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Chicago Zoological Society is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/V/D
The Chicago Zoological Society, which operates Brookfield Zoo, is committed to equal employment opportunity and takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

ADA Accommodations
The Chicago Zoological Society offers reasonable accommodations that provide applicants with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in the employment application process and to be considered for a job. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to complete an application or to complete any other part of the application process, please complete the ADA Accommodation Request Form for Applicants or contact the Society's ADA Coordinator at 708-688-8338.

General Information
All applications and resumes are received and handled by the Human Resources Department. Due to the large volume of applications received, you will only be contacted directly if an interview is desired. The application/resume review process may take several weeks. Phone inquiries are discouraged due to the large number of applications received.
 
If you are interested in another opportunity after you submitted your information, to be considered, you will need to submit the appropriate information according to the above instructions.
 

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Volunteer Application
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If you work outside the home, please provide the following information:

 
  A conviction will not necessarily eliminate you from consideration for the volunteer program, and factors such as the time since conviction, the seriousness of the crime, and the nature of the crime relative to the position for which you are applying may be considered.
 
Who can we notify in case of an emergency?
Miscellaneous Questions
 
 
 
Please list any conservation organiazations that you belong to, if any:
 
I certify that the answers given by me on this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any misstatement or omission may result in the withdrawal of my application or, if I have been placed as Chicago Zoological Society volunteer, in the termination of the volunteer assignment at any time. I authorize investigation of all information contained in this application, on my resume, and/or provided during any interview as may be deemed necessary by the Chicago Zoological Society to make a volunteer placement decision. I also authorize any previous employer or references to release to the Society any and all infor-mation concerning my work history and background or my past volunteer experience and background, including, but not limited to, performance, disciplinary, and attendance records, etc. to consider my application for placement as a Society volunteer. I also hereby consent to a complete background check, including a criminal background check.

If I am placed as a Society volunteer, I agree to abide by all current and subsequently issued rules and policies of the Society. I understand the Society shall be entitled, without further consent, to use in any manner any picture, audio, or video recording of me or my voice in association with my volunteer assignment(s). Placement and volunteer assignments are at the sole discretion of the Society. Accordingly, any assignment by the Society may be withdrawn, and placement in the Society’s volunteer program may be terminated at any time.