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.

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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.

 

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Current Openings (March 2019)

Education Program Mentor

Education Program Mentors (part-time) 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: email cover letter, resume, and proof of CPR/First Aid to [email protected]. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
 


Special Events Manager

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Special Events Manager in the Marketing Department. This candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience in executing professional, public large-scale events. Execution includes budget management, long-range planning, soliciting vendors and sponsors, and all event logistics. Candidate must be extremely organized with strong documentation skills. Candidate must also be an unbridled optimist and a self-starter who can work with minimal supervision. This is a full-time exempt position that typically works Monday through Friday, but evenings and weekends are required as needed for events. Come join our fun and fast-paced team! View full job description. The position is available March 1, 2019.

To apply: Please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements (all three are required for consideration) to Jenny Koch, marketing director, at [email protected]. Please type “Special Events Manager 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 Indeed.com 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: Paige Davidson – [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.