If you care about animals as much as we do, we want to hear from you!

Interested in an internship? Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers internships for people ages 18 and older, learn more.

Application Process:

  1. Some departments have their own application process. Read the instructions per job listing carefully and follow them.
  2. If the application instructions refer to the standard Zoo Job Application (PDF), download it HERE.
  3. Calling the Zoo is not the best way to reach us about jobs, as we have many departments.
  4. Submit your resume to:
    • The e-mail address listed with job opening.
    • Fax number (719) 633-2254. On your cover sheet, indicate the department your information should be given to.

Note: Jobs listed on this web site may be filled at any time and are subject to availability. We try to keep this list current, but jobs may be available that are not listed.

Current Opportunities at the Zoo:

Education Program Mentor

Education Program Mentors (part time) take a leading role in environmental education for toddlers through 12th graders in the Zoo’s overnights, birthday parties, early childhood programs, zoo tours, zoo camp and other programs. The goal of these programs is to instill and foster a lifelong love for nature and animals as well as introduce or develop lifelong passions for activities that tie youth directly to wildlife and/or wild places. Through live animal presentations, games, crafts and Zoo hikes, mentors will help children to teenagers to provide a link between people and nature and meet these program goals. View full job description.

To Apply: email cover letter, resume, and proof of CPR/First Aid to [email protected]. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


 

Seasonal Membership & Donor Records Associate (10-14 weeks)

Supports the Development Department by fulfilling all fundraising programs, including membership renewals and batching for small giving programs, including Adopt an Animal, Tile and General Donations. Requires a proficiency in donor database systems (Blackbaud’s Altru) to assist the Manager of Membership and Annual Gifts in pulling accurate reports, accurate donor recognition and assist in record keeping and database management. This position is non-supervisory in nature. Must carry out excellent customer service and maintain professional working relationships internally. Is a team player! View full job description.

To apply: Please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements (all three are required for consideration) to Emma Repp, membership & annual gifts manager, at [email protected]. No phone calls, please.


 

Public Relations & Social Media Assistant Manager

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Public Relations and Social Media Assistant Manager in the Marketing Department. This candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated professional social media experience. Candidate must also have familiarity with media relations. Candidate must be an extremely organized multi-tasker with strong documentation skills. Candidate must also be an unbridled optimist and a self-starter who can work with minimal supervision. A successful candidate in this position will have an insatiable curiosity about what others are doing around the Zoo, and have a passion to inform our guests and the community about their work. This is a writing-intensive, full-time exempt position that works a five-day work week that includes Saturday, and evenings or early mornings are sometimes required for staffing events. Come join our fun and fast-paced team! View full job description.

To apply: Please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements (all three are required for consideration) to Jenny Koch, marketing director, at [email protected]. Please type “Public Relations & Social Media Assistant Manager Candidate” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


 

Construction Project Manager

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is seeking a skilled and experienced Construction Project Manager. This position will be responsible to act as the owner’s representative on capital projects working with the Zoo’s executive team, staff, consultants and contractors to ensure project scope, schedule and budget success. This position will also concurrently manage infrastructure projects working with general contractors and subcontractors. This is a physically demanding position that will be conducted in all weather conditions and flexibility in the work schedule will be necessary to meet with and support contractor activities. View indeed.com for full job listing.

To apply: Visit indeed.com link here. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


 

Summer Camp Mentor

Position Summary: Summer Camp Mentors take a leading role in environmental education for toddlers through 12th graders in the Zoo’s, summer camp programs. The goal of these programs is to instill and foster a lifelong love for nature and animals as well as introduce or develop lifelong passions for activities that tie youth directly to wildlife and/or wild places. Through live animal presentations, games, crafts and Zoo hikes, camp mentors will help children and teenagers provide a link between people and nature. View full job description.

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and proof of CPR/First Aid to Dawn Moon at [email protected]. NO PHONE CALLS.


 

Teen Program Mentor (seasonal)

Teen Program Mentors take a leading role in environment and conservation education for teens ages 12-17 through hands on experiences. The goal of these programs is to instill and foster a lifelong love for nature and animals as well as introduce or develop lifelong passions for activities that tie youth directly to wildlife and/or wild places. Through education, mentorship and outdoor adventures the Teen Program Mentor will inspire teens to be active stewards of the environment. Promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. This position is non-supervisory in nature. View full job description.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and proof of CPR/First Aid to [email protected] NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


 

Accountant

The Accountant serves as a key member of the Finance Department with responsibility for overseeing accounting processes and supporting all departments with financial procedures/transactions and reporting. View full job description.

To apply: Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Jen Albert at [email protected]. Note “Accountant job opening” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


 

Guest Services

The Zoo is looking for an experienced, customer service oriented individual to help us provide the best Zoo experiences for our Guests! Please review the Qualifications and Requirements section of the attached Job Description. If you are an outgoing, team-oriented individual- this may be the position for you! View full job description.

To apply: Please use this link to the Zoo’s Indeed.com listings, and follow their process.


 

Food Service and Retail Positions

(Managed by Service Systems Associates / Taste Catering)
Seasonal positions may be available. Contact department heads for info.

Retail Sales Associates
Food Service Staff
Catering Staff
Concession Stand Supervisors

To apply: Download the SSA Job Application (pdf) and return it to:
SSA (Job Application) – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Via email: [email protected] (No phone calls please.)

For more information please contact:
Concessions & Retail: Mary Gorkowski – [email protected]
Catering: April Hall, Director of Catering – [email protected]


 

Adult Volunteers

Have time on your hands? Want to do something worthwhile in an exciting, beautiful setting? Come to the Zoo and volunteer. You’ll be glad you did. Whether you want to help keep our animals comfortable, help children have a wonderful zoo experience, or work in an office, your efforts are needed. More about adult volunteering…


The Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Institution.