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The Philadelphia Zoo employs more than 400 people in full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs. More than 600 people participate in our volunteer as well as our internship programs. If you are dedicated to excellence, committed to providing exceptional service and believe in the importance of conserving our natural world, there may be a place for you at the Zoo.

What makes the Zoo a unique place to work? Whether you are involved with caring for animals, educating our visitors or working in a behind-the-scenes position in administration, maintenance or garden services, all of our positions share our institutional mission, purpose, and our core values that are the following:

  •  Act with integrity.
    • Strive to do the right thing always.
  •  Help others.
    • Work together to make a world of difference for animals and people.
  • Encourage candor.
    • Speak up and listen openly. Feedback is essential to our growth.
  • Be a change agent.
    • Demonstrate agility. Take action.
  • Value differences.
    • Appreciate that we are not the same, but we are one community.
  • Be passionate. Be proud.
    • Love what you do and let it show. Support the mission of the Zoo with every action you take.

If this sounds like the kind of place in which you'd like to work, we invite you to explore our career and volunteer opportunities.

All volunteers are required to complete a PA Child Abuse Clearance Form prior to beginning work at the Philadelphia Zoo. You may download the form as an Adobe PDF document by clicking the link above. Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for instructions on completing the clearance.