Ride Attendant ($12-$13/hour)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512699-815054
    • Job Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: May 16, 2022
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Job Title: Rides and Attractions Attendant (Part-time - Day)

Department: Attractions

Reports to: Rides and Attractions Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Status: Seasonal hourly

Salary: $12-$13 per hour

Job Purpose: To create safe and fun experiences for Zoo Atlanta’s Members and guests on our multiple Zoo themed Rides and Attractions, including the Zoo Train, Endangered Species Carousel, and Treetop Trail




Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for attending and/or operating the Treetop Trail, Zoo Train, carousel, Safari Slide, and/or rock wall.
  • Responsible for ensuring all Treetop Trail participants are harnessed properly and can adjust harnesses as needed.
  • Must be able to handle cash, credit cards and checks accurately and compile end of day transactions.
  • Assist Lead with inventory management
  • Able to successfully complete all mandatory training
  • Maintain positive working relationships and communication with all Zoo Atlanta staff
  • Must be willing to support Zoo Atlanta’s Vision, Mission and Values
  • Any other miscellaneous projects/assignment assigned by Zoo Atlanta’s Management Team



Experience and Skills:


  • 16 years or older (17 years or older if operating Treetop Trail)
  • Must have valid Driver’s License or obtain a valid Driver's License within 90 days of hire
  • Interest in ropes course training strongly preferred
  • Previous customer service experience preferred
  • Must be friendly, outgoing, and approachable
  • Must be able to multi-task and pay close attention to details in a fast-paced environment
  • Must possess excellent problem-solving skills
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment
  • Possess excellent communications skills and willingness to interact positively with guests and zoo staff of diverse backgrounds


Driving Requirements: Must have valid Driver’s License or obtain a valid Driver's License within 90 days of hire

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Capabilities to bend, stoop, climb and stand for up to 8 hours at a time. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. If working the ropes course, must have the ability to wear an RCI approved harness and must be comfortable working up to 30+ feet above the ground.



  • Must be able to work Saturdays, Sundays, and/or Mondays. Additional shifts are available.
  • Day shift hours are from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM



  • Most work will be outdoors; Must also have ability to work in an office environment
  • Ability to work in and manage the flow of guests
  • Ability to work with children of all ages


Perks of the position:

As part of the Zoo Atlanta family, you will enjoy a fun fast paced environment and great teammates as well as:

  • Starting pay: $12-$13/hour depending on relevant qualifications
  • Flexible schedule: Work 3 shifts per week, with opportunities to work additional shifts
  • FREE park admission for family and friends
  • FREE Park membership
  • Park discounts on food, merchandise, etc.



This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other management. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that this job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Zoo Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a Smoke-free and
Drug-free Work Environment.

If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Updated 5/16/2022