Join the Wild Side: Now Hiring!

The Zoo’s current open positions are posted in our Career Center:

View and Apply for Jobs in the Career Center

On our Career Center site, the Zoo has recently posted the following positions:

  • Aquarist
  • Donor Relations Officer
  • IT Specialist
  • Lead Cashier
  • Laborer

As well as the following seasonal positions:

  • Wild Experience Guide
  • Seasonal Receptionist
  • Mascot



Join the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s team to gain a practical hands-on introduction to working in a modern zoological park. Interns assist the Zoo’s professional staff in working toward our mission of connecting people to wildlife and inspiring communities to conserve nature for future generations. Internships are available in a variety of departments, and are ideal for students and graduates looking to develop basic abilities, further refine advanced skills, and enhance their career goals.


Food and Retail

Apply for a role within Service Systems Associates (SSA), the Zoo’s partner in food, beverage, and retail operations, here!

To apply for a Zoo position, complete the below application and send to


If you are interested in future employment, please submit an application at any time.

Please indicate your desired start date on the application and communicate that the application is for future employment when you submit.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer.


From our internship programs for high school students (at least 18 years of age), college students, and graduates, to volunteer programs, we have a variety of ways you can get involved with the Zoo!



Pride In Our People

 Our new series, Pride In Our People, features the incredible staff here at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium.