Join the Tanganyika Wildlife Park Family

Opportunities that will work with your goals and interests to help you on your path to success.


We passionately believe that humans have the responsibility to be stewards for the animals in our care and in the wild, so we strive to strengthen the connections between people and the natural world by providing REAL experiences that are entertaining and educational.

penguin swim with kids


Do you love helping others connect with wildlife? Do you have a passion for conservation and want to work somewhere Wildly Different?


If your answer is YES, then join the Tanganyika Career Team!



Our park thrives on 25 acres of land is rapidly expanding which is why we are looking to grow our team by 20%!


If you like a fast paced, growth mindset culture, come join the change.


The most successful employees at Tanganyika enjoy sharing their love of animals with our guests, relish in the opportunity to be creative, are constantly looking for ways to make improvements within their circle of influence, enjoy working on a small team, and take pride in their work.


Are you the next member of the TWP Family?


As an intern at TWP, you’ll spend time working in each area of the park, from the birds to the giraffes while learning how to educate guests. You’ll gain first-hand experience working hands-on with the animals at the park and be assigned to work Encounter Stations to gain customer service skills and become an excellent reader of behavior!

You also will have the opportunity to teach and assist with a variety of programs and tours in addition to attending monthly workshops.

Come join the Tanganyika family and we’ll invest in your future while you help us build ours!


Full term: February 16th 2024 – November 10th 2024
Summer: May 20th 2024 – August 10th 2024



The Docent Program is a year-round volunteer program for teens and adults age 14 and up.

Docents are able to volunteer for a wide variety of activities at the park including Education Programs, Camps and Classes, Animal Encounter Stations, special events, Animal Care (18 and up), office projects, animal handling, and more!

Docents sign up for the activities and programs that fit their interests and schedule, so it’s a great flexible option for busy students and professionals alike.

Some opportunities allow Docents to work directly with Educators, Keepers, and other team members, while others are more independent. Basically, there’s something for everyone!

A general training class is required (currently available virtually and in-person), as well as more specific training for many of the different activities.

Apply online for our Docent Program here, through our Career Openings Page

WORKDAYS & Special Events

In addition to our ongoing volunteer programs, we also have opportunities for group volunteer workdays. These workdays are great for companies looking to give back, church youth groups, scout troops, or any other group of teens, adults, or families that want to volunteer! 

Finally, the Park hosts several Special Events throughout the year – including Twilight Tour – that rely on volunteer help! It’s a great chance for students that need service hours – or for anyone that wants to be involved – to give back in a fun way.

For information about either volunteer workdays or special event volunteering, contact

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Our staff, volunteers, and interns are all one team working towards our common goals of providing excellent welfare to the animals in our care, creating lasting connections with guests, and contributing to captive conservation.

With our focus on both professional and personal development, our aim is to help everyone on the team continually be the best they can be!

Conveniently located right outside of Wichita, Kansas!

So you want to be a zookeeper?

Here are some helpful resources to help you get on the right track including resume tips, interview tricks, and a video diving into skills to make your interview stand out!

  1. Zookeeper Resume Suggestions
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  3. So You Want to Work at the Zoo: Skills to Make Your Resume and Interview Stand Out
Keeper with penguin