Join Our Team

A career at Lincoln Park Zoo means joining a team of hard working, empathetic, inspired people committed to furthering our mission and vision every day.

Home to nearly 200 animal species
2,600 feet from North Avenue Beach
An urban oasis filled with more than 2,000 plants
Volunteers and staff make enrichment pinatas for the animals

Six Values Define Our Work

Our values are the foundational traits of our institution, determining our commitments as we grow. We strive to be…


We shape the future, leading communities into a future where wildlife will thrive in our urbanizing world.


We learn every day and are committed to continually developing our individual and collective expertise. 


We love the work and believe that our passion will help us deliver a delightful, memorable guest experience.


We take a proactive approach to create a friendly, inclusive community for all to be part of the Lincoln Park Zoo family.


We lead with integrity and are committed to thoughtful decision-making in everything we do, from managing daily operations to upholding the highest standards of animal care and welfare.


We work together, embracing opportunities to co-create and cultivate excellence with our teams, colleagues, and communities.

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Our team is our greatest asset. We are committed to providing comprehensive and affordable benefits to all our team members:

  • Full medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Accident insurance, legal aid, and short- and long-term disability
  • Discounts at the zoo’s retail and food venues
  • First views of new animals, habitats, and events
  • 49 acres of green space out your office door (or, it may even be your office!)

At Lincoln Park Zoo, there is nothing typical about a team member’s “typical” day. No matter the team—from curators at the zoo to scientists in the field—each day brings its own unique challenges and the opportunity to learn, grow, and become better at delivering on our mission.


Diversity and Inclusion Matter

Lincoln Park Zoo is committed to creating an environment that is inclusive and welcoming. We celebrate the diverse qualities, perspectives, values, and experiences of all people. For Wildlife. For All.