Welcome to the Chicago Zoological Society’s online employment center!

The Chicago Zoological Society has a wide variety of exciting employment opportunities available. If you are interested in working for a world-class organization that is dedicated to conservation, then Brookfield Zoo is the place for you.

We are currently looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, and caring individuals to be a part of our world-class team.

Now hiring temporary positions! Click here for details.

Interested in working at Brookfield Zoo? Are you exploring a career in the field of zoology or conservation? Find out more about careers in the zoo world.

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – People of Color, Women, Veterans, and People with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

Volunteer Application
   (Why do we ask for age verification?)
 
If you work outside the home, please provide the following information:

 
  A conviction will not necessarily eliminate you from consideration for the volunteer program, and factors such as the time since conviction, the seriousness of the crime, and the nature of the crime relative to the position for which you are applying may be considered.
 
Who can we notify in case of an emergency?
Miscellaneous Questions
 
 
 
Please list any conservation organiazations that you belong to, if any:
 
I certify that the answers given by me on this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any misstatement or omission may result in the withdrawal of my application or, if I have been placed as Chicago Zoological Society volunteer, in the termination of the volunteer assignment at any time. I authorize investigation of all information contained in this application, on my resume, and/or provided during any interview as may be deemed necessary by the Chicago Zoological Society to make a volunteer placement decision. I also authorize any previous employer or references to release to the Society any and all infor-mation concerning my work history and background or my past volunteer experience and background, including, but not limited to, performance, disciplinary, and attendance records, etc. to consider my application for placement as a Society volunteer. I also hereby consent to a complete background check, including a criminal background check.

If I am placed as a Society volunteer, I agree to abide by all current and subsequently issued rules and policies of the Society. I understand the Society shall be entitled, without further consent, to use in any manner any picture, audio, or video recording of me or my voice in association with my volunteer assignment(s). Placement and volunteer assignments are at the sole discretion of the Society. Accordingly, any assignment by the Society may be withdrawn, and placement in the Society’s volunteer program may be terminated at any time.