Full-Time Job Opportunities


Development Operations Manager
The Manager for Development Operations is charged with the supervision and oversight of the Zoo’s 200,000+ donor database, as well as the development, implementation and administration of standards to ensure the integrity of the database. The Manager oversees and streamlines the following functions related to the database: information gathering, storage, retrieval, analysis and reporting, and oversees prospect research for the department. The position reports to the VP, Development. Currently manages one to two Development Assistants, who are largely responsible for gift entry. The Manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the overall Development Department.

HR Manager, Total Rewards
The HR Manager, Total Rewards will work closely with the Dir., HR to design, develop and execute a comprehensive total rewards strategy for the organization that aligns employee rewards with the achievement of results that advances the Philadelphia Zoo’s strategic plan, commitments and goals while enhancing the Zoo’s ability to attract high performing employees and maximizing productivity, engagement and retention.   

HR Generalist, Talent Acquisition and Retention
Under general supervision, the HR Generalist position has a particular focus on talent acquisition and retention. This position is responsible for designing and implementing strategies and best practices to attract and retain a high performing diverse volunteer and paid workforce. The HR Generalist is responsible for all aspects of the recruitment, onboarding and retention programs for all staff and volunteer positions.

Conservation Educator, ZooCrew
Under the direction of the Director of Conservation Engagement, the Conservation Educator coordinates the volunteer programs with a special emphasis on the teen volunteer program – ZooCrew (Zoo Champions for Restoring Endangered Wildlife). In addition, the Conservation Educator works with the team to enhance the guest experience at the Zoo through informal interaction and formal education programs. They also assist in implementing the Zoo’s conservation integration strategy in all programs and throughout all areas in the Zoo.

Coordinator of Audience Research
The Philadelphia Zoo is seeking a candidate to develop and manage an audience database, coordinate and support research projects in audience engagement, and conduct program evaluation. 

Temporary Equipment Operator
Under the supervision of the Grounds Manager, the Equipment Operator is responsible for maintaining Zoo grounds and physical facilities by operating equipment, vehicles and associated tools. Performs routine grounds maintenance functions as required.  May supervise work of temporary staff as assigned.

Temporary Maintenance Mechanic Carpenter
Performs carpentry and related construction and miscellaneous general maintenance work for buildings and exhibits.

Temporary Maintenance Mechanic – General
Performs routine preventive and corrective maintenance on a variety of building systems under the general guidance and supervision of the Director of Facilities.  Performs all work in compliance with applicable codes and with established performance standards.

Curator of Primates and Small Mammals
The Philadelphia Zoo seeks an experienced and enthusiastic individual for the position of Curator of Primates and Small Mammals. The curator directly oversees a staff of thirteen keepers. The collection includes over twenty species of primates and over twenty species of small mammals. Primary responsibilities include oversight of husbandry and exhibition, collection planning, staff scheduling, personnel management, facility management, and review, development and implementation of safety and operational policies.

Public Safety Officer
To maintain a safe and secure Zoo environment for Zoo assets, guests, employees, volunteers, concessionaires, animals, and all other personnel of the Philadelphia Zoo. The Public Safety Officer will project positive public relations with a strong focus on guest satisfaction, while always promoting a positive image of Zoo and the Public Safety Department.