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 (January 2019)

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.
 


Summer Camp Lead 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. Some heavy lifting and extended time standing will be required. The Summer Zoo Camp Lead Mentor is counted on to assist in developing programs and activities as well as implementation of these programs, in support of the Zoo’s mission “to connect people with wildlife and wild places through experiences that inspire action.” This position takes a leadership role in all aspects of summer camp including communicating with parents, coordinating check-in and check-out each day, overseeing summer camp mentors and teenage volunteers, developing curriculum, as well as maintaining supplies and inventories. The successful candidate for this position will have a personality and attitude that fosters a friendly environment by proactively engaging our camp staff, campers and their parents.

This position may be eligible for continuation into a fall/winter Program Mentor position based on performance and evaluation.
Summer Zoo Camp Lead Mentor work 30-40 hours per week from May-August, and is required to work the duration of that time. Requested time off will be allowed on a “once in a lifetime” basis: wedding, funeral, emergencies.
View full job description.

To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and proof of CPR/First Aid to [email protected]. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
 


Summer Camp Mentor

Summer Camp Mentors take a leading role in environmental education for toddlers through 12th graders in the Zoo’s, summer camp 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, camp mentors will help children and teenagers provide a link between people and nature. Promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. This position is non-supervisory in nature. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards. Promotes teamwork! View full job description.

To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and proof of CPR/First Aid to [email protected]. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
 


Lead Teen Mentor

Education Lead Teen Mentors take a leading role in environment and conservation education for teens ages 12-17 through hands on experiences and be a relief position for the Teen Program supervisor. The goal of these programs are 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 education, mentorship and outdoor adventures the Teen Program Mentor will inspire teens to be active stewards of the environment. Promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. This position is non-supervisory in nature. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards. View full job description.

To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and proof of CPR/First Aid to [email protected]. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
 


Teen Program Mentor

Education Teen Program Mentors take a leading role in environment and conservation education for teens ages 12-17 through hands on experiences. 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 education, mentorship and outdoor adventures the Teen Program Mentor will inspire teens to be active stewards of the environment. Promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. This position is non-supervisory in nature. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards.View full job description.

To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and proof of CPR/First Aid to [email protected]. 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 send applications or resumes to [email protected]. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


 

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 – ap[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.