Careers at the Columbus Zoo

Columbus Zoo(Photo: WOSU)

Students explore career options at the Columbus Zoo.

How do I start?
Focus your education on the science field. A bachelor’s degree in an area such as animal science, zoology, biology, ecology, conservation science, or animal behavior is a minimum requirement for our zoo keeping positions. In addition to education, obtain as much hands-on experience as possible through volunteer work, internships, and employment. You may want to explore opportunities at veterinary offices, wildlife centers, Humane Societies, farms or stables that will allow you to gain animal husbandry experience and be more competitive when entering the zoological field.