Join the Zoo family. We have many opportunities for employment, internships, and volunteering. If you care about conservation and want to be part of the solution, please apply.

The Zoo has employment opportunities and internships in animal management, guest services, education, fundraising, horticulture, maintenance, operations, and administration. Internship opportunities traditionally are posted in the winter, spring, and summer. Open positions must be applied for online. Zoo employees enjoy competitive wages, healthcare benefits, vacation and sick leave, and a retirement program. In addition, all Zoo employees enjoy a complimentary Zoo Membership and a 30% discount in the Zoo's gift shops and cafés. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Current Job Openings

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Jobs in Retail, Food Service, Private Events, and Catering

Service Systems Associates operates the retail shops, concessions and catering departments at the San Francisco Zoo. Service Systems Associates is currently hiring in all departments for part time and seasonal employees. Please call (415) 753-7296 to inquire about potential opportunities.

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