Employment Opportunities

Oakland Zoo is always looking to add to our team of dedicated and hardworking employees. A great place to work, we are strongly committed to being a workplace free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability. There are a variety of employment opportunities and job openings throughout the year. Whether you like to work with animals or people; indoors or outdoors, there's something for everyone!

Open Positions

2017 PG&E and Oakland Zoo Scholars Internship »

Seasonal Full-Time Employment

Assistant Director of Development »

Year-Round Full-Time Employment

Cashier (Operations Department) »

Year-Round Part-Time Employment

Emergency Medical Technician/Security Officer »

Year-Round Full-Time Employment

Groundskeeper »

Seasonal Full-Time Employment

How to Submit Your Application

Obtain an Application

Download the job application. Print and complete it. If you're applying by email, please scan your application.

If you prefer, you may pick up an application at the parking booth/main entrance of the Zoo:

9777 Golf Links Road

Oakland, CA 94605

Items to Include

Include the following items when you submit your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Application

Submission Options

Submit by Email

Enter the title of the position you're applying for in the email subject line—failure to do so may result in your application not being seen or forwarded to the correct party for review. Address and send your email to the address listed in the job description.

Submit by Regular Mail

Mail your envelope to:

Oakland Zoo

Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 5238

Oakland, CA 94605

Submit by Fax

Fax your cover letter, resume, and application to:

(510) 746-7175 (Attn: HR)

Drop Off  Your Application

Put the following information on your envelope:

To: Human Resources Department

From: Your Name

Re: Job Title (position you're applying for)

We kindly ask that you do not phone regarding the status of your application. We apologize for the inconvenience, but due to the heavy volume of applications, only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

P.O. Box 5238

9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605