The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild.


Marketing Assistant

The Living Desert

Job Description



Job Title:      Marketing Assistant

Department:   Park Services

Exemption:    Non-Exempt

Reports to:    Marketing and Public Relations Manager         

Position Summary:  The Marketing Assistant under the direction of the Senior Manager, Marketing and Public Relations is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of marketing materials and strategies for The Living Desert. This role is responsible for providing project management and administrative support to the marketing team, written communications, as well as guest service functions. This position will assist in the planning and execution of marketing activities, maintain financial accountability, and increase customer satisfaction.


Support the Zoo in its mission “to support desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation.”  Help the Zoo achieve a forward-thinking vision of a modern zoo and inclusive culture.


Specific Tasks:



Applicant must be an energetic team player with exceptional communication (both verbal and written), relationship-building and time management skills.  Applicant must be highly organized, outgoing, collaborative, a self-starter, able to manage and complete multiple projects and work well under tight deadlines with limited supervision.   Applicant must have strong attention to detail and ensure quality, accurate work is completed.


MINIMUM EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Minimum 2-year college or secondary education in English, business, marketing, communications or related field.  Preferred 4-year secondary education.


SKILLS REQUIRED:  Proficiency in all design software, excellent communication, organization, and time management skills.

OTHER:  Must hold valid California Driver License and be insurable on The Living Desert’s auto policy.


Equipment Used: PC computer, general office equipment, photography equipment, scanner, printer, telephone, 2-way radio, electric golf cart, large format printer, paper cutter, paper folder, laminator, among others.


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Physical Position Description:

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL TASKS:  Occasional standing, walking, bending, twisting, some lifting up to 50 lbs.  Safely operating print and production machinery.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Primarily an office environment, occasionally on-grounds.

HOLIDAY/EVENING WORK:  Occasional Holiday and evening work.

TRAVEL:  Occasional travel to vendors and suppliers.


All interested individuals should submit their resume, three examples of their creative work, and brief cover letter to the Senior Manager, Brand, Marketing, and Public Relations, Erin Scott at