San Antonio Zoo
  • 14-Apr-2021 to 14-May-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.

Wild about nature? Are you an arthropod advocate? Do butterflies make your heart flutter? As a part-time Butterfly Attendant, you are responsible for the care, and public engagement of San Antonio Zoo's exhibited Lepidoptera. 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!


A Butterfly Attendant receives and manages all butterfly chrysalis shipments, manages butterfly chambers, and maintains associated records. The Butterfly Attendant is responsible for general husbandry of the zoo's Lepidoptera species and educational interpretation and training - as directed.

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.


  • Ability to work comfortably among a diverse population.
  • Ability to work safely around delicate Lepidoptera.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, professionally presenting biological and historical information.
  • Knowledge of arthropod-related citizen science projects preferred.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office and navigating multiple platforms.
  • Online database management experience preferred.
  • A 4-day weekly commitment will include Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Knowledge of native and exotic Lepidoptera.
  • Understanding of USDA/APHIS PPQ requirements for 'exotic' Lepidoptera
  • Comfortable working in tight spaces.
  • Responsibility for completion of all online training curriculum by assigned deadline.
  • Successful candidates must complete a pre-employment National Sex Offender Search, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Screen.
  • Must be able to work in varying climates and weather conditions (rain, snow, hot, and/or cold).

Do you have the ability to work independently and meticulously with minimal direction? Do you adhere to the highest ethical standards at all times? If so, then you might be perfect for this butterfly attendant 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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