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 Programs Service Member

Full time AmeriCorps member position with the Jackson Zoo Education Department. Teach various education programs, on and off grounds including Zoo Mobiles, Wild Classrooms, and animal encounters. Develop, lead, and evaluate these programs. 


Guest Services Department

Rides Operator

The rides operator runs and supervises the rides attractions at the zoo and may train other rides operators.

Frontline Attendants

This position sell souvenirs at various merchandise locations throughout the zoo and greet and introduce guests to the zoo experience at admission/ticket booths throughout the zoo.


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. AVAILABLE SPRINGTIME 2017.


animal care Department


Responsible for caring for the animals and facilities in selected areas of the zoo.  Work involves the responsibility for the care of all taxa and the maintenance of sanitary conditions of buildings, grounds and enclosures. 



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.