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. Some departments 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:

Human Resources Generalist

Nurture a healthy, vibrant and fulfilling work environment while managing employee on-boarding, compensation and benefits programs in addition to handling employment compliance requirements. This position is responsible for keeping employee records up to date, maintaining compliance with various institutions, and performs other human resource duties. View full job description.

Pay range: $48,000- $52,000
To apply:
Send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Horticulturist Full-time

We are looking for two new horticulturists to join our Horticulture team at the Zoo! This position is responsible for the care and maintenance of Zoo flora, gardens and exhibits in accordance with Zoo standards. As a member of the team you would help ensure a healthy natural environment for guests and animals to enjoy. This position adheres to and supports all organizational policies, procedures and standards. View full job description.

To apply: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE – Please apply via Indeed at this link: https://www.indeed.com/job/horticulturist-a8dcbbf025c8f937


horticulture Assistant Part-time or Full-time Seasonal

We are looking for two seasonal workers to suppor our horticulture team! If you are interested in working part time or full time this summer, this job is for you! This position is responsible for assisting the horticulture team with the care and maintenance of Zoo flora, gardens and exhibits, helping ensure a healthy and beautiful natural environment for guests and animals. View full job description.

To apply: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE – Please apply via Indeed at this link: https://www.indeed.com/job/horticulture-assistant-f34f890d91f952aa


Construction Project Coordinator

This position will assist with capital and in-house projects by administering and organizing projects to support the team. This position will prepare documents for upcoming project meetings, facilitate cost estimates and site visits for new projects, assist in bid review, award and contract writing, as well as assist project managers with daily coordination of construction projects. 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. View full job description.

To apply: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE – Please apply via Indeed at this link: https://www.indeed.com/job/construction-project-coordinator-c3ebb996f7abec04


Zoo Maintenance Technician

We are looking for 2 new maintenance team members 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. The maintenance team promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers and adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards. Promotes teamwork. View full job description.

To apply: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE – Please apply via Indeed at this link: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=adb07f561f60a441&from=vj&tk=1f7jfihjju4ek801


Maintenance Assistant Full-time

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. View full job description.

To apply: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE – Please apply via Indeed at this link: https://www.indeed.com/job/maintenance-assistant-9a6d307c354c313d


Aquatic Animal Life Support System Specialist

We are looking for an experienced LSS person to operate and maintain our LSS and water quality operations. At the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, we have 9 major Aquatic Animal Exhibits totaling nearly 400,000 gallons of water utilizing a combination of sand filters, bead filters, drum filters, UV Sterilization, Ozone, and liquid chlorine. The keynote (and newest) aquatic exhibits are the Hippo Exhibit and the African Penguin Exhibit. View full job description.

To apply: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE – Please apply via Indeed at this link: https://www.indeed.com/job/aquatic-animal-life-support-system-specialist-cb85a1801211f6b7


EdVenture Office Administrator

This position is essential to the function and efficiency of the EdVenture Department here at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. This supportive role is the first point of contact for guests interested in a paid educational zoo program and therefore must exhibit an outgoing friendly demeanor while providing exceptional customer service. Promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. Though this position’s primary focus is to maintain office efficiency, the Office Administrator also provides curriculum support for on and off ground programs. This position is non-supervisory in nature. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards. Pay Range: $15.00-$16.50/hour. View full job description.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume 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. 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.

To apply: Please apply with a resume/CV and cover letter via Indeed at this link: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=1ca3f29a6a610a44&tk=1f3oos8h5u2nv803. 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.