Zoo Jobs: How To Apply
WE DO NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS OR RESUMES VIA E-MAIL. ADDITIONAL MATERIALS SUCH AS PHOTOS, PORTFOLIOS, WRITING SAMPLES, ETC. ARE NOT ACCEPTED. APPLICANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OLD TO APPLY.
TO APPLY: Applications and resumes are only accepted online for current job openings. A separate Zoological Society of San Diego application must be on file for each position applied for. Applications may also be sumbitted online in our Human Resources offices at the Zoo and Wild Animal Park Monday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Current employees: please search the Internal Career Center linked from the ZSSD Intranet, or contact Human Resources.
San Diego Zoo, Human Resources
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Job Line Information: 619-557-3968
Wild Animal Park, Human Resources
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027-7017
Job Line Information: 760-738-5006
If offered employment, you must be able to present proof of citizenship or legal right to work in the U.S.
Are resumes accepted online or by e-mail?
We do accept resumes online. You can copy and paste your resume into the appropriate form with your online application. Additional materials such as photos, portfolios, writing samples, etc. are not accepted. Applications and resumes are not accepted via e-mail.
Can I send you a resume to keep on file for future job openings?
No, applications and resumes are accepted for current job openings only.
How old do you have to be to apply?
Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Some positions require that an applicant be at least 18 years old.
Can I apply at the Zoo for jobs at the Wild Animal Park & vice
Applications are accepted at both locations for all current openings.
If I’m interested in more than one job do I need to submit
more than one application and/or resume?
Yes, if you are applying for more than one position you need to submit an application for each job opening.
What is the status of my application?
For San Diego Zoo jobs call the Human Resources Department at 619-231-1515, ext. 4405; for Wild Animal Park jobs call the Human Resources Department at 760-738-5045 to check on the status of your application. Please allow a minimum of two weeks after a job closes before you check on the status of your application.
How long does the hiring process take once I submit
my application or resume?
Once the position closes your application for a specific position is processed and sent to the hiring department. Selected candidates will be interviewed by a department manager/supervisor or a team. This process can take anywhere from three weeks to one month.
What is the interview process?
Once the position is closed your application is processed and sent to the hiring department. You will receive an e-mail from the Human Resources office acknowledging receipt of your application. We will contact you directly only if you are selected for an interview. If you are not contacted for an interview, there will be no further notification.
Do you have any jobs for the summer?
Yes, check our Web site for job listings or call the Zoo jobline at 619-557-3968 or the Wild Animal Park jobline at 760-738-5006.
What jobs do you have available?
Check our Web site for current job listings or call the Zoo jobline at 619-557-3968 or the Wild Animal Park jobline at 760-738-5006.
How often do you update your job openings?
Jobs are generally updated every Tuesday or Thursday.
For additional questions: Human Resources