Join Our Team
Interested in joining our team?
We are a fun, interactive, and humane traveling petting zoo operating out of the Washington DC area. We pride ourselves in offering a safe, organized, atmosphere for people of all ages to learn and relate to animals without the need for ownership. We lead fun and educational birthday parties and events for children and adults alike.
Our zoos are primarily on the weekends, though part-time weekday positions may also be available.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a part of our exceptional team, we’d love to meet you!
animal handler and educator
TEAM MEMBER EXPECTATIONS:
Provide “epic customer service.” Being outgoing, humorous, friendly and a strong age-appropriate communicator are top priorities.
Have a cheerful and out-going personality
Interact with customers of all ages in a way that fosters empathy, curiosity, and confidence
Be knowledgeable about our animals and related topics
Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and procedures for maintaining order
Monitor safety and well being of all animals and participants
Be prepared for outdoor and indoor work environment
Drive safely with hands free mobile device directions
Point of Sale/Cashiering
Maintain cleanliness and organization of equipment and facilities
Responsible for delivery, set-up, and clean-up
Fast-paced event staffing
Lead groups of children to sing a song
Other duties as assigned
Must be 18 years or older to apply
Must have a reliable car (4-door sedan or larger with working heat/air conditioning) and clean driving record. A copy of insurance and valid driver's license must be given before training
Must have an iPhone or Android smartphone with access to Google Maps and hands free device for car
Punctual and prepared
Must be able to multi-task and problem solve
Self-starter, able to work independently or with little direction
Friendly demeanor, must enjoy being around people of all ages
Excellent communication skills, able to work within a team
Must possess a high level of honesty, integrity, and ethics
Able to reach, bend and lift up to 25 pounds
Able to work on your feet for long periods of time
Experience with Children, Entertainment Field or Related Customer Service Experience
Experience and comfort handling animals
Experience and comfort in working outdoors
Knowledge of, aptitude for, and enthusiasm for learning basic natural history/zoology/ecology concepts and teaching them to others
Availability to work weekends. (Weekday work may also be available! Please let us know if you’re interested). Must be able to work a flexible schedule. Preference will be given to those able to work more hours.
Starting pay is $12..50 per hour plus gas reimbursement for every event you drive animals or supplies to. Our team members often receive tips for excellent service which is kept 100% by you.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, send an email to Emily@squealsonwheels.us and let us know why you are interested in this job, we don’t need an essay, but we would love to know more about you and why you think you would be a great match for us! Include your resume and at least 2 work references. Thanks!
We look forward to hearing from you!