News Release
Contact: Sondra Katzen, Public Relations, 708.688.8351, 
April 19, 2024

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Join the Crew at Brookfield Zoo Chicago
Positions Available at Upcoming Job Fair

Chicago, Ill. — With summer fast approaching, Brookfield Zoo Chicago is gearing up for the start of its busy season by hosting a Job Fair on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SSA Group, the Zoo’s business partner, which oversees the concessions, retail, and catering at the Zoo, is seeking individuals who are friendly, fun, and energetic to fill positions throughout the park, including retail associates, food service associates, banquet servers, and warehouse associates. Seasonal positions pay start at $15 per hour. Full-time positions are also available.

Additionally, representatives from the Zoo will be on site conducting interviews for outgoing individuals to be Motor Safari Adventure guides (minimum age is 18). Additional job openings for custodial services, grounds and landscaping, admissions, public safety, and attraction ride operators (minimum age 18) can be applied for on the Zoo’s website.

To expedite the process, those interested in attending the Job Fair, can complete the employment application form prior to attending. The application, as well as job descriptions, can be found at

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Photo Captions (credit: Brookfield Zoo Chicago)

0311: Positions are available for Motor Safari Adventure guides at Brookfield Zoo Chicago.

4299, 4345, and 4610: A Job Fair at Brookfield Zoo Chicago will take place on April 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Positions are available at several of the food service locations.

4363 and 4602: Retail associate positions are available at Brookfield Zoo Chicago.


About Brookfield Zoo Chicago
Celebrating 90 years as a global leader in animal well-being and conservation, Brookfield Zoo Chicago inspires conservation leadership by igniting emotional connections for people with wildlife and nature, locally and globally. The Zoo is a private nonprofit organization that operates on 235 acres of land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County and is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 species, including many of Earth’s most endangered. Brookfield Zoo Chicago was the first zoo in the world to be awarded the Humane Certified™ certification mark for the care and welfare of its animals, is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and ArbNet. For more information, visit