Welcome to the LA Zoo


If you love animals and are committed to their conservation, working at the Los Angeles Zoo might be right for you!

Your path to employment may begin at one of three hiring entities:

  • The Los Angeles Zoo is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles. Staff in the areas of animal care, administration, grounds maintenance, construction, guest services, Learning & Engagement, and public relations are employees of the City of Los Angeles.
  • The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) is a private, nonprofit partner of the Zoo. Staff in the areas of fundraising, membership, marketing, special events, administration, and volunteer services are employed by GLAZA.
  • All staff in gift shops, food stands, trams, and catering are employed by the Zoo’s concessionaire, SSA Group, LLC.

Open Positions

City of Los Angeles – Zoo Department

Student Professional Worker (Peer Mentor for Conservation)
Student Professional Workers (Peer Mentor for Learning & Engagement)
Student Worker (Student Intern for Conservation)
Student Worker (Student Intern for Learning & Engagement)

Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association

Event Coordinator
Database Manager
Grant Writer
Major Gifts Officer
Membership Ambassador

SSA Group, LLC

Retail Associate
Food Service Associate
Food Service Cook


Volunteering can be a great way to get a foot in the door and test the waters of a potential career path. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Zoo.