Benefits

 

There are many tangible and intangible benefits of being an employee of the Chicago Zoological Society. The Society offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package as part of overall compensation:

Employee benefits for employees in regular, full-time non-union positions

  • Choice of PPO or HMO Medical Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Basic $10,000 plus 1x your annual wage Life Insurance Policy at no cost
  • Basic $10,000 plus 1x your annual wage Accidental Death & Dismemberment Coverage at no cost
  • Supplemental Life Insurance – options up to 5x’s your annual wage
  • Supplemental Accidental Death & Dismemberment Coverage – options up to 5x’s your annual wage
  • Choice of Dependent Life Insurance options
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance at no cost
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance at no cost
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings and Financial Planning with Employer Match
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Seven Paid Holidays per Year
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Credit Union
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Discounted Day Care Benefits
  • Discounts on Zoo purchases
  • Preferred Parking for Carpoolers and Green Vehicles
  • On-site Check Cashing
  • Free Admission and Parking for Employees and their Immediate Family
  • On-site CZS University Classes


Employee benefits for employees in regular, full-time union positions

  • Health and Welfare Benefits for Union Staff are provided by the Benefits Fund under Teamsters Local Union No. 727.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings and Financial Planning with Employer Match
  • Ten Paid Holidays (including your Birthday!)
  • Two Personal Days per Year
  • Bonus Sick Days for perfect attendance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Generous Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Credit Union
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Discounted Day Care Benefits
  • Discounts on Zoo purchases
  • Preferred Parking for Carpoolers and Green Vehicles
  • On-site Check Cashing
  • Free Admission and Parking for Employees and their Immediate Family
  • On-site CZS University Classes
  • Uniforms and Cleaning Service (if required)

In addition, Society employees work in a fun, family-oriented environment and a beautiful, park-like setting. We hope you will consider a position at Brookfield Zoo. You will have the opportunity to work with a highly dedicated staff of professionals who are committed to animals and conservation.

 
Online Career Center

Online Career Center

Visit our online Career Center to search for job openings and to apply for a position with the Chicago Zoological Society.

Internships at Brookfield Zoo

Internships

Our College Experiential Learning Opportunities (C.E.L.O.) program include internships and research opportunities in a variety of areas and fields.

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

Read about our innovative practices in animal welfare to ensure the ultimate care of our individual animals.

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Learn about our community-based programming that is sure to engage and educate our next generation of environmental stewards.!