Job Opportunities

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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.


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 (April 2014)

View the available jobs.

Education Administrative Assistant and Special Events Volunteer Advisor

This staff member is essential to the function and efficiency of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and its programs. Duties will 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. View full job description.

To apply:
Please send a cover letter and Zoo job application via email or fax to No phone calls please.

Special Events Manager

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Marketing Department is seeking a Special Events Manager who will be responsible for the planning and execution of established large scale events, as well as creating and facilitating new events during the low season. Manages Zoo promotions to build attendance. 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); experience soliciting and servicing paid sponsors preferred. Graphic design experience preferred. Flexible schedule (weekends and evenings required as needed for events). View full job description.

To apply:
Please forward cover letter, resume and salary requirements (submissions will not be considered without all three) to Jenny Hillard, Marketing Director, No phone calls please.

Construction Project Manager

THE ORGANIZATION - Recently voted by TripAdvisor users as one of the top ten zoo’s in the nation, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo believes that the way we treat people and conduct our business matters. We are passionate about conservation, captive breeding, and providing our animals with excellent care. Our goals are to be the best place you will ever work, and to connect our guests to wildlife and wild places, through experiences that inspire action.

THE ROLE – We are looking to hire a full time staff person to manage construction projects for the Zoo. Projects range in size from small to multi-million dollar in size.

REQUIREMENTS - The successful candidate must have a proven track record for managing complex construction projects, meet the responsibilities of the job as outlined in the job description, and pass a standard drug screening test and background check.

DETAILS – This is an exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid vacation time, sick time, and holiday time; and optional health, dental, and vision care program.

To apply:
When applying for this job you may submit a variety of materials, including a resume; however you must submit the following:
o A completed zoo application for employment. This can be found at:
o A cover letter which includes your contact information, including email address; and tells us your salary requirements and why you are interested in this position at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Email applications to or mail to:
Frank Haas, RLA
Director of Projects, Horticulture, and Grounds
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Grounds Staff

The grounds department currently has one full time 21 week position available beginning May 1st. This is primarily a janitorial position with additional job duties that include event setup and overseeing community service workers. This position requires both indoor work and outdoor work in all kinds of weather. You must be able to work Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Mondays.

To apply:

Please email Zoo Job Application to or fax to 719.633.2254.

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.

To apply:
Please send a cover letter and Zoo job application via email or fax to No phone calls please.

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.

To apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.

Guest Services Jobs

We are looking for highly dedicated individuals to join the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Guest Service team. The hours for these positions will range from 20-40 hours per week and will include weekends and holidays. Availability for evening events required. Must be available for all dates: Positions begins: March 2014 Positions Ends: August 2014

  • Admissions - We are looking for people who want to work in a fast paced guest oriented environment. Must have a great personality and be able to work with all kinds of people. Applicants must be flexible and able to operate computers. Applicants must be interested in building great guest experiences.

  • Parking - We are looking for good communicators to direct traffic, assist guests, and keep our parking lots safe. Applicants must have a composed and outgoing personality. Must be able to handle chaotic situations with a good attitude. Applicants must be interested in building great guest experiences.

We will begin taking applications March 25, 2014. After review we will contact you for an Interview.
Start dates for training and orientations will begin the first week of March.

To apply:
Download the Job Application (pdf) and return it to:
Guest Service Jobs - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
E-mail: (No phone calls please)
Fax: 719-633-2254

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 -


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
Fax: 719.633.2254

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Institution.