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 (April 2017)

 

Data Entry Assistant – Part time / Seasonal

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Membership Department is looking for an organized, friendly individual with exceptional time management skills to assist with data entry for membership. This position is Seasonal (April – July). It is a hourly, part-time position (15-20 hours per week), responsible for clerical tasks related to the membership and annual gifts function including data entry, records management, processing paperwork, tracking and providing general customer service. Promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards. Promotes teamwork!
View full job description.

To apply: Please review the Qualifications and Requirements section in the job description above. Send resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to erepp@cmzoo.org. No phone calls please.
 


Membership Experiences Extraordinaire

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is looking for an outgoing, friendly individual with exceptional customer services skills to serve as the main point of contact for our members, someone who will be able to create lasting memories and experiences for our members, all day, every day. Must be able to promote 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 review the Qualifications and Requirements in the full job description above. Send resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to erepp@cmzoo.org. 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! Summer Camp Mentors must be able to start on May 17th. Camp runs through August 9th, 2017.
View full job description.

To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume, current CPR/First Aid certifications, and the answers to the questions below to ethacker@cmzoo.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Application Questions for Summer Camp Mentor:

  1. Of the following age groups, which would you say you are most comfortable working with?
  2.     Preschool-Kindergarten    1st-2nd Grade    3rd-4th Grade    5th-6th Grade

  3. Describe a time when you witnessed or participated in a child connecting with nature:
  4. Which would you say you are more passionate about: children or animals? Why?
  5. Describe the tools in your “management of children toolbox”:

 

EdVenture Teen Program Internship

Designed to provide you with an opportunity to learn about the highest quality leadership in environmental education. Our EdVenture programs focus on exposing youth (ages 12-17) to the natural world. Therefore, your internship will assist you with educating and mentoring teens through the Zoo’s summer program in their projects, leadership skills, and conservation efforts.
Time commitment: It is expected that Interns be able to commit to a minimum of 3 days per week, maximum 5 days per week. Days will vary. Each internship consists of 380-640 hours between May-August. View full job description.

To Apply: Please email application and answers to this questionnaire to: sgraham@cmzoo.org. No phone calls please.


 

First Responder

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is looking for a seasonal EMT first responder to provide efficient immediate care to visitors in need of medical attention from basic first aid to emergency medical response. When not engaged in primary functions, this person will be walking the zoo as a liaison for guests. Great personality is paramount as this job requires guest interactions during the day. Valid certifications required.
View full job description.

To apply:E-mail resume and cover letter to jmajeske@cmzoo.org, Guest Services Manager. 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.