The Virginia Zoo functions as a hybrid operation through the joint efforts and between the staffs of the Virginia Zoological Society (VZS) and the Virginia Zoological Park (VZP).
THE VIRGINIA ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
VZS staff operates the Zoo’s gift shop, restaurant and concessions, educational programs, special events and parties, membership program, marketing and promotions, and fundraising and grant writing through the private sector.
The Virginia Zoological Park
VZP staff maintains all animal exhibits and provides animal care and husbandry, maintains the lush grounds and gardens, oversees most building repair and maintenance, and manages the Zoo’s ticket booth.
Visit City of Norfolk job page for animal services, customer service, horticulture, maintenance and security positions.
The Virginia Zoo offers numerous internships with animal services- zoo keeper, behavioral observation, education, and so much more!