There are many tangible and intangible benefits of being an employee of the Chicago Zoological Society. The Society offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package as part of overall compensation:

Employee benefits for employees in regular, full-time non-union positions:
  • Choice of three (PPO and HMO) medical plan options
  • Dental plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Short-Term Disability insurance
  • Basic $10,000 life insurance policy
  • Supplemental Life Insurance - up to 5x annual wage
  • Choice of three Dependent Life insurance options
  • Basic $10,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage at no cost
  • Supplemental Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage - up to 5x annual wage
  • Choice of two Long-Term Disability insurance options
  • Retiree medical and dental coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid vacation
  • 10 paid sick days per year
  • Four paid personal days per year
  • Eight paid holidays per year (including your birthday!)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Cafeteria-style Benefits: Employees design their own benefits package each year by selecting from a long menu of benefit options. Each employee receives benefit “credits” (benefit dollars) to purchase benefits. Any unspent benefit credits may be converted to supplemental pay, a 401(k) plan contribution (if eligible) and/or a contribution to a pre-tax Flexible Spending Account to cover eligible out-of-pocket healthcare and/or dependent care expenses.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Bonus sick days for perfect attendance
  • Generous bereavement leave
  • Pre-tax transit benefit
  • Employee credit union
  • Tuition assistance
  • Discounts on zoo purchases
  • Preferred parking spaces for carpoolers and green vehicles
  • On-site check cashing and ATM machines
  • Free admission and parking for employees and their immediate family
  • On-site CZS University classes
  • Uniforms and cleaning service (if required)
Employee benefits for employees in regular, full-time union positions:
  • Ten paid holidays (including your birthday!)
  • Two personal days per year
  • Medical plan
  • Dental plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Bonus sick days for perfect attendance
  • Generous bereavement leave
  • Pre-tax transit benefit
  • Employee credit union
  • Tuition assistance
  • Discounts on zoo purchases
  • Preferred parking spaces for carpoolers and green vehicles
  • On-site check cashing and ATM machines
  • Free admission and parking for employees and their immediate family
  • On-site CZS University classes
  • Uniforms and cleaning service (if required)
In addition, Society employees work in a fun, family-oriented environment and a beautiful, park-like setting. We hope you will consider a position at Brookfield Zoo. You will have the opportunity to work with a highly dedicated staff of professionals who are committed to animals and conservation.