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.

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 Opportunities at the Zoo:

Director of Facilities Maintenance and Grounds

This position is responsible for the direction and management of the Zoo’s facilities departments including Maintenance, Grounds, and Events. Directs the daily operations of maintenance and grounds services and develops methods for improving departmental operations. Accomplishes this by mentoring, managing, and providing inspired, forward-thinking, leadership and guidance to direct reports. The Director of Facilities oversees the functioning of all plant, property and equipment to include waste management, attractions, infrastructure, building mechanical, electrical, fire/life safety, water life support systems and elevators. Manages all Grounds activities to include the maintenance and cleanliness of buildings and Zoo grounds. Manages Events Technicians that set up for all zoo events. The position works both in an office and on site at the Zoo and is considered a working director. The ideal candidate will enjoy working within a collaborative environment and be a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards. Promotes teamwork! View full job description.

To apply: Please follow the link to Indeed.com to apply. A required cover letter, resume and Indeed proficiency test are required to be considered for the position. No phone calls please.


Senior Maintenance Technician

With minimal supervision, this position 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. Perform proactive/preventative maintenance to improve function and appearance of zoo facilities, and be able to complete work across all trades and disciplines. The Senior Maintenance Technician 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 follow the link to Indeed.com to apply. A required cover letter, resume and Indeed proficiency test are required to be considered for the position. No phone calls please.


Maintenance Technician

With some guidance/supervision from Senior Maintenance Technicians, this position is responsible for maintaining and repairing all Zoo facilities and equipment. Independently perform proactive/preventative maintenance to improve function and appearance of zoo facilities, and be able to complete work across all trades and disciplines. Maintenance Technicians 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 follow the link to Indeed.com to apply. A required cover letter, resume and Indeed proficiency test are required to be considered for the position. No phone calls please.


Grounds Technician

This position is responsible for the overall cleanliness of Zoo facilities and maintaining grounds in accordance with Zoo standards. Ensures a clean and safe environment for guests and animals. 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 follow the link to Indeed.com to apply. A required cover letter, resume and Indeed proficiency test are required to be considered for the position. No phone calls please.


Human Resources Generalist

The HR Generalist nurtures a healthy, vibrant and fulfilling work environment while managing employee on-boarding and compensation and benefits programs in addition to handling employment compliance requirements. The position is responsible for maintaining clear HR practices which comply with employment laws and regulations in a sensible and practical manner while supporting the mission and values of the organization. The HR Generalist provides guidance regarding policies or processes in line with best practices in areas including employee relations, recruitment and hiring, compensation and benefits, training and records management. This position is also responsible for day-to-day operations and administration of the organization’s HR services and, in coordination with the VP of Animal Care & HR, the Zoo’s safety programs. The HR Generalist promotes professional work relationships with both internal and external customers. Adheres to and supports all organization policies and procedures and standards. Promotes teamwork! View full job description.

To apply: Please follow the link to Indeed.com to apply. A required cover letter, resume and Indeed proficiency test are required to be considered for the position. No phone calls please.


Food Service & Retail Positions

(Managed by The SSA Group / Taste Catering)
Seasonal positions may be available. Contact department heads for info.
– Retail sales associates
– Food service staff
– Line cooks

To apply:
Email: [email protected] (No phone calls please.)

For more information please contact:
Concessions & Retail: Mary Gorkowski – [email protected]
Catering: April Hall, Director of Catering/Operations – [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.