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:


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.


Palm Oil and Conservation Programs Coordinator

This full time position is responsible for specifically helping to oversee the Zoo’s sustainable palm oil program as well as other conservation programs as needed. This includes maintaining the Zoo’s sustainable palm oil shopping app, developing relationships with our partners and educating other zoos and aquariums about sustainable palm oil. View full job description.

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION: This position is a fully benefited position including group medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; paid holidays, vacation & sick time; retirement plan; a zoo membership; eligibility for the bonus program; and discounts on concession and gift shop purchases. Compensation: $20.00 – $22.60/hour/Full time/40 hours a week.
TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter and resume (both are required to be considered) to [email protected]. No phone calls please.


Associate Veterinarian

Provide medical care and preventative medicine to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s (CMZoo) animal collection. Monitor and address any zoonotic health concerns or reportable diseases on zoo grounds, with appropriate reporting to the public health department or state veterinarian, respectively. Work with outside veterinary and human specialists to provide high level medical care for some complicated medical/surgical cases. Help maintain and grow an active teaching program. View full job description.

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION: This position is a fully benefited position including group medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; paid holidays, vacation & sick time; retirement plan; a zoo membership; eligibility for the bonus program; and discounts on concession and gift shop purchases. Compensation: $85,000-95,000/Salary/Full time
TO APPLY: Send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls please.


Guest Experiences First Responder

This position is responsible for safely answering emergency radio calls and providing emergency first response efficiently and immediately to care for injured or ill guests, employees, volunteers and/or docents. When not engaged in primary function, may also be required to function as a member of Guest Experiences Staff. Positions in Guest Services are part time, and hours are variable depending on Zoo needs. Up to a maximum of 29 hours a week is available for these positions. Hours are reduced after August and there is no guarantee of employment after that date. 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! Please view the full job description on Indeed.com.

COMPENSATION: $15/hour, part-time, temporary
TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume (both are required for consideration) to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.


Marketing Administrative Assistant

Supports the Marketing Department by performing administrative and physical support tasks, which include, but are not limited to, internal and external correspondence, customer service, invoice processing and budget balancing, maintenance of databases and management of mailings. Event assistance will include physical event set-up, event staffing, errands and organization of event/marketing storage space. Some social media support will also be included. Also provides hands-on support for signage and other printed projects. Promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards. Promotes teamwork! This position is non-supervisory in nature. Please view the full job description here.

COMPENSATION: $19.23/hour; full time/40 hours per week. Opportunities for prorated end-of-summer and year-end bonuses totaling up to 11% (based on Zoo performance). This position is a fully benefited position including group medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; paid holidays, vacation & sick time; retirement plan; a zoo membership; and discounts on concession and gift shop purchases.
TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume (both are required for consideration) via Indeed.com. No phone calls, please.


Visual Media Coordinator

Builds attendance and image for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo by capturing and editing original photos and videos for use in social media content creation. Must have an insatiable curiosity about our animals and a desire to share them with our social media followers, newsletter subscribers, members and other audiences. Must have an excellent eye for photo/video composition and experience in producing finished content. Video editing experience using Premiere Pro is required. Provide assistance to the Zoo’s Graphic Designer by using existing templates for brand development, visual presentations, logos, signage, promotional materials, and print collateral for a wide range of mediums. Assist with project management to include printing, mounting, fabrication and installation of signage as needed. Assists with promotion and execution of special events. This position is non-supervisory in nature. Promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies, procedures and standards. Promotes teamwork! Please view the full job description here.

COMPENSATION: $21.63/hour; full time/40 hours per week. Opportunities for prorated end-of-summer and year-end bonuses totaling up to 11% (based on Zoo performance). This position is a fully benefited position including group medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; paid holidays, vacation & sick time; retirement plan; a zoo membership; and discounts on concession and gift shop purchases.
TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter, resume and link to your portfolio (all three are required for consideration) via Indeed. Your online portfolio or dedicated social media account must show examples of professional work including video filming and editing, photography and graphic design. This portfolio should also include any examples of other creative experience you’d like to highlight – including, but not limited to, illustration, animation, user experience, social media content creation or content writing, or web design. No phone calls or emails, please.


Guest Services Manager

The Guest Service Dept is looking to hire a new Guest Service Manager. This position is responsible for providing leadership and hands-on supervision/support for the Guest Experience Department. Responsible for facilitating excellent guest service to our guests at all times. Oversees all aspects of the Guest Experience for their area of focus 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! Please review full job description here.

SALARY: $50,000 annually (Full Time, benefited)
TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to [email protected]. 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.