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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 October 15, 2014

Full-time Positions we are currently hiring for:

Catering Manager II– Front of House

A full time FOH Catering Manager II is available. This position is exempt and requires working evenings, week-ends and holidays and requires time worked in excess of forty hours per week. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Sales and Catering. This position is responsible for the overall management of the front of the house catering operations. Responsibilities include: directing staff in the maintenance of facilities, guest service, and alcohol and labor control. Monitor and maintains excellent food and beverage quality, sanitation standards and overall guest experience. Prepare weekly reports, billing statements, transfers, inventory and various other reports. Interacts and communicates with various individuals, internally and externally. 

Prefer a degree in business management or food management and a minimum of five years in business and food service management, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. For consideration resumes must be submitted to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or fax 419-724-0072 by October 22, 2014.


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

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) .

Seasonal part-time positions we are currently hiring for:

Catering

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

Food Service

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

Grounds

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

Horticulture

Horticulture staff maintain all of the permanent landscapes and include mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, mulching, planting and maintaining the annual flower beds, rake leaves, and maintain ornamental water features. They also assist with the installation and removal of the holiday lights for the Lights Before Christmas display. Must have a valid driver’s license and be at least 18 to apply.
Job Functions: Mowing, Planting, general maintenance of landscaping, installation and removal of holiday lights displays.
Horticulture:
Horticulture staff assist with the installation and removal of the holiday lights for the Lights Before Christmas display. Must have a valid driver’s license and be at least 18 to apply.
Job Functions: Installation and removal of holiday lights displays

Merchandise

Merchandise:
Employees assist visitors with merchandise selections, provide outstanding customer .service, and accurate cash handling.
Positions: Gift Shop, Gift Carts, Rentals, Photo Opportunities
Job Functions: Stocking, Cashier, Cleaning, Customer Service

Park Operations

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

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.