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 February 18, 2017

Full-time Positions Currently Open

Associate Curator – Mammals 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), 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. This position is located in Toledo, Ohio, which has a low cost of living and great access to many beautiful areas of Northwest Ohio and Michigan along with many local entertainment districts and well-known Metroparks.

We are currently hiring a self-starting, influencing individual to, under limited supervision, manage, direct, and coordinate daily activities and programs for the Toledo Zoo mammal department (focus in small mammals and primates). Responsible for monitoring health and welfare of specimens under his/her jurisdiction. Develops and maintains departmental emergency procedures and safety programs. Assists the assistant director of animal programs and other managers to ensure proper care of animals and efficient maintenance of facilities which involves making rounds within department; talking with keepers about issues; trouble shooting for exhibit and husbandry needs; making veterinary rounds; setting guidelines for husbandry and breeding needs; and caring for, capturing, restraining, rearing and training animals. Will manage, direct, and coordinate department’s daily activities and programs which involve supervising department personnel to include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining USDA and AZA standards; coordinating activities; acting on employee problems; allocating personnel; selecting new employees; and recommending transfers, promotions, performance evaluations, and disciplinary actions. Communicates with assistant director of animal programs and other associate curator of mammals to convey information about personnel, facilities, and the collection that are significant to departmental operations, will represent the Toledo Zoo in AZA programs and activities as needed and also be responsible for other duties as assigned. This position gives you a great opportunity to also participate in research and conservations activities related to our tasmanian devil program, human-wildlife conflict programs, orangutan programs, local animal wildlife conservation efforts and many others!

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Zoology, or related field preferred; a minimum of two years curatorial/supervisory experience in a zoological setting; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer candidates to have expertise in Primates/Apes/Small Mammals. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug/alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. For more information about the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium, visit www.toledzoo.org/jobs. To apply, click here, complete survey and attach your resume with salary requirement by February 23, 2017. Applicants without an attached resume will not be considered.

Concessions Assistant Manager – Under general supervision, assists in planning, supervising and coordinating the activities and operations of the Food Service Concessions. In addition, assists in coordinating, developing, and implementing the Visitor Services customer service program. Supervises subordinate staff in the preparation of food, assures proper inventory levels are maintained, assures labor, cost and revenue standards are met, adheres to proper cash handling procedures, and maintains cleanliness and safety of Concession stands and areas. Reports to the Concessions Manager. Will assist Concessions Manager in menu implementation to include; updating operating systems and developing work flow procedures ensuring the best guest experience and will also assist in the monitoring of employee performance. Will work with manager to determine proper staffing levels and complete schedules based upon anticipated needs and budgetary guidelines. Responsible for supervising food preparation processes and monitors the amount of food prepared in accordance with seasonal demands and/or other conditions. Adheres to all Toledo Zoo policies/procedures and all required OSHA and safety/health policies and health department regulations. Perform manager on duty responsibilities to insure all visitor service areas are operating functionally.

High School Diploma or GED required. Prefer degree in Food Services, Business or related field and two to three years’ experience in food service management, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Has thorough knowledge of food sanitation standards and DHEC regulations for food service establishments Food Safety and Handling certification is required or must be obtained within 60 days of hiring. Proficient in; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) Visual Staff Scheduler, Kronos, Foodtraks, and Micros. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. 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 by February 26, 2017. Applicants without an attached resume will not be considered.

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. Currently hiring a self-starting, engaging individual 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! Will supervise and direct the work of 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 that can hold groups of 20 – 850 people. Will create, receive, review and process an assortment of reports and records.

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. Reports to the Assistant Director of Sales and Catering. 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 February 26, 2017. Applicants without an attached resume will not be considered.

Maintenance Technician 1 – Under general supervision; perform repairs, maintenance, and preventative maintenance to buildings and grounds. This position reports to Facilities Maintenance Manager. This position is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. Will install and maintain HVAC systems including but not limited to, operation and use of building management systems, refrigeration work inclusive of exhibit, food storage, and climate control applications, mechanical systems i.e. boilers, rooftop units, pumps and control components, ventilation equipment, air filtration, domestic water supplies, and all associated controls for the above items as well as perform routine inspections and checks to assure continuous, good operation of systems. Will also, perform electrical maintenance and repair to all systems within the zoo, performs plumbing installations, perform building and grounds maintenance related duties, perform snow removal by hand and using equipment as well as drive Zoo vehicles. Will have other responsibilities to include carpentry and building maintenance, maintenance of exhibit filtration systems, general maintenance on Zoo vehicles, and other duties as assigned.

Requires a high school diploma. Prefer technical degree in maintenance or related field or a combination of education and experience. Position requires certification in HVAC. Must be familiar with common maintenance materials and tools. 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 February 27, 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 by February 26, 2017. Applicants without an attached resume will not be considered.

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