Full-time Positions

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.

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Full-time job postings were last updated on September 24, 2017

Full-time Positions Currently Open

Baker/Assistant Bakery Manager – Our Timberline Bakery has a great opportunity for a Baker/Assistant Bakery Manager. Will assist in planning, supervising and coordinating day to day operations of the Timberline Bakery. Including baking and overseeing production of all wedding cake and special event baked goods for a variety of on and off-site events, supervise staff in the preparation of food, assuring proper inventory levels are maintained, assuring labor cost and revenue standards are met, and adheres to proper cash handling procedures. Monitor physical plant of facility, develop menu items, calculate costs and retail prices, develop and implement training programs. Primary contact for all bakery orders and will develop and train bakery staff. Conduct timely inventory of materials and merchandise related to cost analyses and monitors the inventory control. Supervise and assist with the cleaning of the Bakery and maintenance of equipment to ensure proper sanitation and health and safety guidelines are met. This position is full time non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

High School Diploma required. Prefer cake decorating certification and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a lead baker or similar role, or have the equivalent combination of culinary training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. This includes a proficiency in utilizing a variety of decorating techniques such as fondant, royal icing, buttercream and the use of airbrushing. Food Safety and Handling certification is required or must be obtained within 60 days of hiring. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To take the next step in the process for the Baker/Assistant Bakery Manager 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. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, click Culture Index, complete survey and attach your resume with salary requirement. Applicants without an attached resume will not be considered.

Chief Operating Officer
Are you an impact player? Are you a forward thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit? If so, continue reading. The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium is currently hiring a self-starting, innovative and outgoing person to fill the position of Chief Operating Officer / COO / Vice President of Operations.

The Toledo Zoo offers aggressive compensation and benefits packages, including bonus potential. Located on the border of Ohio and Michigan, Toledo boasts a low cost of living, several local entertainment districts, and access to well-known Metroparks in both states.

Chief Operating Officer / COO / Vice President of Operations Responsibilities:
• Strategize with other members of the executive team and Board of Directors in the development of long and short term plans and goals for Zoo growth and improvements.
• Provide vision and strategic direction related to the development and implementation of new guest experiences to increase guest attendance and revenues.
• Drive the overall management, direction and implementation of customer experience programs and activities that generate income and services within a variety of operational departments.
• Create and oversee annual operating budgets.
• Manage a team of leaders that are responsible for supervising large teams and operations, driving revenue initiatives, assigning and reviewing work, planning and maintaining standards and employee training and development.

If you are a problem solver who thrives in a fast-paced environment where you have the ability to drive change and influence others, then the Chief Operating Officer / COO / Vice President of Operations role is for you.

EOE and drug/alcohol free workplace. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

To take the next step in the process for the of Chief Operating Officer / COO / Vice President of Operations 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. To apply, click Culture Index, complete survey and attach your resume with salary requirement. Applicants without an attached resume will not be considered.

Curator of Mammals
The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium is currently hiring a self-starting, innovative and outgoing person to fill the position of Curator of Mammals.

Curator of Mammals responsibilities:
• Drive the mammal department activities and programs for the Toledo Zoo.
• Oversee the health and welfare of specimens, operation of physical plant, life support, and departmental records.
• Provide vision and direction to the development and maintenance of mammal department collection plan, emergency procedures, safety programs, and budgets.
• Manage associate mammal curators and associated teams.
• Ensure that animal care standards meeting regulatory standards and compliance.

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Zoology, or related field; a minimum of five years curatorial/supervisory experience in a zoological setting; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

The Toledo Zoo offers aggressive compensation and benefits packages. Located on the border of Ohio and Michigan, Toledo boasts a low cost of living, several local entertainment districts, and access to well-known Metroparks in both states. EOE and drug/alcohol free workplace.

To take the next step in the process for the of Curator of Mammals 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. To apply, click Culture Index, complete survey and attach your resume with salary requirement. Applicants without an attached resume will not be considered.

Horticulturist – Landscape – Under general supervision, provides duties necessary to complete horticulture activities and projects for the Toledo Zoo. Coordinates, maintains, and assists with various operational and human capital related departmental activities. Assists with proper care and maintenance of the greenhouse and Ziems Conservatory, installs and maintains plants in exhibits, prepares annual flower beds and landscapes, applies pesticides and fertilizers, oversees special projects using proper horticultural methods while considering conservation related programs. Will work with animal keepers from other departments to coordinate necessary maintenance or installation work in animal exhibits in assigned areas, plan, prepare and plant annual flower beds, landscapes and turf areas for the Zoo. Will also maintain areas throughout the season including weeding, watering, pruning, mulching, and fertilization, mowing and trimming and will perform spring and fall clean-up and leaf clean up.

Reports to the Curator of Horticulture. This position is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. Associate’s Degree or additional technical education in horticulture or a related field, a minimum of three years of previous landscape/horticulture experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience to satisfy the required skills and knowledge for the position. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

To take the next step in the process for the Horticulturist 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. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, click Culture Index, complete survey and attach your resume with salary requirement. Applicants without an attached resume will not be considered.

Maintenance Technician – Under general supervision, responsibilities are to perform repairs, maintenance, and preventative maintenance to buildings and grounds and related equipment. This position reports to Facilities Maintenance Manager. This position is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. Responsibilities include maintaining the animal exhibit filtration systems, performing plumbing installations and repairs, performing building and grounds related maintenance duties, and light electrical repairs and installations. Will also perform snow removal by hand and using equipment and may have painting responsibilities. Will order and obtain supplies, tools and other equipment needed in performance of assigned jobs. Will perform work independently in order to meet prescribed deadlines and standards. Performs other related duties as required, appropriate to skill level and experience.

Prefer technical degree in maintenance or related field. Requires a high school diploma with additional education in a maintenance or related field and 5 years’ experience, or a combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be familiar with common maintenance materials and tools. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

To take the next step in the process for the Maintenance Technician 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. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, click Culture Index, complete survey and attach your resume with salary requirement. Applicants without an attached resume will not be considered.

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