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.


Marketing and Events Department

Weekend Events Assistant/Birthday Party Captain

  • Lead groups of families on a short zoo excursion, sometimes twice a day. Approximately 8 hours per weekend. Click above link for job description and application details.

Education Department 

The Education Department is not currently hiring. Please see our Internship page for spring Education and Conservation Internships.

Security Department

Zoo Ranger (Part-time, evening)

  • 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. Click above link for job description and application details.

Skilled Maintenance Worker

  • Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of facility buildings, grounds, and infrastructure. Click above link for job description and application details.

Housekeeping Staff

  •  Performs upkeep of all Zoo facilities, includes buildings, glass viewing windows, restrooms, trash removal and walkways. Click above link for job description and application details.

Grounds Staff

  • Performs upkeep of all Zoo grounds and plantings, includes walkways, fencing and infrastructure. Click above link for job description and application details.