News Release
Contact: Sondra Katzen, Public Relations, 708.688.8351,
March 1, 2023
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Job Fair at Brookfield Zoo on March 4

Brookfield, Ill. — Looking for a fun and unique work environment, then head to Brookfield Zoo’s Job Fair on Saturday, March 4, from noon to 3 p.m.

The Zoo’s business partner, SSA Group, which oversees the concessions, retail, and catering, is hiring for the upcoming busy season. Seasonal positions for energetic and guest-service oriented individuals are available at a starting pay rate of $15 per hour. Full-time positions are also available.

Additionally, the Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, has employment opportunities in several of its departments, including accounting and finance, admissions, animal care, custodial services, education programs, facilities maintenance, fundraising, grounds and landscaping, human resources, information technology, marketing and communications, motor tram tours, and police and public safety.

Whether you're ready to apply or just want more information, check out the Job Fair in Bocaditos, which is located on the southwest side of the park. Those attending should enter the Zoo at the south gate entrance. For more information visit

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Photos (credit: CZS-Brookfield Zoo)
43: A variety of employment opportunities are available at Brookfield Zoo, including in the admissions department.

26: Those interested in being a groundskeeper at Brookfield Zoo can attend the Job Fair on March 4.

0311: Motor Safari Tour driver and narrator positions are available at Brookfield Zoo.

1417: A variety of maintenance positions are available at Brookfield Zoo.

2246 and 9680: Brookfield Zoo's partner, SSA Group, is looking to hire energetic and guest-oriented individuals to work in the Zoo's restaurants.

9465: Seasonal positions are availble in Brookfield Zoo's retail shops.

9674: A variety of positions are available in Brookfield Zoo's restaurants.

About the Chicago Zoological Society
The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people to wildlife and nature. The Chicago Zoological Society is a private nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County. The Society is known throughout the world for its international role in animal population management and wildlife conservation. Its Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare is at the forefront of animal care that strives to discover and implement innovative approaches to zoo animal management. Brookfield Zoo is the first zoo in the world to be awarded the Humane Certified™ certification mark for the care and welfare of its animals, meeting American Humane Association’s rigorous certification standards. The Zoo is also accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, and the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association. Brookfield Zoo is located at 8400 31st Street in Brookfield, Illinois, between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and also is accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, and CTA and PACE bus service. For further information, visit



Sondra Katzen
Director of Public Relations
Office: 708-688-8351
Cell Phone: 708-903-2071


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