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We offer multiple positions in a variety of departments across Zoo grounds.

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Full-Time

Last updated: August 19, 2019

Horticulturist-Gardener

Horticulturist-Gardener

The Toledo Zoo is committed to inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world. As part of that mission, the Toledo Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is a leader in global wildlife conservation. AZA member institutions are dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors and a better future for all living things.

Currently The Toledo Zoo is seeking a Gardener in our Horticulture Department. Under direct supervision, responsible for the proper maintenance of growing house, Ziems Conservatory, formal garden, rose garden, Van Auken Garden, vegetable garden, herb garden, butterfly garden and other landscapes and exhibits as directed; using proper horticultural methods while considering conservation related programs.

  • Maintains growing house and Conservatory including the proper temperature, humidity control, timely pest control, watering, weeding, fertilizing and any other activity necessary for proper plant care and maintenance.
  • Works with animal keepers from other departments to coordinate necessary maintenance or installation work in animal exhibits in assigned areas.
  • Maintains formal garden, rose garden, other gardens, landscapes, and exhibits as directed; using proper horticultural methods.
  • Coordinates the propagation and purchase of annuals, perennials, tropical plants, and woody plants for seasonal and permanent displays and to maintain and add to plant collections. Keeps appropriate records.
  • Oversees and supervises special projects as directed by Curator of Horticulture.

Associates Degree in Horticulture or related field and three years of horticulture/greenhouse facility experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Horticulture supervisory experience preferred.  Must possess or obtain Ohio Pesticide Applicators license. Must possess a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. If interested in the position submit an application and resume.

Human Resources Generalist

Human Resources Generalist

Under general supervision, provides support to the Assistant Director of Recruiting and Training and the Senior Vice President of Human Resources in consulting managers with employee related issues, performance management systems, maintains confidential employee information utilizing HRIS system, staff recruitment, and maintains compliance with Federal and State laws.

 

Other responsibilities include:

  • Maintains and updates existing full and part time job descriptions for all Zoo positions, as well as determining and implementing job classification requirements, compensation, salary grading and benchmarking
  • Acts as liaison & coordinator for implementation of  HRIS system
  • Administers PT/Seasonal “Exit Interview System”; tracks all part-time evaluations, maintains statistical records and integrity of internal systems

Responsible for ACA tracking, reporting, filing and compliance i.e. 1094-C/1095-C

  • Consults and advises management on best practices of performance management systems including coaching/counseling, disciplinary steps, and employee evaluations based on internal policies and training initiatives. Conducts internal employee investigations, as needed
  • Assists with recruitment-associated tasks including job verifications, employment offers, scheduling physicals, quarterly evaluations, background checks and regularly scheduled orientations
  • Assists with benefit and leave administration, including benefit renewals, benefit enrollment, benefit changes, FMLA leave, STD&LTD, etc.
  • Member of Health Cost Containment Committee

Requires a degree in Human Resources or related field, and a minimum of two years’ experience in related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have effective oral and written communication skills and computer knowledge. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. Please visit toledozoo.org/jobs to apply.

Please visit toledozoo.org/jobs to apply by Friday, September 20th, 2019.

Veterinarian

Veterinarian

The Toledo Zoo is currently seeking a candidate for the position of Veterinarian. Under limited supervision the veterinarian performs medical and surgical care of all animals. This includes, but is not limited to routine and diagnostic examinations, vaccinating and disbursing preventive medication, providing input into diet formulations, clinical pathology evaluations, post mortem examinations, animal behavior training, maintaining medical records, participating in exhibit design, conducting medical related research and educating students in the veterinary profession.
Additional veterinarian responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Assist in the design of animal enclosures/exhibits.
· Conduct research related to medical care of Zoo and free ranging wildlife etc.
· Receive, review, prepare, and/or submit various reports and records
· Teach and mentor veterinary and pre-veterinary students.
· Serve on local and national Veterinary organization committees; consult with outside Veterinarians and human physicians.
A doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university and minimum of one year of experience in Zoo or related/associated Veterinary field are required. Completion of a zoological medicine residency would also be acceptable. The successful candidate must be currently licensed in the United States and able to obtain a State of Ohio Veterinary License within 6 months of hire date, USDA Veterinary Accreditation (class 2), and a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) License active or within 1 year of hire date. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.
Board certification in zoological medicine or ability to obtain board certification within 4-5 years of hire is desired. This position will report directly to the Director of Animal Health and Nutrition. Please visit toledozoo.org/jobs to apply.

Part-Time & Seasonal

*NOTE TO APPLICANTS:

PART-TIME

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

Seasonal

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

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

In some cases a resume may also be requested.

You can also pick up an application daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Zoo's Administration building at 2605 Broadway Street.

Last updated: August 19, 2019

Café Crew

(Part-time)

Employees of the Cafe provide fast, friendly service to Zoo guests. Positions include deli staff, cooks, front line staff, hospitality staff, and production staff. May be responsible for maintaining cleanliness of department, running cash registers, cooking, food preparation and serving. Great customer service skills and the ability to engage guests as well as the ability to work well on a team required.

 

Concessions Crew

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Concessions Crew (Part-Time and Seasonal)

Currently accepting applications for Concessions Crew! Employees will work in a fast-paced food service environment and will have high visitor interaction. Responsibilities will include cash handling, working with food preparation, working in concession stands, and maintaining cleanliness of department. Applicants over 21 years of age may also be considered at stands where alcohol is served including our newly renovated Museum of Natural History! Outgoing personality and great customer service skills required for all positions.

Group Sales Assistant

(Part-time)

Part-Time Group Sales Assistant

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is currently looking for a Part-Time Group Sales Assistant. Duties include but are not limited to; answering phone calls, registering group visits, booking and confirming details for internal room reservations and box lunches, processing payments, printing various types of tickets, and assist with special projects as well as assist with filing, mailings, and surveys for the Group Sales department. Must be available weekdays with 20 hours per week and able to work an occasional weekend or evening for special events. Applicants must have great communication skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office including Excel and answering multi-line phones. Previous experience with event and ticketing software is a plus.

Park Operations Crew

(Part-time)

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, Galapagos Tortoise exhibits, Penguin walk through). 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.

Merchandise - In Park

(part-time)

Merchandise – In Park (Part-Time)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal Merchandise (In Park) Crew. Currently accepting applications for part time Merchandise (In Park) Crew. Employees assist guests with merchandise selections, stock merchandise, operate cash registers, maintain cleanliness of department, and provide an excellent guest experience to all Zoo guests. Locations could include any of our outdoor Merchandise stands throughout the zoo, Treasure Cove, Bear Essentials, and in the newly renovated Museum of Natural History. Customer service and retail experience a plus! 

Preschool Teachers

(part-time)

Preschool Teachers (Part-Time)

The Toledo Zoo is currently accepting applications for a part-time preschool teacher. This position teaches younger children in an early learning preschool program on Zoo grounds and supporting classroom introduction. Leads program implementation and assists with scheduling, recruiting and age appropriate curriculum development. This is a part time position that can work up to 20 hours per week September through May. The position reports directly to the education manager. Preferred bachelor’s degree in early childhood education along with satisfactory classroom experience, including but not limited to student teaching.

 

Front of House Catering Crew

Front of House Catering Crew

Employees will be working in a team environment and be under general supervision. The responsibilities include the set up and tear down as well as management of catered Zoo events that could include banquets, picnics, weddings, special member events, public events, concerts and other catered events. Must be able to work indoor and outdoor in different weather conditions. Maintaining high sense of urgency and customer service skills are a must. Catering, restaurant and food service experience are a plus!

Membership Sales Associate

(Part-Time)

This position is a front line sales position and requires approaching Zoo visitors to promote the sale of Zoo membership’s on-grounds. Position will also assist with various administrative tasks. Must have experience working with computer systems and have the ability to approach guests in a fun, positive manner. Strong customer service skills and an engaging personality required. Pay rate is salary plus commission. Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Warehouse Assistant

(Part-Time)

Warehouse Assistant (Part-Time)

Warehouse 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. The Toledo Zoo is a Drug and Alcohol free workplace.

North Star Crew

(Part-Time)

North Star Crew (Part-Time)

Employees assist visitors with merchandise selections, stock merchandise, operate cash registers, maintain cleanliness of department and provide an excellent guest experience to all Zoo guests. North Star consists of the biggest indoor gift shop on zoo grounds. Great customer service skills and retail experience a plus!

Security

(Part-Time)

Security (Part-Time)

Effectively carry out safety and security policies that provide for protection of visitors, employees, animals and zoo assets. Duties will include but are not limited to monitoring and reporting on the following: air & water temperatures, water filtration systems, intruder/fire detection and camera surveillance equipment. Prefer candidates with law enforcement or fire science background and a minimum of one year experience. Applicants must be available some holidays and weekends, hours of the midnight shift are 11pm-7am. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

Full-Time

Last updated: August 19, 2019

Horticulturist-Gardener

Horticulturist-Gardener

The Toledo Zoo is committed to inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world. As part of that mission, the Toledo Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is a leader in global wildlife conservation. AZA member institutions are dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors and a better future for all living things.

Currently The Toledo Zoo is seeking a Gardener in our Horticulture Department. Under direct supervision, responsible for the proper maintenance of growing house, Ziems Conservatory, formal garden, rose garden, Van Auken Garden, vegetable garden, herb garden, butterfly garden and other landscapes and exhibits as directed; using proper horticultural methods while considering conservation related programs.

  • Maintains growing house and Conservatory including the proper temperature, humidity control, timely pest control, watering, weeding, fertilizing and any other activity necessary for proper plant care and maintenance.
  • Works with animal keepers from other departments to coordinate necessary maintenance or installation work in animal exhibits in assigned areas.
  • Maintains formal garden, rose garden, other gardens, landscapes, and exhibits as directed; using proper horticultural methods.
  • Coordinates the propagation and purchase of annuals, perennials, tropical plants, and woody plants for seasonal and permanent displays and to maintain and add to plant collections. Keeps appropriate records.
  • Oversees and supervises special projects as directed by Curator of Horticulture.

Associates Degree in Horticulture or related field and three years of horticulture/greenhouse facility experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Horticulture supervisory experience preferred.  Must possess or obtain Ohio Pesticide Applicators license. Must possess a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. If interested in the position submit an application and resume.

Human Resources Generalist

Human Resources Generalist

Under general supervision, provides support to the Assistant Director of Recruiting and Training and the Senior Vice President of Human Resources in consulting managers with employee related issues, performance management systems, maintains confidential employee information utilizing HRIS system, staff recruitment, and maintains compliance with Federal and State laws.

 

Other responsibilities include:

  • Maintains and updates existing full and part time job descriptions for all Zoo positions, as well as determining and implementing job classification requirements, compensation, salary grading and benchmarking
  • Acts as liaison & coordinator for implementation of  HRIS system
  • Administers PT/Seasonal “Exit Interview System”; tracks all part-time evaluations, maintains statistical records and integrity of internal systems

Responsible for ACA tracking, reporting, filing and compliance i.e. 1094-C/1095-C

  • Consults and advises management on best practices of performance management systems including coaching/counseling, disciplinary steps, and employee evaluations based on internal policies and training initiatives. Conducts internal employee investigations, as needed
  • Assists with recruitment-associated tasks including job verifications, employment offers, scheduling physicals, quarterly evaluations, background checks and regularly scheduled orientations
  • Assists with benefit and leave administration, including benefit renewals, benefit enrollment, benefit changes, FMLA leave, STD&LTD, etc.
  • Member of Health Cost Containment Committee

Requires a degree in Human Resources or related field, and a minimum of two years’ experience in related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have effective oral and written communication skills and computer knowledge. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. Please visit toledozoo.org/jobs to apply.

Please visit toledozoo.org/jobs to apply by Friday, September 20th, 2019.

Veterinarian

Veterinarian

The Toledo Zoo is currently seeking a candidate for the position of Veterinarian. Under limited supervision the veterinarian performs medical and surgical care of all animals. This includes, but is not limited to routine and diagnostic examinations, vaccinating and disbursing preventive medication, providing input into diet formulations, clinical pathology evaluations, post mortem examinations, animal behavior training, maintaining medical records, participating in exhibit design, conducting medical related research and educating students in the veterinary profession.
Additional veterinarian responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Assist in the design of animal enclosures/exhibits.
· Conduct research related to medical care of Zoo and free ranging wildlife etc.
· Receive, review, prepare, and/or submit various reports and records
· Teach and mentor veterinary and pre-veterinary students.
· Serve on local and national Veterinary organization committees; consult with outside Veterinarians and human physicians.
A doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university and minimum of one year of experience in Zoo or related/associated Veterinary field are required. Completion of a zoological medicine residency would also be acceptable. The successful candidate must be currently licensed in the United States and able to obtain a State of Ohio Veterinary License within 6 months of hire date, USDA Veterinary Accreditation (class 2), and a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) License active or within 1 year of hire date. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.
Board certification in zoological medicine or ability to obtain board certification within 4-5 years of hire is desired. This position will report directly to the Director of Animal Health and Nutrition. Please visit toledozoo.org/jobs to apply.

Part-Time & Seasonal

*NOTE TO APPLICANTS:

PART-TIME

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

Seasonal

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

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

In some cases a resume may also be requested.

You can also pick up an application daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Zoo's Administration building at 2605 Broadway Street.

Last updated: August 19, 2019

Café Crew

(Part-time)

Employees of the Cafe provide fast, friendly service to Zoo guests. Positions include deli staff, cooks, front line staff, hospitality staff, and production staff. May be responsible for maintaining cleanliness of department, running cash registers, cooking, food preparation and serving. Great customer service skills and the ability to engage guests as well as the ability to work well on a team required.

 

Concessions Crew

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Concessions Crew (Part-Time and Seasonal)

Currently accepting applications for Concessions Crew! Employees will work in a fast-paced food service environment and will have high visitor interaction. Responsibilities will include cash handling, working with food preparation, working in concession stands, and maintaining cleanliness of department. Applicants over 21 years of age may also be considered at stands where alcohol is served including our newly renovated Museum of Natural History! Outgoing personality and great customer service skills required for all positions.

Group Sales Assistant

(Part-time)

Part-Time Group Sales Assistant

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is currently looking for a Part-Time Group Sales Assistant. Duties include but are not limited to; answering phone calls, registering group visits, booking and confirming details for internal room reservations and box lunches, processing payments, printing various types of tickets, and assist with special projects as well as assist with filing, mailings, and surveys for the Group Sales department. Must be available weekdays with 20 hours per week and able to work an occasional weekend or evening for special events. Applicants must have great communication skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office including Excel and answering multi-line phones. Previous experience with event and ticketing software is a plus.

Park Operations Crew

(Part-time)

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, Galapagos Tortoise exhibits, Penguin walk through). 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.

Merchandise - In Park

(part-time)

Merchandise – In Park (Part-Time)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal Merchandise (In Park) Crew. Currently accepting applications for part time Merchandise (In Park) Crew. Employees assist guests with merchandise selections, stock merchandise, operate cash registers, maintain cleanliness of department, and provide an excellent guest experience to all Zoo guests. Locations could include any of our outdoor Merchandise stands throughout the zoo, Treasure Cove, Bear Essentials, and in the newly renovated Museum of Natural History. Customer service and retail experience a plus! 

Preschool Teachers

(part-time)

Preschool Teachers (Part-Time)

The Toledo Zoo is currently accepting applications for a part-time preschool teacher. This position teaches younger children in an early learning preschool program on Zoo grounds and supporting classroom introduction. Leads program implementation and assists with scheduling, recruiting and age appropriate curriculum development. This is a part time position that can work up to 20 hours per week September through May. The position reports directly to the education manager. Preferred bachelor’s degree in early childhood education along with satisfactory classroom experience, including but not limited to student teaching.

 

Front of House Catering Crew

Front of House Catering Crew

Employees will be working in a team environment and be under general supervision. The responsibilities include the set up and tear down as well as management of catered Zoo events that could include banquets, picnics, weddings, special member events, public events, concerts and other catered events. Must be able to work indoor and outdoor in different weather conditions. Maintaining high sense of urgency and customer service skills are a must. Catering, restaurant and food service experience are a plus!

Membership Sales Associate

(Part-Time)

This position is a front line sales position and requires approaching Zoo visitors to promote the sale of Zoo membership’s on-grounds. Position will also assist with various administrative tasks. Must have experience working with computer systems and have the ability to approach guests in a fun, positive manner. Strong customer service skills and an engaging personality required. Pay rate is salary plus commission. Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Warehouse Assistant

(Part-Time)

Warehouse Assistant (Part-Time)

Warehouse 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. The Toledo Zoo is a Drug and Alcohol free workplace.

North Star Crew

(Part-Time)

North Star Crew (Part-Time)

Employees assist visitors with merchandise selections, stock merchandise, operate cash registers, maintain cleanliness of department and provide an excellent guest experience to all Zoo guests. North Star consists of the biggest indoor gift shop on zoo grounds. Great customer service skills and retail experience a plus!

Security

(Part-Time)

Security (Part-Time)

Effectively carry out safety and security policies that provide for protection of visitors, employees, animals and zoo assets. Duties will include but are not limited to monitoring and reporting on the following: air & water temperatures, water filtration systems, intruder/fire detection and camera surveillance equipment. Prefer candidates with law enforcement or fire science background and a minimum of one year experience. Applicants must be available some holidays and weekends, hours of the midnight shift are 11pm-7am. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

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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