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!
Interested in an internship? Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers internships for people ages 18 and older, learn more.

Browse the list below for current opportunities at the Zoo.


Application Process

  1. Some departments have their own application process. Read the instructions per job listing carefully and follow them.
  2. If the application instructions refer to the standard Zoo Job Application (PDF), download it HERE.
  3. Calling the Zoo is not the best way to reach us about jobs, as we have many departments.
  4. 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.



Current Openings (May 2019)

Head Veterinarian

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is seeking a Head Veterinarian to oversee the medical care of our Zoo’s animals and to manage the veterinary team. The successful candidate should have at least three years of full-time zoo veterinary experience and have strong interpersonal and team-building skills. The head veterinarian will report to the Vice President of Mission & Programs but will also work closely with the Animal, EdVenture, and Conservation Departments. View full job description.

To Apply: email resume, cover letter, contact info for 3 professional references (including 1 vet technician), salary requirements and earliest possible start date to [email protected]. We will reach out to applicants directly if we decide to schedule an interview and we will not be taking any phone calls about this position. Job opens April 11, and closes with applications due by May 10, 2019.

Administrative & Research Assistant

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is seeking an Administrative & Research Assistant for the Vice President of Mission & Programs, who oversees the veterinary, conservation, & education departments. The successful applicant should have strong organizational, interpersonal, and computer skills, plus a medical background (ie medical data entry or prior experience working in a veterinary hospital). This is a full time hourly position with benefits. View full job description.

To Apply: please email your resume, cover letter, contact info for 3 professional references, salary requirements, and earliest possible start date to Sarah Bailey ([email protected]). Applications are due by Friday, May 31, 2019. We will reach out to applicants directly if we decide to schedule an interview. We will not be taking phone calls about this position.

Community Programs Supervisor

This staff member develops, promotes, implements and manages: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Zoo Camp programs for kindergarten 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. Promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. This position is supervisory in nature. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards. Promotes teamwork! full job description.
Start Date: Mid July 2019

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

Education Program Mentor

Education Program Mentors (part-time) 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. View full job description.

To Apply: email 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 use this link to the Zoo’s listings, and follow their process.

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: Paige Davidson – [email protected]
Catering: April Hall, Director of Catering – [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.