Employment Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How old do you have to be to apply?
A: To apply, you must be at least 16 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 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.