Job Opportunities

Spend All Your Time at the Zoo.

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.



Application Process

  1. Download a standard Zoo Job Application (.pdf).
  2. 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.)
  3. 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 (December 2014)

View the available jobs.

Administrative Assistant and Special Events Volunteer Advisor

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Education Department is seeking a full time Administrative Assistant and Special Events Volunteer Advisor. Duties include: answering phone, email and in-person inquires about the Zoo’s Education programs; taking registrations; depositing payments and coordinating schedules and participant rosters with appropriate staff. This person will be extremely organized and knowledgeable about all programs and marketing techniques for all programs going on at the Zoo and are ‘behind the scenes’ support for all programs. This position is also responsible for recruiting scheduling and training special event volunteers for the Zoo’s three largest special events: This job is 40 hours per week; typically Monday – Friday, but some weekend work may be required. This job requires flexibility in work schedule based on the Zoo’s needs. View full job description.

To apply: Please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter to No phone calls please. Must be able to start before February 15th 2015.

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

For more information please contact:
Concessions & Retail: Amanda Shuler, HR -
Catering: April Nance, Catering Manager -

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.