John Ball Zoo


Come work for one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest companies that offers a fun and adventurous environment!

John Ball Zoo offers competitive pay, free Zoo membership, and pay increases after 45 days. If you thrive in a fun, fast-paced environment we would love for you to join our team!

Positions available in:
- Food & Beverage
- Retail
- Admissions & Experiences
- Education
- Building & Grounds

Come meet the leaders of the pack in a safe and virtual environment at our Virtual Hiring Event.

Virtual Hiring Event for ages 18+
Saturday, March 6, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   

We’ll be interviewing candidates online so get the process started today! 

How do I apply?

  • If you are 18 years of age or older, visit and complete an application with the department you’re interested in. 
  • Once you’ve submitted your application, you will be emailed a link to sign up for a specific time-slot during the hiring event, in which you will meet with team leaders to learn more about what each position entails.
  • Keep an eye out for a Zoom link that will be sent to your email once you’ve scheduled an interview time.
  • Sit tight! We will be contacting all candidates on the status of their application. 
  • At the time of your interview, follow the Zoom link to start your journey at John Ball Zoo!

Not only will you gain valuable experience, but you’ll get free admission for you and up to 10 guests, plus discounts on purchases.

***Current applicants must be 18 years of age or older

#WorkWild this summer at JBZ!