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Become a Team Member

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

Join our Team as a Festival of Illumination Team Member.

Festival of Illumination Team Members may work in various positions including admission, retail, line control, and parking.


  • Applicants must be available for night time shifts. Festival of Illumination shifts will take place between 5:00pm and 10:00pm on weekdays, and 5:00pm and 11:00pm on weekends.

  • Must have strong customer service and communication skills.

  • Must enjoy working with and interacting with guests of all ages.

  • Must have a positive and upbeat demeanor.

  • This position would require regularly standing and walking. Applicants must be able to use both hands, reach with hands and arms, kneel, crouch, or crawl occasionally, and be able to lift or move up to 60 pounds.

Seasonal positions are part-time, and schedules will vary weekly. In accordance with Massachusetts child labor laws, please no applicants under 16 years of age.

  • Availability: Applicants must be available to work evening shifts during weekdays, weekends, holidays unless stated otherwise, September – January.

  • All applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Please note that some positions require a minimum age of 18 years.

  • All applicants must be comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions unless otherwise stated in the job position requirements.

  • All job positions can be assigned additional duties as required by management.

Please click here to visit Southwick's Zoo online application for Festival of Illumination Team Member. Note: Once clicked through to Southwick's Zoo website employment page, please click on Festival of Illumination Team Member to access the application.

Questions about working at Southwick’s Zoo? Email

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