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Career Opportunities

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Every day is an adventure at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. As both a cultural destination and conservation-centered organization, our team makes an impact on our community and our world every day.

We're looking for highly skilled, motivated, and dedicated individuals who are excited to join an innovative and forward-thinking team. If that sounds like you, we welcome you to apply! We offer full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions.

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Our employees are passionate about creating the best day ever.

Preserving, protecting, and restoring natural environments, ecosystems, and wildlife is at the heart of everything that we do.

As an organization, we value creating an inclusive culture with strong, cohesive teams.



It takes many different types of skills, backgrounds, and roles to fulfill our mission of desert conservation, preservation, and education. Career opportunities at The Living Desert include:


We offer competitive benefits for eligible staff!


-Family Membership (2 Adults + 2 Children)

-Concession and Retail Discounts

-Established Work Schedule

-Sick Leave

-Jury/Witness Duty Pay

-Employee Assistance Program (EAP)









-Paid Time Off - starting at 20 days per year

-Health, Dental, and vision insurance, including prescription drug coverage*

-$25,000 Life Insurance*

-Voluntary term life insurance (employee, spouse, child(ren))

-401(k) plan - available after working for 6 months and 1,000 hours

-Short-term disability insurance (25% gap plan)

-Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Medical and Dependent care

-Professional development opportunities

-Professional memberships and dues


-Paid Time Off - pro-rate based on hours worked

-401(k) Plan - available after working for 6 months and 1,000 hours














*Health, dental, vision, and $25,000 life insurance are paid in full or substantially subsidized by The Living Desert depending on the plan(s) chosen.

Proof of vaccination from COVID-19 including booster, if eligible, is a condition of employment at The Living Desert.

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