Who We Are
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium® is Nebraska's No. 1 tourist attraction and consistently ranked among the top zoos in the world.
An equal opportunity employer, we set out to inspire, educate and engage people to serve as lifelong stewards for animals, their habitats and their conservation, both locally and from a far. Together, we can preserve and enhance the legacy of the Zoo and its animals for future generations to come.
A team of about 300 full-time and 650 part-time staff members strong, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium benefits the lives of more than 1,415 species across 162 acres of land. We also support the efforts of numerous field conservation projects and research projects that help ensure a future for endangered and critically endangered flora and fauna around the world, even right here in Nebraska.
Our team makes a big impact and every role is essential to move our conservation mission forward. From the much-needed care our keepers provide our animals to the many food and beverage employees who help "cook" up the funds to keep us operating. Employees are exposed to a fun atmosphere, where no two days are the same, and unmatched scenery to help you get through your duties.
Eligible employees at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium are provided a wide range of benefits that include but are not limited to:
There’s just something about living in Omaha. Something that makes you feel alive and in the moment. Maybe it’s the shorter drive times or the lower cost of living. Or maybe it’s the world-class dining, arts and entertainment that are never too far away. Most likely, it’s the combination of those things that help you settle in and show out, living your best life in one of America’s most up-and-coming cities. Here are a few things that make Omaha easy for us to call home!
The average commute is 20.2 minutes. No. 8 City for the Best Work-Life Balance.
Cost of Living
27% less than the national average. A one-bedroom apartments rent is 21% below average.
(National Association of Realtors, “Median Sales Price of Existing Single-Family Homes for Metropolitan Areas”)
Home to 85-plus miles of paved, interconnected trails for walking, jogging and biking. 30-plus lake communities along with 14 state parks all within 40 miles.
Employee Recruitment Process
Applicants looking to start a career at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will undergo a very thorough five-part selection process.