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 (February 2015)

View the available jobs.


Human Resources Manager

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is looking for a Human Resources Manager to nurture a healthy, vibrant and fulfilling work environment while managing employee on-boarding and compensation and benefits programs, in addition to handling employment compliance requirements. A minimum of 3 years HR experience is required with knowledge of ACA, COBRA, DOL and OSHA compliance, workers compensation and employee benefits administration. The successful candidate must have high performance leadership behaviors in addition to the ability to roll up their sleeves and do the day to day development and implementation of HR processes and people management. View full job description.

To apply: Please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter to estonge@cmzoo.org. No phone calls please.


Education Program Mentor

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 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 send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter to msorensen@cmzoo.org. No phone calls please.


Lead 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 includes evenings and overnights as well as extensive walking, spending time outside in all weather and working with children on a daily basis. View full job description.

To apply: Please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter to msorensen@cmzoo.org. No phone calls please.


Summer Zoo Camp Mentor

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Education department 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. View full job description.

To apply: Please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter to msorensen@cmzoo.org. No phone calls please.


ZOOMobile Presenter

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Education Department is seeking a ZOOMobile presenter. This position was created to cover ZOOMobile programs during the busy season and weekends of the ZOOMobile Adviser. 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.

To apply: Please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter to msorensen@cmzoo.org. No phone calls please.


Seasonal Loft Interpretive Keeper - March - Labor Day 2015

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Education Department is looking for a seasonal Interpretive Keeper for The Loft. This position was created to help with heavy volumes of guests that visit our Zoo during March 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.

To apply: Please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter to msorensen@cmzoo.org. No phone calls please.


Teen Programs Supervisor and WildNight Advisor

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Education Department is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, mature, responsible and hardworking individual with a passion in environmental conservation education and working with teenagers. This staff member develops, promotes, implements and manages staff and budgets for CMZ’s overnight program WildNights for ages 5-adults, and CMZ’s teen volunteer programs Zoo Crew (ages 12-14) and Junior Zoo Keeper (ages 15-17). This includes recruiting, hiring, training and managing seasonal and part-time staff to facilitate programs as needed. The goal of each program is to meet the mission of the Zoo in every aspect. View full job description.

To apply: Please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter to msorensen@cmzoo.org. No phone calls please.


Guest Services Jobs

We are looking for highly dedicated individuals to join the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Guest Service team. These positions are seasonal part time positions. Up to 40 hours a week could be available.

  • 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.

  • SkyRide - We are looking for attentive, safety and detail oriented people to operate a chairlift ride. Applicants must be comfortable directing guests and checking machinery for safety. Must have positive verbal communication skills and a great personality. Applicants must be interested in building great guest experiences..

  • Guest Services - We are looking for friendly and outgoing people to run a carousel, and sell giraffe feedings & cashier at pony rides. Must be able to handle money and make change. Applicants must be interested in building great guest experiences.

  • Shuttle Drivers - We are looking for outgoing personality for our shuttle service around the Zoo that will be comfortable talking to guests about the Zoo animals and exhibits.

  • 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.

Applications will be taken immediately. Interviews will be held after your application has been reviewed. Positions begin March 2nd.

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: jmajeske@cmzoo.org (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 - 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.