Zoo Careers

Career Information for Students


Keeper Spotlight: Reptiles and Amphibians with Alyssa Borek

Get an inside look at what it’s like to work with snakes, lizards and turtles as part of Woodland Park Zoo’s reptile and amphibian team in this blog post


Zoo/Wildlife Careers

Did you know that the zoo employs more than  275 people in careers from accounting to zookeeping? This packet helps teachers of all grades guide their students in explorations of zoo and other wildlife careers.

Conservation Links

Additional information on careers and internships


Career Corner - Past Installments

The following excerpts from interviews with Woodland Park Zoo staff members were originally published in the Career Corner column in ZooEdition, Woodland Park Zoo's teacher newsletter. 

Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103   |  206.548.2500  |   zooinfo@zoo.org

Association of Zoos & Aquariums
Seattle Parks & Recreation
Humane Certification