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Careers at Memphis Zoo

Today, the Memphis Zoo is one of Memphis’ highest attended attractions and in 2019 voted as one of the Top 10 Zoo’s in the country. The Zoo’s conservation programs circle the globe – from cooperative programs in China for giant pandas to local efforts to save the Louisiana pine snake.  Our Team and Volunteers are dedicated to providing an enriching sanctuary for our animals, and a friendly and educational experience for our guests.  Together, we are building one of the world’s great zoos.


Seasonal, Part-Time, Full-Time and Internships are currently available.  Some positions also offer flexible scheduling.  We have opportunities in our Operations, Retail, Culinary, Education, Research & Conservation and Animal Care teams. 

The non-profit Memphis Zoological Society (MZS) is looking for passionate individuals who are customer-service oriented and dedicated to the Zoo’s mission: To Create Adventures. Save Wildlife.

Living our mission and values is rewarding on its own, and our total rewards program adds to the experience.   

Eligible MZS team members are offered a wide range of benefits that include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Life and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) plan 
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Team Member Assistance Program
  • Team Member Discounts 
  • Behind-the-Scenes Sneak Peek at New Exhibits
  • “Paws for Applause” Recognition Program
  • Flexible Scheduling

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

The Memphis Zoo participates in e-verify and is a eoe/ad/vet employer.

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