• Job Tracking ID: cashier
    • Job Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: March 10, 2023
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Zoo Atlanta lives by the phrase, "a fun place to work and play," and is unique among workplaces in that our heart and soul is the daily care of more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Where else in the city can you go to work alongside giant pandas, gorillas, elephants, and many more? Our mission sets us apart, and every day at Zoo Atlanta is an opportunity for discovery, a chance to contribute to conservation, and a way to make a difference in the lives of the people of our community

Job Perks (Seasonal and Part-Time):

As a Visitor Services team member, you will enjoy a fun fast paced environment and great teammates as well as:
  • Part-time schedule (see shift times below)
  • Retirement Savings Plan (403b)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • FREE park admission for family and friends
  • Discounted pricing on individual and family education programs, such as Safari CampTwilight TrekNightCrawlerSurvival Safari, and much more!
  • Join the standby list for free behind-the-scenes encounters with elephants, lemurs, giant pandas, aldabra tortoises!
  • 50% off Zoo Atlanta memberships. Gift up to 5 others with 50% off Zoo membership.
  • Park discounts on food, gift shop merchandise, etc.
  • Local discounts and free admission to partnering attractions, such as the Georgia Aquarium, Dollywood, and more!


Job Title: Guest Services Agent                          

Department: Admissions-Guest Services                      

Reports to: Supervisor, Admissions

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                                          

Job Status: Seasonal

Salary: Pay starts at $12.00 per hour

Job Purpose: To provide an outstanding guest experience in the Admissions areas. Responsible for collection of admissions fees and donations, answer guest questions and provide recommendations, distribution of maps and other promotional materials, Membership sales, queue line management, and admission of Members and eTicket holders. The starting pay for this position is $12.00 per hour.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greets all guests with a cheerful and helpful attitude, answers questions, and provides accurate information.
  • Operates a computer terminal/processes Admissions transactions.
  • Issues receipts and makes change.
  • Balances and clears terminal and counts all fees received for the day.
  • Keeps workstation and surrounding area clean throughout the day. The ticket booth is to be cleaned and restocked at the end of the shift. Cleaning the booth will include but is not limited to emptying trash, cleaning the windows and counters, and sweeping/mopping the floor.
  • Reports to Security all suspicious-looking individuals trying to enter Zoo grounds.
  • Must be aware that balloons, roller blades, roller skates, bikes, skateboards, glass items, straws and lids are not permitted on Zoo grounds. Enforce rules.
  • May occasionally be assigned to assist in other operational departments such as Rides and Attractions, Membership and/or Guest Services.
  • Assist in other locations Queue line, Advance guest entry, Rides cashier, Treetop Trail cashier, and Scaly Slimy.


Experience and Skills:


  • 18 years or older
  • Must be able to handle cash, credit cards and checks accurately.
  • Must have at least 1 - 2 years’ experience in customer service. Previous cashier work preferred.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly with a variety of visitors of diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be friendly, outgoing, and approachable.
  • Must be able to make change and perform simple arithmetic calculations with accuracy and reasonable speed.
  • Typing skills are required.
  • Must be able to multi-task and pay close attention to details.
  • Must possess excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Must have the ability to keep records of coupons and other promotional materials.
  • Computer literacy required, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, with strength in Word and Excel. Experience working with databases desired.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Focus on providing an excellent guest experience.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Zoo Atlanta is open to the public 363 days out of the year; therefore, all positions at Zoo Atlanta may require employees to work some weekends, holidays, and evenings.
  • High School diploma/GED required.
  • Possess excellent communications skills and willingness to interact positively with Members, guests, and Zoo team member.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift 25 pounds. Some lifting, bending, standing, and sitting will be part of the daily routine.



  • Must be able to work outdoors in all kinds of weather as well as in an office environment.
  • Ability to work in and manage crowds.
  • Ability to work with children of all ages.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


Must be able to commit to a few shifts per week. See shift times below:

Typical weekday shifts (Monday - Friday)

  • Ticket Window: 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM
  • Treetop Trail Cashier: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Rides Cashier: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Please note that shift times may vary during peak busy season or special events. Cashiers may be assigned to different shift duties throughout the week. 


Typical weekend shifts (Saturday and Sunday)

  • Ticket Window: 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
  • Express Tent: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Treetop Trail Cashier: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Rides Cashier: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Please note that shift times may vary during peak busy season or special events. Cashiers may be assigned to different shift duties throughout the week. 



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.