Part-time positions

How do I apply?

To apply for a part-time position at the Toledo Zoo, please fill out an application. You can press the button below to download a PDF version of the part-time and seasonal application to print at home and fill out. You can also pick up an application at our Visitor Services office which is located at the main entrance off Anthony Wayne Trail. The office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply for a position, unless the posted job states differently. In some cases a resume may also be requested for certain open positions (see individual job postings for details).

How Current are the Job Postings below?

Part-time job postings were last updated on January 6, 2017

*Note to applicants

Normal work week requires working flexible hours including weekends and holidays. Positions may require working in all weather conditions, the ability to stand for extended periods of time and walk extensively on Zoo grounds.

Part-Time Positions Currently Open

Back of House Catering Crew (Part-Time) – Employees prepare food for a variety of catered events that could include banquets, picnics, weddings, special member events, public events and other catered events. Will also be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of department. Hiring cooks, dishwashers and cold and hot food prep staff. Previous experience working in back of house operations a plus!

Chef’s Assistant (Part-Time) – This position is responsible for overseeing the service operations of all BOH catering areas in absence of the Executive Chef and/or the Sous Chef to provide friendly, fast, and quality services to the Zoo visitors. The Chef’s Assistant will assist the Executive Chef and /or the Sous Chef in the kitchen areas of the Zoo. This position will supervise employees as well as maintain a safe and sanitary working environment for catered events. This position will also be responsible in assisting in both inventories and P/L tracking for events as needed. In addition this position will be expected to assistant/supervise in implementing new organization systems and policies with direction from Executive Chef and/or Sous Chef. Requires knowledge of food sanitation guidelines, exceptional customer service skills and at least 2-3 years supervisory food service experience. Interested applicants can submit resume to

Security (Part-Time) – Effectively carry out safety and security policies that provide for protection of visitors, employees, animals and zoo assets. Duties will include but are not limited to monitoring and reporting on the following: air & water temperatures, water filtration systems, intruder/fire detection and camera surveillance equipment. Prefer candidates with coursework related to criminal justice, law enforcement or fire science. Positions are day shift and midnight shift and applicants must be available some evenings, holidays and weekends. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. Application and instructions can be found at or submit resume/application to

Warehouse (Part-Time) – Employees are responsible for stocking shelves, unloading shipments and conducting pickup and deliveries on and off Zoo grounds. Applicants must be able to lift a minimum of 45 pounds, be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

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