Individual Memberships

ASSOCIATE

Open to all interested individuals.
Annual dues $50

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
  • Opportunity to join a large network of zoo professionals & exchange ideas
  • Access to ZAA Members Forum
  • ZAA Journal
  • Discounted member registration rate at the ZAA Annual Conference
  • Legislative updates and other news affecting the industry
  • Access to the Members Only site: newsletter archives for the ZAA and the International Society of Zooculturists, resources with industry standard and best practice documents, and more
ELIGIBILITY
  • Open to all interested individuals
  • Has not been disciplined under the ZAA Code of Conduct.
  • Has not been convicted of charges laid by a regulatory of enforcement body that is linked to the zoo and aquarium community.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATE

Open to full time employee of a zoo, aquarium, or wildlife facility; conservation partner; or commercial member.
Annual dues $75

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
  • Opportunity to join a large network of zoo professionals & exchange ideas
  • Access to ZAA Members Forum
  • ZAA Journal
  • Discounted member registration rate at the ZAA Annual Conference
  • Legislative updates and other news affecting the industry
  • Access to the Members Only site: newsletter archives for the ZAA and the International Society of Zooculturists, resources with industry standard and best practice documents, and more
  • Eligible to serve on ZAA committees
  • Has the right to vote on certain issues pertinent to the general membership
ELIGIBILITY
  • Must be a full-time employee of a zoo, aquarium, or wildlife facility; conservation partner; or commercial member
  • Agrees to abide by ZAA's Code of Conduct, Bylaws, and duly adopted resolutions, and support ZAA's objectives
  • Supports the mission, vision, and goals of ZAA
  • Has not been disciplined under the ZAA Code of Conduct.
  • Has not been convicted of charges laid by a regulatory of enforcement body that is linked to the zoo and aquarium community.


PROFESSIONAL FELLOW

Open to individuals with a minimum of 5 years full-time paid experience in the zoological industry and serves or has served in a management capacity. Requires endorsement from a ZAA professional fellow.
*If you are a current member at a different level and want to apply for professional fellow, complete this application instead of using the link.
Annual dues $100

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
  • Opportunity to join a large network of zoo professionals & exchange ideas
  • Access to ZAA Members Forum
  • ZAA Journal
  • Discounted member registration rate at the ZAA Annual Conference
  • Legislative updates and other news affecting the industry
  • Access to the Members Only site: newsletter archives for the ZAA and the International Society of Zooculturists, resources with industry standard and best practice documents, and more
  • Has the right to vote
  • Eligible to be elected to the Board of Directors and can serve as an officer of ZAA
  • Eligible to serve as a Committee Chair
  • Access to view the Available and Wanted Animal List. Listing animals: $100 fee provides unlimited posts for 1-year
ELIGIBILITY
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time paid experience in the zoological industry
  • Serves or has served in a management capacity. Management positions are those that participate in the decision-making processes that influence and direct the operations, planning, purposes and goals of the organization
  • Submit one endorsement via the ZAA Sponsor Form from a ZAA professional fellow. Sponsor form must be submitted to the ZAA office directly from the sponsor.
  • Agrees to abide by ZAA's Code of Conduct, Bylaws, and duly adopted resolutions, and support ZAA's objectives
  • Supports the mission, vision, and goals of ZAA
  • Must be approved by the Membership Committee and Board of Directors. Approval is based on the individual's knowledge, expertise, experience and professional practices.
  • Has not been disciplined under the ZAA Code of Conduct
  • Has not been convicted of charges laid by a regulatory of enforcement body that is linked to the zoo and aquarium community


STUDENT

Open to an individual who is enrolled full time or part time in high school, trade school, junior or community college or university.
Annual dues $35

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
  • Opportunity to join a large network of zoo professionals & exchange ideas
  • Access to ZAA Members Forum
  • ZAA Journal
  • Discounted member registration rate at the ZAA Annual Conference
  • Legislative updates and other news affecting the industry
  • Access to the Members Only site: newsletter archives for the ZAA and the International Society of Zooculturists, resources with industry standard and best practice documents, and more
ELIGIBILITY
  • Enrolled in high school, trade school, junior or community college or university
  • Must provide a copy of a valid, current student ID or a letter from your advisor, dean or teacher
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