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Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Manhattan. Applicants should be 18 years old or older for most positions, but no younger than 16 for any position. Browse through the following list of available job opportunities. More details, application instructions and additional information is available on our Career Portal.

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​Available Full-Time Positions



Animal Keeper I
The Animal Keeper I provides for the day-to-day care of a wide-variety of multi-class and multi-genera animals. This position will interact with the public through public talks and answering questions.  Responsibilities unique to this position are cleaning the areas associated with animal exhibits such as service areas, public areas and the animal areas of the exhibits.   Basic understanding of the principles of animal husbandry, enrichment, training and welfare and of the natural history of animals from all classes is required, as is basic knowledge of terminology used in animal husbandry and biology.  

Maintenance Worker I

The Maintenance Worker I assist the park section in meeting its objectives by providing labor, operating machinery and various divisional equipment.  This position will assist crewmembers in routine construction, maintenance and special function set up activities required to provide high quality facilities, services and experiences to park patrons.  

Planner / Planner II
The Planner/Planner II performs current planning and zoning administration functions to guide growth and development of the City in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan and the zoning, subdivision and floodplain regulations, by using sound planning principles and practices.  This position serves as the primary staff liaison to the Community Resiliency Committee, with a focus on current planning and floodplain administration, and developing community resiliency activities.