News Release
Contact: Sondra Katzen, Public Relations, 708.688.8351,
March 3, 2022
Work on the Wild Side at Brookfield Zoo
SSA Group to Host Job Fair on March 12

Brookfield, Ill. — Come join the crew at Brookfield Zoo. SSA Group, the company that manages the zoo’s gift shops, restaurants, catered events, and warehouse, is hosting a Job Fair on Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the zoo’s Discovery Center.

SSA Group is looking to hire friendly, fun, energetic, and customer-service oriented individuals to work during Brookfield Zoo’s upcoming busy peak season as well as year-round. Positions, which start at $15 an hour, include food service associates—cashiers, line cooks, and table bussers; retail associates; retail warehouse associates; and catering associates—servers, set-up and take-down, dishwashers, and bartenders (must be 21 years or older). A number of supervisory positions are also available in these areas. Available openings feature part-time, flexible work schedules with availability Monday through Friday as well as weekends and holidays.

Additionally, the Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, will have representatives at the Job Fair on March 12 to talk to individuals interested in applying for positions as admission attendants and Motor Safari adventure guides.

To attend the Job Fair, enter the zoo’s south entrance at 3300 Golf Road in Brookfield. Those interested in applying should be aware that the zoo is a location of business that follows a mandated COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees. To find out more about the SSA Group job openings at Brookfield Zoo, visit

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About the Chicago Zoological Society
The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by engaging people and communities with wildlife and nature. The Chicago Zoological Society is a private nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County. The Society is known throughout the world for its international role in animal population management and wildlife conservation. Its Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare is at the forefront of animal care that strives to discover and implement innovative approaches to zoo animal management. Brookfield Zoo is the first zoo in the world to be awarded the Humane Certified™ certification mark for the care and welfare of its animals, meeting American Humane Association’s rigorous certification standards. The zoo is located at 8400 31st Street in Brookfield, Illinois, between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and also is accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, and CTA and PACE bus service. For further information, visit


Sondra Katzen
Media Relations Manager
Office: 708-688-8351
Cell Phone: 708-903-2071


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