Your Zoo Career
Curious about working in a zoo or aquarium?
We don’t offer job shadow experiences. But we do offer some other great opportunities for people of all ages interested in a career in zoo and aquarium animal care. They won’t include feeding baby leopards – but they’re still awesome.
Other Career Paths
Whether you’re a teen or adult, behind the scenes or in the spotlight, explaining animals or greeting Zoo guests, there’s a place for you to volunteer at the Zoo! And you never know where it might lead.
Whether you work with animals or people, joining our team is an experience like no other. Our internships are open to currently enrolled or recently graduated college or university students, and we post open positions regularly.
Steps to a Career
Find out more about zoo careers on these websites.
- Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
- American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK)
- Scripps Institution of Oceanography – Study Oceanography
- St. Louis Zoo – So You Want to be a Zookeeper?
- Vancouver Aquarium – Careers
- Woodland Park Zoo – Careers
- MarineBio – Study Courses
- National Marine Mammal Foundation – Internships
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Marine Biology