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Ready to Work on the Wild Side? The Living Desert Is Hiring!

The Living Desert to host a job fair on Saturday, August 20th to fill over 70 positions.


Contact: Casandra Staubo
Account Coordinator
(832) 229-6722

Palm Desert/Indian Wells — (August 11, 2022) –The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is ready to hire over 70 full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions at its upcoming job fair on Saturday, August 20, 2022.  Positions include guest services, food service associates and cooks, retail, administration, custodial, maintenance, and animal care. 

To view the complete list of open positions, visit

“We are excited to expand our wonderfully wild team as we prepare for the upcoming season,” noted Allen Monroe, President/CEO of The Living Desert. “Together, our team members work to further our mission of desert conservation and inspire guests to care for the natural world. We offer competitive benefits and a fun, engaging, and impactful place to work.”

A beloved community gem and leading conservation organization, The Living Desert has welcomed millions of guests into the park to explore and learn about the desert’s wildlife and wild places. The Zoo recently celebrated a record-breaking year and is looking to expand the team with skilled, friendly, and dedicated candidates to help support general daytime and special event operations.

What: The Living Desert’s Job Fair

When: Saturday, August 20, 2022 | 3:00pm-7:00pm

Where: The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert

Who: Qualified candidates at least 18 years of age seeking full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions.

To attend the job fair, candidates should arrive interview-ready and bring their resume and valid ID. Attendees are encouraged to complete an application prior to arriving at the job fair. All candidates must be eligible to work in the United States, show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 including booster, and pass a background check prior to employment. Concessions, food service, and retail positions are offered and hired through our partner, The SSA Group.

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About The Living Desert:

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a nonprofit, 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 destination in the Palm Springs area for more than 50 years. The Living Desert is located at 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260. For more information: (760) 346-5694 or visit

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