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Careers at
the Zoo

The Zoo Changes You

Looking for a fulfilling career at one of Philadelphia's most beloved cultural institutions? 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, and our core values.

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Mission & Vision

Our Mission: By connecting people with animals, Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for wildlife.
Our Vision: We are caretakers of a world in which people and animals thrive—together.
Core Values: At Philadelphia Zoo, we strive to act with integrity, value our differences, help others, encourage candor, be passionate, and be a change agent.

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Committed to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At Philadelphia Zoo, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. Our commitment to these values is reflected in our work—both locally and around the world. We are fully committed to building a workplace that values differences. We strongly encourage all persons to apply, including people of color and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.