The Philadelphia Zoo employs more than 400 people in full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs. More than 600 people participate in our volunteer as well as our internship programs. If you are dedicated to excellence, committed to providing exceptional service and believe in the importance of conserving our natural world, there may be a place for you at the Zoo.
What makes the Zoo a unique place to work? Whether you are involved with caring for animals, educating our visitors or working in a behind-the-scenes position in administration, maintenance or garden services, all of our positions share our institutional mission, purpose, shared beliefs and vision of:
Creating and sustaining high quality, innovative and accessible programs, services and amenities.
Valuing initiative, inventiveness and teamwork among our staff and volunteers.
Celebrating our historic garden setting and our achievements as America's first Zoo.
Dedicating ourselves to the enjoyment of our guests.
Fostering collegiality, collaboration and community partnerships
If this sounds like the kind of place in which you'd like to work, we invite you to explore our career and volunteer opportunities.
All volunteers are required to complete a PA Child Abuse Clearance Form prior to beginning work at the Philadelphia Zoo. You may download the form as an Adobe PDF document by clicking the link above. Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for instructions on completing the clearance.