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Henry Vilas Zoo Employment Opportunities

Zookeeper positions are hired through Dane County. When a zookeeper position becomes available, it will be posted on Dane County's website.

To learn more about careers in zoos and aquariums, check out this helpful overview on the Association of Zoos and Aquariums website.

Friends of Henry Vilas Zoo Employment Opportunities

Friends of Henry Vilas Zoo is currently hiring for the following positions:

Glacier Grille Staff - Click here for a job description and here for a job application. Please submit application to Ben Jackson, Food & Restaurant Manager at

Manager of Community Outreach & Volunteer Engagement - The Henry Vilas Zoological Society is hiring for an exciting position that will lead volunteer engagement and community outreach efforts on behalf of the Henry Vilas Zoological Society & Zoo.  In this position, you will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and energized organization that welcomes over 800,000 visitors annually. You will provide the vision and leadership to take a strong volunteer organization to the next level, and have the opportunity to grow the Henry Vilas Zoo’s outreach efforts, and better help us serve our visitors.  It is our mission to be dedicated to exceptional animal care and to conserve wildlife through local engagement and global partnerships.  Click here for a job description. Qualified candidates should submit their application to