Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



National Zoo Jobs

Jobs with the National Zoo are generally through the Smithsonian Institution, which is part of the federal government.

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We offer full time positions in accounting and finance, communications, education, events, human resources, membership, marketing, and management. See positions and apply now.

We often have part-time and variable hour positions available for energetic, friendly, courteous, and outgoing team players. See positions and apply now.

For available FONZ internships see positions and apply now.

Friends of the National Zoo is dedicated to supporting the National Zoo.
Learn more about what FONZ does.

As an equal opportunity employer, FONZ values workplace diversity.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers offer invaluable support to the Zoo. They work with visitors and staff, plants and animals, independently or in groups, on weekdays and weekends. Programs offer volunteers an opportunity to learn, interact with visitors and staff, help with education and conservation activities, and have fun! An interest in animals and their conservation is a must. Get more information.

Wildlife Careers

Are you interested in a career working with animals or at a zoo? Find out what it's like and what it takes.