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Become a Zoo Team Member

The Oklahoma City Zoo offers competitive wages and excellent benefits. Resumes will be accepted via regular mail, hand-delivery, fax or e-mail.

To hand-deliver a resume or apply for a position in person, please visit the Zoo’s Guest Relations office (the first office on the right side when entering the Zoo's Global Plaza) at 2000 Remington Place, Oklahoma City, OK, 73111.

To apply via mail, please submit resumes and work references to the Oklahoma City Zoological Park, Attn: Human Resources, 2101 NE 50th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73111.

To apply via fax, please submit resumes and work references to (405) 425-0207.

To apply via e-mail, please send resumes and work references to [email protected].

For more information, please contact the Human Resources Department at (405) 424-3344, or the Zoo's Job Information Line at (405) 424-3344. Press 7, then press 1 at the prompt.

Please note that we can only accept applications for positions that are currently open.  Open positions are continuously updated on this web page.

Looking for a role in the world of animal conservation?  Discover a myriad of employment opportunities on the national Association of Zoos and Aquariums' job listing web page.

 

OKC ZOO HOSTS JOB FAIR FOR 2015 SEASON

Answer the call of the wild and learn how you can join our team. The Zoo is hosting a job fair January 23-24, 2015, to hire for part-time, seasonal positions.

The job fair will be held at the Metro Technology Center (Springlake Campus) in the Business Conference Center at 1900 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73111. Zoo representatives will be on site to conduct interviews on Friday, January, 23, from 1-7 p.m. and on Saturday, January 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To fast track an interview, applicants are encouraged to print the application below to review the job specifications, requirements and documentation needed to apply for the positions. Applications are also available at the Zoo’s Guest Relations office open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

JOB FAIR APPLICATION

 

The Zoo is looking for quality candidates, 16 and older, who are energetic, responsible, customer-service oriented, passionate and professional to fulfill positions within the Zoo’s Guest Services, Food Service and Custodial areas. All seasonal jobs require weekend, evening and holiday availability and the ability to work outside. Starting salary is $8 per hour. Seasonal employment begins March 1 and ends October 31. Hours will fluctuate based on the needs of the organization and/or weather.

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug test and background check. The Zoo has a Smoke-Free Environment, is a Drug-Free Workplace, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more, e-mail [email protected].

 

Full-Time Positions

 

Part-Time Positions

You may apply for a part-time position at Guest Relations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily, or apply online by clicking here. The Zoo is hiring for the following positions:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Custodial
  • Visitor Services

Residency Programs

The Oklahoma City Zoo residency program is a three-year training program, meeting the criteria of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM).  This program provides the resident with medical exposure to the Zoo’s diverse collection of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, consisting of 1,800 animals representing over 650 species.  The primary objective of the program is to train post-graduate veterinarians in the specialty of Zoological Medicine, meeting or exceeding the standards established by the American College of Zoological Medicine.

Major Objectives:

      1. Preparation of candidates for a career in zoological medicine. Candidate should have the ability to sit for the American College of Zoological Medicine examination within two years of program completion.
      2. Development of skills necessary for independent clinical management of zoo species.
      3. Development and refinement of communication and presentation skills to zoo staff, professional colleagues and program mentors.
      4. Familiarization with the biological and physiological characteristics of zoo species.
      5. Familiarization with the disciplines essential to practicing zoological medicine, including nutrition, comparative pathology, epidemiology, captive animal husbandry, behavior, toxicology, and exhibit design.
      6. Comprehensive understanding and adherence to laws/regulations governing care and shipment of zoo species.
      7. Knowledge of the zoo and wild animal medical literature.
      8. Design and completion of investigative research, followed by dissemination of findings in peer-reviewed literature.
      9. Development and application of appropriate and practical preventive medicine protocols in captive zoo animals

 

Additionally, residents will have the opportunity to gain experience at the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Tulsa Zoo.  Program applications are available through the Veterinary internship and residency matching program (VIRMP) at www.virmp.org.  The next application will be available October 2016.

For more information, contact: 

Jennifer D’Agostino, DVM, Dipl. ACZM

Oklahoma City Zoo

2101 NE 50th St.

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

[email protected]



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