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Last updated: February 18, 2019

Full-Time Web Developer

Responsible for development, management, and maintenance of The Toledo Zoo’s external and internal website(s). Creates an external web site experience that drives new and repeat attendance by attracting and engaging key audiences. Creates and maintains an internal web site/web applications to serve as a main resource and communication tool for Zoo staff. Responsible for overall facilitation & all aspects of the Zoo’s web sites (internet & intranet) including site development, architecture, functionality & maintenance. Will also build both front end and backend application code for internal use open source software. Design applications that excel in their design sensibility, user experience, and utility. May require evenings, weekends &/or holidays.
 

Bachelor's degree in Web Development/Design, Visual Communications Technology, or related field, with a minimum of two years previous experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary in designing, deploying, & maintaining an interactive web site & online content. Front-end and back-end development capabilities are a must. Responsive web design, HTML, CSS, Scripting, Content Management Systems such as WordPress. Confidently utilize server-side languages (such JavaScript) and back-end languages for databases (such as Node.js, Python, and PHP). Relational databases (such as RESTful API, MS SQL, NoSQL, Postgres) Proven ability to write clear and concisely documented code.

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician

The Toledo Zoo is looking for a Maintenance Technician. The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is a forward-thinking, global leader in wildlife conservation and you too can have your hand in maintaining and improving this historic piece of Northwest Ohio. The Maintenance Technician 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.

 Maintenance Technician responsibilities include:

·         Maintain animal exhibit filtration systems

  • Plumbing installations and repairs
  • Building and grounds related  maintenance duties
  • Snow removal by hand and using equipment
  • Painting walls, floors, ceilings, fences and other equipment as needed
  • Order and obtain supplies and other equipment needed in performance of assigned duties

The Maintenance Technician is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s 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. If interested click 'APPLY NOW' to submit your resume. 

 

Maintenance Technician 1

Maintenance Technician I

The Toledo Zoo is looking for a Maintenance Technician I. The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is a forward-thinking, global leader in wildlife conservation and you too can have your hand in maintaining and improving this historic piece of Northwest Ohio. The Maintenance Technician I requires a high school diploma and HVAC or electrical training certification. Prefers a technical degree in maintenance or related field or a combination of education/ experience. 

Maintenance Technician I responsibilities include:

·         Maintenance of HVAC systems including, operation and use of BAS systems, refrigeration work, climate control applications, mechanical systems i.e. boilers, rooftop units, pumps and control components etc.

  • Performing electrical maintenance and repair
  • Performing plumbing installations and repairs
  • Building and grounds maintenance
  • Snow removal by hand and using equipment
  • Order and obtain supplies and other equipment needed in performance of assigned duties

The Maintenance Technician I is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace. If interested please click 'APPLY NOW' to submit a resume. 

Front of House Catering Manager

Front of House Catering Manager

 

The Toledo Zoo is currently seeking a dynamic, results oriented Catering Manager. The Toledo zoo has multiple event locations on Zoo grounds including Malawi Event Center and the newly renovated Museum of Natural History. The Malawi Event Center is one of the largest event centers in the Toledo area that can accommodate up to 850 people! The Catering Manager requires working evenings, weekends and holidays and requires time worked in excess of forty hours per week.

 

Catering Manager Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising and directing the work of front of house catering crew which includes instructing, assigning and reviewing work;
  • Planning; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; and recommending disciplinary actions.
  • Perform catering service oversight of event implementation in a multi-event/location facility.
  • Prepare weekly reports, billing statements, transfers, inventory and various other reports and have a high volume of interaction with a variety of internal and external customers.  

Prefer a degree in business management or food management and a minimum of five years front of house/banquet operations supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. If interested in the Catering Manager position click the ‘APPLY NOW’ button to submit your application and resume with salary requirements.

 

Assistant Director of Safety

Assistant Director of Safety

 

Under limited supervision, the Assistant Director of Safety performs all duties associated with employee and facility safety compliance. Manages the Workers Compensation function of the Toledo Zoo. Responsibilities include performing all OSHA related staff training, first aid/CPR staff training, safety audits, emergency planning procedures spearheads Safety Committee and coordinates Drug-Free Workplace Program and training. Also supervises contracted EMT/Paramedics and maintains the first aid stations on grounds.

 

Assistant Director of Safety other responsibilities include:

  • Oversees the maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheet files for all departments. Contacts vendors if questions arise regarding products being used at the Zoo.
  • Certified First-Aid & CPR instructor. Conducts First-Aid & CPR training for selected managers and supervisors.
  • Develops, updates, and implements a written emergency evacuation plan for each building.
  • Investigates safety issues from employees and visitor injuries and maintains computerized OSHA documentation.
  • Spearheads Safety Committee and acts as liaison between Safety Committee and Human Resources.
  • Maintains fire extinguisher log sheet for all buildings and accompanies fire department personnel on inspections.
  • Researches needs of departments to determine what Personal Protective and other safety equipment are needed to perform duties.
  • Responds to employee and visitor injury or incident situations

Must have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field with two years formal training in an Occupational Health and Safety field. Prefer two years of actual work experience in a related field. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. This position is exempt and requires working over 40 hours per week including some weekends, evenings and holidays. This position reports directly to the Director of Security. For consideration click the 'APPLY NOW' button to submit application with resume and salary requirements by March 4th, 2019. 

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: February 13, 2019

Concessions Crew

(Part-time)

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.

Security Officer

(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.

Horticulturist

(Temporary - January to April 1st)

 

Under general supervision, provides duties necessary to complete horticulture activities and projects for the Toledo Zoo. Coordinates, maintains, and assists with various operational departmental activities. Installs and maintains plants in exhibits, annual flowerbeds and landscapes, maintain turf areas and applies pesticides and fertilizers, oversees special projects using proper horticultural methods while considering conservation related programs. Will also maintain areas throughout the season including weeding, watering, pruning, mulching, mowing and trimming and will perform spring and fall clean up. Will work with animal keepers from other departments to coordinate necessary maintenance or installation work in animal exhibits in assigned areas. Performs snow removal and salt application. Assists with the coordination and removal of lights for “Lights Before Christmas” light show. Will also assist with proper care and maintenance of the greenhouse and Ziems Conservatory and will be responsible for supervising and working with seasonal and part time employees.

Reports to the Curator of Horticulture. This position is a temporary position and requires forty hours per the scheduled workweek. Associate’s Degree or additional technical education in horticulture or a related field, 1 - 3 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. Landscape/horticulture supervisory experience required. Must possess or obtain Ohio pesticide applicators license. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace. Interested applicants may apply by clicking the link to the right.

Group Sales Assistant

(Part-time)

Part-Time Group Sales Assistant

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is currently looking for a Part-Time Group Sales Assistant. Duties include but are not limited to; answering phone calls, booking and confirming details for internal room reservations and birthday parties, processing and tracking consignment ticket sales, arranging box lunches for groups, and assisting with special projects as well as assisting with filing, mailings, and surveys for the Group Sales department. Must be available weekdays with 20 hours per week and able to work weekends as needed. Applicants must have great communication skills, be proficient with Microsoft Office including Excel, and answer multi-line phones. Previous experience with event and ticketing software preferred. 

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, Galapagos Tortoise exhibits, Penguin walk through). 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.

Grounds Crew

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Grounds Crew (Part-Time and Seasonal)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal grounds staff. This position 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. Interested applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Wedding Coordinator

(Seasonal)

Wedding Coordinator (Seasonal)

June – November

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a seasonal Wedding Coordinator. Duties include meeting with clients to arrange and plan events, as well as working with Catering & Group Sales to set up, assist and tend to clients’ requests to ensure a smooth and successful wedding. Candidates must be available on weekends and evenings and be in professional attire as attendance at events is necessary to ensure complete guest satisfaction. 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.

Cash Control Clerk

(part-time)

Cash Control Clerk (part-time) 

The Toledo Zoo Finance Department is looking for a Cash Control Clerk. Experience with cash handling and Microsoft Excel preferred. The duties include, but are not limited to; balancing daily deposits with register drawers, entering data from daily deposit into computer using Microsoft Excel and preparing consolidated daily reports, maintains currency & coin supply, processing & balancing of membership applications, assist Cash Control Coordinator with overseeing the credit card system for all cash operations and ordering supplies, collects and counts monies from various donation wells throughout the zoo and utilizes various types of equipment and machinery including a cash jetscan, coin jetsort, adding machine, computer, printer, copier, and general office supplies. Hours and days vary per week but can range from 18-28 hours per week. Applicants MUST be available to work some nights, weekends and holidays.

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.

Kihansi Spray Toad Technician

(part-time)

 

Kihansi Spray Toad Technician (Part-Time) 

 

The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium is currently looking for a Kihansi Spray Toad Technician. Candidate must have knowledge of the care and maintenance of amphibians in captivity and be able to provide consistent and appropriate care for animals under the direct supervision of Herpetology staff members.  The primary duties for this position is for the care of Kihansi spray toads and other departmental husbandry support.

Work will be performed five days per week for a minimum of 35 hours to a maximum of 40 hours/week.  Work day schedules are at the discretion of the employer.  The technician will be required to perform animal care duties for Kihansi spray toad, as well as other departmental supportive duties.  Other duties include cleaning, maintenance of enclosures, maintenance of food cultures, and other supportive tasks for the operation of the department. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo fleet insurance carrier. 

EDUCATION PROGRAMMER

(SEASONAL)

Education Programmer (Seasonal)

Under limited supervision, responsible for delivering programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. Position will have the primary focus of outreach and school programs but assistance will be expected in other areas of the education department. This position will be responsible for supporting all educational programming, serving as a curriculum writer for program areas, performing animal demonstrations, utilizing various types of equipment and machinery including computer, telephone, radio, vehicles, camcorder, copier, laminator and general office supplies and other duties as assigned. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

Full-Time

Last updated: February 18, 2019

Full-Time Web Developer

Responsible for development, management, and maintenance of The Toledo Zoo’s external and internal website(s). Creates an external web site experience that drives new and repeat attendance by attracting and engaging key audiences. Creates and maintains an internal web site/web applications to serve as a main resource and communication tool for Zoo staff. Responsible for overall facilitation & all aspects of the Zoo’s web sites (internet & intranet) including site development, architecture, functionality & maintenance. Will also build both front end and backend application code for internal use open source software. Design applications that excel in their design sensibility, user experience, and utility. May require evenings, weekends &/or holidays.
 

Bachelor's degree in Web Development/Design, Visual Communications Technology, or related field, with a minimum of two years previous experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary in designing, deploying, & maintaining an interactive web site & online content. Front-end and back-end development capabilities are a must. Responsive web design, HTML, CSS, Scripting, Content Management Systems such as WordPress. Confidently utilize server-side languages (such JavaScript) and back-end languages for databases (such as Node.js, Python, and PHP). Relational databases (such as RESTful API, MS SQL, NoSQL, Postgres) Proven ability to write clear and concisely documented code.

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician

The Toledo Zoo is looking for a Maintenance Technician. The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is a forward-thinking, global leader in wildlife conservation and you too can have your hand in maintaining and improving this historic piece of Northwest Ohio. The Maintenance Technician 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.

 Maintenance Technician responsibilities include:

·         Maintain animal exhibit filtration systems

  • Plumbing installations and repairs
  • Building and grounds related  maintenance duties
  • Snow removal by hand and using equipment
  • Painting walls, floors, ceilings, fences and other equipment as needed
  • Order and obtain supplies and other equipment needed in performance of assigned duties

The Maintenance Technician is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s 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. If interested click 'APPLY NOW' to submit your resume. 

 

Maintenance Technician 1

Maintenance Technician I

The Toledo Zoo is looking for a Maintenance Technician I. The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is a forward-thinking, global leader in wildlife conservation and you too can have your hand in maintaining and improving this historic piece of Northwest Ohio. The Maintenance Technician I requires a high school diploma and HVAC or electrical training certification. Prefers a technical degree in maintenance or related field or a combination of education/ experience. 

Maintenance Technician I responsibilities include:

·         Maintenance of HVAC systems including, operation and use of BAS systems, refrigeration work, climate control applications, mechanical systems i.e. boilers, rooftop units, pumps and control components etc.

  • Performing electrical maintenance and repair
  • Performing plumbing installations and repairs
  • Building and grounds maintenance
  • Snow removal by hand and using equipment
  • Order and obtain supplies and other equipment needed in performance of assigned duties

The Maintenance Technician I is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace. If interested please click 'APPLY NOW' to submit a resume. 

Front of House Catering Manager

Front of House Catering Manager

 

The Toledo Zoo is currently seeking a dynamic, results oriented Catering Manager. The Toledo zoo has multiple event locations on Zoo grounds including Malawi Event Center and the newly renovated Museum of Natural History. The Malawi Event Center is one of the largest event centers in the Toledo area that can accommodate up to 850 people! The Catering Manager requires working evenings, weekends and holidays and requires time worked in excess of forty hours per week.

 

Catering Manager Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising and directing the work of front of house catering crew which includes instructing, assigning and reviewing work;
  • Planning; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; and recommending disciplinary actions.
  • Perform catering service oversight of event implementation in a multi-event/location facility.
  • Prepare weekly reports, billing statements, transfers, inventory and various other reports and have a high volume of interaction with a variety of internal and external customers.  

Prefer a degree in business management or food management and a minimum of five years front of house/banquet operations supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. If interested in the Catering Manager position click the ‘APPLY NOW’ button to submit your application and resume with salary requirements.

 

Assistant Director of Safety

Assistant Director of Safety

 

Under limited supervision, the Assistant Director of Safety performs all duties associated with employee and facility safety compliance. Manages the Workers Compensation function of the Toledo Zoo. Responsibilities include performing all OSHA related staff training, first aid/CPR staff training, safety audits, emergency planning procedures spearheads Safety Committee and coordinates Drug-Free Workplace Program and training. Also supervises contracted EMT/Paramedics and maintains the first aid stations on grounds.

 

Assistant Director of Safety other responsibilities include:

  • Oversees the maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheet files for all departments. Contacts vendors if questions arise regarding products being used at the Zoo.
  • Certified First-Aid & CPR instructor. Conducts First-Aid & CPR training for selected managers and supervisors.
  • Develops, updates, and implements a written emergency evacuation plan for each building.
  • Investigates safety issues from employees and visitor injuries and maintains computerized OSHA documentation.
  • Spearheads Safety Committee and acts as liaison between Safety Committee and Human Resources.
  • Maintains fire extinguisher log sheet for all buildings and accompanies fire department personnel on inspections.
  • Researches needs of departments to determine what Personal Protective and other safety equipment are needed to perform duties.
  • Responds to employee and visitor injury or incident situations

Must have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field with two years formal training in an Occupational Health and Safety field. Prefer two years of actual work experience in a related field. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. This position is exempt and requires working over 40 hours per week including some weekends, evenings and holidays. This position reports directly to the Director of Security. For consideration click the 'APPLY NOW' button to submit application with resume and salary requirements by March 4th, 2019. 

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: February 13, 2019

Concessions Crew

(Part-time)

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.

Security Officer

(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.

Horticulturist

(Temporary - January to April 1st)

 

Under general supervision, provides duties necessary to complete horticulture activities and projects for the Toledo Zoo. Coordinates, maintains, and assists with various operational departmental activities. Installs and maintains plants in exhibits, annual flowerbeds and landscapes, maintain turf areas and applies pesticides and fertilizers, oversees special projects using proper horticultural methods while considering conservation related programs. Will also maintain areas throughout the season including weeding, watering, pruning, mulching, mowing and trimming and will perform spring and fall clean up. Will work with animal keepers from other departments to coordinate necessary maintenance or installation work in animal exhibits in assigned areas. Performs snow removal and salt application. Assists with the coordination and removal of lights for “Lights Before Christmas” light show. Will also assist with proper care and maintenance of the greenhouse and Ziems Conservatory and will be responsible for supervising and working with seasonal and part time employees.

Reports to the Curator of Horticulture. This position is a temporary position and requires forty hours per the scheduled workweek. Associate’s Degree or additional technical education in horticulture or a related field, 1 - 3 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. Landscape/horticulture supervisory experience required. Must possess or obtain Ohio pesticide applicators license. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace. Interested applicants may apply by clicking the link to the right.

Group Sales Assistant

(Part-time)

Part-Time Group Sales Assistant

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is currently looking for a Part-Time Group Sales Assistant. Duties include but are not limited to; answering phone calls, booking and confirming details for internal room reservations and birthday parties, processing and tracking consignment ticket sales, arranging box lunches for groups, and assisting with special projects as well as assisting with filing, mailings, and surveys for the Group Sales department. Must be available weekdays with 20 hours per week and able to work weekends as needed. Applicants must have great communication skills, be proficient with Microsoft Office including Excel, and answer multi-line phones. Previous experience with event and ticketing software preferred. 

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, Galapagos Tortoise exhibits, Penguin walk through). 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.

Grounds Crew

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Grounds Crew (Part-Time and Seasonal)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal grounds staff. This position 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. Interested applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Wedding Coordinator

(Seasonal)

Wedding Coordinator (Seasonal)

June – November

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a seasonal Wedding Coordinator. Duties include meeting with clients to arrange and plan events, as well as working with Catering & Group Sales to set up, assist and tend to clients’ requests to ensure a smooth and successful wedding. Candidates must be available on weekends and evenings and be in professional attire as attendance at events is necessary to ensure complete guest satisfaction. 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.

Cash Control Clerk

(part-time)

Cash Control Clerk (part-time) 

The Toledo Zoo Finance Department is looking for a Cash Control Clerk. Experience with cash handling and Microsoft Excel preferred. The duties include, but are not limited to; balancing daily deposits with register drawers, entering data from daily deposit into computer using Microsoft Excel and preparing consolidated daily reports, maintains currency & coin supply, processing & balancing of membership applications, assist Cash Control Coordinator with overseeing the credit card system for all cash operations and ordering supplies, collects and counts monies from various donation wells throughout the zoo and utilizes various types of equipment and machinery including a cash jetscan, coin jetsort, adding machine, computer, printer, copier, and general office supplies. Hours and days vary per week but can range from 18-28 hours per week. Applicants MUST be available to work some nights, weekends and holidays.

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.

Kihansi Spray Toad Technician

(part-time)

 

Kihansi Spray Toad Technician (Part-Time) 

 

The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium is currently looking for a Kihansi Spray Toad Technician. Candidate must have knowledge of the care and maintenance of amphibians in captivity and be able to provide consistent and appropriate care for animals under the direct supervision of Herpetology staff members.  The primary duties for this position is for the care of Kihansi spray toads and other departmental husbandry support.

Work will be performed five days per week for a minimum of 35 hours to a maximum of 40 hours/week.  Work day schedules are at the discretion of the employer.  The technician will be required to perform animal care duties for Kihansi spray toad, as well as other departmental supportive duties.  Other duties include cleaning, maintenance of enclosures, maintenance of food cultures, and other supportive tasks for the operation of the department. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo fleet insurance carrier. 

EDUCATION PROGRAMMER

(SEASONAL)

Education Programmer (Seasonal)

Under limited supervision, responsible for delivering programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. Position will have the primary focus of outreach and school programs but assistance will be expected in other areas of the education department. This position will be responsible for supporting all educational programming, serving as a curriculum writer for program areas, performing animal demonstrations, utilizing various types of equipment and machinery including computer, telephone, radio, vehicles, camcorder, copier, laminator and general office supplies and other duties as assigned. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

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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