Birmingham Zoo
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About Employment

About Employment

The Birmingham Zoo (BZI) is an institution which houses and maintains a varied collection of live animals.  The primary purpose is to provide humane, professional care and management of those animals in keeping with the highest available standards including those accepted by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).  Such care will remain a long term commitment by BZI to each individual animal and the species each represent.

The three main goals:

  1. To promote, effect, and assist conservation efforts, for each animal species over the world;
  2. To provide for everyone an inviting, congenial, and educational Zoo environment in which they may see, enjoy and learn about some of the species of the world, and about conservation endeavors that we espouse;
  3. To constantly and consistently strive to develop and improve the professional excellence of our Zoo staff members to better accomplish these goals.

With the BZI goal in mind, it is the practice of BZI to make meaningful effort to cultivate and foster a culture of diversity and inclusion.  BZI embraces and encourages employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation,   socio-economic status, veteran status or other characteristics that may make BZI employees unique.

BZI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All business is conducted without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

All positions listed on this website are open and applicants are encouraged to apply online. These positions are open to both internal and external applicants unless otherwise indicated.  Position openings may be closed at any time that it is determined that sufficient qualified applicants have been identified or specific individual has been hired. We cannot guarantee that you will be interviewed for any specific position.  You must apply for a specific job title when you apply for a job listed on this website. Please show that in the subject line of your email, one job per email.

BZI will conduct a background check (criminal, social security number check, driving) on all final candidates for all jobs.  In addition, final candidates for all positions will undergo drug testing.

BZI offers an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance for full-time employees.