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                                                    Welcome to Woodland Park Zoo's Career Site
Woodland Park Zoo is committed to attracting, developing and retaining highly qualified employees. As a 24/7 environment, we have a variety of career opportunities, including positions in animal management, development, education, facilities, horticulture, guest services, information technology, marketing, retail, security and more.

At the zoo, employment is more than just a job. Employees are able to develop their appreciation of animals, the natural world and the need for conservation on a local and global level, while contributing their specific skills and talents to our mission:

Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.


          Our Employees Model Our Core Values

Achieving our mission requires great people who are bright, creative, and energetic, and who actively demonstrate the following values:


Caring and Respect
Teamwork and Participation

                         Commitment to Diversity

Woodland Park Zoo is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  We are strongly committed to ensuring nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all areas of employment.  WPZ does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, political ideology, creed, ancestry, veteran's status, gender identity/ expression or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, WPZ takes affirmative action in support of this policy to employ, and advance in employment, applicants and employees who represent the cultural and ethnic diversity of the zoo industry and our community.

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