Careers

We’re looking for highly skilled, talented and motivated individuals who are committed to helping wildlife in Colorado and around the world.

Work At Denver Zoo

We’re looking for highly skilled, talented and motivated individuals who are committed to helping wildlife in Colorado and around the world. If that sounds like you, apply to join our team.

Find Your Calling at Denver Zoo

Working at Denver Zoo is more than a job, it’s a calling.

Together, Denver Zoo’s 400 staff members work toward our mission of inspiring communities to save wildlife for future generations. From animal care and horticulture to field conservation and attractions, the job roles at Denver Zoo are as diverse as the more than 3,500 animals we care for. We’re looking for highly skilled, talented and motivated individuals who are committed to helping wildlife in Colorado and around the world. If that sounds like you, apply to join our team.

Denver Zoo is a non-profit organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workforce. We are dedicated to making Denver Zoo a diverse, inclusive and safe space for our staff, guests and community. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations and drug/alcohol testing for all prospective employees prior to their employment.

Animal Care Internship:

Animal Care Internships are available in various areas around the Zoo. We offer full-time internships (30–40 hours per week, for 12–16 weeks) or part-time internships (a minimum of 200 hours over 6 months). Individuals may participate in no more than two Animal Care internships at Denver Zoo. Opportunities are posted on the following dates every year, and applications remain open for three weeks at a time:

  • Spring

    Post Date: October 15
    Offers: Early December
    Start Date: January

  • Summer

    Post Date: February 28
    Offers: Early April
    Start Date: May/June

  • Fall

    Post Date: June 15
    Offers: Early August
    Start Date: September/October

Animal Care

We provide the highest standard of industry-leading animal care and continuously seek to innovate and improve.

Field Conservation

We commit to saving wild animals and wild places through research, sustainable practice and engagement with local communities.

Education

We cultivate moments of awe for guests, both onsite and in our community, by providing transformative learning experiences that connect people to the wonder of animals and nature.

People

We celebrate diversity and embrace an inclusive culture that is welcoming to all. We value our staff, volunteers, guests, and partners whose contributions help make Denver Zoo a treasured part of our community.

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Competitive Benefits

We value taking care of our employees and their families by providing a competitive and comprehensive benefits package for eligible staff, including:

  • Medical, vision, and dental coverage
  • 403b retirement plan with employer match (employer pays 2:1 on employee’s 3% contribution)
  • Paid time off: vacation, sick, personal days, 10 paid holidays each year
  • Opportunities to participate in conservation projects locally and internationally
  • Family-Plus Denver Zoo Membership
  • Concession and retail discounts
  • Free parking

Work at Denver Zoo

We’re looking for highly skilled, talented and motivated individuals who are committed to helping wildlife in Colorado and around the world. If that sounds like you, apply to join our team.