Thank you for your interest in Niabi Zoo, an Equal Opportunity Employer*. Niabi Zoo is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining highly qualified employees.As a 24/7 environment, we have a variety unique career opportunities, including positions in education, animal management, maintenance, administration, guest services, and more!

At Niabi Zoo, our employees enjoy the most unique experiences in the Quad Cities. Because of this, working at the Zoo is more than just a job. We encourage our employees to develop an appreciation for animals, the natural world, and the importance of conservation, both locally and globally.

If you are looking for a unique employment opportunity that requires hard work but offers a fun and engaging experience, you've come to the right place.

Job Openings

The following year round positions are open for application at Niabi Zoo:

Educator (Part-Time)


Seasonal Employment Available

We are currently accepting applications for all part-time seasonal positions for the upcoming 2015 season. Applicationa are due by February 20th and you must be at least 16 years of age to apply.

Positions available:

- Admission Receptionist
- Train Conductor
- Educator
- Lorikeet Attendant
- Petting Zoo Attendant
- Janitorial
- Gift shop
- Membership Department
- Carousel Attendant

Please apply by submitting the Seasonal Application Packet.
You're application should be sent to:

Niabi Zoo Employment
13010 Niabi Zoo Road
Coal Valley, IL 61240

Call 309-799-3482 ext 224 or ext 222 if you have any questions.

Application Materials

Rock Island County Forest Preserve District Employment Application

*The Rock Island County Forest Preserve District (the governing body of Niabi Zoo) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability that does not preclude performance of essential job duties, or any other status protected by law. RICFPD supports and promotes workforce diversity and strives to foster a work environment of respect and inclusiveness where the contributions of all workers are valued and recognized.

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