Join Our Team

Love animals? Like the outside? Consider a job at the Brandywine Zoo.

Volunteer with the Zoo
Please check our calendar of events for special Volunteer Open House events scheduled throughout the year. Come learn from other volunteers what it is like to work at the zoo and about all the opportunities for you. Click here to find out more about volunteering.

Please also check for job postings for the Brandywine Zoo on the AZA Jobs Page and on DNREC's Employment page.

Current Job Openings
Interested in a great part-time job? We are looking for some fun, outgoing people with great customer skills to work in Admissions, Zootique Gift Shop, and the Concession Stand. Must be able to work most weekends. Hours are 10am - 4pm with some evening hours available. If you're interested, email delzoojobs@gmail.com with your resume by February 16th.

Zoo Camp Director
The Brandywine Zoo is seeking a dynamic and engaging person to join our education team! We are searching for a dedicated candidate to fill a 12 week Zoo Camp position. This is a full time, 40-hour a week position. This person will serve as an Educator and work in the Education Department of the Brandywine Zoo. The position will primarily be Monday-Friday, starting the first week of June and running through August 21st, 2015. View the full position description here for more information and application directions. Please do not contact the Zoo directly about this position.

Current Internship Openings
Internship positions are available through Delaware State Parks. For more information, please visit the Internship Page.

To apply for internships:
Complete online intern application via DE State Parks website.

Note that internships are grouped by length of internship (i.e. 12 weeks, 6 months, year long, etc). You may need to look through all categories to find the internship for which you’re interested in applying.

American Kestrel Research Apprentice (2015)
The American kestrel is North America's smallest falcon species. Since the 1960s, kestrels have seen a decline of 88% in their population. More research is necessary to determine the cause of decline in this small, insect-eating bird, but evidence suggests that pesticide accumulation, increased predation by more urban-adaptable raptors, as well as habitat loss may be primary factors.

The American Kestrel Partnership is a citizen science program focusing on kestrel populations in the United States. The Brandywine Zoo is working as a facilitator for this program in the state of Delaware. Research apprentices will be responsible for the maintenance and monitoring of kestrel nest boxes across the state of Delaware, logging data and creating research parameters. The goals of this research at this point in time is identifying kestrel habitat as well as presence and absence, in order to collect baseline information for Delaware for future research. Closes 2/28/15

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Reptile Show & Live Animal Encounter Intern - Summer 2015 (unpaid, housing available)
Brandywine Zoo is seeking outgoing applicants with a dynamic personality for Reptile Show and other live animal public presentations. Reptile shows are held Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the peak season (May-September), with three weeks of full shows in June, July, and August. Closes 3/28/15.

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2015 Zoo Camp Intern (stipend positions & unpaid positions)
The Brandywine Zoo Education Department is seeking fun, mature and engaging educators for our seasonal full-time Zoo Camp Educator Internships. These internships are through the Delaware State Park Internship Program. A limited number of stipend internships are available for highly qualified candidates. However, all internships will have the opportunity to apply for free housing. he Brandywine Zoo's Internships offer hands-on experience for individuals who want to explore a profession in Zoo Education and Day Camp Management. We're looking for people with great people skills (especially children!), self-starter, mature, energetic; positive; creative; fun; safe, conscientious; and a natural leader who gets along well with others. Closes 3/28/15

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Education Intern - Varying term length (unpaid)
Brandywine Zoo is seeking a dynamic and engaging person to join our education team! We are searching for a dedicated candidates to internship positions with our Education Department. These positions are flexible positions, ranging from 2-5 days per week over 3-6 month periods. This person will serve as an Educator and work in the Education Department of the Brandywine Zoo. The role of the Education Intern is to lead informal and formal education opportunities both on and off site and assist with special events. We're looking for an individual with great people skills (especially with children!), is artistic, comfortable with public speaking, is a self-starter, able to work as part of a team and independently, energetic, positive, creative, sense of humor, and has a passion for the environment! Zoo Educators are expected to be fun, safe, conscientious, and a committed leader who gets along well with others.

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To apply for this position, complete the Delaware State Parks Intern Application.

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