Requirements for ALL Positions

Full Time Positions Available

A neat, clean appearance.
     • No visible tattoos or piercing.
     • Non-smoking workplace.
     • Must have great people skills.
     • Apply in person/ e-mail resume to appropriate

 When: Monday thru Friday, 9am to 4pm
 Where: Reston Zoo Gift Shop 

Zoo Keeper

Reston Zoo is a 30acre children’s zoo nestled in the middle of Fairfax county. We are currently expanding and looking for keepers to add to our staff.

We currently have full time and seasonal openings. These positions require a person with excellent observation skills and a strong work ethic. All keepers will be responsible for the daily care of the animals. Full time keepers are required to maintain their animal records as well as assist in breeding programs.


·         BS in an animal science, biology, or science related field is preferred

·         Experience can be substituted for a degree

·         Minimum of 6 months paid animal care experience

·         Strong work ethic, good physical condition and a willingness to learn

·         Must be able to adhere to our strict personal appearance requirements

·         Maintain a non-smoking work environment

·         Have the ability to work in all weather conditions

·         Experience in using or willing to learn to use trucks, tractors, and other types of equipment

·         Valid Drivers license 

·         Weekends and holidays work are required

·         Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs

Competitive salary, insurance, paid sick/vacation time and 401k options available. Please send resumes to 

Mario Lawrence.

Wagon Driver

General Description

Reston Zoo is looking for a wagon driver we need an enthusiastic person who enjoys speaking to the public. The wagon driver drives a tractor pulled wagon throughout safari section while presenting an informative narration on the Zoo's animals. This position has the responsibility of conducting tours daily in a safe, orderly and expedient manner while maintaining the Zoo's image of goodwill.


·         Must be 21 years of age or older

·         Must adhere to our strict appearance requirements

·         Must have valid driver’s license

·         Copy of driving record required if hired

·         Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing, and great with the public

·         Public speaking experience preferred

·         Excellent customer service skills

·         Must work weekends, holidays, and other school breaks during the hours of operation


Essential Job Functions

·         Conducts 20 min tours daily

·         Operates tours on a tractor pulled wagon, tractors are easy to learn to drive.

·         Presents educational and entertaining narrative simultaneously while driving a tour vehicle on our built in P.A. systems

·         Cleans and maintains passenger areas of tour vehicles, stays after tours to clean equipment and washes wagons as needed and every week on Fridays


Contact :Mario Lawrence

Veterinary Technician

Reston Zoo is looking for a Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our staff.  We are a family friendly zoological park located on 30 acres in the middle of Fairfax County, Virginia. The collection includes small mammals, birds, primates, reptiles, domestic and exotic hoof stock. 

A neat, clean appearance.
• No visible tattoos or facial piercings.
• Non-smoking workplace.
• Must have great people skills.
• Must be available some weekends and holidays.
• Must have full-time, year-round availability

• Perform Monthly Fecal Exams
• Maintain Records of Medications Given
• Keep Accurate Observations Logs of Animals requiring care/monitoring.
• Prepare Monthly Reports
• General Animal Care Duties
• Other procedures/Duties as needed
Salary negotiable based on experience; Sick Pay; Insurance; Paid vacation; 401(k)

Please contact
Mario  Lawrence,

Guest Services Attendant

The Reston Zoo is seeking a motivated individual that can be the first point of contact for our guests. The ideal candidate must be friendly and inviting, while working in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs. Will be required to work weekends and holidays.

- Operating a cash register in the gift shop or at a small concession outdoors (could include ice cream cart, paddleboats, carousel or train rides)
- Assisting in set up of birthday parties, field trips, and for other events and groups
- Cleaning duties
- Answering phones
- Assisting visitors with questions or concerns

Past experience in customer service and/or retail a plus. This is a seasonal position, full-time and part-time positions available. This is a non-smoking facility. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are permitted.
Pay to be determined based on experience.
Retirees are encouraged to apply
Mario Lawrence,