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Careers

Employment

If you are looking for a unique employment opportunity that requires a lot of hard work but offers a whole lot of fun and the chance to work on a great team, you’ve come to the right place the Kansas City Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Click the button below to view and apply for available jobs at the Zoo.

View & Apply Online Available Positions

 

Paper applications are available  at Guest Relations at the Kansas City Zoo.

Benefits

Part-time:

When you join the Kansas City Zoo team as a part-time staff member, you will have the following benefits made available to you:

  • Complimentary admission to the Zoo
  • In-house discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 403B (optional)
  • 401k with match (optional)
  • Five complimentary Zoo admission tickets to give to friends and family
  • Staff events – barbecues, lunches, etc.
  • A fabulously unique work atmosphere!
  • Great people to work with!

Full-time & residency:

When you join the Kansas City Zoo team as a full-time or resident staff member, you will have the following benefits made available to you:

  • Medical coverage (optional)
  • Dental coverage (optional)
  • Vision coverage (optional)
  • 401k with match (optional)
  • 403B (optional)
  • Flexible spending account (optional)
  • Life insurance (complimentary)
  • Supplementary life insurance (optional)
  • Short-term disability (optional)
  • Accident insurance (optional)
  • Paid time off
  • Complimentary admission to the Zoo
  • 10 complimentary Zoo admission tickets to give to friends and family
  • In-house discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff events – barbecues, lunches, etc.
  • A fabulously unique work atmosphere!
  • Great people to work with!

Employment Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How old do you have to be to apply?

A: To apply, you must be at least 16 years old.

Q: What jobs do you currently have available?

A: All available jobs can be viewed by visiting the Employment Opportunities page.

Q: May I check on the status of my application?

A: Each year, the Kansas City Zoo receives more than 1,500 applications for employment. Due to the large volume of applications received, we will be unable to contact every applicant and cannot accept follow-up or status-check phone calls.

You will be contacted if your education, professional experience and skill set match a current need.

Q: How much do Zoo positions pay?

A: Most part-time Guest Service roles pay between $8.50 and $10 per hour. Most entry-level, full-time-administrative and functional roles begin at $9 per hour.

Click here for more information about Zookeeper positions

*Friends of the Zoo, Inc., (FOTZ) of Kansas City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability that does not preclude performance of essential job duties, or any other status protected by law. FOTZ supports and promotes workforce diversity and strives to foster a work environment of respect and inclusiveness where the contributions of all workers are valued and recognized.

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