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If you care about animals as much as we do, we want to hear from you! Browse the list below for current opportunities at the Zoo.
- Download a standard Zoo Job Application (.pdf).
- Follow the instructions included with the job listing to reach the appropriate person and department. (Calling the Zoo is not the best way to reach us about jobs, as we have many departments.)
- 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 Openings (March 2014)
View the available jobs.
Special Event and Social Media Manager
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Marketing Department is seeking a Special Event and Social Media Manager who will be responsible for the planning and execution of established large scale events as well as creating and facilitating new events and promotions during the low season. Manages all social media outreach for the Zoo. This includes Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube accounts, as well as other emerging social avenues. Works closely with the Public Relations Manager and Marketing Director. This is a full-time salaried position. Mid-level special event experience required (minimum of 3-5 years); demonstrated familiarity and ability to plan and execute social media campaigns required. Flexible schedule (weekends and evenings required as needed for events). View full job description.
Please forward cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Jenny Hillard, Marketing Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is looking for a seasonal EMT first responder to provide efficient immediate care to visitors in need of medical attention from basic first aid to emergency medical response. When not engaged in primary functions, this person will be walking the zoo as a liaison for guests. Great personality is paramount as this job requires guest interactions during the day. Valid certifications required. See full job description.
E-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com, Guest Services Manager. No phone calls please.
Data Entry Assistant
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Development Department is seeking a part-time, temporary Data Entry Assistant for the spring and summer. This staff member is responsible for Zoo member data entry in Raiser’s Edge, which includes creating new constituent records and updating pre-existing constituent records. View full job description.
Lead Summer Zoo Camp Mentor
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, responsible and hardworking individual with a passion for environmental education and working with children, and assisting the Summer Zoo Camp Mentors in coordinating our summer camp programs. This position takes a leadership role in all aspects of summer camp including communicating with parents, coordinating check-in and check-out each day, overseeing summer camp mentors and teenage volunteers, as well as maintaining supplies and inventories. View full job description.
Summer Zoo Camp Mentor
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is looking for creative, enthusiastic, responsible and hardworking individuals with a passion for environmental education and working with children. Summer Zoo Camp Mentors take a leading role in all aspects of our program participants’ experience, teaching diverse audiences from preschoolers to teenagers in the Zoo’s summer camp programs. During summer camp, mentors will provide a link between participants and nature, through experiences that inspire action, in support of the Zoo’s mission “to connect people with wildlife and wild places through experiences that inspire action. View full job description.
Teen Program Mentor
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Education Department is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, mature, responsible and hardworking individual with a passion in environmental conservation education and working with teens in the outdoors. Teen Mentors take a leading role in all aspects of our program participants’ experience, as mentors, role models and educators. Throughout the summer, the Teen Mentor will inspire teens to action on behalf of conservation both on and off zoo grounds in support of the Zoo’s mission “to connect people with wildlife and wild places through experiences that inspire action.” This position includes extensive walking, spending time outside in all weather conditions and working with teens on a daily basis, as well as leading and participating with teens on a variety of adventure recreation based experiences. View full job description.
Interpretive Relief Keeper
This position is responsible for the care, husbandry and training of the Education Department’s collection of animal ambassadors. This position also requires the individual to conduct interpretive programs and animal demonstrations throughout the day, year round and maintain records and schedules of program animal use. This position is 2-day relief working Friday and Saturdays year round. View full job description.
This position was created to cover ZOOMobile programs during the busy season and weekends of the ZOOMobile Specialist. This position represents the Zoo with live animal presentations throughout our community and is responsible for the proper transport and care of ambassador animals while off-site.View full job description.
Seasonal Interpretive Keeper
This position was created to help with heavy volumes of guests that visit our Zoo during March spring break and May 1st – Labor Day. This position is responsible for the care, husbandry and training of the Education Department’s collection of animal ambassadors. Individual will conduct interpretive programs and animal demonstrations throughout the day, while maintaining records and schedules of program animal use. View full job description.
Membership Experiences Extraordinare
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Development Department is seeking a part-time, temporary Membership Experiences Extraordinaire for the spring and summer. This staff member is responsible for creating lasting memories and experiences for our members, all day, every day.. View full job description.
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
This full time, one year position is designed as an opportunity for practical job experience for an aspiring landscape or horticulture professional. The apprentice will work side-by-side with one of our seasoned landscape staff, assisting with all of the daily activities of a Zoo horticulturist. Activities include landscape construction (use of hand and power tools, bobcat), garden installation and maintenance, irrigation and hotwire installation and maintenance, and greenhouse care. Seasonal duties include snow removal and installation and removal of holiday décor.
The apprenticeship pays $9/hr. with 10 days paid personal time off. See full job description, requirements and how to apply. No phone calls please.
Food Service and Retail Positions
(Managed by Service Systems Associates/Taste of the Wild Catering)
Seasonal positions may be available. Contact department heads for info.
- Retail Sales Associates
- Food Service Staff
- Catering Staff
- Concession Stand Supervisors
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 volunteering...
For questions or information, contact:
Volunteer Services Manager
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Institution.