The Zoo is an active and exciting work environment for employees, interns, and volunteers alike. The 77-acre facility, with more than 6,000 animals that represent 434+ animal species, is the Pittsburgh area's most visited cultural attraction.

Current Open Opportunities

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Please check back frequently, as available positions regularly change:

Assistant Curator, Aquatic Life (full-time)

Director of Marketing and Communications (full-time)

Cashier (part-time, seasonal)

Individuals committed to helping our visitors realize an enjoyable experience connecting with these animals should apply today. 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.

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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 at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.  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 Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium’s mission.

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