Work with the Jackson Zoo

Security Ranger

The Jackson Zoo Security team is currently looking for a full or part time ranger, with an immediate start date. This position requires applicant to be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, ability to work overnights, weekends, and holidays, effective communication skills, the ability to stand for extended periods of time and lift at least 50 lbs, and previous experience in the security field is necessary, with public service or military a plus. The competitive hourly wage depends on experience level, and benefits are available after a probationary period. Drug tests and background checks are required.

Zoo Rangers are responsible for the safety of our animals, staff, guests, and grounds 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 345 days every year.  From interacting with guests during regular business hours to night watch, we depend on our Rangers to help provide visitors with a quality recreational and educational environment dedicated to wildlife care and conservation. Job Description Security Ranger

Please send an updated resume to The Jackson Zoo, Attn: HR RANGER, 2918 West Capitol Street, Jackson MS 39209, email it to Controller Chris Herron with “RANGER” in the subject line, or bring your resume and fill out or turn in an Employment 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.