Job Postings

Work with the Jackson Zoo


The Animal Care staff is currently looking for a entry level ZOOKEEPER with an immediate start date. This is a full time, very physical position that requires weekends and holidays, teamwork, and a strong background in the biological sciences and animal care. The competitive hourly wage depends on experience level (previous zoo work a plus), and benefits are available after a probationary period. 

Keepers are responsible for daily care of animals (diet preparation and feeding, exhibit and night house cleaning), plus general upkeep of space and greenery with the respect to the needs of the animal. They are also highly encouraged to remain abreast of current accredited care protocols and the latest research from reputable educational facilities while taking direction from Animal Care supervisory staff. 

Read the full job description  HERE and send an updated resume to The Jackson Zoo, Attn: Zookeeper, 2918 West Capitol Street, Jackson MS 39209, email it to Controller Chris Herron with “Zookeeper” in the subject line, or bring your resume and fill out an application at our Admissions/Gift Shop between 9 am and 4 pm daily.



There are many areas of the zoo where volunteers are needed: landscaping, facilities, education, special events, and Discovery Zoo. Although most often people think of spring and summer volunteering, there are some opportunities throughout the year. (There are even a few paid internships available for qualified candidates through the MS Department of Employment Security.)

Please visit our Volunteer page and fill out the application.


The Jackson Zoological Society, Inc., is a 501c3 not-for-profit entity, and an equal opportunity employer.