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:

Mechanic – Zoo Vehicles & Fleet

A key part of a dynamic and motivated Maintenance Team. Oversees all aspects of the maintenance of the Zoo’s fleet of vehicles, utility carts, and equipment including preventative and routine maintenance, in maintenance, in house repairs, coordination of offsite repairs, record keeping, budget compliance and ensuring that the Zoo’s fleet is “zoo crisp” and ready for our staff and guests every day by performing the following core functions: Maintain the Zoo fleet while working within the Vehicle and Equipment budget for the month and for the year, troubleshoot on-calls regarding any vehicle, cart, or piece of equipment, work with vendors and contractors to acquire parts and services, Perform required preventative maintenance on the fleet, following routine schedules and manufacturer recommended maintenance intervals, perform regular safety inspections of the Zoo fleet including but not limited to: vehicle brakes and fluids, golf cart brakes and wheel hubs, and equipment hydraulic levels, use sound judgment to determine when to remove a vehicle or piece of equipment from service if there are safety concerns, and more. View full job description.

COMPENSATION: $19.23 – $24.52 an hour – Full-time
To Apply: Apply via Indeed.com here. No phone calls please.

Associate & Primary Giraffe Center Veterinarian

We are still looking for the right person who is creatively innovative when it comes to giraffe! This is a dual role position, with 3/5th commitment as primary veterinarian for the International Center for the Care & Conservation of Giraffe (Giraffe Center) & 2/5th commitment. This is a fulltime, 40 hour/week salaried position that pays dependent upon experience level; competitive benefits–including generous accrued vacation/holiday/sick time; opportunities for prorated summer end & year-end bonuses totaling up to 11% (based upon Zoo performance); group medical, dental, vision, life, & disability insurance; among many other benefits! View full job description.

COMPENSATION: $92,000-95,000/year dependent upon experience level
To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, 3 references to [email protected]. 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 $1200 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.