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Toledo Zoo employees have the opportunity to work in a fun environment and help to support the Zoo’s mission of inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world! Employees receive complimentary Zoo admission and also great discounts in food outlets and in our merchandise shops!

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FULL-TIME POSITIONS

Last updated: February 2, 2018

Sous Chef – Under general supervision, the Sous Chef will support the Executive Chef in the daily activities of the catering department. Performs duties related to catering services such as display set-up, monitoring food production and food quality, etc. Will also assist Executive Chef in the implementation of policies and procedures for staff, maintaining budgeted guidelines related to kitchen expenditures and execute catering services provided for events to promote and ensure that the established standards of customer service, food quality, and cleanliness are met. Will also supervise and direct the work of subordinate kitchen personnel which includes instructing, assigning and reviewing work; planning; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; and recommending disciplinary actions. Will perform catering service food production of diverse menus in a multi-event/location facility which includes our newly renovated Malawi Event Center. The Malawi Event Center is one of the largest event centers in the Toledo area that can accommodate up to 850 people! The Sous chef will prepare food and buffets, set up supplies, serve food to customers, clean up storage areas, order food items from warehouse, transport food to various locations, and other duties as assigned.

High School Diploma required. Prefer formal education in a Culinary Arts or Hospitality program with a minimum of two years of experience in a similar capacity. A combination of education and experience may be considered to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to fill the position. Supervisory experience is preferred for the position. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours worked per week.

To take the next step in the process for the Sous Chef role, you will complete a Culture Index Survey. In addition to reviewing applicant’s qualifications and experience, the Culture Index Survey helps us better understand overall fit and how individual’s prefer to be managed, motivated and communicated with. Please click the following link to begin the survey. Click to complete the Culture Index Survey

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.

The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Pre-employment screenings required.

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How do I apply for a part-time or seasonal position?
To apply for a part-time or seasonal position at the Toledo Zoo, please fill out an application and send it to resume@toledozoo.org. You can also pick up an application at our Zoo Administration Building, which is located at 2605 Broadway Street. The office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Pre-employment screenings required.

PART-TIME AND SEASONAL POSITIONS

*Note to applicants:

Part-time normal workweek requires working flexible hours including weekends and holidays. Positions may require working in all weather conditions, the ability to stand for extended periods and may require you to walk extensively on Zoo grounds. Part-Time employees can work up to 125 hours a month.

Seasonal positions typically begin in the April/May timeframe and end in the September/October timeframe. Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays. Positions may require working in all weather conditions, the ability to stand for extended periods and may require you to walk extensively on Zoo grounds. Seasonal employees can work up to forty hours a week during their designated season.

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 (see individual job postings for details)

 

Last updated: February 12, 2018

Aerial Adventure Point of Sale and Ground Support Staff (Part-Time and Seasonal) – The Zoo is looking for staff to support our Aerial Adventure Ropes Course and Zip Line. Employees will be responsible for the Adventure Course Sales Hut, ensuring guest paperwork is complete, helping guests put on safety equipment, and guiding guests back to the ground on our free-fall devices. Employees must be outgoing, friendly and energetic. Extraordinary customer service and attention to detail will be key. Staff must be at least 18 years old. Complete an application at the Guest Information building inside the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance, download the part-time application as a PDF (see orange button to the left) or submit a resume to resume@toledozoo.org.

Aerial Adventure Supervisor and General Staff (Part-Time and Seasonal) – Are you ready for adventure? The Zoo is looking for staff to operate our Aerial Adventure Ropes Course and Zipline. Employees must be outgoing, friendly and energetic individuals who are willing to assist and coach guests through high ropes challenges. Must be safety conscious, have good communication skills, and be comfortable working at height. Previous experience on ropes courses, rock climbing, or zip lines is a plus. General Staff must be at least 18 years old and Supervisors at least 21 years old. Staff must successfully complete an Adventure Course Training held in May. Must be available for training May 14 – 18. Complete an application at the Guest Information building inside the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance, download the part-time application as a PDF (see orange button to the left) or submit a resume to resume@toledozoo.org.

Bartender Supervisor (Part-Time) – These positions are responsible for bartending during events at various sites, supervising the staff (supervisor position), following policies and procedures and working with clients to ensure customer satisfaction. May also organize and maintain stock areas and assist with inventory/audits. Requires bartending experience, knowledge of food sanitation guidelines and exceptional customer service skills. Candidates must have at least 1-2 years supervisory food service experience. Must be available nights and weekends and be 21 years of age. Complete an application at the Guest Information building inside the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance, download the part-time application as a PDF (see orange button) or submit a resume to resume@toledozoo.org.

Carnivore Café (Part-Time) – Employees of the Cafe provide fast, friendly service to Zoo guests. Positions include deli staff, cooks, front line staff, hospitality staff, and production staff. May be responsible for maintaining cleanliness of department, running cash registers, cooking, food preparation and serving. Customer service and the ability to engage guests as well as the ability to work well on a team required. Complete an application at the Guest Information building inside the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance, download the part-time application as a PDF (see orange button to the left) or submit a resume to resume@toledozoo.org.

Front of House Catering Supervisor (Part-Time) – This position is responsible for overseeing events at various sites, including our brand new, renovated event center, Malawi. Supervisor will manage the front of the house catering team, follow policies and procedures and working with clients to ensure customer satisfaction. Requires knowledge of food sanitation guidelines, exceptional customer service skills and at least 1-2 years supervisory food service experience. Must be available nights and weekends. Complete an application at the Guest Information building inside the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance, download the part-time application as a PDF (see orange button) or submit a resume to resume@toledozoo.org.

Grounds (Part-Time and Seasonal) – Performs custodial and/or grounds maintenance duties for the Toledo Zoo. Work involves cleaning buildings and restrooms. In addition, provides the services necessary to maintain the cleanliness, safe conditions, and sanitation of all Zoo grounds, especially those areas open to the public. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. Complete an application at the Guest Information building inside the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance, download the part-time application as a PDF (see orange button to the left) or submit a resume to resume@toledozoo.org.

Horticulture (Part-Time and Seasonal) – Horticulture staff maintains all of the permanent landscapes by 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. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. Complete an application at the Guest Information building inside the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance, download the part-time application as a PDF (see orange button to the left) or submit a resume to resume@toledozoo.org.

Membership Sales (Part-Time) – Position requires approaching Zoo visitors to solicit the sale of Zoo memberships on-grounds and will also assist with various administrative tasks. Must have experience working with computer systems and have the ability to approach guests in a fun, positive manner. Strong customer service skills required. Complete an application at the Guest Information building inside the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance, download the part-time application as a PDF (see orange button to the left) or submit a resume to resume@toledozoo.org.

Park Operations (Part-Time and Seasonal) – Employees take care of a variety of visitor needs throughout the Zoo and may work in the following areas; Admissions, Parking Lot, Rides, Cashier, Zoo Exhibits (Aquarium Touch Tank, Penguin walkthrough and Galapagos Tortoise exhibits). Will also assist with event set up/clean up and provide excellent customer service to all Zoo guests. These positions require outgoing, friendly, and energetic individuals who engage guests throughout the park while maintaining the safety of both guest and animals. Complete an application at the Guest Information building inside the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance, download the part-time application as a PDF (see orange button to the left) or submit a resume to resume@toledozoo.org.

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 law enforcement or fire science background and a minimum of one year experience. Positions are for third shift. 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. Complete an application at the Guest Information building inside the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance, download the part-time application as a PDF (see orange button to the left) or submit a resume to resume@toledozoo.org.

Warehouse Crew/Driver (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. Complete an application at the Guest Information building inside the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance, download the part-time application as a PDF (see orange button to the left) or submit a resume to resume@toledozoo.org.

Wedding Coordinator (Seasonal) – Duties include meeting with clients to arrange and plan events, working with Catering & Group Sales to set up, assist and tend to clients’ requests. Attendance at events is necessary to ensure complete customer satisfaction, so candidates must be available on weekends and evenings and be in professional attire. Must have excellent organization ability, attention to detail, phone and interpersonal skills and be able to work under (some) stressful situations. Previous catering, wedding/event planning and customer service experience is required. Complete an application at the Guest Information building inside the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance, download the part-time application as a PDF (see orange button to the left) or submit a resume to resume@toledozoo.org.

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Full-Time Employees

  • Medical, Prescription, Vision and Dental Benefit
  • Short and Long Term Disability Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Sick Days
  • Vacation
  • Holidays/Bonus Days
  • Education Assistance
  • Toledo Zoo membership
  • Merchandise and Food Discounts

Part-Time and Seasonal Employees

  • Free Admission to the Zoo
  • Ticket Discounts
  • Merchandise and Food Discounts
  • Part-Time and Seasonal Employee Events
  • Flexible Scheduling

 

 

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