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.



We have multiple part-time guest experience and food service positions available!

Stop by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Sun., Feb. 12 anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. to share your resume and interview for one of our part-time positions.

— Bring your resume.
— No appointment necessary. Upon your arrival, our admissions team will direct you to the Lodge at Moose Lake to meet the hiring teams.
— Only applicants with a resume in hand may attend the event.
— Carousel and Sky Ride operator candidates must be 21 or older. All other applicants must be at least 18.
— Please bring acceptable I-9 documents for hire, including a passport or a combination of a driver’s license and social security card, or a driver’s license and birth certificate, or a military ID and driver’s license, or a military ID and birth certificate.

Part-time Zoo positions:
— Guest Experience Team Members
— Food Service Cook
— Food and Beverage Associate
— Retail Associate

Application Process:

  1. Departments may 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 Opportunities at the Zoo:

LSS Water Quality Technician

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is adding to our Maintenance Team! We are looking for a technically skilled person and passionate LSS person to operate and maintain our LSS and water quality operations. At the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, we have 9 major Aquatic Animal Exhibits totaling nearly 400,000 gallons of water utilizing a combination of sand filters, bead filters, drum filters, UV Sterilization, Ozone, and liquid chlorine. The keynote (and newest) aquatic exhibits are the 120,000-gallon Hippo System and the 30,000-gallon African Penguin System. View full job description via indeed.com.

COMPENSATION: $20.79/hr to $26.52/hr based on education and experience
TO APPLY: Interested applicants can apply via indeed.com. No phone calls please.

Guest Service Representative

This position is responsible for facilitating excellent service to our guests at all times including, but not limited to, SkyRide, base/reception, parking, admissions, carousel, giraffe experience, elephant and rhino feedings. 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! View full job description.

COMPENSATION: $15 an hour – Part-time
TO APPLY: Please apply by sending your resume to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Summer Camp Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY: The Summer Zoo Camp Assistant will be able to teach and mentor newly hired and current Summer Zoo Camp Mentors on expanding techniques of effectively working with children of all ages. The Summer Zoo Camp Assistant is counted on to assist Summer Camp Mentors in proper implementation of Summer Zoo Camp curriculum, policies, and procedures, in support of the Zoo’s mission. This position takes a leadership role in all aspects of Summer Camp including communicating with parents, coordinating check-in and check-out each day, supporting Summer Camp Mentors and teenage volunteers, fine-tuning curriculum, as well as maintaining supplies and inventories. View full job description.

The Summer Zoo Camp Assistant works 30-40 hours per week from May-August. Some heavy lifting and extended time standing will be required.
COMPENSATION: $16.00 per hour
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and proof of CPR/First Aid to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Summer Camp Mentor

Summer Camp Mentors take a leading role in environmental education for preschoolers through 8th 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, Zoo hikes and time with nature, camp mentors will help children provide a link between people and natural world. View full job description.

COMPENSATION: $16.00 per hour
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and proof of CPR/First Aid to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Zoo Maintenance Team Member

Are you a maintenance technician looking for a job that has growth potential and a path to advancement? Well we may have the job you are looking for! We are looking for a new maintenance team member to join our team as a Maintenance Technician or Senior Maintenance Technician! With minimal supervision the maintenance team is responsible for maintaining and repairing all Zoo facilities and equipment, as well as give guidance and training to less experienced technicians on work to be performed. This includes performing proactive/preventative maintenance to improve function and appearance of zoo facilities, and be able to complete work across all trades and disciplines. Promotes teamwork! View full job listing on Indeed.com.

COMPENSATION: $18.27 – $24.52 an hour – Full-time
TO APPLY: Please apply via indeed.com. No phone calls please.

Food Service & Retail Positions

(Managed by The SSA Group)

– Barista
– Busser
– Cashier
– Catering Staff
– Concession Stand Supervisor
– Line Cook
– Office Assistant
– Retail Sales Associate
– Warehouse Runner

For more information please contact:
Catering: [email protected]
Retail: [email protected]
All other: April Hall, General Manager – [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.