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.

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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.

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Current Openings (July 2014)

View the available jobs.


Major Gifts and Planned Giving Manager

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is searching for an experienced, out-going, creative and multi-talented Major Gifts and Planned Giving Manager. See full job description here. To apply send resume, cover letter and salary requirement (submissions will not be considered without all three) to Tracey Gazibara, Vice President, at tgazibara@cmzoo.org. Please no phone calls. A Zoo application is not needed for this position.


Part-time Grants Manager

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Development Department is searching for a part-time Grants Manager to assist in the Zoo's fundraising endeavors. View full job description.

To apply:
Please forward cover letter, resume and salary requirements (submissions will not be considered without all three) to Tracey Gazibara, Vice President, tgazibara@cmzoo.org. No phone calls please.


Education Program Mentor

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Education department is looking for creative, enthusiastic, responsible and hardworking individuals interested in environmental education. Education Program Mentors 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:
Please forward cover letter, resume to Melanie Sorensen, Director of Education, msorensen@cmzoo.org. 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

For more information please contact:
Concessions & Retail: Amanda Shuler, HR - amandashuler@kmssa.com
Catering: April Nance, Catering Manager - aprilnance@kmssa.com


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.