Answer the Call

Working at Denver Zoo is more than a career…it’s a calling! We’re always looking for talented individuals who share our tireless commitment to saving wildlife here and around the world. We’re proud to work with a passionate team of like-minded people—400+ dedicated nature lovers, every bit as amazing as the 3,000+ animals that call Denver Zoo home. Learn more about job types and view openings below!

Looking for a work environment as dynamic and diverse as the natural world?
At Denver Zoo,we welcome all stripes! Check out our current job openings below.

Animal Attraction

With more than 3,000 wild residents under our care, Denver Zoo is always looking for talented Animal Care specialists—including keepers, veterinarians, zoological nutritionists and other awesome creature-loving types.

Conservation Nation

Denver Zoo has participated in more than 600 conservation projects spanning six continents. Saving wildlife and defending ecosystems are central to our mission—so we’re always seeking conservationists and sustainability professionals.

Engagement Experts

More than two million smiling faces pass through our gates every year—and we see each one as an opportunity to change the world. Our enthusiastic educators, event specialists and guest engagement experts make it all possible.

Inside Cats

As a non-profit corporation, Denver Zoo relies on a committed cadre of indoorsy types to keep the lights on—including talented professionals with expertise in development, marketing, communications, human resources, IT and more.


Ground Game

It takes a special crew to keep our historic 84-acre campus running safely and smoothly 363 days a year—and we couldn’t do it without our talented safety, security, facilities, maintenance, horticulture and other professionals.

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A Truly Wild Workplace
with Competitive Benefits

As a member of our One Zoo Team, you’ll have access  
to a full spectrum of competitive benefits, including: 

  • Medical, vision, and dental coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) +
    Healthcare Spending Account (HSA)
  • Life insurance + employer-paid disability
  • 403b retirement plan with employer match
    (employer pays 2:1 on employee’s 3% contribution)
  • Paid time off: vacation, sick, personal + holidays
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities to participate in conservation
    projects locally and internationally
  • Family-Plus Denver Zoo Membership
    and discounted tickets for special events
  • Concession and retail discounts plus free parking

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