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:

Construction Project Manager

Are you ready to bring your construction expertise to the wild side? The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Campus Planning team is looking for a Construction Project Manager to join our team of innovative thinkers and animal lovers. If you’re passionate about building projects that make a roaring impact, we want to hear from you!

What you’ll do:
– Plan and coordinate in-house managed construction projects
– Develop project costs for proposed projects
– Bid out all contracted work
– Coordinate all on-site construction activities
– Assist in management of large-scale construction projects
– Work with contractors/subcontractors to drive schedules and meet tight deadlines

Key attributes that will set you up for success:
– 5 years or more of construction management experience
– Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
– Basic understanding of construction practices and construction estimating and management processes
– Creative problem-solving skills
– Computer Proficiency in Word, Excel, internet, and scheduling software
– Ability to manage a fast pace work environment and juggle multiple tasks with a smile

Benefits of joining our herd:
– Fully benefited position including group medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
– Paid holiday, vacation sick time to enjoy a balanced life
– Complimentary zoo membership for when you need a break from the construction site
– Eligibility for our bonus program – because your hard work deserves recognition!

Ready to roar?
If you’re ready to dive into a fast-paced work environment where every project is an adventure, apply today! We’re looking for someone who’s as wild about construction as we are about our animal friends.
Join us in creating habitats that inspire awe and wonder!

Note: Must be comfortable working under the occasional watchful eye of our animal residents. They’re our toughest critics!

How to apply:
• All interested to apply and attach resume and cover letter through Indeed by June 3, 2024.
• When applying through Indeed, be sure to answer all screening questions.
• Cover letter should include how you exemplify the “Key attributes that will set you up for success” outlined above, and how you feel you can play a role in the Zoo’s mission and vision in the role you are applying for, if given the opportunity to work at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Permanent Full Time benefited position: Shift will be 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. May be required to work a non-traditional work-week or work day occasionally to support projects, special events, etc.

Guest Experiences Team Member

This position is responsible for facilitating excellent service to our guests at all times including, but not limited to, base/reception, parking, admissions, carousel, shuttle, giraffe experience, elephant and rhino feedings, and Sky Ride. The
Guest Experience Team Member promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. This position is non-supervisory in nature. The Guest Experience Team Member adheres to and supports all organizational policies
and procedures and standards, and promotes teamwork! View full job description.

COMPENSATION: $15 per hour
To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume (both documents are required for consideration) to Guest Services at  [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

Development Officer

This position is primarily responsible for prospect research activities, donor cultivation, stewardship and solicitation for the Zoo’s capital projects and other fundraising programs. 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: $25 per hour
To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume (both documents are required for consideration) to Kelley Parker, Director of Development, at  [email protected].  Please type "Development Officer Candidate" in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.

Post-Graduate Veterinary Technician Program

Congratulations on your decision to pursue a career as a Zoo Veterinary Technician! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is an excellent place to begin your journey. During the 6 month program, you will gain valuable hands-on experience in zoo wildlife care, working closely with experienced veterinary technicians, zoo veterinarians and zoo keeper staff. After the program, you will be better prepared to be competitive for other zoo veterinary technician positions. Please keep in mind that you may need to move around to find the right job. This program is open to post graduate, credentialed, experienced veterinary technicians only. View full program description and application requirements.

COMPENSATION: Stipend of $1300 at the end of each month.
To Apply: Review required application materials in the program description link for details. Applications close in February for a start date of May (runs May-October), and close in August for a start date of November (runs November-April). Send a resume and letter of interest to [email protected], addressed to Brenda Cordova. 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: Aletha Nylen, Director of Admin 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.