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If you are serious about becoming a keeper then we recommend that you get as much hands-on experience with domestic, preferably exotic, animals as possible. And depending on the job a Bachelor of Science degree in the Life Sciences such as Biology or Wildlife Management may be required.

  • Volunteer at The Phoenix Zoo
  • Veterinary offices
  • Animal training classes
  • Local Humane Society
  • Local Park Service
  • Wildlife rehabilitation centers
  • Animal shelters
  • Farms
  • Pet Breeders
  • Horse Stables and boarding facilities
  • 4-H Clubs
  • Internships

Yes, there are advantages for existing employees applying for open job positions in the Zoo. Be aware that some jobs may require that you stay in the position for a minimum length of time. If you are not an employee, then become a volunteer. As an employee or a volunteer you will have the opportunity to become familiar with the Zoo and network with the appropriate staff. Please keep in mind that competition is very strong for some job titles and the applicant who best meets the educational requirements and has the most appropriate work experience will be offered the job.

Yes, if you are applying for more than one position you need to submit an application and/or resume for each job opening.

No, applications and/or resumes are accepted for current job openings only.

Internships, when available, are posted with our Current Openings.

Yes, click here for more information about volunteering.

Any of the following ways would be acceptable:

  • Apply Online on this website
  • In person please visit our Admissions Booth during operational hours at our front entrance of the Zoo located at 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008.