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Staff Benefits

At Houston Zoo we value taking care of our team. When you join Houston Zoo, you join an organization that believes in investing in your overall well-being.

Health Benefits

Taking care of your whole self. Health benefits for you and your family include the following:

  • Medical and pharmacy benefits
  • Dental benefits
  • Vision eyewear coverage
  • Critical Illness, Accident, and Hospital Indemnity Insurance
  • Programs and rewards to encourage healthy actions
  • Support programs for life events
  • Education resources to inspire well-being
  • Life assistance program
  • Focus on mental health


Financial Benefits

  • Traditional and Roth 401(k) plan, with match
  • Vacation, national holidays, personal days, and well-being time
  • Access to your paycheck before payday
  • Family leave
  • Healthcare and Daycare Flexible Spending Account
  • Life insurance; Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Adoption assistance reimbursement
  • Potential eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Complimentary Houston Zoo Family membership; Complimentary animal encounters for all new staff members
  • Discounts on gyms, childcare, and more
  • Free staff parking in Hermann Park