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:

Membership and Annual Gifts Specialist (Part-Time)

The membership team is looking for a hard-working, detail-oriented person to fill the role of Membership and Annual Gifts Specialist. This position will help fulfill all membership programs including Adopt an Animal, Tile program and more, plus cross-train in all areas of the Membership and Development departments to provide support where needed. Promotes teamwork! Please review full job description.

Compensation range: $17.00-$19.00 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] with the subject line ‘Membership and Annual Gifts Specialist Candidate.” No phone calls, please.


Public Relations and Social Media Assistant Manager

Builds attendance and image for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo by developing and executing comprehensive social media campaigns, managing all social media content creation with oversight, and monitoring the Zoo’s online presence and interactions. This includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google Business, TripAdvisor and other appropriate emerging social/online avenues. Provides weekend Marketing Department coverage by working a five-day work week that includes Saturday. Serves as volunteer coordinator for special events throughout the year. Assists with promotion and execution of special events. Works closely with the Manager to prepare and execute the crisis communications plan. Assists with writing and producing major Zoo communications pieces, including a monthly newsletter, annual report and other pieces as needed. Acts as a secondary spokesperson for media interviews and promotional appearances. Replies promptly and professionally to guest inquiries and complaints, as assigned. Promotes special events, and actively participates with the Marketing team to staff events, including set-up and tear-down. 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.

Salary: $45,000 per year; plus opportunities for end-of-summer and year-end bonuses totaling up to 11% (based on Zoo performance).
To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume (both are required for consideration) via Indeed. No phone calls, 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.


Human Resources Assistant (Part-Time)

This part-time position is a true support for the administrative aspects of the HR Department. Assists with maintaining employee records, reviewing regulatory compliance procedures, and assists the HR Generalists with day to day department related tasks. Promotes professional working relationships with both staff and external customers. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards. Please review full job description here.

Wage: $20.00/hour
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Membership and Annual Gifts Manager

We are looking for a high energy, detailed oriented, individual to fill this role. The person in this position manages the entire Membership program as well as all annual gift programs. Must be highly proficient with Blackbaud’s Altru donor database or equivalent experience. Please review the full job description here.

Rate of pay dependent on experience
Range $60,000-70,000 Full-time salaried position

To apply: Please email cover letter and resume (both documents are required to be considered for the position) to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Membership and Annual Gifts Manager.” 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! Please review full job description here.

Wage: $18.26 – $20.19 (Full Time benefited)
To apply: Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]. No phone calls please.


Maintenance Laborer / Assistant Technician

This position is responsible for supporting the maintenance team by assisting with work orders, expediting materials from local suppliers, upkeep maintenance shop facilities, providing labor assistance for small projects and work orders, assisting with snow removal, assisting with set up of events and Christmas lights, etc. Please review full job description here.

Wage: $18.26 per hour (benefited)
To apply: Please apply via Indeed.com at https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?cmp=Cheyenne-Mountain-Zoo&t=Maintenance+Laborer&jk=0daa2f1b17be7d02&vjs=3. No phone calls please.


Landscape Architect

Are you a landscape architect or landscape designer that is looking for a new challenge that is based on support of a mission bigger than the designs and projects you are part of? Do you enjoy a combination design work and time out in the field? Would you enjoy seeing your designs come to life and mature over time? If so, we have a great opportunity for you! The Landscape Architect is a key part of a dynamic and motivated Campus Planning team. The CMZ Landscape Architect oversees all aspects of zoo landscapes/hardscapes including planning, new exhibit design, collection management, horticulture maintenance, records, permits, budget, and assists construction/installations. Promotes teamwork! Please review full job description here.

Wage: $72,000 – $90,000 a year – Full-time
To apply: Please apply via Indeed.com at https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=landscape+architect+cheyenne+mountain+zoo&jk=ac3dca1362bd4c89&_ga=2.196242985.404187976.1648523208-1740853295.1642877772. No phone calls please.


IT Support Technician

This position is responsible for maintaining computer network infrastructure, computer peripherals, camera systems and security systems. This position works in conjunction with our IT Manager and IT team. Promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. For full job description, see Indeed link below.

Pay range: $19.23-21.63 per hour
To apply: Please apply via Indeed at https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=it+support+technician&jk=5fb36c0ebb6efc99&_ga=2.30340285.361205588.1644253936-577213218.1643408684&_gac=1.191155928.1644266996.CjwKCAiAo4OQBhBBEiwA5KWu_1vL–eUqojOqfSdJ69jORqKJO_gABlt_aplKBZ2XloqgS_eZf2VxhoCoFcQAvD_BwE 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 $15/hour
To Apply: Send your 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.