To apply, fill out the applicable form below.



Submit completed applications to:

Zoological Society of Pittsburgh
Human Resources Department
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Or email to

If you are interested in future employment with the Zoo or SSA, you are welcome to 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 & PPG Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer.



While the Zoo is temporarily closed to the public, we are still hiring for our upcoming summer season! Start dates will depend on the Zoo’s reopen date.

Current Opportunities

2020 Seasonal Positions

Cashier (part-time, seasonal)

Grounds Manager (full-time)

Development Officer (full-time)

Virtual InterviewS

While the Zoo is closed to the public, you can still virtually apply for our summer positions. Here’s how it works:

  1. Complete an Employment Application and email it to
  2. Fill out the form below
  3. Wait for the Zoo to contact you with next steps for a virtual interview

FOOD, BEVERAGE, & Retail Opportunities

Looking for a weekend job? Service Systems Associates, the Zoo’s partner in food and beverage operations, is hiring positions in food, retail, and catering departments.



The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s internship programs offer a unique and exciting opportunity for high school (candidates must be at least 18 years of age), college students, and graduates to explore and experience the inner workings of a modern zoological park. A variety of disciplines are available from which students or graduates may choose.




Volunteering at the Zoo is as fun as it is rewarding. Zoo Docents are volunteer staff who help guide Zoo visitors around the park, educate them about animals with live animals showings, bio-facts, and touch tables, and help to interpret the many happenings around the Zoo to help visitors get the most out of their day at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Volunteer divers assist PPG Aquarium staff with in-tank maintenance of our warm and cold water exhibits, including the ocean tank, sea otters, sand tiger sharks, and more. Volunteer divers also participate in special event activities that further the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium’s mission.