2019 Zoo Season: Apr 6–Oct 31  | 2019 Winter Wonderland: Nov 29-Dec 29; Fri-Sun


Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Southwick’s Zoo team. We are currently accepting applications for our Winter Wonderland event. We will begin hiring for the 2020 zoo season in mid-February 2020.

*If you are looking for information regarding Animal Care or Education Internships with EARTH Limited and Southwick’s Zoo, click HERE.

*If you are looking for information about employment at Galliford’s Restaurant & Tavern, click HERE.

Winter Wonderland

We are currently accepting applications for our Winter Wonderland event. This holiday themed event will be open 4:30pm to 9:30pm, Friday-Sunday, from November 29th to December 29th.

Winter Wonderland employees may work in the following areas: costumed character, admissions, retail, line management, and general help.

In accordance with Massachusetts child labor laws, please no applicants under 16 years of age.

  • Availability: Winter Wonderland shifts will be available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 4:00pm-10:00pm.
  • All applicants must be at least 16 years of age.
  • All applicants must be comfortable working outdoors during the winter.

Animal Care Positions

Please note that we do not have any zookeeper openings at this time. To inquire about future animal care employment opportunities at Southwick’s Zoo, please call 800-258-9182 ext 209 or mail your cover letter (addressed to Betsey Brewer), resume, and two professional references to:

Attn: Animal Care
Southwick’s Zoo
2 Southwick’s Street
Mendon, MA 01756

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