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Full-Time

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.
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Group Sales Account Executive - Weddings

Group Sales Account Executive - Weddings

Under general supervision, responsible for assisting in the overall day-to-day management of the part-time wedding coordinators. The primary function of the Group Sales Associate is to coordinate group events for clients focusing on wedding business and act as liaison between the client and catering department staff, and developing promotional and advertising materials.

Group Sales Account Executive-Weddings responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates and plans catering events to include: assisting clients with site selections, menu selections, times and details of the event and bar service information. Also coordinates extra activities or event upgrades such as face painting, animal demos, caricature artists, outside entertainment, orders group event signage for event sites and arranges for any audio-visual needs at the event.
  • Drafts contracts, calculates deposit amounts, records receiving deposits and communicates all information to the Catering and Production departments. The Group Event Department initiates all correspondence with clients, provides tickets for their event and acts as the liaison between the client and the outside sales team/catering/production departments.
  • · Works with the Catering Department and the sales team to develop a long-term marketing plan and identify revenue growth in each segment of the catering operation including: meetings, banquets, picnics, holiday parties, special events, concerts, school groups and motor coach / tour companies.
  • Collaborates with the Catering Department, outside Sales team, Marketing and Interpretive Services Departments on developing outside marketing pieces to promote the objectives of each department.
  • Supervises part time and seasonal Group Event staff / Wedding Coordinators, which involves instructing, assigning and reviewing work, planning, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems, selecting new employees.
  • Collaborates on and implements the sales plan for Proms, Weddings, and Private events. Develops and orders sales materials for these programs and coordinates mailings to target customers and attend bridal shows.
  • Conducts a sales walk through of all the rental facilities with potential clients and an event walk through with all clients before functions.

This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires time worked in excess of forty hours per week, including nights and weekends. Bachelor's degree in marketing or related field and one to two years of experience in sales and marketing or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer previous supervisory experience. Position reports to the Assistant Director of Group Sales. 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.

Sous Chef

Sous Chef

The Sous Chef supports the Executive Chef in the daily activities of the catering department. Provides supervision, training and guidance to subordinate kitchen personnel. Performs duties related to catering services such as menu development, training staff, monitoring food production and food quality, running kitchen when Chef is not there, etc. Reports to the Executive Chef.

Sous Chef Duties Include:

  • Assists Executive Chef in the implementation of policies and procedures for staff.
  • Assists with maintaining budgeted guidelines related to kitchen expenditures.
  • Executes catering services provided for events to promote and ensure that the established standards of customer service, food quality, and cleanliness are met.
  • Performs catering service duties such as preparing food and buffets, setting up supplies, serving food to customers, cleaning up storage areas, ordering food items from warehouse, transporting food to various locations, etc.
  • Uses labor hours within budgetary guidelines when making weekly staff schedule, also prepares and processes time cards and payroll processing for department.
  • Development and preparation of food menus for employees and catering department, as directed.
  • Communicates events with staff and departments.
  • Maintains all catering kitchen facilities and equipment in accordance with state, federal, and local policies and laws as well as Toledo Zoo policies and procedures.
  • Interviewing, hiring, and developing staff for department.

Minimum Training and Experience

Formal education in a Culinary Arts or Hospitality program preferred with a minimum of two years of experience in a similar capacity. A combination of education and experience may be considered to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to fill the position. Supervisory experience is preferred for the position. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours worked per week. 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.

Assistant Director of Back of House Operations

Assistant Director of Back of House Operations

The Assistant Director of Back of House Operations is responsible for the overall management of the back of house catering and concessions operations. Monitors the supervision of subordinate staff in the maintenance of facilities, guest service, and alcohol and labor control. Monitors and maintains excellent food and beverage quality, sanitation standards, and overall customer service. Prepares and collaborates with the development of annual budget. Reports to the VP of Sales and Food Service Operations.

Assistant Director of Back of House Operations duties include:

  • Monitors the profitability of the BOH catering and concessions department. while coaching and guiding managers to meet goals and objectives.
  • Develops and monitors standards of customer service and food presentation, as well as oversees beverage operations including alcohol.
  • Develop and maintain long term training and retention goals for BOH catering and concessions staff.
  • Oversee accurate monthly inventory for all BOH goods.
  • Work closely with Assistant Director of FOH Operations, Executive Chef, Sous Chefs, and Concessions Managers to ensure highest quality of customer service is maintained.
  • Maintain catering and concessions facilities to be clean and organized, work with maintenance and facilities as need on building issues.
  • Monitors expenditures; plans and implements department purchases to attain food readiness, while keep par levels where they need to be on items.
  • Assists with preparing and implementing an operating budget for the catering and concessions department including labor and food budgets.
  • Interacts and coordinates with other Zoo departments in order to solicit, plan and implement support for other activities, special events and programs as needed.
  • Maintains facilities in accordance with state, federal and local policies and laws as well as Toledo Zoo policies and procedures.

Minimum Training and Experience

Associate degree in a Culinary or Hospitality program, business management, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in business and food service management, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. This is an exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires time worked in access of 40 hours per week. 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.

Development and Membership Services Associate

Development and Membership Services Associate

The Development and Membership Services Associate provides secretarial and data entry support to the Development and Membership Department. This position involves aspects of customer service, data and document processing for Zoo membership, Conservation Today and Operations Donations programs, clerical coordinating, ordering supplies, and providing general assistance as needed. Reports to the VP of Development and Membership.

Development and Membership Services Associate Duties Include:

  • Accurately process Conservation Today and Operations Donations gifts, along with Zoo memberships, by obtaining on-line, point of sale, and mail enrollments, while entering and managing information in the Zoo’s database system.
  • Performs various administrative support duties consisting of assisting the general public, maintaining stock materials, maintaining a clean and orderly workplace, running mailing labels, calculating daily deposits, and providing information for reports as needed.
  • Answer and respond to telephone calls, monitor email accounts for donor/member correspondence, and donor/member follow-up.
  • Accepts and promotes upgrades and donations, handles routine donation and membership questions and concerns.
  • Receives, reviews, prepares and/or submits various reports and records, lists and general office correspondence, as directed.
  • Works with various departments regarding balancing, database cleanups, running queries, merging records, and other various Development and Membership concerns and functions.

Minimum Training and Experience

Minimum of one to three years’ experience in data entry/office administration, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Vocational/technical training in data entry/office administration, preferred. Position requires strong alpha and numeric data entry skills. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours worked per week. 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.

Full-Time Zookeeper – Invertebrate

Full-Time Zookeeper –Invertebrate

Currently the Toledo Zoo is seeking an Invertebrate Keeper. This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to invertebrate husbandry and the maintenance of exhibits for the Herpetology/Invertebrate department. Candidate must have prior experience with the care of captive invertebrates to be considered for this position. Working knowledge of the care and maintenance of amphibians and reptiles in captivity is also beneficial.

Invertebrate Keeper responsibilities include:

  • Husbandry of the invertebrate collection both on and off exhibit.
  • Understanding of APHIS regulations.
  • Cleaning, building small exhibits, maintenance of life-support systems and enclosures, maintenance of food cultures, and other supportive tasks for the operation of the department.
  • Performing animal care duties for a large variety of arthropods
  • 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 in regards to the care of the collection including training, enrichment, research and education

Degree in Biology/Zoology or related field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education/experience that provides the required knowledge and skills. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. 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.

Full-Time Zookeeper – Birds and Barnyard

Full-Time Zookeeper - Birds and Barnyard

Currently the Toledo Zoo is seeking a Zoo Keeper. This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to animal husbandry and the maintenance of exhibits under the supervision of the Bird Department, including the Nancy L. and Martin Davidson Barnyard.

Zoo Keeper responsibilities include:

  • 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 including exotic small mammals, domestic livestock, and a wide variety of avian 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.

Food Services Leader

Food Services Leader

The Food Services Leader coordinates activities and operations of all food service areas. Lead subordinate staff in the preparation of food, assures proper customer service expectations, adheres to proper cash handling procedures, and maintains cleanliness and safety of food service areas. Reports to Assistant Director of Front of House.

Food Services Leader duties include:

  • Supervises the activities of subordinate personnel which involves instructing, assigning and reviewing work; planning, and maintaining standards.
  • Supervises food preparation processes and monitors the amount of food prepared in accordance with seasonal demands and/or other conditions.
  • Train and review customer service initiatives with part-time staff.
  • Assist in implementation of training programs.
  • Responsible for cash handling in stands, bars or other food service areas with registers.
  • Available to work all food services areas (catering, concessions and restaurant)
  • Assist with inventory completion and entering each month.
  • Supervises the cleaning of concession areas and maintenance of equipment to ensure proper sanitation and health and safety guidelines are met.
  • Adheres to all Toledo Zoo policies/procedures and all required OSHA and safety/health policies.

Minimum Training and Experience

Minimum of three to five years of experience in food services management, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Flexible schedule is a must, with the ability to work night and weekend hours. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Must possess required certification in food service sanitation, 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.

Director of Employee and Labor Relations

Director of Employee and Labor Relations

The Director of Employee and Labor Relations is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and administering human resources programs, maintaining an engaged workforce to meet business objectives. Provides Human Resource leadership in: organization design, employee engagement, employee development, performance management, performance evaluation, training, compensation and compliance with laws and regulatory agencies. Collaborating with other HR professionals to attract and retain talent by offering a competitive compensation package. This role requires initiative and a high degree of independent judgment is utilized in making decisions.

Director of Employee and Labor Relations duties include:

  • Plan and implement the Talent Management and Succession review process
  • Versed in Labor contracts in order to assist in the development of negotiation strategies
  • Assist managers in the development of employee training and ensure completed training is documented and tracked in our LMS
  • Conduct employee investigations
  • Guide supervisors in administrating corrective action procedure and process
  • Ongoing monitoring and revision of the compensation program, as well as compensation job analysis
  • Draft employee related policies and procedures
  • Implement and track the employee evaluation process
  • Collaborate with the Benefits Department to educate employees on Health/Wellness and retirement offerings
  • Key contributor on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team
  • Direct and mentor members of the HR Operations team
  • Remain current on applicable HR related laws and compliance issues

Minimum Experience and Training

Bachelor degree in Human Resources or related field. Seven years’ progressive experience in the HR arena with five years HR generalist experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. SHRM-CP or SHRM-SP preferred. Ability to work independently, adaptable and supportive to team in a fast paced environment. Operates as a Culture Champion. Proficiencies in MS applications and HRIS. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires time worked in excess of forty hours per week. 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.

Recruiter

Recruiter

The Recruiter performs aspects of the recruitment and hiring process for full and part time staff and will be responsible for the coordination of part-time and seasonal employee events. This position will also assist with the development of strategies for employee retention and will coordinate diversity recruiting efforts for the Zoo. Reports to the Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition and HRIS.

Recruiter Duties Include:

  • Collaborates with the Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition in the strategic development of the Zoo’s recruiting program and coordinates diversity programming and events.
  • Identifies department needs and recruits through advertisements, job fairs, temporary employment agencies, college programs, web site maintenance and other creative methods.
  • · Cultivates a talent pipeline for various positions based on business need. Actively sources candidates from target sources as required.
  • · Serves as primary point of contact for candidates throughout the recruiting process.
  • · Performs full cycle recruiting efforts for the Zoo from application to onboarding for part time applicants; full time applicants, as needed.
  • · Trains Zoo leadership in result driven interview techniques. Provides assistance in interviewing part or full time staff as needed.
  • · Utilizes appropriate technology to manage applicant flow, interviews, hires, transfers, and terminations.
  • Identify and attends area Job Fairs to recruit staff and will provide applicants with information about the Zoo and positions available. Establishes and maintains community relationships with high schools, clubs and community organizations.
  • Develop and conduct part time staff orientations.
  • Partner with local businesses and Zoo staff to plan, implement and attend part-time and seasonal employee events, including community partner programming i.e., trade out program. Will have some budget related responsibilities.
  • Review, prepare, analyze and submit various reports and records including applications and resumes, ACA reporting, billing invoices, purchase orders, and general office correspondence.
  • Collaborates and fosters a team-oriented environment
  • Keeps abreast of current employment laws and practices. Provides assistance in interviewing part or full time staff as needed.

Minimum Training and Experience

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, or related field, knowledge of hiring legalities and 3+ years of recruiting experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to identify and hire top talent, excellent written and verbal communication skills. Working knowledge of HR practices. Experience collaborating in a team-oriented environment, resourcefulness and ability to take initiative. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. 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.

Overnight and Scout Program Coordinator

Overnight and Scout Program Coordinator

The Overnight and Scout Program Coordinator coordinates all programming activities related to Snooze Programs, Overnight Tent Camping, scout experiences and other fee-based programs for individuals or groups. This includes development and execution of programming; hiring, supervising, training, and scheduling of overnight teachers and support staff. This position involves developing programs, handling animals, creating and writing lesson plans, assisting in daily maintenance of the Education Facilities, attending meetings and maintaining various reports, budgets, and records. Frequently assists in other department programs in a teaching role, including, but not limited to, school programs, homeschool programs, and exhibit interpretation. Reports to the Associate Curator of Education.

Overnight and Scout Program Coordinator duties include:

  • Plans and executes with the Associate Curator of Education all programming elements for overnight experiences and programs for scouts.
  • Hires, supervises, trains and schedules overnight teaching and support staff
  • Teaches educational programs to public participants of all ages including, but not limited to camps, stage shows, school programs, homeschool programs, scout programs, and exhibit interpretation.
  • Develops programs, creates and writes lesson plans, handles animals for education programming, attends meetings and maintains various reports and records.
  • Assists in marketing of all department programs through various forms of media and direct campaigns
  • Assist in budget preparation for areas of responsibilities and operate programs within budget.
  • Writes and assists in the preparation of proposals for projects.

Minimum Training and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in education, biology or a related field as well as a minimum of one year of experience in public programming in an informal setting. Work experience may be substituted for degree. Must possess a valid driver’s license. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Evenings, weekends, and holidays as required by programming schedule or other department needs. 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.

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.

Food Service Associate

(Part-Time)

Enjoy. Inspire. Educate. Act!

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to our community for over 100 years. Come and be a part of an organization where you can work and have fun at the same time. Our growing Food Services team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience. There is nothing that compares to coming to work surrounded by over 10,000 animals!

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

  • Take direction and work independently
  • Deliver strong customer Service & Communication Skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Are energetic and have the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

Assisting the Zoo’s Food Service Department in various outlets that serve food and alcohol with both front of the house and back of the house duties. Duties may include but are not limited to working a cash register, taking orders, the responsible distribution of alcohol (for those 21 and up), serving catered events, stocking, delivering, organizing food and beverage storage areas, assisting with food preparation work, cooking, washing dishes, cleaning the front of house area, cleaning projects in the kitchen and food service areas, working on the front line and assisting the Manager on other tasks as assigned.

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to work on your feet and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time.

If you are interested in free zoo admission, merchandise and food discounts, amazing employee events, and flexible scheduling, you need to apply today!

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Bartender

(Part-Time)

Enjoy. Inspire. Educate. Act!

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to our community for over 100 years. Come and be a part of an organization where you can work and have fun at the same time. Our growing Food Services team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience. There is nothing that compares to coming to work surrounded by over 10,000 animals!

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

  • Take direction and work independently while multi-tasking
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication Skills
  • Understand excellent beverage/food quality and sanitation standards
  • Show high energy and have the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Are at least 21 years of age

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Bartending during events at various sites and concession stands, while operating a Point of Sale system
  • Following all policies and procedures when taking and serving beverage orders, pulling and polishing glassware, inventorying alcohol, and accurately recording usage
  • Setting up multiple bars in multiple areas for events
  • Clearly reading and writing various reports and consumption records

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds, work on your feet, and be outside in winter and summer elements.

If you are interested in free zoo admission, merchandise and food discounts, amazing employee events, and flexible scheduling, you need to apply today!

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Grounds Crew

(Part-Time)

Enjoy. Inspire. Educate. Act!

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to our community for over 100 years. Come and be a part of an organization where you can work and have fun at the same time. Our Grounds team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience. There is nothing that compares to coming to work surrounded by over 10,000 animals!

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

  • Have the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Understand the importance of a clean and safe working environment
  • Have a strong attention to detail
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Are at least 18 years old or older

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Custodial and grounds maintenance
  • Various building and restroom cleaning / presentation
  • Sanitation of Zoo grounds to keep our guests safe
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to work on your feet and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time.

If you are interested in free zoo admission, merchandise and food discounts, amazing employee events, and flexible scheduling, you need to apply today!

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Merchandise Associate

(Part-Time)

ENJOY. INSPIRE. EDUCATE. ACT!

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to our community for over 100 years. Come and be a part of an organization where you can work and have fun at the same time. Our Merchandise team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience. There is nothing that compares to coming to work surrounded by over 10,000 animals!

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

  • Are successful at achieving goals and going above and beyond
  • Have the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Will execute basic math skills and follow merchandise procedures and guidelines
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests

(Retail and Counterpoint Register System experience is a plus!)

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Checking in and stocking merchandise, including an annual inventory
  • Operating registers for sales of merchandise and for rental of guest equipment
  • Oversee the penny presses, viewers, animal molds, and hurricane machines
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • Approaching guests in a fun and positive manner
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work area

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to lift 25 pounds, work on your feet, and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time.

If you are interested in free zoo admission, merchandise and food discounts, amazing employee events, and flexible scheduling, you need to apply today!

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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 flowerbeds, 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.

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Education - 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.

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Education Programmer

(Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, responsible for delivering programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. Position will have the primary focus of Camp and Family 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.

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Temporary Zookeeper- Aquarium

(Seasonal)

The Temporary Zookeeper- Aquarium position requires 20 to 40 hours per week including weekends and holidays. We will consider multiple hires, as long as the total 40 hours per week is reached. There is some flexibility in days and times worked, but working hours will be between 8 am and 5 pm. This position is expected to be filled by August 15th, 2021 and will last for approximately 12 weeks.

FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:

Under the direction of the aquarium curator and aquarists:

  • Prepares appropriate animal diets and feeds animals
  • Cleans displays, work areas and public spaces in the Aquarium and Malawi exhibits
  • Water quality data collection and computer input
  • Performs other related duties as required

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Requires the ability to read and process verbal and written instructions and communication.
  • Must be familiar with aquatic life husbandry and able to accurately assess animal health.
  • Work in humid and warm environments.
  • Lift and carry items that can weigh up to 50 lbs.
  • Stand and walk for the duration of a work shift.
  • Ability to differentiate colors and shapes of various items.

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Full-Time

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.
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Group Sales Account Executive - Weddings

Group Sales Account Executive - Weddings

Under general supervision, responsible for assisting in the overall day-to-day management of the part-time wedding coordinators. The primary function of the Group Sales Associate is to coordinate group events for clients focusing on wedding business and act as liaison between the client and catering department staff, and developing promotional and advertising materials.

Group Sales Account Executive-Weddings responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates and plans catering events to include: assisting clients with site selections, menu selections, times and details of the event and bar service information. Also coordinates extra activities or event upgrades such as face painting, animal demos, caricature artists, outside entertainment, orders group event signage for event sites and arranges for any audio-visual needs at the event.
  • Drafts contracts, calculates deposit amounts, records receiving deposits and communicates all information to the Catering and Production departments. The Group Event Department initiates all correspondence with clients, provides tickets for their event and acts as the liaison between the client and the outside sales team/catering/production departments.
  • · Works with the Catering Department and the sales team to develop a long-term marketing plan and identify revenue growth in each segment of the catering operation including: meetings, banquets, picnics, holiday parties, special events, concerts, school groups and motor coach / tour companies.
  • Collaborates with the Catering Department, outside Sales team, Marketing and Interpretive Services Departments on developing outside marketing pieces to promote the objectives of each department.
  • Supervises part time and seasonal Group Event staff / Wedding Coordinators, which involves instructing, assigning and reviewing work, planning, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems, selecting new employees.
  • Collaborates on and implements the sales plan for Proms, Weddings, and Private events. Develops and orders sales materials for these programs and coordinates mailings to target customers and attend bridal shows.
  • Conducts a sales walk through of all the rental facilities with potential clients and an event walk through with all clients before functions.

This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires time worked in excess of forty hours per week, including nights and weekends. Bachelor's degree in marketing or related field and one to two years of experience in sales and marketing or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer previous supervisory experience. Position reports to the Assistant Director of Group Sales. 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.

Sous Chef

Sous Chef

The Sous Chef supports the Executive Chef in the daily activities of the catering department. Provides supervision, training and guidance to subordinate kitchen personnel. Performs duties related to catering services such as menu development, training staff, monitoring food production and food quality, running kitchen when Chef is not there, etc. Reports to the Executive Chef.

Sous Chef Duties Include:

  • Assists Executive Chef in the implementation of policies and procedures for staff.
  • Assists with maintaining budgeted guidelines related to kitchen expenditures.
  • Executes catering services provided for events to promote and ensure that the established standards of customer service, food quality, and cleanliness are met.
  • Performs catering service duties such as preparing food and buffets, setting up supplies, serving food to customers, cleaning up storage areas, ordering food items from warehouse, transporting food to various locations, etc.
  • Uses labor hours within budgetary guidelines when making weekly staff schedule, also prepares and processes time cards and payroll processing for department.
  • Development and preparation of food menus for employees and catering department, as directed.
  • Communicates events with staff and departments.
  • Maintains all catering kitchen facilities and equipment in accordance with state, federal, and local policies and laws as well as Toledo Zoo policies and procedures.
  • Interviewing, hiring, and developing staff for department.

Minimum Training and Experience

Formal education in a Culinary Arts or Hospitality program preferred with a minimum of two years of experience in a similar capacity. A combination of education and experience may be considered to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to fill the position. Supervisory experience is preferred for the position. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours worked per week. 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.

Assistant Director of Back of House Operations

Assistant Director of Back of House Operations

The Assistant Director of Back of House Operations is responsible for the overall management of the back of house catering and concessions operations. Monitors the supervision of subordinate staff in the maintenance of facilities, guest service, and alcohol and labor control. Monitors and maintains excellent food and beverage quality, sanitation standards, and overall customer service. Prepares and collaborates with the development of annual budget. Reports to the VP of Sales and Food Service Operations.

Assistant Director of Back of House Operations duties include:

  • Monitors the profitability of the BOH catering and concessions department. while coaching and guiding managers to meet goals and objectives.
  • Develops and monitors standards of customer service and food presentation, as well as oversees beverage operations including alcohol.
  • Develop and maintain long term training and retention goals for BOH catering and concessions staff.
  • Oversee accurate monthly inventory for all BOH goods.
  • Work closely with Assistant Director of FOH Operations, Executive Chef, Sous Chefs, and Concessions Managers to ensure highest quality of customer service is maintained.
  • Maintain catering and concessions facilities to be clean and organized, work with maintenance and facilities as need on building issues.
  • Monitors expenditures; plans and implements department purchases to attain food readiness, while keep par levels where they need to be on items.
  • Assists with preparing and implementing an operating budget for the catering and concessions department including labor and food budgets.
  • Interacts and coordinates with other Zoo departments in order to solicit, plan and implement support for other activities, special events and programs as needed.
  • Maintains facilities in accordance with state, federal and local policies and laws as well as Toledo Zoo policies and procedures.

Minimum Training and Experience

Associate degree in a Culinary or Hospitality program, business management, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in business and food service management, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. This is an exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires time worked in access of 40 hours per week. 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.

Development and Membership Services Associate

Development and Membership Services Associate

The Development and Membership Services Associate provides secretarial and data entry support to the Development and Membership Department. This position involves aspects of customer service, data and document processing for Zoo membership, Conservation Today and Operations Donations programs, clerical coordinating, ordering supplies, and providing general assistance as needed. Reports to the VP of Development and Membership.

Development and Membership Services Associate Duties Include:

  • Accurately process Conservation Today and Operations Donations gifts, along with Zoo memberships, by obtaining on-line, point of sale, and mail enrollments, while entering and managing information in the Zoo’s database system.
  • Performs various administrative support duties consisting of assisting the general public, maintaining stock materials, maintaining a clean and orderly workplace, running mailing labels, calculating daily deposits, and providing information for reports as needed.
  • Answer and respond to telephone calls, monitor email accounts for donor/member correspondence, and donor/member follow-up.
  • Accepts and promotes upgrades and donations, handles routine donation and membership questions and concerns.
  • Receives, reviews, prepares and/or submits various reports and records, lists and general office correspondence, as directed.
  • Works with various departments regarding balancing, database cleanups, running queries, merging records, and other various Development and Membership concerns and functions.

Minimum Training and Experience

Minimum of one to three years’ experience in data entry/office administration, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Vocational/technical training in data entry/office administration, preferred. Position requires strong alpha and numeric data entry skills. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours worked per week. 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.

Full-Time Zookeeper – Invertebrate

Full-Time Zookeeper –Invertebrate

Currently the Toledo Zoo is seeking an Invertebrate Keeper. This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to invertebrate husbandry and the maintenance of exhibits for the Herpetology/Invertebrate department. Candidate must have prior experience with the care of captive invertebrates to be considered for this position. Working knowledge of the care and maintenance of amphibians and reptiles in captivity is also beneficial.

Invertebrate Keeper responsibilities include:

  • Husbandry of the invertebrate collection both on and off exhibit.
  • Understanding of APHIS regulations.
  • Cleaning, building small exhibits, maintenance of life-support systems and enclosures, maintenance of food cultures, and other supportive tasks for the operation of the department.
  • Performing animal care duties for a large variety of arthropods
  • 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 in regards to the care of the collection including training, enrichment, research and education

Degree in Biology/Zoology or related field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education/experience that provides the required knowledge and skills. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. 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.

Full-Time Zookeeper – Birds and Barnyard

Full-Time Zookeeper - Birds and Barnyard

Currently the Toledo Zoo is seeking a Zoo Keeper. This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to animal husbandry and the maintenance of exhibits under the supervision of the Bird Department, including the Nancy L. and Martin Davidson Barnyard.

Zoo Keeper responsibilities include:

  • 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 including exotic small mammals, domestic livestock, and a wide variety of avian 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.

Food Services Leader

Food Services Leader

The Food Services Leader coordinates activities and operations of all food service areas. Lead subordinate staff in the preparation of food, assures proper customer service expectations, adheres to proper cash handling procedures, and maintains cleanliness and safety of food service areas. Reports to Assistant Director of Front of House.

Food Services Leader duties include:

  • Supervises the activities of subordinate personnel which involves instructing, assigning and reviewing work; planning, and maintaining standards.
  • Supervises food preparation processes and monitors the amount of food prepared in accordance with seasonal demands and/or other conditions.
  • Train and review customer service initiatives with part-time staff.
  • Assist in implementation of training programs.
  • Responsible for cash handling in stands, bars or other food service areas with registers.
  • Available to work all food services areas (catering, concessions and restaurant)
  • Assist with inventory completion and entering each month.
  • Supervises the cleaning of concession areas and maintenance of equipment to ensure proper sanitation and health and safety guidelines are met.
  • Adheres to all Toledo Zoo policies/procedures and all required OSHA and safety/health policies.

Minimum Training and Experience

Minimum of three to five years of experience in food services management, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Flexible schedule is a must, with the ability to work night and weekend hours. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Must possess required certification in food service sanitation, 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.

Director of Employee and Labor Relations

Director of Employee and Labor Relations

The Director of Employee and Labor Relations is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and administering human resources programs, maintaining an engaged workforce to meet business objectives. Provides Human Resource leadership in: organization design, employee engagement, employee development, performance management, performance evaluation, training, compensation and compliance with laws and regulatory agencies. Collaborating with other HR professionals to attract and retain talent by offering a competitive compensation package. This role requires initiative and a high degree of independent judgment is utilized in making decisions.

Director of Employee and Labor Relations duties include:

  • Plan and implement the Talent Management and Succession review process
  • Versed in Labor contracts in order to assist in the development of negotiation strategies
  • Assist managers in the development of employee training and ensure completed training is documented and tracked in our LMS
  • Conduct employee investigations
  • Guide supervisors in administrating corrective action procedure and process
  • Ongoing monitoring and revision of the compensation program, as well as compensation job analysis
  • Draft employee related policies and procedures
  • Implement and track the employee evaluation process
  • Collaborate with the Benefits Department to educate employees on Health/Wellness and retirement offerings
  • Key contributor on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team
  • Direct and mentor members of the HR Operations team
  • Remain current on applicable HR related laws and compliance issues

Minimum Experience and Training

Bachelor degree in Human Resources or related field. Seven years’ progressive experience in the HR arena with five years HR generalist experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. SHRM-CP or SHRM-SP preferred. Ability to work independently, adaptable and supportive to team in a fast paced environment. Operates as a Culture Champion. Proficiencies in MS applications and HRIS. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires time worked in excess of forty hours per week. 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.

Recruiter

Recruiter

The Recruiter performs aspects of the recruitment and hiring process for full and part time staff and will be responsible for the coordination of part-time and seasonal employee events. This position will also assist with the development of strategies for employee retention and will coordinate diversity recruiting efforts for the Zoo. Reports to the Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition and HRIS.

Recruiter Duties Include:

  • Collaborates with the Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition in the strategic development of the Zoo’s recruiting program and coordinates diversity programming and events.
  • Identifies department needs and recruits through advertisements, job fairs, temporary employment agencies, college programs, web site maintenance and other creative methods.
  • · Cultivates a talent pipeline for various positions based on business need. Actively sources candidates from target sources as required.
  • · Serves as primary point of contact for candidates throughout the recruiting process.
  • · Performs full cycle recruiting efforts for the Zoo from application to onboarding for part time applicants; full time applicants, as needed.
  • · Trains Zoo leadership in result driven interview techniques. Provides assistance in interviewing part or full time staff as needed.
  • · Utilizes appropriate technology to manage applicant flow, interviews, hires, transfers, and terminations.
  • Identify and attends area Job Fairs to recruit staff and will provide applicants with information about the Zoo and positions available. Establishes and maintains community relationships with high schools, clubs and community organizations.
  • Develop and conduct part time staff orientations.
  • Partner with local businesses and Zoo staff to plan, implement and attend part-time and seasonal employee events, including community partner programming i.e., trade out program. Will have some budget related responsibilities.
  • Review, prepare, analyze and submit various reports and records including applications and resumes, ACA reporting, billing invoices, purchase orders, and general office correspondence.
  • Collaborates and fosters a team-oriented environment
  • Keeps abreast of current employment laws and practices. Provides assistance in interviewing part or full time staff as needed.

Minimum Training and Experience

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, or related field, knowledge of hiring legalities and 3+ years of recruiting experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to identify and hire top talent, excellent written and verbal communication skills. Working knowledge of HR practices. Experience collaborating in a team-oriented environment, resourcefulness and ability to take initiative. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. 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.

Overnight and Scout Program Coordinator

Overnight and Scout Program Coordinator

The Overnight and Scout Program Coordinator coordinates all programming activities related to Snooze Programs, Overnight Tent Camping, scout experiences and other fee-based programs for individuals or groups. This includes development and execution of programming; hiring, supervising, training, and scheduling of overnight teachers and support staff. This position involves developing programs, handling animals, creating and writing lesson plans, assisting in daily maintenance of the Education Facilities, attending meetings and maintaining various reports, budgets, and records. Frequently assists in other department programs in a teaching role, including, but not limited to, school programs, homeschool programs, and exhibit interpretation. Reports to the Associate Curator of Education.

Overnight and Scout Program Coordinator duties include:

  • Plans and executes with the Associate Curator of Education all programming elements for overnight experiences and programs for scouts.
  • Hires, supervises, trains and schedules overnight teaching and support staff
  • Teaches educational programs to public participants of all ages including, but not limited to camps, stage shows, school programs, homeschool programs, scout programs, and exhibit interpretation.
  • Develops programs, creates and writes lesson plans, handles animals for education programming, attends meetings and maintains various reports and records.
  • Assists in marketing of all department programs through various forms of media and direct campaigns
  • Assist in budget preparation for areas of responsibilities and operate programs within budget.
  • Writes and assists in the preparation of proposals for projects.

Minimum Training and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in education, biology or a related field as well as a minimum of one year of experience in public programming in an informal setting. Work experience may be substituted for degree. Must possess a valid driver’s license. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Evenings, weekends, and holidays as required by programming schedule or other department needs. 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.

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.

Food Service Associate

(Part-Time)

Enjoy. Inspire. Educate. Act!

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to our community for over 100 years. Come and be a part of an organization where you can work and have fun at the same time. Our growing Food Services team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience. There is nothing that compares to coming to work surrounded by over 10,000 animals!

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

  • Take direction and work independently
  • Deliver strong customer Service & Communication Skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Are energetic and have the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

Assisting the Zoo’s Food Service Department in various outlets that serve food and alcohol with both front of the house and back of the house duties. Duties may include but are not limited to working a cash register, taking orders, the responsible distribution of alcohol (for those 21 and up), serving catered events, stocking, delivering, organizing food and beverage storage areas, assisting with food preparation work, cooking, washing dishes, cleaning the front of house area, cleaning projects in the kitchen and food service areas, working on the front line and assisting the Manager on other tasks as assigned.

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to work on your feet and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time.

If you are interested in free zoo admission, merchandise and food discounts, amazing employee events, and flexible scheduling, you need to apply today!

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Bartender

(Part-Time)

Enjoy. Inspire. Educate. Act!

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to our community for over 100 years. Come and be a part of an organization where you can work and have fun at the same time. Our growing Food Services team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience. There is nothing that compares to coming to work surrounded by over 10,000 animals!

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

  • Take direction and work independently while multi-tasking
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication Skills
  • Understand excellent beverage/food quality and sanitation standards
  • Show high energy and have the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Are at least 21 years of age

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Bartending during events at various sites and concession stands, while operating a Point of Sale system
  • Following all policies and procedures when taking and serving beverage orders, pulling and polishing glassware, inventorying alcohol, and accurately recording usage
  • Setting up multiple bars in multiple areas for events
  • Clearly reading and writing various reports and consumption records

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds, work on your feet, and be outside in winter and summer elements.

If you are interested in free zoo admission, merchandise and food discounts, amazing employee events, and flexible scheduling, you need to apply today!

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Grounds Crew

(Part-Time)

Enjoy. Inspire. Educate. Act!

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to our community for over 100 years. Come and be a part of an organization where you can work and have fun at the same time. Our Grounds team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience. There is nothing that compares to coming to work surrounded by over 10,000 animals!

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

  • Have the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Understand the importance of a clean and safe working environment
  • Have a strong attention to detail
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Are at least 18 years old or older

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Custodial and grounds maintenance
  • Various building and restroom cleaning / presentation
  • Sanitation of Zoo grounds to keep our guests safe
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to work on your feet and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time.

If you are interested in free zoo admission, merchandise and food discounts, amazing employee events, and flexible scheduling, you need to apply today!

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Merchandise Associate

(Part-Time)

ENJOY. INSPIRE. EDUCATE. ACT!

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to our community for over 100 years. Come and be a part of an organization where you can work and have fun at the same time. Our Merchandise team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience. There is nothing that compares to coming to work surrounded by over 10,000 animals!

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

  • Are successful at achieving goals and going above and beyond
  • Have the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Will execute basic math skills and follow merchandise procedures and guidelines
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests

(Retail and Counterpoint Register System experience is a plus!)

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Checking in and stocking merchandise, including an annual inventory
  • Operating registers for sales of merchandise and for rental of guest equipment
  • Oversee the penny presses, viewers, animal molds, and hurricane machines
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • Approaching guests in a fun and positive manner
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work area

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to lift 25 pounds, work on your feet, and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time.

If you are interested in free zoo admission, merchandise and food discounts, amazing employee events, and flexible scheduling, you need to apply today!

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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 flowerbeds, 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.

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Education - 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.

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Education Programmer

(Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, responsible for delivering programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. Position will have the primary focus of Camp and Family 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.

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Temporary Zookeeper- Aquarium

(Seasonal)

The Temporary Zookeeper- Aquarium position requires 20 to 40 hours per week including weekends and holidays. We will consider multiple hires, as long as the total 40 hours per week is reached. There is some flexibility in days and times worked, but working hours will be between 8 am and 5 pm. This position is expected to be filled by August 15th, 2021 and will last for approximately 12 weeks.

FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:

Under the direction of the aquarium curator and aquarists:

  • Prepares appropriate animal diets and feeds animals
  • Cleans displays, work areas and public spaces in the Aquarium and Malawi exhibits
  • Water quality data collection and computer input
  • Performs other related duties as required

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Requires the ability to read and process verbal and written instructions and communication.
  • Must be familiar with aquatic life husbandry and able to accurately assess animal health.
  • Work in humid and warm environments.
  • Lift and carry items that can weigh up to 50 lbs.
  • Stand and walk for the duration of a work shift.
  • Ability to differentiate colors and shapes of various items.

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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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