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Full-Time


Food Services Manager - Concessions

Food Services Manager - Concessions

The Food Services Managers plans, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of all Catering or Concessions areas on the Food Services team. While the ideal candidate will specialize in either Catering or Concessions, there will be some overlapping cross training and sharing of responsibilities. They supervise staff in the preparation of food, assures proper inventory levels are maintained, assures labor, cost and revenue standards are met, adheres to proper cash handling procedures, and maintains cleanliness and safety of areas. Reports to the Assistant Director of Front of House Operations.

Food Services Manager- Responsibilities include:

  • Develops and implements operating systems for the Concession and Catering areas, which includes monitoring physical plan of facility, developing menu items, calculating costs and retail prices, developing and implementing training programs.
  • Supervises the activities of subordinate personnel which involves instructing, assigning and reviewing work while maintaining standards.
  • Monitors employee performance and conducts spots checks to ensure proper, effective and efficient performance by all subordinate staff.
  • Coordinates with the Recruiting Department in order to recruit, interview, and hire qualified staff.
  • Train and review customer service initiatives with supervisors, leaders, and staff.
  • Conducts timely inventory of materials and merchandise related to cost analyses and monitors the inventory control.
  • Oversees, inputs, and trains supervisors and leaders on proper utilization of FoodTraks.
  • Plans, purchases and maintains all needed products and supplies necessary to implement Front of House catering events.
  • Supervises the cleaning of concession areas and maintenance of equipment to ensure proper sanitation and health and safety guidelines are met.
  • Works with the Purchasing Coordinator on procurement of food and supply items.
  • Operates various types of equipment and machinery such as a remote radio, telephone, cash register, computer, ovens grills, fryers, dish washers, freezers, refrigerators, steams equipment, kitchen equipment, scales, etc.

Minimum Training and Experience

Degree in Food Services, Business, or related field preferred and three to five years of experience in food service management, fast food, concessions or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Must possess required certification in food service sanitation. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires in excess of 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.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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.


Event Facilities Coordinator

(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 Group Sales team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience.

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO: 

  • Are successful at achieving goals and going above and beyond
  • Want to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Have strong computer, organization, and administrative skills
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests
  • Previously have worked in catering, wedding/event planning, or customer service

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: 

Meeting with clients to arrange and plan events
Vendor Coordination
Working with the Catering & Group Sales groups to set up, assist, and tend to clients’ requests, while in professional attire
Approaching guests in a fun and positive manner to ensure smooth and successful weddings
Fully understand and communicate the plan to all parties involved
Arrange client drop off of items and rehearsal run throughs

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.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Now

Education Programmer- School and Community Programs

(Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, will be responsible for facilitating programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. The focus of this position will be on facilitating outreach and on-grounds programming for school groups, homeschool students, and other community groups. This individual would also support educational programming in any area of the education department.

Job responsibilities:

  • Teaching classes at schools (off-grounds) and on zoo grounds
  • Writing curriculum
  • Program/experience set up
  • Support animal experiences
  • Will utilize various types of equipment and machinery
  • Assist with tracking and evaluating program use and effectiveness

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license
  • Be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier
  • First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Now

Lead Education Interpreter

(Part-Time)

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 Education team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Serves as a daily point person for the Interpretive Team and assists in distributing daily tasks to team members.
    Facilitating educational activities including animal demonstrations, plays and skits, special events and interpretive programming.
  • Working primarily within Nature’s Neighborhood and the Museum of Natural History, but assistance will be expected in other areas of the education department as well.
  • Leads Behind the Scenes Tours.
  • Performs animal demonstrations, plays and children books readings in front of a general audience.
  • Prepares written talks and trains staff on content and delivery.
  • Gives interpretive talks, including dive shows, throughout the zoo.
  • Assist with exhibit cleaning in Natures Neighborhood and operation of the invertebrate touch tank in the aquarium.
  • Candidates must have college course work in Education, Natural Sciences or related fields and experience in environmental or wildlife education, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be available to work scheduled weekends and evenings as well as some holidays when needed.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Apply Now

Membership Sales 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 membership sales 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
  • Have strong computer and administrative skills
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Selling and processing zoo memberships
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • Approaching guests in a fun and positive manner
  • Fully understand and communicate the benefits of our zoo memberships

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!

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Now

Volunteer Program Support Aide

(Part-Time)

Assist volunteers with disabilities (Sensory, Physical, Mental and/or Intellectual) during their shift times. Serve as a role model for them to act professionally and develop social skill sets while coaching and supporting them to be as successful and independent as possible by assisting with things like scheduling shifts, recording hours, interacting with guests, managing stress/anxiety, and staying focused on the task at hand. Other responsibilities include helping develop vocational and habitual goals, help train accessibility practices to volunteers, develop sensory inclusive projects, and complete other duties as needed to support the department.

This position reports to the Volunteer Accessibility Supervisor. It is an hourly paid, part time position from 21- 28 hours a week. Must be available to work weekends, as well as some evenings and holidays. Scheduling can be flexible.

Applicants must have at least 1 year enrollment in the Toledo ZOOTeen program or equivalent experience working with youth, have at least 1 year experience working with individuals with disabilities, must pass a criminal background check, and be 18 years or older.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Now

Wild Toledo Biologist

(Seasonal)

Under limited supervision, the seasonal biologist will perform a variety of duties regarding the implementation and management of Wild Toledo initiatives, conservation education outreach, collection and collation of field data for diverse taxa, ecological restoration, and writing reports. Acquires and prepares data, including preparation of reports, works with the Conservation Biologist regarding the husbandry of live butterflies, assists in the development of programmatic materials and communicates and interacts with various departments. This position also teaches and presents various educational programs and presentations for visitors and various organizations in the community. Must be able to demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of conservation biology themes and techniques and a willingness to learn additional information. Preference will be given to current biology university students as well as those with degrees in the field. Must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and be insurable by the Zoo’s fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an EOE and a drug/alcohol free work place.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Now

Volunteer Program Assistant

(Part-Time)

Under general supervision, the part-time Volunteer Program Assistant will assist with the oversight of the Volunteer Department and serves as departmental supervisor in absence of the full time Volunteer Department Staff. Responsibilities may include:

  • Provide on-site supervision of ZOOTeen volunteers
  • Lead off site conservation and community service projects for ZOOTeen volunteers
  • Scheduling volunteers, making/returning phone calls and emails
  • Processing applications
  • Participate in departmental trainings, and deliver ZOOTeen trainings
  • Deliver exhibit demonstrations for special events and summer programming

This position is a part-time year round position; 21-28 hrs. /week. Preferred High School diploma and 1-year enrollment in the Toledo ZOOTeen program, or 1-year experience working with a youth service organization required. Individuals applying for this position must have experience working with age groups from 11-17 years old. Must have a valid drivers’ license, be 21 years of age (to be insurable by our fleet insurance carrier), and also be required to pass a background check. Must be able to work weekends, evenings, and holidays.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Now

Conservation Field Technician

(Seasonal)

Conservation Field Technician

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 Conservation team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience.

Description:

The Toledo Zoo is seeking seasonal field technicians for our local conservation projects, including surveys and radio-telemetry for Copperbelly Watersnakes, Blanding’s Turtles, Spotted Turtles, and Box Turtles, biodiversity assessments of restored habitats, captive husbandry of head-started species, and mentoring teenage volunteers. Work will be based out of Toledo, but extensive, within-state travel and overnight stays are required to conduct fieldwork. Survey sites include wetlands of northwestern (Toledo area) and southwestern (Springfield area) Ohio. Technicians are expected to provide their own transportation to and from field sites, but work-related mileage will be reimbursed. This position is temporary and expected to run from April to mid-August 2022.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Setting and checking aquatic funnel traps
  • Conducting visual encounter surveys
  • Collecting demographic and morphometric data
  • Collecting blood samples
  • Inserting passive integrated transponders (PIT)
  • Recording locations using a GPS unit
  • Radio-telemetry
  • Assessing habitat
  • Training and supervising teenage volunteers

Qualifications:

  • Willingness and ability to work long hours in inclement weather (heat, cold, rain, etc.) with exposure to mosquitoes, biting flies, ticks, and noxious plants.
  • Ability to travel up to five days at a time
  • Commitment to maintaining a safe work environment
  • Dedication to accurate and thorough data collection
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Respectful and professional interactions with other team members, partners, and the public
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and traverse irregular terrain (e.g., wetlands)
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s fleet insurance carrier.
  • To be considered, applicants must submit a resume/CV including a cover letter indicating you meet the job requirements, your available start/end dates as well as names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Now

Paid Internships

Event Department Intern

Event Department Intern

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 Events Team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience.

Responsibilities:

This internship is designed for college students or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in events. Interns will work directly with event department managers on a variety of projects including attendance-driving family friendly events and exclusive donor/large fundraising events. Tasks include detailed office work, as well as day-of event logistics. Day of tasks include setup, on site coordination between departments and teardown. This multidimensional position will also offer some public relations and marketing learning opportunities relative to the organization and specific events.

Requirements:

  • Strong computer and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Schedule flexibility – available days, evenings, weekends based on needs.
  • Must have the physical ability to lift up to 50lbs, work on your feet and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time in all types of weather.

Preferred:

  • Availability May-December
  • Previous event planning or customer service experience
  • Knowledge of Toledo Zoo, events, or programs

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Full-Time


Food Services Manager - Concessions

Food Services Manager - Concessions

The Food Services Managers plans, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of all Catering or Concessions areas on the Food Services team. While the ideal candidate will specialize in either Catering or Concessions, there will be some overlapping cross training and sharing of responsibilities. They supervise staff in the preparation of food, assures proper inventory levels are maintained, assures labor, cost and revenue standards are met, adheres to proper cash handling procedures, and maintains cleanliness and safety of areas. Reports to the Assistant Director of Front of House Operations.

Food Services Manager- Responsibilities include:

  • Develops and implements operating systems for the Concession and Catering areas, which includes monitoring physical plan of facility, developing menu items, calculating costs and retail prices, developing and implementing training programs.
  • Supervises the activities of subordinate personnel which involves instructing, assigning and reviewing work while maintaining standards.
  • Monitors employee performance and conducts spots checks to ensure proper, effective and efficient performance by all subordinate staff.
  • Coordinates with the Recruiting Department in order to recruit, interview, and hire qualified staff.
  • Train and review customer service initiatives with supervisors, leaders, and staff.
  • Conducts timely inventory of materials and merchandise related to cost analyses and monitors the inventory control.
  • Oversees, inputs, and trains supervisors and leaders on proper utilization of FoodTraks.
  • Plans, purchases and maintains all needed products and supplies necessary to implement Front of House catering events.
  • Supervises the cleaning of concession areas and maintenance of equipment to ensure proper sanitation and health and safety guidelines are met.
  • Works with the Purchasing Coordinator on procurement of food and supply items.
  • Operates various types of equipment and machinery such as a remote radio, telephone, cash register, computer, ovens grills, fryers, dish washers, freezers, refrigerators, steams equipment, kitchen equipment, scales, etc.

Minimum Training and Experience

Degree in Food Services, Business, or related field preferred and three to five years of experience in food service management, fast food, concessions or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Must possess required certification in food service sanitation. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires in excess of 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.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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.


Event Facilities Coordinator

(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 Group Sales team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience.

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO: 

  • Are successful at achieving goals and going above and beyond
  • Want to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Have strong computer, organization, and administrative skills
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests
  • Previously have worked in catering, wedding/event planning, or customer service

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: 

Meeting with clients to arrange and plan events
Vendor Coordination
Working with the Catering & Group Sales groups to set up, assist, and tend to clients’ requests, while in professional attire
Approaching guests in a fun and positive manner to ensure smooth and successful weddings
Fully understand and communicate the plan to all parties involved
Arrange client drop off of items and rehearsal run throughs

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.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Now

Education Programmer- School and Community Programs

(Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, will be responsible for facilitating programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. The focus of this position will be on facilitating outreach and on-grounds programming for school groups, homeschool students, and other community groups. This individual would also support educational programming in any area of the education department.

Job responsibilities:

  • Teaching classes at schools (off-grounds) and on zoo grounds
  • Writing curriculum
  • Program/experience set up
  • Support animal experiences
  • Will utilize various types of equipment and machinery
  • Assist with tracking and evaluating program use and effectiveness

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license
  • Be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier
  • First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Now

Lead Education Interpreter

(Part-Time)

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 Education team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Serves as a daily point person for the Interpretive Team and assists in distributing daily tasks to team members.
    Facilitating educational activities including animal demonstrations, plays and skits, special events and interpretive programming.
  • Working primarily within Nature’s Neighborhood and the Museum of Natural History, but assistance will be expected in other areas of the education department as well.
  • Leads Behind the Scenes Tours.
  • Performs animal demonstrations, plays and children books readings in front of a general audience.
  • Prepares written talks and trains staff on content and delivery.
  • Gives interpretive talks, including dive shows, throughout the zoo.
  • Assist with exhibit cleaning in Natures Neighborhood and operation of the invertebrate touch tank in the aquarium.
  • Candidates must have college course work in Education, Natural Sciences or related fields and experience in environmental or wildlife education, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be available to work scheduled weekends and evenings as well as some holidays when needed.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Apply Now

Membership Sales 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 membership sales 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
  • Have strong computer and administrative skills
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Selling and processing zoo memberships
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • Approaching guests in a fun and positive manner
  • Fully understand and communicate the benefits of our zoo memberships

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!

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Now

Volunteer Program Support Aide

(Part-Time)

Assist volunteers with disabilities (Sensory, Physical, Mental and/or Intellectual) during their shift times. Serve as a role model for them to act professionally and develop social skill sets while coaching and supporting them to be as successful and independent as possible by assisting with things like scheduling shifts, recording hours, interacting with guests, managing stress/anxiety, and staying focused on the task at hand. Other responsibilities include helping develop vocational and habitual goals, help train accessibility practices to volunteers, develop sensory inclusive projects, and complete other duties as needed to support the department.

This position reports to the Volunteer Accessibility Supervisor. It is an hourly paid, part time position from 21- 28 hours a week. Must be available to work weekends, as well as some evenings and holidays. Scheduling can be flexible.

Applicants must have at least 1 year enrollment in the Toledo ZOOTeen program or equivalent experience working with youth, have at least 1 year experience working with individuals with disabilities, must pass a criminal background check, and be 18 years or older.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Now

Wild Toledo Biologist

(Seasonal)

Under limited supervision, the seasonal biologist will perform a variety of duties regarding the implementation and management of Wild Toledo initiatives, conservation education outreach, collection and collation of field data for diverse taxa, ecological restoration, and writing reports. Acquires and prepares data, including preparation of reports, works with the Conservation Biologist regarding the husbandry of live butterflies, assists in the development of programmatic materials and communicates and interacts with various departments. This position also teaches and presents various educational programs and presentations for visitors and various organizations in the community. Must be able to demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of conservation biology themes and techniques and a willingness to learn additional information. Preference will be given to current biology university students as well as those with degrees in the field. Must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and be insurable by the Zoo’s fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an EOE and a drug/alcohol free work place.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Now

Volunteer Program Assistant

(Part-Time)

Under general supervision, the part-time Volunteer Program Assistant will assist with the oversight of the Volunteer Department and serves as departmental supervisor in absence of the full time Volunteer Department Staff. Responsibilities may include:

  • Provide on-site supervision of ZOOTeen volunteers
  • Lead off site conservation and community service projects for ZOOTeen volunteers
  • Scheduling volunteers, making/returning phone calls and emails
  • Processing applications
  • Participate in departmental trainings, and deliver ZOOTeen trainings
  • Deliver exhibit demonstrations for special events and summer programming

This position is a part-time year round position; 21-28 hrs. /week. Preferred High School diploma and 1-year enrollment in the Toledo ZOOTeen program, or 1-year experience working with a youth service organization required. Individuals applying for this position must have experience working with age groups from 11-17 years old. Must have a valid drivers’ license, be 21 years of age (to be insurable by our fleet insurance carrier), and also be required to pass a background check. Must be able to work weekends, evenings, and holidays.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Now

Conservation Field Technician

(Seasonal)

Conservation Field Technician

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 Conservation team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience.

Description:

The Toledo Zoo is seeking seasonal field technicians for our local conservation projects, including surveys and radio-telemetry for Copperbelly Watersnakes, Blanding’s Turtles, Spotted Turtles, and Box Turtles, biodiversity assessments of restored habitats, captive husbandry of head-started species, and mentoring teenage volunteers. Work will be based out of Toledo, but extensive, within-state travel and overnight stays are required to conduct fieldwork. Survey sites include wetlands of northwestern (Toledo area) and southwestern (Springfield area) Ohio. Technicians are expected to provide their own transportation to and from field sites, but work-related mileage will be reimbursed. This position is temporary and expected to run from April to mid-August 2022.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Setting and checking aquatic funnel traps
  • Conducting visual encounter surveys
  • Collecting demographic and morphometric data
  • Collecting blood samples
  • Inserting passive integrated transponders (PIT)
  • Recording locations using a GPS unit
  • Radio-telemetry
  • Assessing habitat
  • Training and supervising teenage volunteers

Qualifications:

  • Willingness and ability to work long hours in inclement weather (heat, cold, rain, etc.) with exposure to mosquitoes, biting flies, ticks, and noxious plants.
  • Ability to travel up to five days at a time
  • Commitment to maintaining a safe work environment
  • Dedication to accurate and thorough data collection
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Respectful and professional interactions with other team members, partners, and the public
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and traverse irregular terrain (e.g., wetlands)
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s fleet insurance carrier.
  • To be considered, applicants must submit a resume/CV including a cover letter indicating you meet the job requirements, your available start/end dates as well as names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Paid Internships

Event Department Intern

Event Department Intern

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 Events Team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience.

Responsibilities:

This internship is designed for college students or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in events. Interns will work directly with event department managers on a variety of projects including attendance-driving family friendly events and exclusive donor/large fundraising events. Tasks include detailed office work, as well as day-of event logistics. Day of tasks include setup, on site coordination between departments and teardown. This multidimensional position will also offer some public relations and marketing learning opportunities relative to the organization and specific events.

Requirements:

  • Strong computer and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Schedule flexibility – available days, evenings, weekends based on needs.
  • Must have the physical ability to lift up to 50lbs, work on your feet and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time in all types of weather.

Preferred:

  • Availability May-December
  • Previous event planning or customer service experience
  • Knowledge of Toledo Zoo, events, or programs

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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