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 (November 2017)

Public Relations & Social Media Manager

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Public Relations and Social Media Manager in the Marketing Department. This candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of relevant public relations experience. Candidate must also have a demonstrated familiarity and ability to plan and execute business-related social media campaigns. Candidate must be an extremely organized multi-tasker with strong documentation skills. Candidate must also be an unbridled optimist and a self-starter who can work with minimal supervision. A successful candidate in this position will have an insatiable curiosity about what others are doing around the Zoo, and have a passion to inform our guests and the community about their work. This is a writing-intensive, full-time exempt position that typically works Monday through Friday, but evenings and weekends are required for staffing events. Come join our fun and fast-paced team!
View full job description.

To apply: Please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements (all three are required for consideration) to Jenny Koch, marketing director, at jkoch@cmzoo.org. Please type “Public Relations & Social Media Manager Candidate” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


 

Guest Services Jobs

We are looking for highly dedicated individuals 21 years and older preferred to join the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Guest Service team. Hours for these positions will range from 20-40 hours per week and will include weekends and holidays. Availability for evening events required.
We will be conducting interviews for the following:

  • 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. Data entry skills are required. 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.
  • Guest Services – We are looking for friendly and outgoing people to run a carousel, and sell giraffe feedings. Must be able to handle money and make change. 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.
  • Sky Ride – 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.
  • 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.

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
via email: jmajeske@cmzoo.org or Fax: 719-633-2254 (No phone calls please.) –>

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: Mary Gorkowski – marygorkowski@kmssa.com
Catering: April Hall, Director of Catering – aprilhall@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.