Employment / Volunteer Opportunities


Various opportunities exist including full time, part time, and seasonal positions in the following departments: 

  • Animal care
  • Animal health
  • Education
  • Maintenance
  • Visitor services

For more information, please call 201-634-3100 ext. 3110

Full / Part Time

Resumes for full and part time positions can be sent to the zoo at any time and will be held on file for a minimum of one year. 


Resumes or letters of inquiry regarding seasonal positions should be sent to the zoo beginning in January. Most seasonal positions are filled by early April.


To find out more about the application process for either employment or volunteer opportunities, see what positions are available.


Training for either the Zoo Docent Program or the Animal Encounters Program is held annually. Please call 201-634-3100, ext. 3125 for more information and to be notified of upcoming volunteer training sessions.

Contact Us

 Bergen County Zoo

Phone: 201-634-3100

 Bergen County Department of Parks

One Bergen County Plaza • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7275