Careers & Volunteer Opportunities

It takes a strong team to ensure the success of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden!

More than 300 employees and over 150 volunteers continuously strive to fulfill our mission and provide top quality experiences for our guests. Find out how you can contribute to our terrific team.

Our Mission It is our mission to create meaningful connections and inspire actions that will have a lasting impact on conservation.

We are dedicated to providing:

  • The highest standards of care for our animals and plants.
  • Delivering a diverse educational and high-quality recreational experience for all Riverbanks visitors.
  • Utilizing all available resources for the conservation of the earth’s flora and fauna.

Our Values An organization’s values are the driving forces by which the organization strives to live by as it pursues its mission and seeks to accomplish its objectives. These values are our shared beliefs, which energize our actions in a consistent manner.

  • Excellence — We are committed to continuous improvement and always providing our guests with the highest quality experience.
  • Caring — We show consideration, kindness, and appreciation for animals, the planet, our guests, and each other.
  • Belonging — We strive to create and reinforce a sense of belonging. We value our team members and our guests for their unique perspectives, capabilities, and contributions, and we welcome their full and authentic participation.
  • Growth — We inspire creativity and collaboration to promote bold and inspiring ideas.
  • Professionalism — We consistently pursue professional standards of excellence and sustainable growth of our organization, demonstrating integrity and ethics in every aspect of our business.