Work at the Zoo!

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Join the Zoo Crew! Most positions involve high visitor interaction and require upbeat, friendly people. We offer a flexible schedule, fun atmosphere, and discounts on food and merchandise.

How do I apply?

To apply for a position at the Toledo Zoo, 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.

How current are the job postings below?

Job postings were last updated on July 23, 2014

Full-time Positions we are currently hiring for:

There are currently no full-time positions available.

Year-round part-time positions we are currently hiring for:


Part time team oriented facility security needed for first shift, 24 hours per week, may include weekends. Responsibilities include security rounds, monitoring of building intrusion/fire detection systems, air/water temperature ranges and water filtration systems. Prefer candidates with law enforcement, fire science background. Please send your resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by August 15.

Baker / Cake Decorator

PT Baker needed with 2-5 years of experience. Food sanitation certification preferred. Must have experience decorating (Wedding, Birthday, & Shower cakes) and utilize current decorating trends (fondant, buttercream, airbrush, etc.). Responsibilities include: “From scratch” baking of all baked goods, and good customer service skills. For consideration submit resumes to Recruiting Manager, The Toledo Zoo PO Box 140130 Toledo, Ohio 43614 or email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by August 15, 2014.

Seasonal part-time positions we are currently hiring for:

Temporary Exhibits Technician

A temporary Exhibits Technician position is available for approximately 7 weeks at 40 hrs per week. This position conceptualizes, designs, engineers, fabricates, installs, and maintains components for Exhibit department projects and construction of displays. Executes the purchase and receipt of all materials and supplies in order to complete projects and maintains proper storage of materials and organization in the workshop. Reports to Exhibits Manager. This position requires advanced training or certification in Industrial Arts, metal and plastic fabrication, Industrial Design, or apprenticeship in machining, and three to five years’ work experience in a similar field. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. 

Please submit resumes to: Julie Mutsko, Recruitment Manager by Friday, July 18, 2014 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Catering Food Production:
Employees prepare food for a variety of in-house catered events.
Positions: Picnics, Box lunches, Weddings, Dinner Parties
Job Functions: Dishwashers, Cold Prep, Hot Prep, Grill, Clean-up

Responsible for taking care of the client(s) and running catered events.
Positions: Banquets, Picnics, Dinners, Weddings
Job Functions: Set-up, Clean-Up, Tear-Down, Servers, Bartenders

Career information for zoo related fields

For information on “Zoo Careers” please visit the following websites:
American Association of Zoo Keepers, Inc.

Association of Zoos & Aquariums

Job Shadowing

Unfortunately, we are unable to accomodate requests for job shadowing within our animal departments due to the dangerous nature of the positions and due to the high volume of requests we receive.

Internships at the Zoo

Internships are handled by the Zoo’s Volunteer department and may or may not be paid opportunities. Learn more.