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Full-Time

Maintenance Technician

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 performing vehicle and small engine repair, vehicle maintenance, performing building and grounds related maintenance duties, maintaining the animal exhibit filtration systems, light electrical repairs and installations. Will also perform snow removal by hand as well as using equipment. 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.

 

VOLUNTEER ACCESSIBILITY SUPERVISOR

VOLUNTEER ACCESSIBILITY SUPERVISOR

Under general supervision, coordinates Volunteer programs and activities in relation to the Special Needs Advocate and Partner (SNAP) Program, Family Advocate Network (FAN) program, Job Shadow program, and concert volunteer initiatives. This position will serve as a departmental supervisor in the absence of the Volunteer Manager and Volunteer Coordinator. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Reports to the Volunteer Manager.

  • Coordinate ZOOTeen Special Needs Advocate and Partner (SNAP) Program, including recruiting, screening, training, placement, support and evaluation; as well as the Zoo’s Job Shadow Program and Concert Usher Volunteer Program
  • Engage with other community entities around the larger topic of accessibility, developing relationships, including but not limited to the Sensory Inclusion Focus Group, driven by the Zoo to create a more inclusive environment at our facility.
  • Collaborate with other organizations to pursue grant funding to support initiatives that will promote inclusion at the Zoo.
  • Supervise part-time staff members that work directly with volunteers with developmental disabilities, including interviewing, training, coaching, and evaluating these staff members.
  • Recruit Advocates from the ZOOTeen Program to support their peers with developmental disabilities, providing additional opportunities for our teens above and beyond those which can be provided by staff members.
  • Deliver educational programming in the absence of trained volunteers. This includes interpretive demonstrations, (Reptile Feed, Orangutan Enrichment, etc.) seasonal exhibits and the Children’s Zoo.

Bachelor’s Degree in Psycology, Education, Special Education, or Related Field. Minimum of two years’ experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and youth service programs. Or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions.

Night Keeper Temporary- Full Time

Night KeeperTemporary- Full Time

The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide assistance with projects in the mammal, elephant, bird, aquarium, Herpetology and animal health and nutrition departments. These duties include but are not limited to diet preparation, record keeping, facility cleaning, animal shifting, hand-rearing of different taxa. Due to the wide variety of duties, this person must be detail oriented, a motivated worker, and a good communicator. This position is temporary and will have an end date to be determined once the position is filled.

Additional responsibilities will include facilitating the experiences of participants in the Zoo Snooze programs. This keeper will accomplish this working with the Snooze guides and will be responsible for delivering accurate, relevant and fun information/facts about a designated exhibit. The Night Keeper will answer questions, include participants in keeper related activities, and assist in creating enrichment. This position requires a person able to engage both a diverse group (children as young as 5 up to adults) and a large group (50+ people) of participants.

Requires an Associate degree in an applied science related to actual animal care and one to two years zookeeper experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace.

Front of House Catering Manager

Front of House Catering Manager

The Toledo Zoo is currently seeking a dynamic, results oriented Front of House Catering Manager. The Catering Manager will supervise and direct 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. Will perform catering service oversight of event implementation 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 Catering Manager will also 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. This position requires working evenings, weekends and holidays.

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

Zookeeper – Primate/Small Mammal

Zookeeper – Primate/Small Mammal

Currently the Toledo Zoo is seeking a Primate/Small Mammal Keeper. This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to animal husbandry and the maintenance of exhibits for the small mammal/ primate department.  Working knowledge of a variety of species with an emphasis on primates but also including canids, hoof stock, otters, and marsupials.

Primate/Small Mammal Keeper responsibilities involve:

  • Maintaining high standards of animal care through preparation and distribution of appropriate diets, animal observation, record maintenance and cleaning of animal areas and some public areas
  • Participating in guest engagement activities including talks and tours
  • Actively supporting and implementing department policies, procedures and protocols to ensure the highest standards of care of the collection and the safety of staff and visitors
  • Participating in collaborative efforts pertaining to the care of the collection including training, enrichment, research and education
  • Willingness to be trained in all departmental areas, working with a large variety of animal species
  • Overseeing activities of interns and volunteers
  • Maintaining a positive attitude, while communicating and collaborating with team members

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Degree in Biology/Zoology or related field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education/experience that provides the required knowledge and skills.  Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested applicants please apply at toledozoo.org/jobs.

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.

Back of House Catering

(Part-time)

Back of House Catering (Part-Time)

Currently accepting application for part time Back of House Catering Crew. Employees prepare food for a variety of catered events that could include banquets, picnics, weddings, special member events, public events and other catered events. Will also be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of department. Hiring cooks, dishwashers and cold and hot food prep staff. Previous experience working in back of house operations for banquet or catering events preferred!

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.

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. Pay rate ranges from $11.00-$14.00 based on experience. Preferred bachelor’s degree in early childhood education along with satisfactory classroom experience, including but not limited to student teaching.

 

Back of House Catering Supervisor

(Part-Time)

Back of House Catering Supervisor (Part-Time)

Position is responsible for overseeing events in the back of house catering operations as well as supervising crew members. Will also be responsible for set up, preparation, and cleaning of kitchens and the execution of event menus. Requires knowledge of food sanitation guidelines, experience with large catered events, exceptional customer service skills and the ability to multi-task across various back of house duties. Supervisors must have at least 2 years of leadership in food service experience and leaders must have at least 1 year of experience in food service. EOE. Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace.

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!

Security

(Part-Time)

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.The hours of morning shift is 7am-3pm, the hours of the afternoon shift is 3pm-11pm. Applicants must be available some holidays and weekends. Applicants at least 21 years of age, with a valid driver’s license and insurable by the fleet insurance carrier preferred.

Snooze Guide

(Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for the operation of the Snooze overnight program, including setting up facilities, greeting and escorting groups of children and chaperones through the activities and Zoo grounds, handling small animals, presenting animal demonstrations, delivering the education program content with positive guidance and leadership, maintaining the safety of visitors, sustaining orderliness, fostering open communication to all parties and serving the Zoo’s mission. This position reports to the Education Overnight and Scouts Program Coordinator. Experience leading children in informal science education and completion of one year of college. Must be available to work scheduled weekends and evenings, and willing to sleep over night at the Toledo Zoo. Background and experience in animal sciences, education, nature, camping or animal-related jobs also a plus and First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

Catering Office Assistant

(Part-Time)

Part-Time Office Assistant is needed to assist the Catering Front of the House Managers with general office duties such as answering phone calls and voice mail, opening mail, handling any catering requests, communicating requests with managers, scheduling staff for their shifts, ordering inventory for events, scheduling and conducting interviews, and preparing for catering events. This position works directly with the Catering Front of the House Managers and customer service is a top priority. We are looking for someone who is friendly and outgoing and who has previous office administrative experience with a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Hours are Monday and Friday, 9a-3:30p and Wednesdays from 10am-4:30pm.

Full-Time

Maintenance Technician

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 performing vehicle and small engine repair, vehicle maintenance, performing building and grounds related maintenance duties, maintaining the animal exhibit filtration systems, light electrical repairs and installations. Will also perform snow removal by hand as well as using equipment. 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.

 

VOLUNTEER ACCESSIBILITY SUPERVISOR

VOLUNTEER ACCESSIBILITY SUPERVISOR

Under general supervision, coordinates Volunteer programs and activities in relation to the Special Needs Advocate and Partner (SNAP) Program, Family Advocate Network (FAN) program, Job Shadow program, and concert volunteer initiatives. This position will serve as a departmental supervisor in the absence of the Volunteer Manager and Volunteer Coordinator. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Reports to the Volunteer Manager.

  • Coordinate ZOOTeen Special Needs Advocate and Partner (SNAP) Program, including recruiting, screening, training, placement, support and evaluation; as well as the Zoo’s Job Shadow Program and Concert Usher Volunteer Program
  • Engage with other community entities around the larger topic of accessibility, developing relationships, including but not limited to the Sensory Inclusion Focus Group, driven by the Zoo to create a more inclusive environment at our facility.
  • Collaborate with other organizations to pursue grant funding to support initiatives that will promote inclusion at the Zoo.
  • Supervise part-time staff members that work directly with volunteers with developmental disabilities, including interviewing, training, coaching, and evaluating these staff members.
  • Recruit Advocates from the ZOOTeen Program to support their peers with developmental disabilities, providing additional opportunities for our teens above and beyond those which can be provided by staff members.
  • Deliver educational programming in the absence of trained volunteers. This includes interpretive demonstrations, (Reptile Feed, Orangutan Enrichment, etc.) seasonal exhibits and the Children’s Zoo.

Bachelor’s Degree in Psycology, Education, Special Education, or Related Field. Minimum of two years’ experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and youth service programs. Or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions.

Night Keeper Temporary- Full Time

Night KeeperTemporary- Full Time

The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide assistance with projects in the mammal, elephant, bird, aquarium, Herpetology and animal health and nutrition departments. These duties include but are not limited to diet preparation, record keeping, facility cleaning, animal shifting, hand-rearing of different taxa. Due to the wide variety of duties, this person must be detail oriented, a motivated worker, and a good communicator. This position is temporary and will have an end date to be determined once the position is filled.

Additional responsibilities will include facilitating the experiences of participants in the Zoo Snooze programs. This keeper will accomplish this working with the Snooze guides and will be responsible for delivering accurate, relevant and fun information/facts about a designated exhibit. The Night Keeper will answer questions, include participants in keeper related activities, and assist in creating enrichment. This position requires a person able to engage both a diverse group (children as young as 5 up to adults) and a large group (50+ people) of participants.

Requires an Associate degree in an applied science related to actual animal care and one to two years zookeeper experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace.

Front of House Catering Manager

Front of House Catering Manager

The Toledo Zoo is currently seeking a dynamic, results oriented Front of House Catering Manager. The Catering Manager will supervise and direct 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. Will perform catering service oversight of event implementation 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 Catering Manager will also 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. This position requires working evenings, weekends and holidays.

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

Zookeeper – Primate/Small Mammal

Zookeeper – Primate/Small Mammal

Currently the Toledo Zoo is seeking a Primate/Small Mammal Keeper. This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to animal husbandry and the maintenance of exhibits for the small mammal/ primate department.  Working knowledge of a variety of species with an emphasis on primates but also including canids, hoof stock, otters, and marsupials.

Primate/Small Mammal Keeper responsibilities involve:

  • Maintaining high standards of animal care through preparation and distribution of appropriate diets, animal observation, record maintenance and cleaning of animal areas and some public areas
  • Participating in guest engagement activities including talks and tours
  • Actively supporting and implementing department policies, procedures and protocols to ensure the highest standards of care of the collection and the safety of staff and visitors
  • Participating in collaborative efforts pertaining to the care of the collection including training, enrichment, research and education
  • Willingness to be trained in all departmental areas, working with a large variety of animal species
  • Overseeing activities of interns and volunteers
  • Maintaining a positive attitude, while communicating and collaborating with team members

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Degree in Biology/Zoology or related field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education/experience that provides the required knowledge and skills.  Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested applicants please apply at toledozoo.org/jobs.

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.

Back of House Catering

(Part-time)

Back of House Catering (Part-Time)

Currently accepting application for part time Back of House Catering Crew. Employees prepare food for a variety of catered events that could include banquets, picnics, weddings, special member events, public events and other catered events. Will also be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of department. Hiring cooks, dishwashers and cold and hot food prep staff. Previous experience working in back of house operations for banquet or catering events preferred!

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.

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. Pay rate ranges from $11.00-$14.00 based on experience. Preferred bachelor’s degree in early childhood education along with satisfactory classroom experience, including but not limited to student teaching.

 

Back of House Catering Supervisor

(Part-Time)

Back of House Catering Supervisor (Part-Time)

Position is responsible for overseeing events in the back of house catering operations as well as supervising crew members. Will also be responsible for set up, preparation, and cleaning of kitchens and the execution of event menus. Requires knowledge of food sanitation guidelines, experience with large catered events, exceptional customer service skills and the ability to multi-task across various back of house duties. Supervisors must have at least 2 years of leadership in food service experience and leaders must have at least 1 year of experience in food service. EOE. Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace.

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!

Security

(Part-Time)

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.The hours of morning shift is 7am-3pm, the hours of the afternoon shift is 3pm-11pm. Applicants must be available some holidays and weekends. Applicants at least 21 years of age, with a valid driver’s license and insurable by the fleet insurance carrier preferred.

Snooze Guide

(Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for the operation of the Snooze overnight program, including setting up facilities, greeting and escorting groups of children and chaperones through the activities and Zoo grounds, handling small animals, presenting animal demonstrations, delivering the education program content with positive guidance and leadership, maintaining the safety of visitors, sustaining orderliness, fostering open communication to all parties and serving the Zoo’s mission. This position reports to the Education Overnight and Scouts Program Coordinator. Experience leading children in informal science education and completion of one year of college. Must be available to work scheduled weekends and evenings, and willing to sleep over night at the Toledo Zoo. Background and experience in animal sciences, education, nature, camping or animal-related jobs also a plus and First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

Catering Office Assistant

(Part-Time)

Part-Time Office Assistant is needed to assist the Catering Front of the House Managers with general office duties such as answering phone calls and voice mail, opening mail, handling any catering requests, communicating requests with managers, scheduling staff for their shifts, ordering inventory for events, scheduling and conducting interviews, and preparing for catering events. This position works directly with the Catering Front of the House Managers and customer service is a top priority. We are looking for someone who is friendly and outgoing and who has previous office administrative experience with a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Hours are Monday and Friday, 9a-3:30p and Wednesdays from 10am-4:30pm.

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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