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 (February 2018)

Development Assistant

​Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is seeking a qualified and passionate candidate for the position of Development Assistant. We are looking for someone with an exceptionally positive and team-oriented attitude who has a strong work ethic and and shows great attention to detail. This position supports the entire Development Department, including administrative tasks, data entry, donor birthday deliveries, event support, and much more. If you love helping others and are looking for a fast-paced environment where every day could be different, this position might be for you!
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 kparker@cmzoo.org. Please type “Development Assistant Candidate” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


 

Public Relations & Social Media Manager (job description updated 1-9-18)

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 and will ideally have some supervisory experience. Candidate must also have a demonstrated familiarity and ability to plan and execute business-related social media campaigns. This position will directly supervise the Assistant Manager of Public Relations & Social Media. 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.


 

Assistant Manager of Public Relations & Social Media

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Assistant Manager of Public Relations and Social Media in the Marketing Department. This candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated professional social media experience. Candidate must also have familiarity with media relations. 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 works a five-day work week that includes Saturday and Sunday, and evenings are sometimes 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 “Assistant Manager of Public Relations & Social Media Candidate” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


 

Part-time Membership & Annual Gifts Assistant

This position is responsible for supporting the clerical tasks related to the Membership and Annual Gifts department, including data entry, donor record management, membership and donation processing, donation program fulfillment and providing general customer service. Must promote professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. Must adhere to and support all organizational policies and procedures and standards. Is a team player in a high energy, fast-paced environment! View full job description.

To apply: Please review the Qualifications and Requirements section below. Send resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Emma Repp, at 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 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.

Summer Camp Mentors must be able to start on May 17th. Camp runs through August 15th, 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 sgraham@cmzoo.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Application Questions:

  1. Of the following age groups, which would you say you are most comfortable working with?
    (Preschool-Kindergarten, 1st-2nd Grade, 3rd-4th Grade, 5th-6th Grade)
  2. Describe a time when you witnessed or participated in a child connecting with nature:
  3. Which would you say you are more passionate about: children or animals? Why?
  4. Describe the tools in your “management of children toolbox” :

 

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 abrown@cmzoo.org. 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.