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We offer multiple positions in a variety of departments across Zoo grounds.

Full-Time
Current Postings
Part-Time & Seasonal
Current Postings

Full-Time

Last updated: July 30, 2019

Horticulturist-Gardener

Horticulturist-Gardener

The Toledo Zoo is committed to inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world. As part of that mission, the Toledo Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is a leader in global wildlife conservation. AZA member institutions are dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors and a better future for all living things.

Currently The Toledo Zoo is seeking a Gardener in our Horticulture Department. Under direct supervision, responsible for the proper maintenance of growing house, Ziems Conservatory, formal garden, rose garden, Van Auken Garden, vegetable garden, herb garden, butterfly garden and other landscapes and exhibits as directed; using proper horticultural methods while considering conservation related programs.

  • Maintains growing house and Conservatory including the proper temperature, humidity control, timely pest control, watering, weeding, fertilizing and any other activity necessary for proper plant care and maintenance.
  • Works with animal keepers from other departments to coordinate necessary maintenance or installation work in animal exhibits in assigned areas.
  • Maintains formal garden, rose garden, other gardens, landscapes, and exhibits as directed; using proper horticultural methods.
  • Coordinates the propagation and purchase of annuals, perennials, tropical plants, and woody plants for seasonal and permanent displays and to maintain and add to plant collections. Keeps appropriate records.
  • Oversees and supervises special projects as directed by Curator of Horticulture.

Associates Degree in Horticulture or related field and three years of horticulture/greenhouse facility experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Horticulture supervisory experience preferred.  Must possess or obtain Ohio Pesticide Applicators license. Must possess a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. If interested in the position submit an application and resume.

Part-Time & Seasonal

*NOTE TO APPLICANTS:

PART-TIME

• Requires working flexible hours including weekends and holidays.
• May require working in all weather conditions, the ability to stand for extended periods and walk extensively on Zoo grounds.
• Can work up to 125 hours a month.

Seasonal

• Typically begin in the spring and end in the fall.
• Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays.
• May require working in all weather conditions, the ability to stand for extended periods and walk extensively on Zoo grounds.
• Can work up to 40 hours a week during their designated season.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old, unless stated otherwise.

In some cases a resume may also be requested.

You can also pick up an application daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Zoo's Administration building at 2605 Broadway Street.

Last updated: July 30, 2019

Café Crew

(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. Great customer service skills and the ability to engage guests as well as the ability to work well on a team required.

 

Concessions Crew

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Concessions Crew (Part-Time and Seasonal)

Currently accepting applications for Concessions Crew! Employees will work in a fast-paced food service environment and will have high visitor interaction. Responsibilities will include cash handling, working with food preparation, working in concession stands, and maintaining cleanliness of department. Applicants over 21 years of age may also be considered at stands where alcohol is served including our newly renovated Museum of Natural History! Outgoing personality and great customer service skills required for all positions.

Santa Claus - Merchandise

(Seasonal)

Christmas is right around the corner and the Toledo Zoo is currently looking for a kind and friendly Santa Claus for Lights Before Christmas. Santa will meet and be photographed with children and adults of all ages and requires excellent verbal communication skills. Must supply your own Santa suit and a natural white beard is preferred. Experience working with children and familiar with the specifics of the wonder of Santa. Previous employment as a Santa and completion of Santa School a plus! This position offers competitive wages and successful completion of pre-employment screenings required.

Security - Day, Afternoon, or Midnight shift available

(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.  Applicants must be available some 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.

Grounds Crew

(Part-Time and Seasonal)

Grounds Crew (Seasonal)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal grounds staff. 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.

Horticulture Crew

(part-time)

Horticulture Crew (Part-Time)
Horticulture staff maintains all of the permanent landscapes around the zoo and in exhibits by mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, mulching, planting/maintaining 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 be prepared to actively work outdoors in all elements. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Preschool Teachers

(part-time)

Preschool Teachers (Part-Time)

The Toledo Zoo is currently accepting applications for a part-time preschool teacher. This position teaches younger children in an early learning preschool program on Zoo grounds and supporting classroom introduction. Leads program implementation and assists with scheduling, recruiting and age appropriate curriculum development. This is a part time position that can work up to 20 hours per week September through May. The position reports directly to the education manager. Preferred bachelor’s degree in early childhood education along with satisfactory classroom experience, including but not limited to student teaching.

 

Front of House Catering Crew

Front of House Catering Crew

Employees will be working in a team environment and be under general supervision. The responsibilities include the set up and tear down as well as management of catered Zoo events that could include banquets, picnics, weddings, special member events, public events, concerts and other catered events. Must be able to work indoor and outdoor in different weather conditions. Maintaining high sense of urgency and customer service skills are a must. Catering, restaurant and food service experience are a plus!

Membership Sales Associate

(Part-Time)

This position is a front line sales position and requires approaching Zoo visitors to promote the sale of Zoo membership’s on-grounds. Position 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 and an engaging personality required. Pay rate is salary plus commission. Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Warehouse Assistant

(Seasonal)

Warehouse Assistant (Seasonal)

Warehouse 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. This position will have the opportunity to work up to 40 hours a week with the assignment ending in August/September. The Toledo Zoo is a Drug and Alcohol free workplace.

Temporary Switchboard Operator

(Seasonal)

Temporary Switchboard Operator (Seasonal)

We are accepting applications for a pleasant & responsible seasonal switchboard operator 2-3 days a week, from August thru October, 2019. Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00pm. Position requires between 16 to 24 hours of availability per week. Prefer experience with a multi-line phone system and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. This position reports to Assistant Director of HR and is located in the Administration Office on Broadway.

Interested applicants should apply by Wednesday, August 9, 2019.

Full-Time

Last updated: July 30, 2019

Horticulturist-Gardener

Horticulturist-Gardener

The Toledo Zoo is committed to inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world. As part of that mission, the Toledo Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is a leader in global wildlife conservation. AZA member institutions are dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors and a better future for all living things.

Currently The Toledo Zoo is seeking a Gardener in our Horticulture Department. Under direct supervision, responsible for the proper maintenance of growing house, Ziems Conservatory, formal garden, rose garden, Van Auken Garden, vegetable garden, herb garden, butterfly garden and other landscapes and exhibits as directed; using proper horticultural methods while considering conservation related programs.

  • Maintains growing house and Conservatory including the proper temperature, humidity control, timely pest control, watering, weeding, fertilizing and any other activity necessary for proper plant care and maintenance.
  • Works with animal keepers from other departments to coordinate necessary maintenance or installation work in animal exhibits in assigned areas.
  • Maintains formal garden, rose garden, other gardens, landscapes, and exhibits as directed; using proper horticultural methods.
  • Coordinates the propagation and purchase of annuals, perennials, tropical plants, and woody plants for seasonal and permanent displays and to maintain and add to plant collections. Keeps appropriate records.
  • Oversees and supervises special projects as directed by Curator of Horticulture.

Associates Degree in Horticulture or related field and three years of horticulture/greenhouse facility experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Horticulture supervisory experience preferred.  Must possess or obtain Ohio Pesticide Applicators license. Must possess a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. If interested in the position submit an application and resume.

Part-Time & Seasonal

*NOTE TO APPLICANTS:

PART-TIME

• Requires working flexible hours including weekends and holidays.
• May require working in all weather conditions, the ability to stand for extended periods and walk extensively on Zoo grounds.
• Can work up to 125 hours a month.

Seasonal

• Typically begin in the spring and end in the fall.
• Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays.
• May require working in all weather conditions, the ability to stand for extended periods and walk extensively on Zoo grounds.
• Can work up to 40 hours a week during their designated season.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old, unless stated otherwise.

In some cases a resume may also be requested.

You can also pick up an application daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Zoo's Administration building at 2605 Broadway Street.

Last updated: July 30, 2019

Café Crew

(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. Great customer service skills and the ability to engage guests as well as the ability to work well on a team required.

 

Concessions Crew

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Concessions Crew (Part-Time and Seasonal)

Currently accepting applications for Concessions Crew! Employees will work in a fast-paced food service environment and will have high visitor interaction. Responsibilities will include cash handling, working with food preparation, working in concession stands, and maintaining cleanliness of department. Applicants over 21 years of age may also be considered at stands where alcohol is served including our newly renovated Museum of Natural History! Outgoing personality and great customer service skills required for all positions.

Santa Claus - Merchandise

(Seasonal)

Christmas is right around the corner and the Toledo Zoo is currently looking for a kind and friendly Santa Claus for Lights Before Christmas. Santa will meet and be photographed with children and adults of all ages and requires excellent verbal communication skills. Must supply your own Santa suit and a natural white beard is preferred. Experience working with children and familiar with the specifics of the wonder of Santa. Previous employment as a Santa and completion of Santa School a plus! This position offers competitive wages and successful completion of pre-employment screenings required.

Security - Day, Afternoon, or Midnight shift available

(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.  Applicants must be available some 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.

Grounds Crew

(Part-Time and Seasonal)

Grounds Crew (Seasonal)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal grounds staff. 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.

Horticulture Crew

(part-time)

Horticulture Crew (Part-Time)
Horticulture staff maintains all of the permanent landscapes around the zoo and in exhibits by mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, mulching, planting/maintaining 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 be prepared to actively work outdoors in all elements. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Preschool Teachers

(part-time)

Preschool Teachers (Part-Time)

The Toledo Zoo is currently accepting applications for a part-time preschool teacher. This position teaches younger children in an early learning preschool program on Zoo grounds and supporting classroom introduction. Leads program implementation and assists with scheduling, recruiting and age appropriate curriculum development. This is a part time position that can work up to 20 hours per week September through May. The position reports directly to the education manager. Preferred bachelor’s degree in early childhood education along with satisfactory classroom experience, including but not limited to student teaching.

 

Front of House Catering Crew

Front of House Catering Crew

Employees will be working in a team environment and be under general supervision. The responsibilities include the set up and tear down as well as management of catered Zoo events that could include banquets, picnics, weddings, special member events, public events, concerts and other catered events. Must be able to work indoor and outdoor in different weather conditions. Maintaining high sense of urgency and customer service skills are a must. Catering, restaurant and food service experience are a plus!

Membership Sales Associate

(Part-Time)

This position is a front line sales position and requires approaching Zoo visitors to promote the sale of Zoo membership’s on-grounds. Position 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 and an engaging personality required. Pay rate is salary plus commission. Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Warehouse Assistant

(Seasonal)

Warehouse Assistant (Seasonal)

Warehouse 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. This position will have the opportunity to work up to 40 hours a week with the assignment ending in August/September. The Toledo Zoo is a Drug and Alcohol free workplace.

Temporary Switchboard Operator

(Seasonal)

Temporary Switchboard Operator (Seasonal)

We are accepting applications for a pleasant & responsible seasonal switchboard operator 2-3 days a week, from August thru October, 2019. Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00pm. Position requires between 16 to 24 hours of availability per week. Prefer experience with a multi-line phone system and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. This position reports to Assistant Director of HR and is located in the Administration Office on Broadway.

Interested applicants should apply by Wednesday, August 9, 2019.

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

Employee Benefits

Full-Time Employees
  • Medical, prescription, vision and dental insurance
  • Short and long term disability plan
  • Life insurance
  • Pension plan
  • Sick days
  • Paid vacation
  • Holidays/bonus days
  • Education assistance
  • Toledo Zoo membership
  • In-park merchandise and food discounts
Part-Time Employees
  • Free Zoo admission
  • Ticket discounts
  • In-park merchandise and food discounts
  • Part-time and seasonal employee events
  • Flexible scheduling

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