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

Positions will be posted when available.

Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association

Web Content Manager
Database Manager
Major Gifts Officer
Membership Ambassador

SSA Group, LLC

Retail Associate
Food Service Associate


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.