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!
Interested in an internship? Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers internships for people ages 18 and older, learn more.

Browse the list below for current opportunities at the Zoo.


Application Process

  1. Some departments have their own application process. Read the instructions per job listing carefully and follow them.
  2. If the application instructions refer to the standard Zoo Job Application (PDF), download it HERE.
  3. Calling the Zoo is not the best way to reach us about jobs, as we have many departments.
  4. 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


Guest Services Lead

This position is responsible for all duties within the Guest Services Job Descriptions as well as operating as a Lead for the entire Guest Services Department. This position works closely with Guest Services’ management to ensure proper training, coaching, and counseling of employees. The GS Lead must be able to operate effectively in the absence of direct supervision. This position is responsible for facilitating excellent guest service to our guests at all times. Promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. This position is non-supervisory in nature but does provide oversight to GS employees. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards. Promotes teamwork! View full job description.

To apply: Please complete the pre-interview questions and send with your cover letter, resume and Zoo application to James Murray, Assistant Guest Services Manager at [email protected]. No phone calls, please.


Off-Hours Janitor

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is hiring a full time Off-Hours Grounds Keeper. This position will be primarily Janitorial oriented with the primary focus of resetting the Zoo in preparation for the following day. This is a Full-time Benefited position that requires a self-motivated individual with an eye for detail. Must be able to work nights and weekends.

To apply: Please send your Zoo Application to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.


Development Assistant

This position is primarily responsible for supporting the Development Department in all areas as needed, including providing both administrative and event support. This position is non-supervisory in nature. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards. Has a positive attitude and promotes teamwork! View full job description.

To apply: Please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements (all three are required for consideration) to Kelley Parker, Director of Development, at [email protected]. Please type “Development Assistant Candidate” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


Guest Services

The Zoo is looking for an experienced, customer service oriented individual to help us provide the best Zoo experiences for our Guests! Please review the Qualifications and Requirements section of the attached Job Description. If you are an outgoing, team-oriented individual- this may be the position for you! View full job description.

To apply: Please use this link to the Zoo’s listings, and follow their process.

Food Service and Retail Positions

(Managed by Service Systems Associates / Taste Catering)
Seasonal positions may be available. Contact department heads for info.

  • Retail Sales Associates
  • Food Service Staff
  • Catering Staff
  • Concession Stand Supervisors

To apply: Download the SSA Job Application (pdf) and return it to:
SSA (Job Application) – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Via email: [email protected] (No phone calls please.)

For more information please contact:
Concessions & Retail: Mary Gorkowski – [email protected]
Catering: April Hall, Director of Catering – [email protected]

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.