Job & Volunteer Opportunities
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Available Positions

Be a Part of Something that Makes a Difference.

Animal conservation is at the heart of everything we do at the Indianapolis Zoo, and every employee and volunteer makes a contribution to our mission of globally and locally advancing animal conservation. It takes a village to run a zoo! Accountants, plumbers, marketing managers, special event planners, educators, ticket takers, and human resources are just a few of the professions that comprise our operation in addition to the animal keeper and horticulturalists who provide expert care to our animal and plant collections.

Job Opportunities

Thanks for considering employment at the Indianapolis Zoo, a national leader in animal conservation and one of Indiana’s top tourist destinations. The Zoo is a private, 501(c)(3) institution, and we’re looking for motivated individuals to join our staff.

We only accept online applications for current job openings. Mailed, faxed and hand-delivered applications will not be considered. Candidates are encouraged to attach a cover letter and résumé to the online application. Please enter the title of the position you’re applying for in the “Position Desired” section of the application. Completed applications are reviewed daily and forwarded to management for further consideration. Candidates being considered for employment will be contacted individually. Please do not contact us to “check on” your application.

Check back often as new employment opportunities are added as they become available.

To help ensure receipt of your job application, we recommend use of Windows XP or higher, with Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome or Safari.

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Volunteer Opportunities
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Support Animal Conservation While Giving Back to the Zoo and Guests!

Our volunteers are integral to our operation. Adult volunteers, Interns, and Zoo Teens comprise the three programs managed by our Volunteer Services Department. Adults may volunteer for year round assignments or for a special event. Interns gain valuable real-world experience. Zoo Teens begin to learn about how to work with others.

Frequently Asked Questions for Job / Volunteer Opportunities
All applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • When applying, please include the job title as stated above in the “position desired” section of the application.
  • Please attach a cover letter and résumé with your application.
  • Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a limited criminal background check, a drug test and pre-employment training on child protection.
  • Some positions require the successful completion of a driving record check.
  • Employees must adhere to our grooming standards (No visible tattoos on the face or neck. Other visible tattoos may not contain offensive or derogatory images or language. No visible piercings, no tongue piercings, no ear gages, etc.)
  • The Indianapolis Zoo is a drug free/smoke free environment.
  • The Indianapolis Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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