San Antonio Zoo
  • 22-Feb-2021 to 07-Mar-2021 (CST)
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • 10.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Employee discounts on merchandise, food, and entry including a zoo membership after 30 days of employment.

San Antonio Zoo is looking to hire part-time Interpreter Actor Educators. Are you a great storyteller? Have you ever wanted to use your passion for acting in a fun and educational way? Do you want to be part of a dynamic nonprofit organization that focuses on securing a future for wildlife? If so, please read on!

Fun perks include discounts on entry, food, and merchandise! If this sounds like your dream to use your knowledge and skills to be part of an organization sharing our passion for animal care, education, and conservation, apply today!


As Actor Educators work in the Education Department of the San Antonio Zoo to facilitate immersive, engaging, and interactive presentations that inspire guests to love, engage, act, and protect animals and the places they live. Actor Educators are energetic and enthusiastic individuals that perform dynamic and improvised presentations, sometimes including singing. You will use exhibit graphics, role-playing, live animals, props, and physical theatre to encourage our guests to be advocates for wildlife.

You must be fully committed to San Antonio Zoo's mission to create awareness that inspires action to care for the wildlife we steward and animals we protect. You take pride in knowing your hard work is making a difference in wildlife conservation.


  • Background in theatre, improv, and/or musical theatre. At least one year of experience in performing at a public venue preferred.
  • Facilitate innovative, immersive, and creative theatrical interactions by performing in character, using storytelling, improvisation, songs, puppets, props, and physical theatre/dance.
  • Excellent presentation and public engagement skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively via a microphone in English, presenting biological and conservation information in a fun, theatrical, engaging, and professional manner.
  • Coursework in drama/theatre, zoology, biology, education, environmental education, and/or public speaking/communications preferred.
  • Willingness to learn, take the initiative and work independently, and work comfortably with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives without supervision.
  • Strong customer service background as indicated by educational knowledge and/or previous experience.

Do you have the ability to work independently with minimal direction? Do you adhere to the highest ethical standards at all times? Are you a problem solver with perseverance? Do you have organizational skills, follow-through, and attention to detail? If so, then you might be perfect for this Actor Educator position!


We are a year-round operation; this position requires a flexible schedule to work weekends, holidays, and occasionally after hours for special assignments.


All future zoo crew, please apply at and complete our application.

We look forward to meeting you!

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