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Full-Time

Sous Chef

Sous Chef

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

Sous Chef Duties Include:

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

Minimum Training and Experience

Formal education in a Culinary Arts or Hospitality program preferred with a minimum of two years of experience in a similar capacity. A combination of education and experience may be considered to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to fill the position. Supervisory experience is preferred for the position. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours worked per week. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Food Services Leader

Food Services Leader

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

Food Services Leader duties include:

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

Minimum Training and Experience

Minimum of three to five years of experience in food services management, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Flexible schedule is a must, with the ability to work night and weekend hours. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Must possess required certification in food service sanitation, have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Food Services Manager

Food Services Manager

The Food Services Manager plans, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of all Food Service Areas. Supervises 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 Concession and Catering areas. Prepares annual budgets and income projections. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires time worked in excess of forty hours per week. 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 non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours worked per week. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Staff Veterinarian

Staff Veterinarian

The Staff Veterinarian supports the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium’s mission and goals by providing veterinary care for animals in the collection, by medically managing cases, performing surgery, administering a preventive health program, performing necropsies, and mentoring students.  This position works closely with the Director of Animal Health and Nutrition, following instruction and guidance on cases, procedures, and protocols.  As part of an effective medical team, accepting constructive input and meaningful conversation as deemed necessary by the Director. Reports to the Director of Animal Health and Nutrition.

Staff Veterinarian Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide high quality veterinary care to all animals in the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium collection, including preventive medicine, advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques, surgery, and emergency response.
  • Perform chemical and physical restraint, when needed, to animals in the collection.  This includes the appropriate and safe usage of a wide variety of potentially dangerous drugs.
  • Help to manage the zoo’s preventive health care program through routine examinations, vaccinations, parasite management, and management of animal acquisitions, dispositions, and quarantine.
  • Provide veterinary support for conservation and research activities with the Conservation Department.
  • Perform gross necropsy examinations and submits tissue samples for histopathology and other diagnostic testing as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Toledo Zoo and Aquarium sustainability practices by adhering to all environmental, safety, & health regulations, procedures, and goals.
  • Work and interact with others in alignment with our Mission: Inspiring Others to Join Us in Caring for Animals and Conserving the Natural World.
  • Continues education requirements as mandated by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings, including on-call availability at all hours.
  • Ability to maintain a strong, positive, and productive working relationship with the Veterinary Department, other Toledo Zoo and Aquarium departments, volunteers, city and state agencies, the public, and the media.

Minimum Training and Experience:

DVM from an AVMA accredited institution and five years’ post-graduate veterinary experience; with at least three years of experience with non-domestic species.   ACZM or ECZM board certification or eligibility to be certified in zoological medicine by the American College of Zoological Medicine or the European College of Zoological Medicine is preferred. Ability to obtain an Ohio Veterinary license within 3 months and USDA accreditation within 6 months of hire. Eligibility to obtain a DEA controlled substance registration certificate. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours worked per week. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Major Gift / Development Manager

Major Gift / Development Manager

Under limited supervision, the Major Gift/Development Manager assists with developing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with a special focus on five-figure multi-year gifts to support the Zoo’s Foundation, Capital Campaign, and related programs. Works closely with fellow Development team to align efforts and set goals. Reports to the Vice President of Development & Membership.

Major Gift/Development Manager duties include:

  • Identify major gift prospects through donor research to predict a donor’s ability and likelihood to give.
  • Maintain detailed records in the Zoo’s software system as well as in electronic files, and regularly reports to donors on how their gifts are creating the desired impact.
  • Cultivate major gift donations by building meaningful relationships with new, existing and potential donors.
  • Knowledgeable about Toledo Zoo exhibits, activities, initiatives and programs so that donors can be engaged in the diversity of areas where they have a particular interest and the ability to provide financial support.
  • Maintains regular contact with existing and potential donors, in one-on-one meetings as well as social engagements at the Zoo or in the community.
  • Plans and organizes stewardship events for the Development team to stay engaged with donors.
  • Develops funding proposals utilizing existing Zoo programs and initiatives as well as spearheading new ideas and concepts.
  • Prepares and processes solicitation letters, brochures, correspondence, monthly reports, budgets, goals and objectives, etc.
  • Independently organizes time and schedule, prioritizing activities and demonstrating the self-motivation to achieve the satisfaction of connecting donors to Zoo initiatives that fulfill their philanthropic desires.

Minimum Training and Experience
Bachelor's degree in fundraising, communications or related field, along with three to five years of experience in fund raising, marketing, communications, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires time worked in excess of forty hours per week. Must have a valid drivers’ license and 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.

Computer Technician

Computer 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 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:

  • Have experience with audio, video, and computer systems
  • 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
  • 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 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!

Native Landscape Designer

Native Landscape Designer

The Native Landscape Designer manages the design and installation of native landscapes as well as promotion of the Wild Toledo program at the Toledo Zoo. Works with Wild Toledo and Creative Services staff to effectively market the Wild Toledo program through social media and other marketing channels. Responsible for the sale, design, implementation and management of Wild Toledo landscape installations. This position promotes and creates ecologically diverse and aesthetically pleasing native landscapes for a diverse range of clients including home-owners and commercial properties. Reports to the Wild Toledo Coordinator.

Native Landscape Designer responsibilities include:

  • Promotes, plans and executes Wild Toledo landscaping jobs at residential, government and corporate sites.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse range of audiences while promoting Wild Toledo programs.
  • Collaborates with Creative Services to promote Wild Toledo programs through social media, direct interactions and community activities.
  • Creates biologically diverse and aesthetically pleasing landscape designs that meet customer and mission goals.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of native plant species and able to conceptualize their use in landscape designs.
  • Ability to utilize landscape design software to design native landscapes.
  • Utilizes traditional landscape design principles in the planning and construction of native plant landscapes.
  • Works with the Wild Toledo Coordinator to meet annual sales and growth targets for the Wild Toledo landscaping program.
  • Participates, teaches and/or presents various educational programs and presentations for Zoo visitors, community and professional organizations to encourage the use of native plants in the landscape.
  • Performs public relations duties including speaking engagements, media interviews, conducting tours, fund raising events, etc. as required.
  • Works with supervisor and other Zoo staff to ensure the sustainability of Wild Toledo and other Zoo initiatives.
  • Directs and trains part-time and seasonal employees working on Wild Toledo landscape initiatives.

Minimum Training and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, landscape design, biology or related field and three to five years’ experience in horticulture, landscaping or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Previous work with North American native plants preferred. Must have an Ohio commercial pesticide applicators license or the ability to obtain one. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Must have a valid drivers’ license and insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Part-Time & Seasonal

*NOTE TO APPLICANTS:

PART-TIME

• Requires working flexible hours including weekends and holidays.
• May require working in all weather conditions, the ability to stand for extended periods and walk extensively on Zoo grounds.
• Can work up to 125 hours a month.

Seasonal

• Typically begin in the spring and end in the fall.
• Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays.
• May require working in all weather conditions, the ability to stand for extended periods and walk extensively on Zoo grounds.
• Can work up to 40 hours a week during their designated season.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old, unless stated otherwise.

In some cases a resume may also be requested.

Food Service Associate

(Part-Time)

Enjoy. Inspire. Educate. Act!

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

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

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

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

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

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

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

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Bartender

(Part-Time)

Enjoy. Inspire. Educate. Act!

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

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

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

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

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

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

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

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Baker

(Part-Time)

Responsibilities include baking and frosting cookies, donuts, etc. for the holiday season during Lights Before Christmas. Flexible hours; early morning and late evening required, may include weekdays, weekends, and possible holidays. 1-3 years of commercial baking experience and food sanitation certification (i.e.: ServSafe) preferred. Must be self-directed, and capable of working independently.

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Merchandise Crew

(Part-Time)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal Merchandise Crew. Employees assist visitors with merchandise selections, stock merchandise, operate cash registers, maintain cleanliness of department and provide excellent customer service to Zoo guests. Customer service and retail experience a plus! Submit resume and application to resume@toledozoo.org.

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Park Operations Crew

(Part-Time)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal park operations staff. Employees take care of a variety of visitor needs throughout the Zoo and may work in the following areas; Admissions, Parking Lot, Rides, Cashier, Zoo Exhibits (Aquarium Touch Tank, Penguin walkthrough and Galapagos Tortoise exhibits). Will also assist with event set up/clean up and provide excellent customer service to all Zoo guests. These positions require outgoing, friendly, and energetic individuals who engage guests throughout the park while maintaining the safety of both guest and animals. Submit resume and application to resume@toledozoo.org.

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Supervisor Membership

(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 motivating and leading a skilled team
  • Have the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Will handle guest concerns quickly and effectively
  • Have strong computer and administrative skills
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Driving the success of our membership sales team through training and coaching
  • Scheduling, payroll processing, and supply/equipment management
  • Selling and processing zoo memberships
  • Collaboration with other departments and attending daily start meetings with the Visitor Services Department
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team

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

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

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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!

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Cash Control Clerk

(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 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.

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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Warehouse Crew/ Driver

(Part-Time & Seasonal)

Employees are responsible for stocking shelves, unloading shipments and conducting pickup and deliveries on and off Zoo grounds. Applicants must be able to lift a minimum of 45 pounds, be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. Interested applicants apply at toledozoo.org/jobs.

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Education Programmer Supervisor

(Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, will be responsible for facilitating programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. Job responsibilities will be catered to each area, outlined below. This includes, but is not limited to daily supervision of staff, writing curriculum, scheduling, staff training and assistance will be expected in other areas of the education department. Will support all educational programming, serve as the primary curriculum writer for program areas, perform animal demonstrations, train staff, adult volunteers and teens and will utilizes various types of equipment and machinery. Will also be responsible for insuring staff coverage and assist with tracking and evaluating program use and effectiveness and other duties, as assigned. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

Snooze Programs
Reports to: Overnight and Scout Program Coordinator

Supervisor will assist manager with writing, implementing and evaluating overnight programming. Supervisor will assist with participant communication, supply inventory and order preparation, program/experience set up, teaching programming, staff training and supporting animal experiences. Supervisor will work closely with manager to hire and evaluate seasonal employees.

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Full-Time

Sous Chef

Sous Chef

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

Sous Chef Duties Include:

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

Minimum Training and Experience

Formal education in a Culinary Arts or Hospitality program preferred with a minimum of two years of experience in a similar capacity. A combination of education and experience may be considered to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to fill the position. Supervisory experience is preferred for the position. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours worked per week. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Food Services Leader

Food Services Leader

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

Food Services Leader duties include:

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

Minimum Training and Experience

Minimum of three to five years of experience in food services management, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Flexible schedule is a must, with the ability to work night and weekend hours. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Must possess required certification in food service sanitation, have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Food Services Manager

Food Services Manager

The Food Services Manager plans, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of all Food Service Areas. Supervises 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 Concession and Catering areas. Prepares annual budgets and income projections. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires time worked in excess of forty hours per week. 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 non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours worked per week. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Staff Veterinarian

Staff Veterinarian

The Staff Veterinarian supports the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium’s mission and goals by providing veterinary care for animals in the collection, by medically managing cases, performing surgery, administering a preventive health program, performing necropsies, and mentoring students.  This position works closely with the Director of Animal Health and Nutrition, following instruction and guidance on cases, procedures, and protocols.  As part of an effective medical team, accepting constructive input and meaningful conversation as deemed necessary by the Director. Reports to the Director of Animal Health and Nutrition.

Staff Veterinarian Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide high quality veterinary care to all animals in the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium collection, including preventive medicine, advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques, surgery, and emergency response.
  • Perform chemical and physical restraint, when needed, to animals in the collection.  This includes the appropriate and safe usage of a wide variety of potentially dangerous drugs.
  • Help to manage the zoo’s preventive health care program through routine examinations, vaccinations, parasite management, and management of animal acquisitions, dispositions, and quarantine.
  • Provide veterinary support for conservation and research activities with the Conservation Department.
  • Perform gross necropsy examinations and submits tissue samples for histopathology and other diagnostic testing as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Toledo Zoo and Aquarium sustainability practices by adhering to all environmental, safety, & health regulations, procedures, and goals.
  • Work and interact with others in alignment with our Mission: Inspiring Others to Join Us in Caring for Animals and Conserving the Natural World.
  • Continues education requirements as mandated by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings, including on-call availability at all hours.
  • Ability to maintain a strong, positive, and productive working relationship with the Veterinary Department, other Toledo Zoo and Aquarium departments, volunteers, city and state agencies, the public, and the media.

Minimum Training and Experience:

DVM from an AVMA accredited institution and five years’ post-graduate veterinary experience; with at least three years of experience with non-domestic species.   ACZM or ECZM board certification or eligibility to be certified in zoological medicine by the American College of Zoological Medicine or the European College of Zoological Medicine is preferred. Ability to obtain an Ohio Veterinary license within 3 months and USDA accreditation within 6 months of hire. Eligibility to obtain a DEA controlled substance registration certificate. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours worked per week. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Major Gift / Development Manager

Major Gift / Development Manager

Under limited supervision, the Major Gift/Development Manager assists with developing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with a special focus on five-figure multi-year gifts to support the Zoo’s Foundation, Capital Campaign, and related programs. Works closely with fellow Development team to align efforts and set goals. Reports to the Vice President of Development & Membership.

Major Gift/Development Manager duties include:

  • Identify major gift prospects through donor research to predict a donor’s ability and likelihood to give.
  • Maintain detailed records in the Zoo’s software system as well as in electronic files, and regularly reports to donors on how their gifts are creating the desired impact.
  • Cultivate major gift donations by building meaningful relationships with new, existing and potential donors.
  • Knowledgeable about Toledo Zoo exhibits, activities, initiatives and programs so that donors can be engaged in the diversity of areas where they have a particular interest and the ability to provide financial support.
  • Maintains regular contact with existing and potential donors, in one-on-one meetings as well as social engagements at the Zoo or in the community.
  • Plans and organizes stewardship events for the Development team to stay engaged with donors.
  • Develops funding proposals utilizing existing Zoo programs and initiatives as well as spearheading new ideas and concepts.
  • Prepares and processes solicitation letters, brochures, correspondence, monthly reports, budgets, goals and objectives, etc.
  • Independently organizes time and schedule, prioritizing activities and demonstrating the self-motivation to achieve the satisfaction of connecting donors to Zoo initiatives that fulfill their philanthropic desires.

Minimum Training and Experience
Bachelor's degree in fundraising, communications or related field, along with three to five years of experience in fund raising, marketing, communications, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires time worked in excess of forty hours per week. Must have a valid drivers’ license and 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.

Computer Technician

Computer 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 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:

  • Have experience with audio, video, and computer systems
  • 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
  • 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 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!

Native Landscape Designer

Native Landscape Designer

The Native Landscape Designer manages the design and installation of native landscapes as well as promotion of the Wild Toledo program at the Toledo Zoo. Works with Wild Toledo and Creative Services staff to effectively market the Wild Toledo program through social media and other marketing channels. Responsible for the sale, design, implementation and management of Wild Toledo landscape installations. This position promotes and creates ecologically diverse and aesthetically pleasing native landscapes for a diverse range of clients including home-owners and commercial properties. Reports to the Wild Toledo Coordinator.

Native Landscape Designer responsibilities include:

  • Promotes, plans and executes Wild Toledo landscaping jobs at residential, government and corporate sites.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse range of audiences while promoting Wild Toledo programs.
  • Collaborates with Creative Services to promote Wild Toledo programs through social media, direct interactions and community activities.
  • Creates biologically diverse and aesthetically pleasing landscape designs that meet customer and mission goals.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of native plant species and able to conceptualize their use in landscape designs.
  • Ability to utilize landscape design software to design native landscapes.
  • Utilizes traditional landscape design principles in the planning and construction of native plant landscapes.
  • Works with the Wild Toledo Coordinator to meet annual sales and growth targets for the Wild Toledo landscaping program.
  • Participates, teaches and/or presents various educational programs and presentations for Zoo visitors, community and professional organizations to encourage the use of native plants in the landscape.
  • Performs public relations duties including speaking engagements, media interviews, conducting tours, fund raising events, etc. as required.
  • Works with supervisor and other Zoo staff to ensure the sustainability of Wild Toledo and other Zoo initiatives.
  • Directs and trains part-time and seasonal employees working on Wild Toledo landscape initiatives.

Minimum Training and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, landscape design, biology or related field and three to five years’ experience in horticulture, landscaping or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Previous work with North American native plants preferred. Must have an Ohio commercial pesticide applicators license or the ability to obtain one. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Must have a valid drivers’ license and insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Part-Time & Seasonal

*NOTE TO APPLICANTS:

PART-TIME

• Requires working flexible hours including weekends and holidays.
• May require working in all weather conditions, the ability to stand for extended periods and walk extensively on Zoo grounds.
• Can work up to 125 hours a month.

Seasonal

• Typically begin in the spring and end in the fall.
• Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays.
• May require working in all weather conditions, the ability to stand for extended periods and walk extensively on Zoo grounds.
• Can work up to 40 hours a week during their designated season.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old, unless stated otherwise.

In some cases a resume may also be requested.

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 growing Food Services team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience. There is nothing that compares to coming to work surrounded by over 10,000 animals!

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

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

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

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

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

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

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Bartender

(Part-Time)

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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. There is nothing that compares to coming to work surrounded by over 10,000 animals!

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

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

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

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

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

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

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Baker

(Part-Time)

Responsibilities include baking and frosting cookies, donuts, etc. for the holiday season during Lights Before Christmas. Flexible hours; early morning and late evening required, may include weekdays, weekends, and possible holidays. 1-3 years of commercial baking experience and food sanitation certification (i.e.: ServSafe) preferred. Must be self-directed, and capable of working independently.

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Merchandise Crew

(Part-Time)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal Merchandise Crew. Employees assist visitors with merchandise selections, stock merchandise, operate cash registers, maintain cleanliness of department and provide excellent customer service to Zoo guests. Customer service and retail experience a plus! Submit resume and application to resume@toledozoo.org.

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Park Operations Crew

(Part-Time)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal park operations staff. Employees take care of a variety of visitor needs throughout the Zoo and may work in the following areas; Admissions, Parking Lot, Rides, Cashier, Zoo Exhibits (Aquarium Touch Tank, Penguin walkthrough and Galapagos Tortoise exhibits). Will also assist with event set up/clean up and provide excellent customer service to all Zoo guests. These positions require outgoing, friendly, and energetic individuals who engage guests throughout the park while maintaining the safety of both guest and animals. Submit resume and application to resume@toledozoo.org.

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Supervisor Membership

(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 motivating and leading a skilled team
  • Have the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Will handle guest concerns quickly and effectively
  • Have strong computer and administrative skills
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Driving the success of our membership sales team through training and coaching
  • Scheduling, payroll processing, and supply/equipment management
  • Selling and processing zoo memberships
  • Collaboration with other departments and attending daily start meetings with the Visitor Services Department
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team

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

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

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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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Cash Control Clerk

(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 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.

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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Warehouse Crew/ Driver

(Part-Time & Seasonal)

Employees are responsible for stocking shelves, unloading shipments and conducting pickup and deliveries on and off Zoo grounds. Applicants must be able to lift a minimum of 45 pounds, be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. Interested applicants apply at toledozoo.org/jobs.

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Education Programmer Supervisor

(Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, will be responsible for facilitating programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. Job responsibilities will be catered to each area, outlined below. This includes, but is not limited to daily supervision of staff, writing curriculum, scheduling, staff training and assistance will be expected in other areas of the education department. Will support all educational programming, serve as the primary curriculum writer for program areas, perform animal demonstrations, train staff, adult volunteers and teens and will utilizes various types of equipment and machinery. Will also be responsible for insuring staff coverage and assist with tracking and evaluating program use and effectiveness and other duties, as assigned. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

Snooze Programs
Reports to: Overnight and Scout Program Coordinator

Supervisor will assist manager with writing, implementing and evaluating overnight programming. Supervisor will assist with participant communication, supply inventory and order preparation, program/experience set up, teaching programming, staff training and supporting animal experiences. Supervisor will work closely with manager to hire and evaluate seasonal employees.

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

Employee Benefits

Full-Time Employees
  • Medical, prescription, vision and dental insurance
  • Short and long term disability plan
  • Life insurance
  • Pension plan
  • Sick days
  • Paid vacation
  • Holidays/bonus days
  • Education assistance
  • Toledo Zoo membership
  • In-park merchandise and food discounts
Part-Time Employees
  • Free Zoo admission
  • Ticket discounts
  • In-park merchandise and food discounts
  • Part-time and seasonal employee events
  • Flexible scheduling

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