Catoctin Wildlife Preserve is a private, professionally operated facility. We insist on a drug-free facility. See a list of our institution’s and personnel’s credentials and professional affiliations.

General Curator Full time Year round Responsible for the physical and mental well being over 700 animals in the Poikilothermic, Homeothermic and Safari departments. Supervises a staff of 10 to 16 full time and part time animal care persons and 10 to 14 seasonal/part timers. Reports to Asst. Director of Zoological Affairs. At least 5 years supervisory experience managing a public collection in a medium sized zoological facility required. College degree in biology or related field or ten years experience in zoo field also required. Salary commensurate with experience and competitive in the field. Please do not apply if you do not have the required experiences.
Guest Services Administrator Full time Year Round Immediate opening for Guest Services Administrator for active, busy office .


  • Overseeing small group of seasonal staff
  • Respond to guest needs, requests, and complaints
  • Some bookkeeping (Quick-books)
  • Assisting with Memberships and Guest Services daily activities
  • Communicate pertinent guest information to designated departments


  • Previous experience in customer service,  or other related fields
  • Experience with the Photoshop, Illustrator, Publisher and Ouick-books software is a must
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Part time Year round Part time year round 20-30 hours/week. Must have QuickBooks experience.

Assists Treasurer with submission of payroll and maintenance of accounts payable and check writing. Flexible schedule. Insurance and paid vacation available. Preference given to seasoned experienced individuals. Competitive hourly remuneration dependent on experience.

Position starts March 5, 2018

Apply by email with experiences, references and salary expectations to

Visitor Services Full/Part time Seasonal Will begin hiring for our Visitor Service Department late February. Please contact Brandi McKenzie at for more information.

All positions are open until filled. Salary commensurate with experience and competitive in the field.

Send us a cover letter, your resume, and references: Catoctin Zoo, Attention R. Hahn, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788. Or email materials here.