Employment Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How old do you have to be to apply?
A: To apply, you must be at least 15 years old.
Q: What jobs do you currently have available?
A: All available jobs can be viewed by visiting the Employment Opportunities page.
Q: Does the Zoo offer internships?
A: We do offer internships. Animal internships are typically posted in January or February and run May through August, depending on availability. Non-animal internships may be available in different departments and will be posted on our job applications page.
Q: May I check on the status of my application?
A: Each year, the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium receives more than 1,500 applications for employment. Due to the large volume of applications received, we will be unable to contact every applicant and cannot accept follow-up or status-check phone calls.
You will be contacted if your education, professional experience, and skill set match a current need.