Festival of Illumination Employee Application

The Festival of Illumination: World of Lights is a Chinese Lantern Festival taking place at Southwick’s Zoo from September 9, 2021 to January 3rd, 2022. This unique and exciting event will feature three-dimensional lanterns hand crafted for our zoo by the Zigong Lantern Group.

Employees in this position may work in various positions including admission, retail, line control, and parking.


  • Applicants must be available for night time shifts. Festival of Illumination shifts will take place between 5:00pm and 10:00pm on weekdays, and 5:00pm and 11:00pm on weekends.
  • Must have strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Must enjoy working with and interacting with guests of all ages.
  • Must have a positive and upbeat demeanor.
  • This position would require regularly standing and walking. Applicants must be able to use both hands, reach with hands and arms, kneel, crouch, or crawl occasionally, and be able to lift or move up to 60 pounds.