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 (August 2017)

Veterinarian

This veterinarian is responsible for providing medical care and preventative medicine at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The veterinarian position is a combination of clinical medicine and computer work. Duties include helping monitor and address any zoonotic health concerns or reportable diseases on zoo grounds, maintaining an active teaching program, and presenting medical successes or unusual findings to the greater zoo/zoo vet community. Additional duties may include working with our black-footed ferret and Wyoming toad breeding and reintroduction programs. This position is non-supervisory in nature but will oversee the work of Vet Staff in the absence of the VPMP veterinarian. The ideal candidate promotes professional working relationships in the zoo and with the community.
View full job description.

To apply: Please email Audra Brown, abrown@cmzoo.org your resume/CV, cover letter, salary requirements, how soon you would be available, and contact info for 3 professional references. Application deadline: Aug 25, 2017.


 

Community Programs Supervisor

This EdVenture department staff member develops, promotes, implements and manages: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Zoo Camp programs for preschool to 12th grade in addition to our early childhood programs, Zoo Explorations tours and Birthday Party program. This includes recruiting, hiring, training and managing seasonal and part-time staff to facilitate programs as needed.
View full job description.

To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to sgraham@cmzoo.org. 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


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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.