure District, located in northeast Oklahoma City at the crossroads of I-35 and I-44, is home to some of the state’s best tourist and recreational attractions—the perfect place to find an exciting new career path or a part-time job to earn extra income.
“Every day really is an adventure at the Zoo,” said Zoo Guest Experience Director, Dahrenda Mitchell. “With visitors from across the country and around the world, we truly value employees who want a fun and rewarding work experience that has a real impact on conservation and sustainability.”
Part-time positions opening in late January for the OKC Zoo include guest services attendants, ride operators, tram drivers, zipline guides and more, she said. Aspiring team members must be quick-thinking, organized, courteous, knowledgeable, able to follow clear directions, outgoing and friendly. The ability to speak with guests, answer guest questions and provide solutions to problems is essential. To learn more about these employment opportunities, including pay rates and benefits, or to apply, visit https://www.okczoo.org/jobs.
“We have many team members who began as part-time employees, fell in love with the Zoo, and turned their passion into careers,” she said.
Admission to the hiring fair is free, though regular admission is required for those who want to stay and explore Science Museum Oklahoma, 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City, afterwards.
The Oklahoma City Zoo is in its winter hours and open Thursdays through Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with the last entry no later than 4 p.m., and closed to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through February 7, 2024. Purchase advance Zoo admission tickets at okczoo.org/tickets and avoid the entry lines. Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the OKC Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, and Oklahoma City’s Adventure District. Zoo admission is $16 for adults and $13 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Membership has its perks! As a ZOOfriends member of the Oklahoma City Zoo, enjoy free admission all year-long, plus many additional benefits and discounts. You will also be supporting the Zoo’s animal family, education programming and conservation initiatives both locally and globally. Join or renew today at www.okczoo.org/membership.