Celebrating 50 Years of Adventure
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild.



The Living Desert


Job Title:                    Accounting Associate


Department:              Finance

Exemption:                Non-exempt

Reports to:                 Controller

Wage Range:             $16.00 - $18.50/per hour



The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, which is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, ensuring the highest standards of all aspects of animal care, education, conservation, public service, and operations. The Zoo is active in conservation research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the world, as well as in its own community. The Zoo has been a top attraction in the Palm Springs area for nearly 50 years.




The Accounting Associate is responsible for a wide variety of duties including A/P, A/R, Payroll, General Ledger accounting and account reconciliations


Duties and Responsibilities:

This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.





Specific Skills Required:




Equipment Used:


Computer, computer printer, copier/fax, two-way radio, golf cart



Working Conditions:


PHYSICAL EFFORT:  Sitting at computer station for extended periods; standing, walking, bending, lifting, twisting, climbing, crawling, kenneling, reaching motions


DISCOMFORT/RISKS:  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome due to extensive computer work


HOLIDAY/EVENING WORK:  Weekend and holiday work required. Some evenings may be required during special events


TRAVEL:  Conference and workshop attendance available depending on budgetary demands


How to Apply:


To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Rory Krout, Controller at: by October 25, 2019