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Put Your Passion for Wildlife to Work!

Want to make magical memories for millions of guests AND help save wildlife around the world at the same time? Join San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, where you can support our conservation efforts worldwide as part of our organization’s foundational team, or work at one of our two “front doors”—the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Job openings are available now!

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San Diego, California

Come work at a place that is world famous! Working at the San Diego Zoo is a fun and rewarding experience—and job openings are available now. Want to make magical memories for millions of guests AND help save wildlife around the world at the same time? Apply here!                  

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Escondido, California

If you are looking for a job that is active and engaging—at a place that’s truly like no other, where you can make a difference for wildlife every day—then we are looking for you. Find out about open positions at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and details on our fabulous perks for all employees!

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Various Locations

Our conservation work even takes place outside the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. From accounting and engineering to marketing and science, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance offers career opportunities in many fields. Apply now, and get started on a career that makes a difference.

Career Information

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Learn more about the the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance employment experience. We share feedback from dozens of employees.

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Benefits & Compensation

While encouraging you to put your passion for wildlife to work, we offer team members an array of comprehensive health, financial, and recreational benefits to help them maintain a good work/life balance.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal opportunity for all employees and prospective employees.

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Career & Internship Programs

Many opportunities are available to move around, move up, learn, and grow within the organization. Learn more about a few areas where you may want to start your career with us.

Perks & Discounts

As part of the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance team, you can take pride in knowing that you are working toward creating a world where all life thrives. Along with knowing that your paycheck comes from making a difference, you’ll also enjoy amazing Team Member Benefits:

  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family passes and complimentary tickets
  • In-house discounts on merchandise and dining
  • Free employee parking
  • Work on grounds, with our amazing wildlife!
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Join Our Team

When it comes to adding to our team, there are some characteristics that SDZWA is looking for. The Alliance is seeking team members who are:

  • Friendly individuals with excellent communication skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable working indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Able to work in a diverse team environment
  • Flexible with their schedules
  • At least 16 years of age.
Looking to
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Becoming a volunteer with San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance will give you the opportunity to be a Conservation Ambassador, and help create a wonderful guest experience for visitors!


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Wildlife Care
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Life at SDZWA