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. 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:

Commissary Supervisor

This supervisory position is responsible for management of the day to day operation and successful running of the animal commissary for the Zoo. Ensure the highest standards possible for the nutrition of the animals. Provides an exemplary personality/character to the vendors, donors and community utilized by the Zoo. 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! Please review full job description here.

Pay range: $40,000-45,000 annually
To apply: Please apply via Indeed.com at https://form.jotform.com/220086273078961. No phone calls please.


Guest Experience Representative – Part-time

This position is responsible for facilitating excellent service to our guests at all times including, but not limited to: Sky Ride, 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.

Wage: starting at $12.56/hour
To Apply: Send your resume to [email protected]. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


EdVenture Mentor

THIS IS A PART-TIME POSITION – Education Program Mentors take a leading role in facilitating environmental education through informal/non-formal experiences for people of all ages (including toddlers and adults). The main 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 directly to wildlife and/or wild places. Through live animal presentations, games, crafts and Zoo hikes, mentors will help children to adults to provide a link between people and nature and meet these program goals. Position requires weekend and overnight availability. View full job description.

Programs are broken into two major categories:
On Site Programs: Overnights and evening tours, guided daytime tour, early childhood, birthday parties, day camps and teen programs.
Off Site Programs: ZOOMobile (animal outreach) programs, outdoor school, teen programs.

Wage: starting at $13.50/hour
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and proof of CPR/First Aid to [email protected]. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Horticulture Curator / Horticulture Manager

This position is responsible for providing leadership and hands-on supervision/support for the Horticulture Department. Support the Landscape Architect/Campus Planner (LA/CP) in the work the department does to maintain and develop the Zoo; overseeing the day-to-day activities of the department in coordination with the LA/CP, and acting as a conduit between staff-on-the-ground and the LA/CP as well as the overall department. 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! View full job description.

Pay Range: $43,700- $55,000
To Apply: Please apply via Indeed at this link. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Zoo Landscape Architect and Horticulture Manager

The Zoo Campus Planning team is seeking a person for this role with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited school, and a professional landscape architecture license in the State of Colorado, or the ability to obtain a Colorado license through reciprocity. Minimum 5 years of professional experience as a licensed landscape architect. Experience directly managing/supervising staff a plus. Strong base of plant knowledge and of our local environment and microclimates. View full job description.

Pay Range: $72,000- $82,000
To Apply: Please apply via Indeed at this link. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Food Service & Retail Positions

(Managed by The SSA Group / Taste Catering)
Seasonal positions may be available, please search https://thessagroup.com/careers/ for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.


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.