Employment & Volunteer Opportunities
Do you love animals? Do you love working with people? Come join our fun, caring, friendly, and energetic team at the Santa Barbara Zoo!
The Santa Barbara Zoo employs about 160 individuals on a regular basis and up to 190 employees during peak seasons. The main job classifications include: guest services entry level, animal care, skilled worker, educational, and general business positions. See our Employment Listings.
Most of our positions usually require some related experience and/or an educational background in a related field. If offered employment at the Zoo, you must be able to present proof of citizenship or legal right to work in the United States.
The busiest recruitment period occurs a month before the spring and summer school breaks; most positions available at this time are seasonal, entry-level positions as well as seasonal Zoo Camp positions.
How to Apply
Important! Applications and résumés are only accepted for current active job openings listed on the Employment Listings page.