EMT (weekends, part-time)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512699-860160
    • Job Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 24, 2023
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • 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 part-time Safety team member, you will enjoy a fun fast paced environment and great teammates as well as:

  • Flexible schedule
  • 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: Emergency Medical Technician

Department: Safety

Reports to: Director of Occupational Health & Safety

Job Status: Part-time, hourly

Salary: $20.00 per hour


Job Purpose:

The primary responsibility of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide primary care to Zoo Atlanta staff and guests for first aid, breathing emergencies, animal bites, and sudden illnesses. Emergency Medical Technicians will report directly to the Director of Occupational Health and Safety.

Weekend availability is desired (Saturday and/or Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM), with availability for occasional weekend night events as scheduled.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform and provide intervention and first aid services within your scope of practice to employees, guests, contractors, etc.
  • Interact with guests by providing first aid, information, directions, answering questions, etc. in a courteous and helpful manner.
  • Maintain consistent radio contact with dispatch to ensure quick response.
  • Document and maintain accurate, detailed records related to interactions and treatment provided. 
  • Maintain a clean work area and follow disinfection protocols.
  • Assist with inspections of medical supplies, first aid kits, AEDs, and other emergency equipment as assigned.
  • Assist the Director of Occupational Health and Safety with special projects aimed at improving first aid care and safety at Zoo Atlanta.
  • Must be dependable and willing to work flexible hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be willing to support Zoo Atlanta’s Vision, Mission and Values statement.
  • Any other miscellaneous projects/assignments assigned by Zoo Atlanta’s Management Team.

Experience and Skills:


  • Minimum of one year experience working in Emergency Medical Services.
  • Knowledge of clinical procedures, medical anatomy, and physiology.


Special skills and abilities:

  • Ability to work under pressure and handle emergency situations.
  • Excellent organization and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate computer proficiency to complete the functions of this position.
  • Ability to work with staff members at all levels of the organization in a cooperative, team-oriented manner.
  • Bilingual preferred.




  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.



  • Must have and maintain current one of the following certifications: EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic.
  • Have or be willing to obtain certification as a Licensed Training Provider for First Aid/CPR/AED through American Red Cross.


Driving Requirements

  • Must obtain and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.




  • Must be able to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.



  • Must be able to work both in an office environment and outdoors in all weather conditions.



  • Weekend availability (Saturday and Sunday) desired.
  • Saturday and/or Sunday availability from 9 AM to 6 PM, with occasional weekend night events as scheduled




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 EOE and provides a Smoke-free and Drug-free Work Environment