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Working at Brookfield Zoo

Welcome to the Chicago Zoological Society's online employment center! We have a wide variety of exciting employment opportunities available. If you are interested in working for a world-class organization that is dedicated to conservation, then Brookfield Zoo is the place for you.

We are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, and caring individuals to be a part of our world-class team.

Diversity at CZS

The Chicago Zoological Society is committed to diversity and values the benefits and advantages of a diverse workforce. One of our organization’s core values is Diversity, valuing differences and the respectful involvement of all people, employing and leveraging the gifts, talents, and experience from each person's culture, perspective, and background to create value for the organization and help make it even more successful. The Society understands the importance of attracting and retaining talented individuals of many different backgrounds from all over the world. A more diverse workforce provides many benefits to the organization by enabling us to draw upon a greater richness and wealth of knowledge, experiences, perspectives, ideas, talents, and human resources. Diversity makes our organization stronger, more relevant, and more successful, and better able to achieve our important conservation mission of inspiring conservation leadership. By tapping into a diversity of knowledge, backgrounds, perspectives, and experience, the Society is able to more effectively serve, develop, and deliver programs and provide extraordinary experiences for our increasingly diverse audience of over two million guests each year.

C.E.L.O. - College Experiential Learning Opportunities

The Zoological Society has a long-standing Internship Program that has been recognized as one of the top programs for college students in the country. The program, established in 1975, was one of the first in the nation to allow students pursuing careers in animal care the opportunity to work side by side with professional zookeepers, learning the skills and techniques necessary to manage exotic zoo animals. Since that time, the Internship Program, now called the College Experiential Learning Opportunities program, has evolved to include internships and research opportunities in a variety of areas and fields.

C.E.L.O. offers you:

- Mentoring and Coaching

- Training

- Hands-on, relevant, real experience

- Unique experiences in a diverse setting

Employee Benefits for Employees in Regular, Full-Time, Non-Union Positions

Choice of PPO or HMO Medical Plan
Dental Plan

Vision Plan

Basic $10,000 plus 1x your annual wage Life Insurance Policy at no cost

Basic $10,000 plus 1x your annual wage Accidental Death & Dismemberment Coverage at no cost

Supplemental Life Insurance – options up to 5x’s your annual wage

Supplemental Accidental Death & Dismemberment Coverage – options up to 5x’s your annual wage

Choice of Dependent Life Insurance options

Short-Term Disability Insurance at no cost

Long-Term Disability Insurance at no cost

Flexible Spending Accounts

401(k) Retirement Savings and Financial Planning with Employer Match

Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Program

Seven Paid Holidays per Year

Employee Assistance Program

Generous Bereavement Leave

Employee Credit Union

Tuition Assistance

Discounted Day Care Benefits

Discounts on Zoo purchases

Preferred Parking for Carpoolers and Green Vehicles

On-site Check Cashing

Free Admission and Parking for Employees and their Immediate Family

On-site CZS University Classes

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3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL 60513