Looking for a job that is fun and rewarding? The Valley Zoo Development Society’s mission is to raise funds and promote awareness to ensure the continued development of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. This is achieved through the events and various programs that the VZDS runs throughout the year. Each year the Valley Zoo Development Society donates thousands to the Edmonton Valley Zoo for development and continual improvement. Recently the VZDS has committed to raising over $9 million dollars to fund the Natures Wild Back Yard portion of the Valley Zoo Revitalization project. If you would like to be a part of our team and help us reach our goal, apply for one of the jobs listed below.



JOB TYPE: Part Time
LOCATION: Zootique @ The Edmonton Valley Zoo

Attention high school students! Looking for a part time summer job? Enjoy customer service and meeting new people? Love being near animals? If so, the Zootique needs you!

Operated by The Edmonton Valley Zoo Development Society, the Zoo-tique is located in the beautiful Entry Plaza of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The Zoo-tique offers a wide variety of children’s toys both fun and educational, adult & children’s clothing and accessories, Edmonton Valley Zoo souvenirs, and even paintings by Lucy the Elephant!

As a sales clerk you will be responsible for greeting customers, answering product questions, accepting payments and making change for customers, as well as helping set up displays to promote sales and restocking merchandise.

If you’d like to come work with a fun team, make some money this summer, and help support a great cause, email your resume to:


Zoominescence, Festival of Light Coordinator

JOB TYPE: 30 hours a week, for 9 weeks
LOCATION: Edmonton
QUALIFICATIONS: Open to any student who attended school in the 2016/17 year and will be returning to full-time studies in the 2017/2018 school year.
START DATE: Position is open until filled or June 26th. Successful applicant can start immediately, or on the 26th.

The Valley Zoo Development Society has a nine week job opportunity for a Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing, Communications, Arts and Culture, Not for Profit, Fundraising or Event Planning student to assist with Zoominescence, A Festival of Light over the summer months.

The Zoominescence, Festival of Light Coordinator would be responsible for assisting the FOL Committee, Board of VZDS and VZDS staff with the logistics of our December Festival held at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The festival requires the coordination of 15 major light installations by local artists, community groups, contractors and volunteers. The Coordinator would provide support to various committees (sponsorship, communications, logistics, community involvement) in the early stages of planning the event as well as assisting with the creation of an event plan.

This position is supervised by the VZDS Executive Director and is funded in part by Canada Summer Jobs. Priority will be given to candidates enrolled in the above mentioned programs, visible minorities or disadvantaged students – however the posting is open to any student who attended school in the 2016/17 year and will be returning to full-time studies in the 2017/2018 school year.

The position can start immediately or at the latest on June 26th. The position is for 30 hours a week, for nine weeks. Once the Canada Summer Jobs grant portion is completed there is the opportunity for this position to be extended.

Please provide your resume via email to Clearly state your start date, program of study and one paragraph on what particular strengths and experience you would bring to this position in your cover letter. Position is open until filled or June 26th.