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Welcome and thank you for your interest in employment with the Fort Worth Zoo.

As a cultural destination and conservation organization, we offer a variety of career opportunities including positions in in animal care, conservation and research, education, administration, maintenance, accounting, guest services, information technology, marketing, security and many more.

If you are energetic, enthusiastic, flexible, team-oriented with strong people skills and a positive attitude, we invite you to apply for a position with the Fort Worth Zoo!

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Application Process

If you would like to be considered for a current open position with the Fort Worth Zoo, you must complete an online application through our Careers Portal.

When you enter the Careers Portal, you may search and review our current open positions. Each position description lists the essential duties and qualifications for the position.

Carefully review the job posting for an understanding of the essential duties and minimum qualifications of the position. Only those applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for a position will be considered.

Position openings may be altered or closed at any time that it is determined that sufficient qualified applicants have been identified or the position has been filled.

If you are interested in the position and feel you meet the qualifications, simply click on the Apply Now link in the job posting. You will be directed to the Careers Portal where you will be prompted to create an account. Once you create an account in our Careers Portal you can create a profile, search for and apply for open positions.

If you have already applied for a position with the Zoo, simply enter the email address and password that you created when you first applied and search the positions that are currently available.

When completing the online application, please provide complete and detailed description of work experience; “see resume” responses will not be considered.

After you successfully submit your online application you will receive a confirmation response.

Your application will be forwarded to and reviewed by the hiring manager.

You will only be contacted directly if an interview is desired.

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive, we cannot respond to follow-up or status-check calls/requests.

We will provide reasonable accommodation to complete the online application consistent with applicable law. If you require an accommodation, please contact a human resources representative at

General Information

If you are offered employment at the Zoo, you must present proper documentation in accordance with federal law that verifies your identity and authorization to work in the United States.

Employment with the Fort Worth Zoo is at-will. This means you may resign at any time for any reason and the Zoo may end the employment relationship at any time for any reason.

The Fort Worth Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment with respect to age, gender, ethnicity, race, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

The Fort Worth Zoo is dedicated to providing a safe and secure work environment for our employees and guests. To assist in achieving that goal, candidates offered employment will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment background investigation and drug test.


Career FAQs

How long does the hiring process take place?

This varies depending on the position and the number of candidates who applied and are being considered.

Generally, the first step is a phone interview with the hiring manager. If, after the initial interview, both parties are mutually interested you may then be contacted to continue to the next step of the interviewing process (typically an in-person interview). This process may take several days or weeks.

If I am a qualified candidate, how soon can I expect to be contacted?

This depends on the position applied for and the number of applications received. We receive a large volume of applications for each open position. The hiring manager will review all applications and those candidates that best meet the requirements of the position and our specific needs will be contacted for an interview. This process may take several days or weeks.

A position is no longer posted on the website, is it still open?

If a position is no longer posted, it is closed or we are not seeking to fill the position at that time.

What is the status of my application?
All completed applications are received by Human Resources and routed to the appropriate personnel for review. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to status requests.
If I am interested in more than one open position, do I need to submit more than one application?

Yes, you must submit an application for each position for which you are interested and qualified.

Can I come to the zoo and drop off my resume? Will you interview me?
We cannot accommodate unsolicited, unscheduled interview requests. Our management team manages all day-to-day operations and must schedule time to review applications/resumes and schedule and conduct interviews.
Can I submit an application for you to consider for future openings?

No. Applications are accepted for current job openings only.

Can I apply for the same position more than once?

You can only reapply for the same position if the position is reposted at a later date.

How old do I have to be to apply?

Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Some positions require that an applicant be at least 18 years old. Please check the age requirement information indicated in the job posting.

Do I have to apply online? What do I do if I do not have a computer?

All applicants must apply online through our Careers Portal. The Zoo provides computer kiosks for applicants to complete the online application.

Can I begin my online application and return to finish it later?

Once an application is started it cannot be saved and returned to later. If you leave the screen idle for thirty minutes or more, your session will be timed out and you will be redirected to the job listings screen.

How do I know if my application was successfully submitted?

Applicants will receive a confirmation response once an application is successfully submitted. Additionally, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address associated with the user account.

Can I edit my application after it has been submitted?

Applications cannot be edited once they are submitted through the Careers Portal. We recommend that you carefully review all the information provided in your application prior to submission.