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Full-Time

Front of House Catering Manager

The Toledo Zoo is currently seeking a dynamic, results oriented Front of House Catering Manager. The Catering Manager will supervise and direct the work of front of house catering crew which includes instructing, assigning and reviewing work; planning; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; and recommending disciplinary actions. Will perform catering service oversight of event implementation in a multi-event/location facility, which includes our newly renovated Malawi Event Center. The Malawi Event Center is one of the largest event centers in the Toledo area that can accommodate up to 850 people. The Catering Manager will also prepare weekly reports, billing statements, transfers, inventory and various other reports and have a high volume of interaction with a variety of internal and external customers. This position requires working evenings, weekends and holidays.

Prefer a degree in business management or food management and a minimum of five years front of house/banquet operations supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 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.
Apply Now

Bird Curator

Bird Curator

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is seeking a successor for its most recent Bird Curator. The Bird Department of the Toledo Zoo is renown for its extensive work with pigeons & doves both in its collections and in the wild. The Zoo currently manages important populations of pink-necked and other fruit doves, bleeding-heart doves, and a diverse collection of gamebirds. The Zoo manages an in situ assurance population of Santa Cruz Ground Doves in the Solomon Islands and actively assists in pigeon and dove conservation around the world. Opportunities exist to greatly expand research and conservation programs with native bird species. A successful candidate will ensure that the above priority programs are secured and expanded and strategically expands the Bird Department’s effort.

The Bird Curator will manage a department of the Animal Programs Division. Responsibilities beyond those already listed include managing a team of professional bird keepers. Review, develop, and ensure the compliance with department SOPs. Providing development opportunities for the bird department team. Ensure that the Bird Department meets or exceeds the standards of the AZA. Support and implement the initiatives and standards of the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and is very competitive, as is the benefits package. Cost of living in the Greater Toledo Metro Area is significantly lower than in other major cities and quite affordable.

Requires an extensive background in aviculture and a thorough knowledge of ornithology. A Bachelor’s Degree is required at a minimum. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace.

Group Sales Account Executive

Group Sales Account Executive

Under general supervision, the primary function of the Group Sales Account Executive is to coordinate group events for clients focusing on Picnics, Birthday Parties, and Motorcoach as well as Internal events. Act as liaison between the client and catering department staff, assist in managing the Zoo’s master calendar, and assist in preparing the annual budget and developing promotional and advertising materials. Position reports to the Assistant Director of Group Sales. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week.

• Coordinates and plans catering events to include: assisting clients with site selections, menu selections, times and details of the event and bar service information.
• Coordinates extra activities or event upgrades such as face painting, animal demos, caricature artists, outside entertainment, orders group event signage for event sites and arranges for any audio-visual needs at the event.
• Drafts contracts, calculates deposit amounts, records receiving deposits and communicates all information to the Catering and Production departments. The Group Sales Department initiates all correspondence with clients, provides tickets for their event and acts as the liaison between the client and the outside sales team/catering/production departments.
• Works with the Catering Department to develop a long-term marketing plan and identify revenue growth in each segment of the catering operation including: meetings, banquets, picnics, holiday parties, gift bags, donor events, special events, concerts, school groups and motor coach / tour companies.
• Receives, reviews, prepares, and/or submits various reports and records including payments, forecasting various publications, purchase requests, ticket records, and general office correspondence.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in marketing or related field and one to two years of experience in group sales and marketing or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer previous supervisory experience.

Chef Assistant

Chef Assistant

Under general supervision, supports the Executive Chef in the daily activities of the catering department. Provides supervision, training and guidance to kitchen personnel. Performs duties related to catering services such as display set-up, monitoring food production and food quality, etc. Reports to the Executive Chef. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours worked per week.

Executes catering services provided for events to promote and ensure that the established standards of customer service, great food quality, and cleanliness are met.

· Performs BOH catering duties such as preparing food, executing breakfast, lunch or dinner, making sure that cleanliness of our kitchen is held up to our highest standards. Keeping storage areas and coolers and freezers organized.
· Assist Executive Chef in the development and preparation of food menus for employees and catering department, as directed.
· Must be able to have open availability and able to handle putting out events as needed. Must be able to be on your feet for extended hours at a time.
· Uses labor hours within budgetary guidelines to assist with scheduling of our staff weekly. Prepares and processes time cards and payroll processing for department.
· Assists with interviewing, hiring, and developing staff for the BOH 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. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

Park Operations Manager- Special Events

Park Operations Manager- Special Events

Under general supervision, oversees part-time and seasonal Park Operations staff for the Zoo ensuring the best possible guest experience. Assists the Vice President of Park Operations in the management and review of Special Events and the Park Operations exhibit interpretive staff as well as gate admissions, parking, amusement rides and Visitors Services front desk. Reports to the Vice President of Park Operations. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week.

· Special focus will be on establishing operating procedures, labor standards, visitor engagement and measuring guest analytics within the Exhibits portion of the Park Operations Department.
· Researches and analyzes current trends in the attractions and Zoological industries to ensure that the Toledo Zoo stays current with pricing and offerings in order to remain competitive while maximizing guest spending.
· Will be instrumental in the review and development of guest flow through animal exhibits, new attractions and any special event offerings to maximize visitation and guest enjoyment.
· Assist the Vice President of Park Operations in working with the Catering Department to coordinate Park Operations staff needs for afterhours events. This will include overseeing any and all setup needs as directed by the Catering Department.
· Work directly with various Animal Management staff and Curators with regards to Park Operations interpreter job duties within exhibits such as the Penguin walkthrough, Aquarium Touch Tank, Emerson exhibit, Giraffe Feed Deck and the Petting Zoo.
· Plans, implements, supervise set up and break downs for various Zoo functions & events- i.e. Vineyard Adventures, Dart Frog Dash, Zoo-To-Do, MUS concerts, Wild about Art, Jeepfest, ProMedica Days, Whirlpool Day, Little Boo & Pumpkin Path, Lights Before Christmas, etc.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, business management or other related study preferred. Vocational/technical school training required in a related field with one to two years of supervisor experience in Park Operations or related field in Special Events, cash handling, and general maintenance; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

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.

Back of House Catering

(Part-time)

Currently accepting application for part time Back of House Catering Crew. Employees prepare food for a variety of catered events that could include banquets, picnics, weddings, special member events, public events and other catered events. Will also be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of department. Hiring cooks, dishwashers and cold and hot food prep staff. Previous experience working in back of house operations for banquet or catering events preferred!
Apply Now

Concessions Crew

(Part-time)

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.
Apply Now

Back of House Catering Supervisor

(Part-Time)

Position is responsible for overseeing events in the back of house catering operations as well as supervising crew members. Will also be responsible for set up, preparation, and cleaning of kitchens and the execution of event menus. Requires knowledge of food sanitation guidelines, experience with large catered events, exceptional customer service skills and the ability to multi-task across various back of house duties. Supervisors must have at least 2 years of leadership in food service experience and leaders must have at least 1 year of experience in food service. EOE. Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace.
Apply Now

Front of House Catering Crew

(Part-Time)

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!
Apply Now

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.The hours of morning shift is 7am-3pm, the hours of the afternoon shift is 3pm-11pm. Applicants must be available some holidays and weekends. Applicants at least 21 years of age, with a valid driver’s license and insurable by the fleet insurance carrier preferred.
Apply Now

Education Programmer

(Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, responsible for delivering programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. Position will have the primary focus of Camp and Family Programs but assistance will be expected in other areas of the education department. This position will be responsible for supporting all educational programming, serving as a curriculum writer for program areas, performing animal demonstrations, utilizing various types of equipment and machinery including computer, telephone, radio, vehicles, camcorder, copier, laminator and general office supplies and other duties as assigned. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.
Apply Now

Grounds Crew

(Part-Time)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal grounds staff. Performs custodial and/or grounds maintenance duties for the Toledo Zoo. Work involves cleaning buildings, and restrooms. In addition, provides the services necessary to maintain the cleanliness, safe conditions, and sanitation of all Zoo grounds, especially those areas open to the public. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
Apply Now

Park Operations

(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 walkthrough). Will also assist with event set up/clean up and provide an excellent guest experience to all Zoo attendees. These positions require outgoing, friendly, and energetic individuals who engage guests throughout the park while maintaining the safety of both those guest and animals.
Apply Now

Group Sales Assistant

(Part-Time)

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is currently looking for a Part-Time Group Sales Assistant. Duties include but are not limited to; answering phone calls, booking and confirming details for internal room reservations and birthday parties, process and track consignment ticket sales, arrange for box lunches for groups, 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 weekends as they are assigned. 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 preferred.
Apply Now

AERIAL ADVENTURE GENERAL AND SUPPORT STAFF

(Part-Time)

AERIAL ADVENTURE GENERAL STAFF

Are you ready for adventure? The Zoo is looking for staff to operate our Aerial Adventure Course. Employees must be outgoing, friendly and energetic individuals who are willing to assist and coach guests through high ropes challenges and zipline. Must be safety conscious, have good communication skills and be comfortable working at height. Previous experience on ropes courses, rock climbing or ziplines are pluses. General staff must be at least 18 years old. Staff must attend and successfully complete Adventure Course Training in the spring.

AERIAL ADVENTURE GROUND SUPPORT STAFF

The Zoo is looking for staff to support our Aerial Adventure Course. Employees will be responsible for the Adventure Course Sales Hut, ensuring guest paperwork is complete, helping guests put on safety equipment and guiding guests back to the ground on our free-fall devices. Employees must be outgoing, friendly and energetic. Extraordinary customer service and attention to detail will be key. Staff must be at least 18 years old.
Apply Now

In-Park Merchandise

(Part-Time)

Merchandise (In Park) 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!
Apply Now

Carnivore Café

(Part-Time)

Employees of the Café 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.
Apply Now

Recruiting Coordinator

(Part-Time)

The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium has a great opportunity in their human resources department for a forward thinking, organized, analytical and creative individual to fill the role of part-time recruiting coordinator in a high volume, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include:

• Screen applications, complete reference checks, extend job offers, schedule pre-employment screenings, coordinate and conduct new hire orientations and Zoo tours.
• Brainstorm ideas, then plan and facilitate part-time employee events (ex. Zoo Olympics, etc.)
• Prepare and advertise job postings for internal and external vacancies.
• Research and prepare various reports that are technical in nature.
• Act as the subject matter expert for internal employees and job seekers, when answering questions regarding employment opportunities, company benefits, compensation and career advancement.
• Comply with all employment laws, policies, procedures, safety rules and regulations.
• Collaborate with the recruiting team to create recruiting best practices, standards and guidelines.
• May also attend job fairs and other community events to promote part-time opportunities
• Answer telephones and emails, file, complete general office work and other projects, as assigned.

Average of 25 hours per week. Must be willing to work occasional evenings/weekends. Candidate that holds or is currently pursuing a degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Marketing or other relevant degree preferred. Must be proficient in MS Office programs, have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, and be comfortable presenting to groups. The Zoo is an EOE and a drug/alcohol free workplace.
Apply Now

Full-Time

Front of House Catering Manager

The Toledo Zoo is currently seeking a dynamic, results oriented Front of House Catering Manager. The Catering Manager will supervise and direct the work of front of house catering crew which includes instructing, assigning and reviewing work; planning; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; and recommending disciplinary actions. Will perform catering service oversight of event implementation in a multi-event/location facility, which includes our newly renovated Malawi Event Center. The Malawi Event Center is one of the largest event centers in the Toledo area that can accommodate up to 850 people. The Catering Manager will also prepare weekly reports, billing statements, transfers, inventory and various other reports and have a high volume of interaction with a variety of internal and external customers. This position requires working evenings, weekends and holidays.

Prefer a degree in business management or food management and a minimum of five years front of house/banquet operations supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 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.
Apply Now

Bird Curator

Bird Curator

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is seeking a successor for its most recent Bird Curator. The Bird Department of the Toledo Zoo is renown for its extensive work with pigeons & doves both in its collections and in the wild. The Zoo currently manages important populations of pink-necked and other fruit doves, bleeding-heart doves, and a diverse collection of gamebirds. The Zoo manages an in situ assurance population of Santa Cruz Ground Doves in the Solomon Islands and actively assists in pigeon and dove conservation around the world. Opportunities exist to greatly expand research and conservation programs with native bird species. A successful candidate will ensure that the above priority programs are secured and expanded and strategically expands the Bird Department’s effort.

The Bird Curator will manage a department of the Animal Programs Division. Responsibilities beyond those already listed include managing a team of professional bird keepers. Review, develop, and ensure the compliance with department SOPs. Providing development opportunities for the bird department team. Ensure that the Bird Department meets or exceeds the standards of the AZA. Support and implement the initiatives and standards of the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and is very competitive, as is the benefits package. Cost of living in the Greater Toledo Metro Area is significantly lower than in other major cities and quite affordable.

Requires an extensive background in aviculture and a thorough knowledge of ornithology. A Bachelor’s Degree is required at a minimum. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace.

Group Sales Account Executive

Group Sales Account Executive

Under general supervision, the primary function of the Group Sales Account Executive is to coordinate group events for clients focusing on Picnics, Birthday Parties, and Motorcoach as well as Internal events. Act as liaison between the client and catering department staff, assist in managing the Zoo’s master calendar, and assist in preparing the annual budget and developing promotional and advertising materials. Position reports to the Assistant Director of Group Sales. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week.

• Coordinates and plans catering events to include: assisting clients with site selections, menu selections, times and details of the event and bar service information.
• Coordinates extra activities or event upgrades such as face painting, animal demos, caricature artists, outside entertainment, orders group event signage for event sites and arranges for any audio-visual needs at the event.
• Drafts contracts, calculates deposit amounts, records receiving deposits and communicates all information to the Catering and Production departments. The Group Sales Department initiates all correspondence with clients, provides tickets for their event and acts as the liaison between the client and the outside sales team/catering/production departments.
• Works with the Catering Department to develop a long-term marketing plan and identify revenue growth in each segment of the catering operation including: meetings, banquets, picnics, holiday parties, gift bags, donor events, special events, concerts, school groups and motor coach / tour companies.
• Receives, reviews, prepares, and/or submits various reports and records including payments, forecasting various publications, purchase requests, ticket records, and general office correspondence.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in marketing or related field and one to two years of experience in group sales and marketing or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer previous supervisory experience.

Chef Assistant

Chef Assistant

Under general supervision, supports the Executive Chef in the daily activities of the catering department. Provides supervision, training and guidance to kitchen personnel. Performs duties related to catering services such as display set-up, monitoring food production and food quality, etc. Reports to the Executive Chef. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours worked per week.

Executes catering services provided for events to promote and ensure that the established standards of customer service, great food quality, and cleanliness are met.

· Performs BOH catering duties such as preparing food, executing breakfast, lunch or dinner, making sure that cleanliness of our kitchen is held up to our highest standards. Keeping storage areas and coolers and freezers organized.
· Assist Executive Chef in the development and preparation of food menus for employees and catering department, as directed.
· Must be able to have open availability and able to handle putting out events as needed. Must be able to be on your feet for extended hours at a time.
· Uses labor hours within budgetary guidelines to assist with scheduling of our staff weekly. Prepares and processes time cards and payroll processing for department.
· Assists with interviewing, hiring, and developing staff for the BOH 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. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

Park Operations Manager- Special Events

Park Operations Manager- Special Events

Under general supervision, oversees part-time and seasonal Park Operations staff for the Zoo ensuring the best possible guest experience. Assists the Vice President of Park Operations in the management and review of Special Events and the Park Operations exhibit interpretive staff as well as gate admissions, parking, amusement rides and Visitors Services front desk. Reports to the Vice President of Park Operations. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week.

· Special focus will be on establishing operating procedures, labor standards, visitor engagement and measuring guest analytics within the Exhibits portion of the Park Operations Department.
· Researches and analyzes current trends in the attractions and Zoological industries to ensure that the Toledo Zoo stays current with pricing and offerings in order to remain competitive while maximizing guest spending.
· Will be instrumental in the review and development of guest flow through animal exhibits, new attractions and any special event offerings to maximize visitation and guest enjoyment.
· Assist the Vice President of Park Operations in working with the Catering Department to coordinate Park Operations staff needs for afterhours events. This will include overseeing any and all setup needs as directed by the Catering Department.
· Work directly with various Animal Management staff and Curators with regards to Park Operations interpreter job duties within exhibits such as the Penguin walkthrough, Aquarium Touch Tank, Emerson exhibit, Giraffe Feed Deck and the Petting Zoo.
· Plans, implements, supervise set up and break downs for various Zoo functions & events- i.e. Vineyard Adventures, Dart Frog Dash, Zoo-To-Do, MUS concerts, Wild about Art, Jeepfest, ProMedica Days, Whirlpool Day, Little Boo & Pumpkin Path, Lights Before Christmas, etc.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, business management or other related study preferred. Vocational/technical school training required in a related field with one to two years of supervisor experience in Park Operations or related field in Special Events, cash handling, and general maintenance; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

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.

Back of House Catering

(Part-time)

Currently accepting application for part time Back of House Catering Crew. Employees prepare food for a variety of catered events that could include banquets, picnics, weddings, special member events, public events and other catered events. Will also be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of department. Hiring cooks, dishwashers and cold and hot food prep staff. Previous experience working in back of house operations for banquet or catering events preferred!
Apply Now

Concessions Crew

(Part-time)

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.
Apply Now

Back of House Catering Supervisor

(Part-Time)

Position is responsible for overseeing events in the back of house catering operations as well as supervising crew members. Will also be responsible for set up, preparation, and cleaning of kitchens and the execution of event menus. Requires knowledge of food sanitation guidelines, experience with large catered events, exceptional customer service skills and the ability to multi-task across various back of house duties. Supervisors must have at least 2 years of leadership in food service experience and leaders must have at least 1 year of experience in food service. EOE. Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace.
Apply Now

Front of House Catering Crew

(Part-Time)

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!
Apply Now

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.The hours of morning shift is 7am-3pm, the hours of the afternoon shift is 3pm-11pm. Applicants must be available some holidays and weekends. Applicants at least 21 years of age, with a valid driver’s license and insurable by the fleet insurance carrier preferred.
Apply Now

Education Programmer

(Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, responsible for delivering programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. Position will have the primary focus of Camp and Family Programs but assistance will be expected in other areas of the education department. This position will be responsible for supporting all educational programming, serving as a curriculum writer for program areas, performing animal demonstrations, utilizing various types of equipment and machinery including computer, telephone, radio, vehicles, camcorder, copier, laminator and general office supplies and other duties as assigned. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.
Apply Now

Grounds Crew

(Part-Time)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal grounds staff. Performs custodial and/or grounds maintenance duties for the Toledo Zoo. Work involves cleaning buildings, and restrooms. In addition, provides the services necessary to maintain the cleanliness, safe conditions, and sanitation of all Zoo grounds, especially those areas open to the public. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
Apply Now

Park Operations

(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 walkthrough). Will also assist with event set up/clean up and provide an excellent guest experience to all Zoo attendees. These positions require outgoing, friendly, and energetic individuals who engage guests throughout the park while maintaining the safety of both those guest and animals.
Apply Now

Group Sales Assistant

(Part-Time)

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is currently looking for a Part-Time Group Sales Assistant. Duties include but are not limited to; answering phone calls, booking and confirming details for internal room reservations and birthday parties, process and track consignment ticket sales, arrange for box lunches for groups, 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 weekends as they are assigned. 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 preferred.
Apply Now

AERIAL ADVENTURE GENERAL AND SUPPORT STAFF

(Part-Time)

AERIAL ADVENTURE GENERAL STAFF

Are you ready for adventure? The Zoo is looking for staff to operate our Aerial Adventure Course. Employees must be outgoing, friendly and energetic individuals who are willing to assist and coach guests through high ropes challenges and zipline. Must be safety conscious, have good communication skills and be comfortable working at height. Previous experience on ropes courses, rock climbing or ziplines are pluses. General staff must be at least 18 years old. Staff must attend and successfully complete Adventure Course Training in the spring.

AERIAL ADVENTURE GROUND SUPPORT STAFF

The Zoo is looking for staff to support our Aerial Adventure Course. Employees will be responsible for the Adventure Course Sales Hut, ensuring guest paperwork is complete, helping guests put on safety equipment and guiding guests back to the ground on our free-fall devices. Employees must be outgoing, friendly and energetic. Extraordinary customer service and attention to detail will be key. Staff must be at least 18 years old.
Apply Now

In-Park Merchandise

(Part-Time)

Merchandise (In Park) 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!
Apply Now

Carnivore Café

(Part-Time)

Employees of the Café 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.
Apply Now

Recruiting Coordinator

(Part-Time)

The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium has a great opportunity in their human resources department for a forward thinking, organized, analytical and creative individual to fill the role of part-time recruiting coordinator in a high volume, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include:

• Screen applications, complete reference checks, extend job offers, schedule pre-employment screenings, coordinate and conduct new hire orientations and Zoo tours.
• Brainstorm ideas, then plan and facilitate part-time employee events (ex. Zoo Olympics, etc.)
• Prepare and advertise job postings for internal and external vacancies.
• Research and prepare various reports that are technical in nature.
• Act as the subject matter expert for internal employees and job seekers, when answering questions regarding employment opportunities, company benefits, compensation and career advancement.
• Comply with all employment laws, policies, procedures, safety rules and regulations.
• Collaborate with the recruiting team to create recruiting best practices, standards and guidelines.
• May also attend job fairs and other community events to promote part-time opportunities
• Answer telephones and emails, file, complete general office work and other projects, as assigned.

Average of 25 hours per week. Must be willing to work occasional evenings/weekends. Candidate that holds or is currently pursuing a degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Marketing or other relevant degree preferred. Must be proficient in MS Office programs, have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, and be comfortable presenting to groups. The Zoo is an EOE and a drug/alcohol free workplace.
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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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