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Be 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.

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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.

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