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.


Employer: Valley Zoo Development Society
Position: Zoominescence, Festival of Light Coordinator
Duration: 10 Weeks / 30 Hours per Week
Start: June 10
Salary: $15.00/ hr
Requirement: Student who was enrolled in a program in the 2017/2018 school year and will be returning to school in the fall of 2018

Description: The Zoominescence, Festival of Light Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the FOL Committee VZDS and Event Committee) with the logistics of a 17 day festival held in December at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The Festival requires the coordination of 15 major light installations by local artists, community groups and contractors and the coordinator would provide support to the various committees (communications, logistics, community involvement) as well as assisting with the creation of the event plan and them..

This position would be ideal for a student in the following programs: Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing; this festival is a major communications and marketing endeavor with the creation of the Artists Competition package, dissemination of packages. Arts and Cultural Studies, Event Planning or Not For Profit Students.

This position is open to all students between the ages of 15-30 who can commit to 10 weeks and are citizens of Canada. Visible minorities and indigenous students are encouraged to apply.


It is through today’s zoos that future generations will come to a greater understanding of the human impact on the natural world and be motivated to preserve it and reverse the damage already done. Every donation, big or small, helps us revitalize our beloved Edmonton Valley Zoo! Thank you for caring for the animals, our children's future and the planet!