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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.
We have started taking applications for our part-time spring and summer seasonal positions. See part-time section below for job descriptions.
(Job postings were last updated on April 23, 2013:)
Full-time Positions we are currently hiring for:
Primary responsibilities include preventative maintenance and minor repair of zoo vehicles and equipment, buildings and structures. Includes painting, basic mechanical, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry work, assists in maintaining animal exhibit filtration systems, HVAC systems, provide snow removal and general labor. Works independently and with Maintenance Tech I, also performs other duties as directed.
Must have problem solving & analytical skills and the capability to work in a team environment with other employees. Must possess basic computer skills, having the ability to operate an electronic work order system. Minimum high school diploma or equivalent and be familiar with common maintenance materials and tools through previous work/schooling with general mathematics capabilities. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s fleet insurance carrier. The Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and drug & alcohol free workplace.
For consideration please submit resumes by Monday, May 6, 2013 to:
Julie Mutsko, Recruiting Manager
The Toledo Zoo
PO Box 140130
Toledo, Ohio 43614 (OR)
Seasonal part-time positions we are currently hiring for:
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
Catering: 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
Carnivore Cafe: Employees of the Cafe provide fast, friendly service in a cafeteria-style setting.
Positions: Grill, Hospitality, Deli, Cooler
Job Functions: Cleanup, Cook, Servers, Cashier, Food Prep
Concessions: Fast-paced food service with high visitor interaction and accurate cash handling.
Positions: Concession stands, Birthday parties, Vending
Job Functions: Customer service, Food Prep, Cashier, Cleaning
Roamers: Roamers continually walk the property to clean up the litter, pull trash, clean trash cans and graphics. Must have a valid driver’s license and be at least 18 to apply.
Job Functions: Clean-up, Trash collection
Merchandise: Employees assist visitors with merchandise selections, provide outstanding customer .service, and accurate cash handling.
Positions: Gift Shop, Gift Carts, Rentals, Photo Opportunities, Caricature Artists
Job Functions: Stocking, Cashier, Cleaning, Customer Service
Park Operations: Employees take care of a variety of visitor needs throughout the zoo.
Outstanding customer service a must!
Positions: Admissions, Parking, Rides, Patio Roamers, Greeters, Cashiers, Ride Operator
Job Functions: Picnic area clean-up, Concert/Event set-up and clean-up, Parking attendant
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.
Career information for zoo related fields
For information on “Zoo Careers” please visit the following websites:
American Association of Zoo Keepers, Inc.
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.