Micke Grove Zoo

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Working at Micke Grove Zoo is a rewarding experience. Whether paid or volunteering, our committed staff care for zoo wildlife, engage visitors from all over the world, and promote important messages about conservation.

Please check this page regularly for employment opportunities.

Paid Positions

San Joaquin County is hiring for the following position for the Dept. of Animal Management at Micke Grove Zoo:

Animal Care Specialist (Part-time/ temporary)

Click here to read the job description.

Applicants need to apply online (click here for an online application form)


The Micke Grove Zoological Society is hiring for the following position:

Food Service Assistant. For Micke Grove Zoo’s snack bar. Immediate opening, open until filled. Temporary/Seasonal/Part-Time. Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30-5:00. $10.00 per hour.

Call or e-mail for more information
(209) 331-2010 | mgzs@mgzoo.com


There are no opportunities at this time. Please check back soon.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at Micke Grove Zoo is a great way to begin a career working with or caring for animals, in education, or in community and media relations. Committed volunteers prove themselves to be dedicated workers that develop the experience needed to be successful in their future positions.

Micke Grove Zoo offers a variety of volunteer experiences that will allow you to start experimenting with responsibilities in your field of choice before you make the long term decision of becoming an employee.

To read more about volunteer opportunities at Micke Grove Zoo, click here.


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