Job Postings

Work with the Jackson Zoo

There are all sorts of jobs at the Jackson Zoo, from keepers to cafe, educators to events. Our team of dedicated staff help the Zoo reach its mission to provide quality recreational and educational experiences dedicated to wildlife care and conservation. If you share our core values and are passionate about wildlife and wild places, look below for current job opportunities.


Education Department

Education Director

  • The education department is looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing, team-oriented educator with zoo experience to lead a small team responsible for exceptional learning experiences throughout the zoo and across Mississippi.

Security and Maintenance Department

Security Ranger

  • Responsible for ensuring the security and safety of visitors, employees, animals and property of the Jackson Zoo. Rangers patrol and monitor the grounds, entrances/exits, and parking areas. Reports to the Zoo Security Manager

Guest Services Department

Rides Operator

  • Under the general direction of the Guest Services Manager, the rides operator runs and supervises the rides attractions at the zoo and may train other rides operators.

Marketing and Events Department


  • LESS THAN PART TIME (approximately 12 hours, must be available on weekends). Must be good with kids and adults, have solid Customer Service and/or Educational background. Some lifting and carrying during set up and tear down. Click above link for full job description and application details.