Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo is a conservation leader whose mission is to take and inspire action to sustain wildlife and wild places. As a not-for-profit charitable institution, all revenue is reinvested back into conservation activities at the zoo and around the world. The Calgary Zoo offers enjoyable and meaningful experiences that make science accessible, and we tell engaging stories to our guests and inspire them to join in the effort to protect the diversity of life on earth. We care deeply about the animals in our care and we are a champion for vulnerable animals.

Does your organization have other locations besides Calgary?


How many employees does your organization employ?

Approximately 350.

What type of positions do you offer?

Full time, part time and seasonal positions.

What are some entry level career opportunities that your organization offers?

  • Banquet Server
  • Concessions Customer Service Representatives
  • Guest Relations Customer Service Representatives
  • Inbound Call Centre Customer Service Representatives
  • Retail Customer Service Representatives
  • Casual/On-Call Security Officer

What is your hiring process?

Positions that the zoo is seeking to fill will be posted on as well as various job posting sites. An applicant may submit their resume and cover letter, indicating the position that they are applying for, to the Calgary Zoo's Human Resources department. Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

How can one apply?

By email:
By fax: 403-695-3807
By mail: Human Resources - 1300 Zoo Road N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 7V6

What do you look for in employees?

Nothing will get you further than a positive attitude and a willingness to learn! We also look for employees who have a strong customer focus, are able to communicate and collaborate effectively, are honest and trustworthy, and who value safety and conservation.

What type of education/training/equipment do you require?

We provide training and any personal protective equipment required for all entry level positions. The completion of some high school courses and some cash handling experience is preferred.

How old does someone have to be to work for your company?

The minimum age to work at the zoo is 15.

How much will employees get paid?

All Concessions, Retail, and Guest Relations positions start at $11/hour.

How would someone find out about opportunities at your company?

All of our job postings are listed at

Please list any diversity initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.

The Calgary Zoo values a diverse workforce and welcomes applicants from all walks of life to apply.

Please list any corporate responsibility initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.

The Calgary Zoological Society operates a Conservation Outreach enterprise to conduct or support conservation initiatives aimed at the protection of species where they exist in the wild. The Calgary Zoo also launched the Centre for Conservation Research (CCR) in 1999. The CCR works with other non-profit organizations, governments, scientists and universities around the world to conduct and share research and to influence actions and policies that protect endangered species. With official academic status at both Canadian and international universities, the CCR fills a crucial niche by conducting applicable, scientific research aimed at increasing the populations of endangered species and at successfully reintroducing animals back into the wild.