Cons: minimum wage
Working at Woodland Park Zoo was the most fun I've ever had at a job. I was a part of Zoo Corps (a teen program) that helped out in almost every area of the zoo: food prep., keeper assistance, classes and camps, training volunteers, the petting zoo, customer service, and educational stands/animal handling. Working here provided me with a variety of experiences that are widely applicable and almost impossible to find in any one place (other than the zoo) especially in an entry level position. The management was great; helpful, educational, kind, patient, and they had fun too. And my co-workers were my peers, we all got along and no one wasn't having a good time. To be honest, I can't remember one thing I didn't enjoy about working at the zoo.