Full-time Positions

How do I apply for a full time position?

In most cases we ask for a resume to be sent to resume@toledozoo.org.
Certain positions may also have specific requirements. See individual job postings for details.

How current are the job postings below?

Full-time job postings were last updated on May 3, 2017

Full-time Positions Currently Open

Executive Chef – The Toledo Zoo is committed to inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world. As part of that mission, the Toledo Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is a leader in global wildlife conservation. AZA member institutions are dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors and a better future for all living things. Do you enjoy a fast paced environment where you have the ability to influence your team? The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium is currently hiring a self-starting, engaging Executive Chef to, under limited supervision, oversee the daily activities of the catering division with food production of diverse menus in a multi-event/location facility which includes our newly renovated Malawi Event Center opening in June of 2017. The Malawi Event Center will be one of the largest event centers in the Toledo area that can accommodate up to 850 people! The Executive Chef will supervise and direct the work of banquet and catering kitchen personnel which includes instructing, assigning and reviewing work; planning; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; and recommending disciplinary actions. Develops and prepares food menus for over 300 catered events per year in multiple banquet outlets located throughout the Zoo that can hold groups of 20 – 850 people. The Executive Chef will also create, receive, review and process an assortment of reports and records and will be responsible for growing the department as the Zoo continues to grow!

For our Executive Chef, we prefer formal education in a Culinary Arts or Hospitality program with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar capacity. A combination of education and experience may be considered to provide the necessary knowledge to fill the position. Supervisory experience necessary for the position. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable the fleet insurance carrier. Food Safety and Handling certification is required or must be obtained within 60 days of hiring. We offer an aggressive compensation package, excellent vacation, bonus and holiday time, 403b plan with employer match and contribution and many other great benefits. The Executive Chef will report to the Assistant Director of Sales and Catering. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace. Relocation may be provided.

To take the next step in the process for the Executive Chef role, you will complete a Culture Index Survey. In addition to reviewing applicant’s qualifications and experience, the Culture Index Survey helps us better understand overall fit and how individual’s prefer to be managed, motivated and communicated with. When completing the survey, you must attach a copy of your resume and include your salary requirement. Applicants without an attached resume will not be considered. To apply, click here

Facilities Maintenance Planning Manager – Under limited supervision, responsible for the development and execution of a proactive preventive maintenance program and the ongoing progress of the Computer Managed Maintenance System (CMMS) for the zoo. Responsible for building equipment hierarchy, preventive maintenance schedules, and detailed job plans in relation to preventive maintenance tasks and projects. In addition, will perform various duties in relation to the operation of the Facilities Maintenance Department in coordination with the Facilities Projects/Outsourced Maintenance Manager and Facilities Maintenance Manager. This position reports to the Director of Facilities and Planning. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires time worked in excess of forty hours per week. CMMS (Computer Managed Maintenance System) -Data Entry, Preventative Maintenance, and Reporting:
•Monitor and review work requests for accuracy and clarity (clear scope, realistic completion dates, proper authorization, and discuss details with originator) and assign work orders to maintenance technicians. The Maintenance Planner shall assign work based on priority paying specific attention to all Safety, Emergency, Health Department, USDA requests, and the needs of each department within the zoo as derived from periodic departmental work order review meetings.
•Develop a preventative maintenance program by writing work orders that cover the annual needs of the zoo. This shall include scanning and linking these work orders to electronic files as required. This shall include purging or updating electronic files, equipment files and project manuals as areas are removed or new projects are completed.
•Facilitate automatically generated reports out of the eMaint system on all open and completed work orders.

Will assist the Facilities Maintenance Manager in the efficient and effective use of planning and scheduling all resources to conduct maintenance activities which result in minimum downtime and maximum productivity by managing work priority, developing job plans, defining parts and materials, defining crafts and skills, and engaging the proper resources to develop a safe, effective and efficient work control plan. Will also create and maintain an inventory control system of critical spares and parts and materials related to the PM job plans and will be responsible for building equipment hierarchy, preventive maintenance schedules, and detailed job plans in relation to preventive maintenance tasks and projects. Will work in direct coordination with the Facilities Maintenance Manager to support and schedule needed repairs and in house labor needs for all in house projects and services. Other duties as assigned.

Degree in Facilities Maintenance, Industrial Engineering, or similar field with five years facility maintenance experience or a combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must have previous experience administering a CMMS. This position is scheduled to work Wednesday – Sunday. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, click https://www.cindexinc.com/c/4FDE0B, complete survey and attach your resume with salary requirement. Applicants without an attached resume will not be considered.

Facilities Outsourced/Maintenance Project Manager

This is a 2.5 year position. Under limited supervision, responsible for managing, coordinating, and implementing outsourced capital and operating repair and maintenance projects as well as various capital construction projects for the Toledo Zoo; ensuring compliance with rules, regulations, ordinances, and procedures.

Responsible for planning, bidding, contracting, managing, budgeting, designing when applicable, and supervising all assigned outsourced maintenance services, work, equipment procurement, and material procurement. This includes, but is not limited to snow removal; annual electrical, roofing, general trades, transformer testing, pool/pit cleaning, etc; salt/ice melt procurement; generator maintenance; water meter and backflow device testing, boiler inspections; vehicle purchasing and inspections; fuel procurement, and others as assigned. Will manage and facilitate plans, bids, contracts, and budgets in relation to capital and operating repair and maintenance projects and various assigned capital construction projects. Tracks progress and supervises tasks/projects of the same. Will also monitor budget and schedule of projects and outsourced maintenance and report status to the Director of Facilities and Planning and Facilities Maintenance Manager.

Responsible for coordinating design of projects/work with Zoo consultants and staff members ensuring that staff comments are incorporated into the contract documents and will be responsible for assembling bid packages, securing permits, writing contracts, supervising work, managing construction cost and schedule, and closing out a project. Other duties as assigned.

This 2.5 year position is a full time, non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act Bachelor’s degree in construction engineering, industrial engineering, or similar with five years’ experience in construction estimating/management, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must have intermediate CAD software knowledge and application skills, prefer AutoCAD 2015, BluBeam, and SketchUP. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook for use in Zoo communications and developing and presenting project budgets. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, click here, complete survey and attach your resume with salary requirement by April 7, 2017. Applicants without an attached resume will not be considered.

Field Superintendent – This is a 2.5 year assignment. Under limited supervision, and working cohesively with assigned project managers, provide field management support consisting of organizing, coordinating, scheduling, and inspecting the work performed by employees, contractors, and their subcontractors as they relate to all types of capital and operating projects for the Toledo Zoo, ensuring compliance with contract documents, rules, regulations, ordinances, and procedures. Using project design and contractual documents prepared by the project manager or project management team for a specific project, ensure that all field activities comply with the design intent and that work is coordinated to meet project completion and organizational objectives with specific responsibilities as follows: Ensuring the field work is proceeding according to the contract documents, provide problem solving support and solutions for inherent issues generally associated with construction projects. This will involve working with the project team including the managers, designers, zoo staff, etc. to provide the best solution possible, ensuring that the work is coordinated with activities of the zoo which includes events, animal welfare, and general operations and will work with all parties associated with a project and develop a project schedule the achieves the organizational objectives of the project.

This 2.5 year assignment is a full time, non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Reports directly to the Director of Facilities and Planning but works for project managers assigned to projects by the Director. Four year construction project management, or similar, degree with five years’ experience in construction field management, or ten years’ experience in construction field management or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Position also requires considerable knowledge of Microsoft Office, with concentration on Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as developing and presenting project budgets. Must possess a valid Driver’s License and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply, click here, complete survey and attach your resume with salary requirement. Applicants without an attached resume will not be considered.

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