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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 Food Traks.
  • 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.

 

Full Time Baker

Full Time Baker

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to the Toledo community for over 100 years. Come be a part of an organization where you can accomplish impactful work in a well-established organization. We are currently seeking a Baker to join our team and work hand in hand with our company’s goals and mission.

Not only do we foster an exciting work environment, we also offer great benefits such as:

  • Exemplary medical, prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Employer provided life insurance
  • Pension plan with employer match AND contribution
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Education Assistance
  • Toledo Zoo Membership

Essential Job Functions

  • Create baked goods consistently from scratch for Bakery, concessions areas and catered events as needed
  • Assist manager in development in baked goods menus
  • Monitors appearance, displays, temperatures, quality and portion control of all baked items.
  • Train staff of baking processes including temperatures, times, storage and other specifics
  • Monitoring inventory levels for necessary supplies and ordering items needed
  • Responsible for ensuring proper sanitation and organization of work area(s) in compliance with local heath code and company standards.
  • Plans and communicates production goals with staff to meet the needs of the Zoo.

Minimum Requirements

Three to five years of experience in working in a bakery or related experience. Must possess required certification in food service sanitation. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

 

Business Analyst

Business Analyst

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to the Toledo community for over 100 years. Come be a part of an organization where you can accomplish impactful work in a well-established organization. We are currently seeking a Business Analyst to join our team and work hand in hand with our company’s goals and mission.

Not only do we foster an exciting work environment, we also offer great benefits such as:

  • Exemplary medical, prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Employer provided life insurance
  • Pension plan with employer match AND contribution
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Education Assistance
  • Toledo Zoo Membership

Essential Job Functions

  • Work closely with management across the Zoo on assessing the benefit and Return on Investment (ROI) for a wide range of projects and initiatives.
  • Provide accurate, complete, timely and insightful reports and analysis to key stakeholders
  • Drive all data analysis and reporting needs
  • Work with various areas of the Zoo to develop key performance indicators
  • Build financial models to support financial projections and growth strategies
  • Perform variance analysis, identifying trends and making recommendations for improvement
  • Explain and understand internal and external drivers impacting performance and trending
  • Define strategies meant to assist the organization in meeting its long-term objectives
  • Analyze, educate, and recommend changes to accounting operations policies and procedures
  • Provide insightful documents and presentation materials to be used in conjunction with projects

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentration in: Accounting, Finance and/or Economics. MBA, CMA or CPA preferred. At least seven years of experience with forecasting and financial modeling preferred. Highly proficient with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Power Point as well as PDF software. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. Possible hybrid-remote schedule for the right candidate.

Zookeeper – Bird Department

Zookeeper – Bird Department

The Toledo Zoo is seeking a Bird Zookeeper. 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.

Bird Zookeeper 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 that include a wide variety of avian species, exotic small mammals, and domestic livestock
  • 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.

 

Zookeeper – Primates/Apes/Small Mammal

Zookeeper – Primates/Apes/Small Mammal

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

Primates/Apes/Small Mammal Keeper responsibilities involve:

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

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled workweek. Degree in Biology/Zoology or related field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education/experience that provides the required knowledge and skills. Primate experience preferred. 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. If interested, log into ADP to access the Career Center and submit an application with resume by 5:00 p.m. on 10/07/2022.

Technical Support Specialist

Technical Support Specialist

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to the Toledo community for over 100 years. Come be a part of an organization where you can experience a unique and diverse technological workplace. We are currently seeking a Technical Support Specialist to join our team and work hand in hand with our company’s goals and mission.

Not only do we foster an exciting work environment, we also offer great benefits such as:

  • Exemplary medical, prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Employer provided life insurance
  • Pension plan with employer match AND contribution
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Education Assistance
  • Toledo Zoo Membership

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide first response technical assistance to Toledo Zoo employees by phone, email and in person by identifying, troubleshooting, researching, and resolving technical hardware and software issues
  • Setting up and maintaining computer hardware, software, printers, audio, video, and other systems for zoo staff and events
  • Installing and upgrading hardware and software, configuring systems and applications to best practices, and documenting processes and procedures.
  • Understanding and using microphones, speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, connecting wires and cables, sound boards, and related electronic equipment for events
  • Various system administration responsibilities including managing Active Directory, Group Policy, Office 365 and Exchange Online
  • Assists with cybersecurity initiatives, including patching workstations and endpoint security
  • Develop help sheets and knowledge base articles for end users to reference

Minimum Requirements

Minimum two-year degree with minimum of two years’ experience in relevant area.

Combination of experience and education that provides the necessary skills and abilities will also be considered.

CompTia A+ and Microsoft Desktop Support certification a plus

Hands-on experience with repairing and installing computer equipment and peripherals.

Microsoft Systems experience: Active Directory, Microsoft Office, and Windows 10/11.

Office 365 administration is experience is a plus

Knowledge of Audio-Visual Equipment a plus

 

Recruiter

Recruiter

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to the Toledo community for over 100 years. Come be a part of an organization where you can accomplish impactful work in a well-established organization. We are currently seeking a Senior Human Resources Generalist / Business Partner to join our team and work hand in hand with our company’s goals and mission.

Not only do we foster an exciting work environment, we also offer great benefits such as:

  • Exemplary medical, prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Employer provided life insurance
  • Pension plan with employer match AND contribution
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Education Assistance
  • Toledo Zoo Membership

Essential Job Functions

  • 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.
  • Performs full cycle recruiting efforts for the Zoo from application to onboarding and orientations for part time and full time applicants.
  • Cultivates a talent pipeline for various positions based on business need. Actively sources candidates from target sources as required.
  • Utilizes appropriate technology to manage applicant flow, interviews, hires, transfers, and terminations.
  • 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.
  • Keeps abreast of current employment laws and practices. Provides assistance in interviewing part or full time staff as needed.

Minimum Requirements

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.

 

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.

Food Service Associate

(Part-Time)

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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.

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 also include working a cash register, taking orders, the responsible distribution of alcohol, serving catered events and stocking.
  • Cleaning and organization will be an essential function of this position as well as assisting with food preparation and cooking.
  • Assisting the Manager on other tasks as assigned.

Candidates must be able to take direction, work independently and multi-task. Strong customer service and communication skills are a plus. 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.

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Bartender

(Part-Time)

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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.

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Displaying high energy and the desire to work in a fun filled, fast paced environment
  • 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. Applicants must be 21 years of age. Ideal candidates will have strong customer service and communication skills and general knowledge of food and beverage standards.

 

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Assistant Baker

(Part-Time)

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

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Assisting the Zoo’s Bakers in producing, portioning, decorating and displaying baked goods.
  • Duties may also include working a cash register, taking orders and ensuring cleanliness of kitchen.
  • Cleaning and organization will be an essential function of this position as well as assisting with food preparation, baking and decorating.
  • Assisting the Manager on other tasks as assigned

Candidates must be able to take direction, work independently and multi-task. Strong customer service and communication skills are a plus. 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.

 

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Visitor Services Front Desk Associate

(Part-Time)

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

Currently accepting applications for a part-time Visitor Service Office Staff. Looking for outgoing, articulate individuals to assist with daily office activities in the department. Position requires working some evenings and weekends. Applicants must have experience with computer programs and data entry, outstanding phone etiquette, be detail oriented, and have experience providing exceptional customer service.

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Snooze Guide

(Part-Time)

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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:

  • Operation of the Snooze overnight program, including setting up facilities and greeting and escorting groups of children and chaperones
  • Handling small animals while presenting animal demonstrations
  • Delivering the education department content with positive guidance and leadership
  • Maintains safety of visitors while fostering communication to all parties

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.

Education Programmer- School and Community Programs

(Part-Time)

Reports to: School and Community Program Coordinator

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.

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Membership Sales Associate

(Part-Time)

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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!

 

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Merchandise Crew

(Part-Time)

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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.

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 35 pounds, work on your feet, and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time. You may also be exposed to inclement weather conditions such as heat in the summer or low temperatures in the winter at the outdoor stands.

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Cash Control Clerk

(Seasonal)

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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 Finance 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 finance procedures and guidelines
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Stay very focused and have an excellent attention to detail

(Cash handling and Microsoft Excel experience is a plus!)

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Balancing register drawers, preparing reports, and data entry for daily deposits
  • Maintaining currency and coin supplies
  • Utilizing various equipment including office technology and counting machines
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • 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.

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Education Programmer - Overnight and Scout Programs

(Part-Time)

Reports to: Overnight and Scout Program Coordinator

Under limited supervision, will be responsible for facilitating programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. In addition to regularly scheduled days, this individual would be responsible for working 1-2 overnights a month as well as complete overnight preparations with the programming team in the Overnight and Scout Program Coordinator’s absence. This position would require one weekend day available. This individual would also support educational programming in any area of the education department.

Job responsibilities:

  • Supply inventory and order preparation
  • Writing curriculum
  • Program/experience set up
  • Teaching programming
  • Staff/volunteer training
  • Support animal experiences
  • Will utilize various types of equipment and machinery
  • Be responsible for ensuring staff coverage
  • 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.

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Landscape Crew

(Part-Time)

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

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Maintains all of the permanent landscapes around the zoo and in exhibits by mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, mulching, planting/maintaining annual flowerbeds and raking leaves
  • Maintain ornamental water features
  • Assist in installation and removal of holiday lights for Lights Before Christmas

Candidates must be prepared to actively work outdoors in all elements. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and posse a valid driver's license. Must have the physical ability to work on your feet and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time.

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IT Technician

(Part-Time)

IT Technician

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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.

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

  • Have experience with audio, video, and computer systems
  • Have the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Display punctuality and reliability every day
  • Are highly motivated and able to work under limited supervision

(Course work related to a computer science field, A+ certification, and Office 365 experience is a plus)

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Setting up and maintaining computer hardware, software, printers, audio, video, and other systems for zoo staff and events
  • Providing first response technical assistance to troubleshoot, research and resolve technical hardware and software issues
  • Installing and upgrading software, including Windows OS, Office products, and patches
  • Understanding and using microphones, speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, connecting wires and cables, sound boards, and related electronic equipment for events
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • User profile management, account management, mailbox creation, and setups

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to lift 45 pounds, work on your feet, and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time.

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Warehouse Assistant

(Part-Time)

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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.

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
Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests and employees, alike

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Stocking, loading/unloading shipments
  • Prepare orders by processing requests and supply orders
  • Complete deliveries by driving truck/van to and from locations across Zoo grounds
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • Provide quality services by following organization standards
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work area

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to lift 45 pounds, work on your feet, and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time. Must be 21 years and older, have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

 

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Paid Internships

Early Childhood Programs Intern

Early Childhood Programs Intern

This Early Childhood Programs Internship is designed for college students or recent graduates interested in early childhood education or zoo education. Interns will work with the Camp and Family Programs Manger, programmers and preschool teachers to develop skills in teaching a variety of early childhood programming including community preschool classes, stroller safaris and animal tales. Individual will be respectful of children, parents and teachers, and ensure that the classroom facilities are clean, safe and well maintained. Provides general support to all education department programs. Reports to the Education Manager.

Early Childhood Programs Intern responsibilities include:

  • Implement developmentally appropriate programming for preschool and families.
  • Implement various experiences and activities for children including songs, games, storytelling, nature play, exhibit investigations, live animal demos and other related age appropriate activities
  • Performs live animal demonstrations for all of the education programs as necessary.
  • Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand
  • Ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Ensure equipment and facility are clean, well maintained and safe at all times
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable
  • Work with the other Zoo Education Department staff with the program.

Minimum Training and Experience

Pursuing a degree in early childhood Education or related fields and experience in environmental and/or early childhood education or any equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a part-time position working approximately 12-16 hours per week, shift is 8:30 am-12:00 pm.

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 Food Traks.
  • 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.

 

Full Time Baker

Full Time Baker

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to the Toledo community for over 100 years. Come be a part of an organization where you can accomplish impactful work in a well-established organization. We are currently seeking a Baker to join our team and work hand in hand with our company’s goals and mission.

Not only do we foster an exciting work environment, we also offer great benefits such as:

  • Exemplary medical, prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Employer provided life insurance
  • Pension plan with employer match AND contribution
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Education Assistance
  • Toledo Zoo Membership

Essential Job Functions

  • Create baked goods consistently from scratch for Bakery, concessions areas and catered events as needed
  • Assist manager in development in baked goods menus
  • Monitors appearance, displays, temperatures, quality and portion control of all baked items.
  • Train staff of baking processes including temperatures, times, storage and other specifics
  • Monitoring inventory levels for necessary supplies and ordering items needed
  • Responsible for ensuring proper sanitation and organization of work area(s) in compliance with local heath code and company standards.
  • Plans and communicates production goals with staff to meet the needs of the Zoo.

Minimum Requirements

Three to five years of experience in working in a bakery or related experience. Must possess required certification in food service sanitation. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

 

Business Analyst

Business Analyst

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to the Toledo community for over 100 years. Come be a part of an organization where you can accomplish impactful work in a well-established organization. We are currently seeking a Business Analyst to join our team and work hand in hand with our company’s goals and mission.

Not only do we foster an exciting work environment, we also offer great benefits such as:

  • Exemplary medical, prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Employer provided life insurance
  • Pension plan with employer match AND contribution
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Education Assistance
  • Toledo Zoo Membership

Essential Job Functions

  • Work closely with management across the Zoo on assessing the benefit and Return on Investment (ROI) for a wide range of projects and initiatives.
  • Provide accurate, complete, timely and insightful reports and analysis to key stakeholders
  • Drive all data analysis and reporting needs
  • Work with various areas of the Zoo to develop key performance indicators
  • Build financial models to support financial projections and growth strategies
  • Perform variance analysis, identifying trends and making recommendations for improvement
  • Explain and understand internal and external drivers impacting performance and trending
  • Define strategies meant to assist the organization in meeting its long-term objectives
  • Analyze, educate, and recommend changes to accounting operations policies and procedures
  • Provide insightful documents and presentation materials to be used in conjunction with projects

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentration in: Accounting, Finance and/or Economics. MBA, CMA or CPA preferred. At least seven years of experience with forecasting and financial modeling preferred. Highly proficient with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Power Point as well as PDF software. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. Possible hybrid-remote schedule for the right candidate.

Zookeeper – Bird Department

Zookeeper – Bird Department

The Toledo Zoo is seeking a Bird Zookeeper. 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.

Bird Zookeeper 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 that include a wide variety of avian species, exotic small mammals, and domestic livestock
  • 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.

 

Zookeeper – Primates/Apes/Small Mammal

Zookeeper – Primates/Apes/Small Mammal

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

Primates/Apes/Small Mammal Keeper responsibilities involve:

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

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled workweek. Degree in Biology/Zoology or related field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education/experience that provides the required knowledge and skills. Primate experience preferred. 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. If interested, log into ADP to access the Career Center and submit an application with resume by 5:00 p.m. on 10/07/2022.

Technical Support Specialist

Technical Support Specialist

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to the Toledo community for over 100 years. Come be a part of an organization where you can experience a unique and diverse technological workplace. We are currently seeking a Technical Support Specialist to join our team and work hand in hand with our company’s goals and mission.

Not only do we foster an exciting work environment, we also offer great benefits such as:

  • Exemplary medical, prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Employer provided life insurance
  • Pension plan with employer match AND contribution
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Education Assistance
  • Toledo Zoo Membership

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide first response technical assistance to Toledo Zoo employees by phone, email and in person by identifying, troubleshooting, researching, and resolving technical hardware and software issues
  • Setting up and maintaining computer hardware, software, printers, audio, video, and other systems for zoo staff and events
  • Installing and upgrading hardware and software, configuring systems and applications to best practices, and documenting processes and procedures.
  • Understanding and using microphones, speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, connecting wires and cables, sound boards, and related electronic equipment for events
  • Various system administration responsibilities including managing Active Directory, Group Policy, Office 365 and Exchange Online
  • Assists with cybersecurity initiatives, including patching workstations and endpoint security
  • Develop help sheets and knowledge base articles for end users to reference

Minimum Requirements

Minimum two-year degree with minimum of two years’ experience in relevant area.

Combination of experience and education that provides the necessary skills and abilities will also be considered.

CompTia A+ and Microsoft Desktop Support certification a plus

Hands-on experience with repairing and installing computer equipment and peripherals.

Microsoft Systems experience: Active Directory, Microsoft Office, and Windows 10/11.

Office 365 administration is experience is a plus

Knowledge of Audio-Visual Equipment a plus

 

Recruiter

Recruiter

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to the Toledo community for over 100 years. Come be a part of an organization where you can accomplish impactful work in a well-established organization. We are currently seeking a Senior Human Resources Generalist / Business Partner to join our team and work hand in hand with our company’s goals and mission.

Not only do we foster an exciting work environment, we also offer great benefits such as:

  • Exemplary medical, prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Employer provided life insurance
  • Pension plan with employer match AND contribution
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Education Assistance
  • Toledo Zoo Membership

Essential Job Functions

  • 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.
  • Performs full cycle recruiting efforts for the Zoo from application to onboarding and orientations for part time and full time applicants.
  • Cultivates a talent pipeline for various positions based on business need. Actively sources candidates from target sources as required.
  • Utilizes appropriate technology to manage applicant flow, interviews, hires, transfers, and terminations.
  • 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.
  • Keeps abreast of current employment laws and practices. Provides assistance in interviewing part or full time staff as needed.

Minimum Requirements

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.

 

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.

Food Service Associate

(Part-Time)

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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.

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 also include working a cash register, taking orders, the responsible distribution of alcohol, serving catered events and stocking.
  • Cleaning and organization will be an essential function of this position as well as assisting with food preparation and cooking.
  • Assisting the Manager on other tasks as assigned.

Candidates must be able to take direction, work independently and multi-task. Strong customer service and communication skills are a plus. 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.

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Bartender

(Part-Time)

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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.

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Displaying high energy and the desire to work in a fun filled, fast paced environment
  • 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. Applicants must be 21 years of age. Ideal candidates will have strong customer service and communication skills and general knowledge of food and beverage standards.

 

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Assistant Baker

(Part-Time)

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

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Assisting the Zoo’s Bakers in producing, portioning, decorating and displaying baked goods.
  • Duties may also include working a cash register, taking orders and ensuring cleanliness of kitchen.
  • Cleaning and organization will be an essential function of this position as well as assisting with food preparation, baking and decorating.
  • Assisting the Manager on other tasks as assigned

Candidates must be able to take direction, work independently and multi-task. Strong customer service and communication skills are a plus. 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.

 

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Visitor Services Front Desk Associate

(Part-Time)

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

Currently accepting applications for a part-time Visitor Service Office Staff. Looking for outgoing, articulate individuals to assist with daily office activities in the department. Position requires working some evenings and weekends. Applicants must have experience with computer programs and data entry, outstanding phone etiquette, be detail oriented, and have experience providing exceptional customer service.

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Snooze Guide

(Part-Time)

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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:

  • Operation of the Snooze overnight program, including setting up facilities and greeting and escorting groups of children and chaperones
  • Handling small animals while presenting animal demonstrations
  • Delivering the education department content with positive guidance and leadership
  • Maintains safety of visitors while fostering communication to all parties

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.

Education Programmer- School and Community Programs

(Part-Time)

Reports to: School and Community Program Coordinator

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.

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Membership Sales Associate

(Part-Time)

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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!

 

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Merchandise Crew

(Part-Time)

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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.

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 35 pounds, work on your feet, and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time. You may also be exposed to inclement weather conditions such as heat in the summer or low temperatures in the winter at the outdoor stands.

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Cash Control Clerk

(Seasonal)

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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 Finance 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 finance procedures and guidelines
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Stay very focused and have an excellent attention to detail

(Cash handling and Microsoft Excel experience is a plus!)

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Balancing register drawers, preparing reports, and data entry for daily deposits
  • Maintaining currency and coin supplies
  • Utilizing various equipment including office technology and counting machines
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • 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.

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Education Programmer - Overnight and Scout Programs

(Part-Time)

Reports to: Overnight and Scout Program Coordinator

Under limited supervision, will be responsible for facilitating programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. In addition to regularly scheduled days, this individual would be responsible for working 1-2 overnights a month as well as complete overnight preparations with the programming team in the Overnight and Scout Program Coordinator’s absence. This position would require one weekend day available. This individual would also support educational programming in any area of the education department.

Job responsibilities:

  • Supply inventory and order preparation
  • Writing curriculum
  • Program/experience set up
  • Teaching programming
  • Staff/volunteer training
  • Support animal experiences
  • Will utilize various types of equipment and machinery
  • Be responsible for ensuring staff coverage
  • 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.

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Landscape Crew

(Part-Time)

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

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Maintains all of the permanent landscapes around the zoo and in exhibits by mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, mulching, planting/maintaining annual flowerbeds and raking leaves
  • Maintain ornamental water features
  • Assist in installation and removal of holiday lights for Lights Before Christmas

Candidates must be prepared to actively work outdoors in all elements. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and posse a valid driver's license. Must have the physical ability to work on your feet and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time.

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IT Technician

(Part-Time)

IT Technician

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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.

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

  • Have experience with audio, video, and computer systems
  • Have the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Display punctuality and reliability every day
  • Are highly motivated and able to work under limited supervision

(Course work related to a computer science field, A+ certification, and Office 365 experience is a plus)

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Setting up and maintaining computer hardware, software, printers, audio, video, and other systems for zoo staff and events
  • Providing first response technical assistance to troubleshoot, research and resolve technical hardware and software issues
  • Installing and upgrading software, including Windows OS, Office products, and patches
  • Understanding and using microphones, speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, connecting wires and cables, sound boards, and related electronic equipment for events
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • User profile management, account management, mailbox creation, and setups

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to lift 45 pounds, work on your feet, and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time.

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Warehouse Assistant

(Part-Time)

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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.

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
Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests and employees, alike

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Stocking, loading/unloading shipments
  • Prepare orders by processing requests and supply orders
  • Complete deliveries by driving truck/van to and from locations across Zoo grounds
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • Provide quality services by following organization standards
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work area

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to lift 45 pounds, work on your feet, and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time. Must be 21 years and older, have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

 

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Paid Internships

Early Childhood Programs Intern

Early Childhood Programs Intern

This Early Childhood Programs Internship is designed for college students or recent graduates interested in early childhood education or zoo education. Interns will work with the Camp and Family Programs Manger, programmers and preschool teachers to develop skills in teaching a variety of early childhood programming including community preschool classes, stroller safaris and animal tales. Individual will be respectful of children, parents and teachers, and ensure that the classroom facilities are clean, safe and well maintained. Provides general support to all education department programs. Reports to the Education Manager.

Early Childhood Programs Intern responsibilities include:

  • Implement developmentally appropriate programming for preschool and families.
  • Implement various experiences and activities for children including songs, games, storytelling, nature play, exhibit investigations, live animal demos and other related age appropriate activities
  • Performs live animal demonstrations for all of the education programs as necessary.
  • Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand
  • Ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Ensure equipment and facility are clean, well maintained and safe at all times
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable
  • Work with the other Zoo Education Department staff with the program.

Minimum Training and Experience

Pursuing a degree in early childhood Education or related fields and experience in environmental and/or early childhood education or any equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a part-time position working approximately 12-16 hours per week, shift is 8:30 am-12:00 pm.

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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