To apply for a Zoo position, complete this form:


To apply for a role within Service Systems Associates (SSA), the Zoo’s partner in food and beverage operations, fill out this form:


Submit completed applications to:

Zoological Society of Pittsburgh
Human Resources Department
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

If you are interested in future employment, please submit an application at any time. Please indicate your desired start date on the application and communicate that the application is for future employment when you submit.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer.


The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s internship programs offer a unique and exciting opportunity for high school (candidates must be at least 18 years of age), college students, and graduates to explore and experience the inner workings of a modern zoological park. A variety of disciplines are available from which students or graduates may choose.




Volunteering at the Zoo is as fun as it is rewarding! Zoo Docents are volunteer staff who help guide Zoo visitors around the park, educate them about animals with live animals showings, bio-facts, and touch tables, and help to interpret the many happenings around the Zoo to help visitors get the most out of their day. Volunteer divers assist PPG Aquarium staff with in-tank maintenance of our warm and cold water exhibits, including the ocean tank, sea otters, sand tiger sharks, and more. Volunteer divers also participate in special event activities that further the organization’s mission.



Pride In Our People

Our newest digital series, Pride In Our People, features the incredible staff at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium through written first-person narratives and/or podcast interviews.