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Full-Time

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician

Under general supervision, responsibilities are to perform repairs, maintenance, and preventative maintenance to buildings and grounds and related equipment. This position reports to Facilities Maintenance Manager. This position is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. Responsibilities include maintaining the animal exhibit filtration systems, performing plumbing installations and repairs, performing building and grounds related maintenance duties, and light electrical repairs and installations. Will also perform snow removal by hand and using equipment and may have painting responsibilities. Will order and obtain supplies, tools and other equipment needed in performance of assigned jobs. Will perform work independently in order to meet prescribed deadlines and standards. Performs other related duties as required, appropriate to skill level and experience.

Prefer technical degree in maintenance or related field. Requires a high school diploma with additional education in a maintenance or related field and 5 years’ experience, or a combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be familiar with common maintenance materials and tools. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

Group Sales Coordinator

Group Sales Coordinator

The Group Sales Coordinator provides administration support and assistance for the department, which involves preparing correspondence, maintaining detailed and accurate event records, processing event payments, answering the telephone for a high volume of customer inquiries for all event types. Solely responsible for processing all group tickets. Will also process a high volume of registrations for all revenue generating events such as wine tastings, Zoo Brew, etc. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Group Sales.

Group Sales Coordinator Job Duties include:

  • Respond to telephone calls: determine the needs of the caller, take registrations, qualifying event inquires by giving the customer initial information and then passing to the appropriate sales person.
  • Submits payments received for events to the Finance Department for processing; Records and tracks payments.
  • Coordinate availability of all event spaces on Zoo grounds for internal client’s bookings.
  • Coordinate consignment program; follow up on orders, promotional materials, and maintaining all advanced tickets and collect outside tickets and monies at year end.
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare multiple monthly reports for motor coach, after hour events attendance, revenue generating events.
  • Maintains the Zoo master calendar for all catered events, donor events, meetings concerts, in-house and revenue generating events, also maintain group sales booking calendar for the sales team.

Minimum Training and Experience

Vocational/technical school training in secretarial science and one to two years of experience as an administrative assistant, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires 40 hours per scheduled work week. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Catering Manger

Catering Manger

The Catering Manger coordinates and manages all daily aspects of the Catering operations. Supervises subordinate catering personnel in the maintenance of facilities, guest services, and labor control. Monitors and maintains excellent food and beverage quality, sanitation standards, and overall guest services. Reports to the Senior Catering Manager.

Catering Manager duties include:

  • Assists in preparing and implementing an operating budget for the catering department including labor and beverage budgets.
  • Maintains department profitability goals.
  • Monitors expenditures; plans and implements department purchases to attain catering readiness and Zoo goals and objectives.
  • Interviews, hires, and develops staff for the catering department, in accordance with FOH (Front of House) catering training procedures.
  • Assists in developing and implementing beverage menus and programs for catering operation, ensuring accordance with Zoo goals and objectives.
  • Supervises and directs activities and operations of catering employees.
  • Interacts and coordinates with other Zoo departments in order to solicit, plan and implement catering events and provide support for other activities, special events and programs as needed.
  • Maintains catering facilities in accordance with state, federal and local policies and laws as well as Toledo Zoo policies and procedures.
  • Interacts and communicates with various individuals and groups including sales representatives, Zoo Director, various department heads, potential clients, clients, employees, event planners, etc.

Minimum Training and Experience

Degree in a Culinary or Hospitality program preferred and a minimum of five years of experience in a similar capacity. A combination of education and experience may be considered to provide the necessary knowledge to fill the position. Supervisory experience necessary. 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 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.

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.

Assistant Director of Back of House Operations

Assistant Director of Back of House Operations

The Assistant Director of Back of House Operations is responsible for the overall management of the back of house catering and concessions operations. Monitors the supervision of subordinate staff in the maintenance of facilities, guest service, and alcohol and labor control. Monitors and maintains excellent food and beverage quality, sanitation standards, and overall customer service. Prepares and collaborates with the development of annual budget. Reports to the VP of Sales and Food Service Operations.

Assistant Director of Bach of House Operations duties include:

  • Monitors the profitability of the BOH catering and concessions department. while coaching and guiding managers to meet goals and objectives.
  • Develops and monitors standards of customer service and food presentation, as well as oversees beverage operations including alcohol.
  • Develop and maintain long term training and retention goals for BOH catering and concessions staff.
  • Oversee accurate monthly inventory for all BOH goods.
  • Work closely with Assistant Director of FOH Operations, Executive Chef, Sous Chefs, and Concessions Managers to ensure highest quality of customer service is maintained.
  • Maintain catering and concessions facilities to be clean and organized, work with maintenance and facilities as need on building issues.
  • Monitors expenditures; plans and implements department purchases to attain food readiness, while keep par levels where they need to be on items.
  • Assists with preparing and implementing an operating budget for the catering and concessions department including labor and food budgets.
  • Interacts and coordinates with other Zoo departments in order to solicit, plan and implement support for other activities, special events and programs as needed.
  • Maintains facilities in accordance with state, federal and local policies and laws as well as Toledo Zoo policies and procedures.

Minimum Training and Experience

Associate degree in a Culinary or Hospitality program, business management, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in business and food service management, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. This is an exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires time worked in access of 40 hours 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.

Accounts Payable Specialist

Accounts Payable Specialist

The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for the full cycle of the accounts payable process, assuring all invoices and/ or payment requests are processed through the organization’s systems timely, accurately and in compliance with Toledo Zoo policy. This role involves coding and reviewing invoices, check requests, expense reports and entering all data into accounts payable software. Reports to Controller.

Accounts Payable Specialist Duties Include:

  • Issues purchase order numbers and maintain purchase order listing. Processes all invoices which involve matching purchase order to purchase slip and entering purchase requisitions into the accounting system while ensuring accuracy and compliance with Zoo’s purchasing policy.
  • Processes a high volume of invoices and employee check requests for weekly payment of checks and ACH’s while ensuring all appropriate documentation and approvals are in the accounting system.
  • Reviews all vendor statements and works closely with Zoo staff and vendors to resolve invoice related issues.
  • Maintains all vendor and other AP related files as required by Zoo policy.
  • Coordinates issuing of company credit cards. Maintains all credit card expense vouchers, records expense and reconciles monthly statements.
  • Prepares and reviews various AP reports such as monthly AP Aging report and Check Register reports
  • Assists with monthly close AP accrual.
  • Prepares all AP related schedules and documentation for the annual audit
  • Applies best practices to all AP areas by adding value through process improvement and creating workflow efficiencies, i.e., reducing processing time and improving accuracy.
  • Prepares annual Tax filing forms for 1099s

Minimum Training and Experience

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Requires a high school diploma and 3-5 years of experience in accounting and/or accounts payable, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Associate Degree in Business or Accounting, and experience working in a Purchase Order environment preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

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.

Security Officer - Day Shift

(Part-Time)

In order to reach our goals at The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, we need great people who believe in and will strive to achieve our mission to ENJOY, INSPIRE, EDUCATE, ACT!

Toledo Zoo is looking for applicants who are:
· Enthusiastic
· Motivated
· Proactive
· Committed

Responsibilities: A Toledo Zoo Security Officer will effectively carry out safety and security policies that provide for the protection of guests, employees, animal collection, and Zoo assets. Duties will include, but are not limited to monitoring and reporting the following: air & water temperatures, water filtration systems, intrusion detection, fire suppression, security surveillance, and access control system.

Qualifications: Must be able to work independently and in a team setting. Must possess strong communication and customer service skills. Bike patrol, mobile patrol, and dispatch opportunities. Candidates with law enforcement, and fire science background with a minimum of one-year college preferred. Available to work weekends, holidays, and special events. Candidates must be physically able to walk for extended periods and shall be at least 18 years of age.

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Security Officer - 3rd shift

(Part-Time)

In order to reach our goals at The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, we need great people who believe in and will strive to achieve our mission to ENJOY, INSPIRE, EDUCATE, ACT!

Toledo Zoo is looking for applicants who are:
· Enthusiastic
· Motivated
· Proactive
· Committed

Responsibilities: A Toledo Zoo Security Officer will effectively carry out safety and security policies that provide for the protection of guests, employees, animal collection, and Zoo assets. Duties will include, but are not limited to monitoring and reporting the following: air & water temperatures, water filtration systems, intrusion detection, fire suppression, security surveillance, and access control system.

Qualifications: Must be able to work independently and in a team setting. Must possess strong communication and customer service skills. Bike patrol, mobile patrol, and dispatch opportunities. Candidates with law enforcement, and fire science background with a minimum of one-year college preferred. Available to work weekends, holidays, and special events. Candidates must be physically able to walk for extended periods and shall be at least 18 years of age.

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Wedding Coordinator

(Part-Time)

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The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to our community for over 100 years. Come and be a part of an organization where you can work and have fun at the same time. Our Group Sales team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience. 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
  • Want to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Have strong computer, organization, and administrative skills
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests
  • Previously have worked in catering, wedding/event planning, or customer service

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Meeting with clients to arrange and plan events
  • Working with the Catering & Group Sales groups to set up, assist, and tend to clients’ requests, while in professional attire
  • Approaching guests in a fun and positive manner to ensure smooth and successful weddings
  • Fully understand and communicate the plan to all parties involved

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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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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Park Operations Crew

(Part-Time)

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The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to our community for over 100 years. Come and be a part of an organization where you can work and have fun at the same time. Our Park Operations 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 the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Will enlighten and interact with our guests in new and exciting areas
  • Have a safety first focus with an attention to detail
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Overseeing exhibits including the Giraffe Deck, Barnyard, Aquarium Touch Tank, Galapagos Tortoise exhibit, and Penguin Beach
  • Being the first face our customers see in Parking and Admissions
  • Safe operation of Zoo Rides including the Safari Train and Carousel
  • Set up and break down of events and concerts as needed
  • Maintaining the safety of our guests and animals
  • 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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Adventure Course

(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 Adventure Course 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 the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Will assist and coach guests through high ropes challenges
  • Have a safety first focus with an attention to detail
  • Deliver strong customer Service & Communication Skills
  • Are at least 18 years old or older

(Previous experience on ropes courses, rock climbing, or zip lines is a plus!)

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Operation of our Aerial Adventure Ropes Course and Zip Lines
  • Point of Sale and documentation for our participants
  • Assisting with safety equipment to ensure guest safety
  • Completion of a Spring Training and Safety course in the spring.
  • Working at heights on a regular basis
  • 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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Grounds Crew

(Part-Time)

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The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to our community for over 100 years. Come and be a part of an organization where you can work and have fun at the same time. Our Grounds 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 the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Understand the importance of a clean and safe working environment
  • Have a strong attention to detail
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Are at least 18 years old or older

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Custodial and grounds maintenance
  • Various building and restroom cleaning / presentation
  • Sanitation of Zoo grounds to keep our guests safe
  • 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 Supervisor

(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)

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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Membership Office 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 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
  • Want to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Have strong computer, data entry, and administrative skills
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Efficiently processing new and renewed memberships
  • Accepting membership sales over the phone
  • Responding to membership questions via phone and email inquiries
  • Performing miscellaneous clerical duties as needed
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • 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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Summer Camp Teacher

(Part-Time)

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

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

  • Have experience working with children in a camp or classroom setting
  • Want to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Will handle concerns and situations quickly and effectively
  • Are able to manage and be outgoing in large groups
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests

Applicants who have obtained or are pursuing a degree in the education or biological science field are preferred.

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Preparing daily for camp sessions, including gathering supplies, setting up camp rooms, and reviewing schedules
  • Leading the education aspects of our Camp, ensuring all children can participate
  • Supervising groups of children in a classroom and throughout the zoo grounds
  • Communicating camp policies, issues, comments, and concerns to parents, co-workers, and the camp manager
  • Directing teen volunteers in tasks to assist with the program

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

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

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Merchandise 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 Merchandise 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 merchandise procedures and guidelines
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests

(Retail and Counterpoint Register System experience is a plus!)

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Checking in and stocking merchandise, including an annual inventory
  • Operating registers for sales of merchandise and for rental of guest equipment
  • Oversee the penny presses, viewers, animal molds, and hurricane machines
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • Approaching guests in a fun and positive manner
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work area

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to lift 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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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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Computer Technician

(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 IT 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
  • Understanding and using microphones, speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, connecting wires and cables, sound boards, and related electronic equipment for events
  • Collaboration with other departments regarding help desk support issues
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • User profile management, account management, mail box 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!

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Merchandise Supervisor

(Part-Time)

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

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

  • Are experienced at training, 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 math, computer, and administrative skills
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests
  • Have previous success in a retail environment

(Counterpoint register system and online order fulfillment experience is a plus.)

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Driving the success of our merchandise sales team through creative merchandising, sales incentive development, and daily operations/tasks
  • Scheduling, inventory management, stocking, and transfers for your location
  • Enforcing all company policies and procedures, including cash handling procedure and loss prevention guidelines to deter theft
  • Collaboration with other departments and overseeing penny presses, viewers, molds, and hurricane machines
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team

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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Human Resources Specialist

(Seasonal)

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 seasonal Human Resources Specialist in a high volume, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Greet guests as they enter the office area. Answer questions regarding employment opportunities, company benefits, etc. Consult with subject matter experts as needed.
  • Maintain and coordinate employee HR and payroll files, incident reports, uniform and boot purchase orders.
  • Assists with recruiting efforts including screening applications, completing reference checks, extending job offers, scheduling pre-employment screenings.
  • Coordinates materials and assists with new hire orientations, name badges, uniform distribution and Zoo tours.
  • Will assist in hiring large volume of part-time and seasonal employees during peak season.
  • Brainstorm ideas, plan and facilitate part-time and seasonal employee events (ex. Zoo Olympics, etc.)
  • Prepare and advertise job postings for internal and external vacancies, as needed.
  • May attend job fairs and other community events to promote part-time and seasonal opportunities
  • Comply with all employment laws, policies, procedures, safety rules and regulations.
  • Collaborate with the recruiting team to create recruiting best practices, standards and guidelines.
  • Provide support to the Human Resource Department; answer telephones and emails, providing clerical and administrative services completing other projects, as assigned.

Requires 40 hours per work week with an estimated end date of November or December 2021. 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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Volunteer Summer Aide

(Part-Time)

Supports the Volunteer Department with the general supervision of the ZOOTeen, Zoo Ed, and Exhibit Guide programs. This includes daily on site supervision of teen volunteers, training and coaching volunteers at education stations and exhibits, leading on and off grounds activities for the ZOOTeen program, general supervision responsibilities for Zoo and volunteer events, volunteer scheduling, responding to volunteer communications (phone, email, volunteer social media), delivering exhibit demonstrations as part of the summer feed series, and other duties as needed to support the department.

This position reports to the Volunteer Coordinator. It is hourly/part time position at 28 hours a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Must be available weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Applicants must have at least 1 year enrollment in the Toledo ZOOTeen program or equivalent experience with youth service organizations, must pass a criminal background check, valid driver’s license, and be insurable with fleet insurance carrier (requires applicants to be 21 years of age). High school diploma preferred.

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Volunteer Support Aide

(Part-Time)

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

This position reports to the Volunteer Accessibility Supervisor. It is hourly/part time position at 28 hours a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Must be available weekends, evenings, and holidays. Scheduling can be flexible.

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

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Full-Time

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician

Under general supervision, responsibilities are to perform repairs, maintenance, and preventative maintenance to buildings and grounds and related equipment. This position reports to Facilities Maintenance Manager. This position is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. Responsibilities include maintaining the animal exhibit filtration systems, performing plumbing installations and repairs, performing building and grounds related maintenance duties, and light electrical repairs and installations. Will also perform snow removal by hand and using equipment and may have painting responsibilities. Will order and obtain supplies, tools and other equipment needed in performance of assigned jobs. Will perform work independently in order to meet prescribed deadlines and standards. Performs other related duties as required, appropriate to skill level and experience.

Prefer technical degree in maintenance or related field. Requires a high school diploma with additional education in a maintenance or related field and 5 years’ experience, or a combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be familiar with common maintenance materials and tools. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

Group Sales Coordinator

Group Sales Coordinator

The Group Sales Coordinator provides administration support and assistance for the department, which involves preparing correspondence, maintaining detailed and accurate event records, processing event payments, answering the telephone for a high volume of customer inquiries for all event types. Solely responsible for processing all group tickets. Will also process a high volume of registrations for all revenue generating events such as wine tastings, Zoo Brew, etc. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Group Sales.

Group Sales Coordinator Job Duties include:

  • Respond to telephone calls: determine the needs of the caller, take registrations, qualifying event inquires by giving the customer initial information and then passing to the appropriate sales person.
  • Submits payments received for events to the Finance Department for processing; Records and tracks payments.
  • Coordinate availability of all event spaces on Zoo grounds for internal client’s bookings.
  • Coordinate consignment program; follow up on orders, promotional materials, and maintaining all advanced tickets and collect outside tickets and monies at year end.
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare multiple monthly reports for motor coach, after hour events attendance, revenue generating events.
  • Maintains the Zoo master calendar for all catered events, donor events, meetings concerts, in-house and revenue generating events, also maintain group sales booking calendar for the sales team.

Minimum Training and Experience

Vocational/technical school training in secretarial science and one to two years of experience as an administrative assistant, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires 40 hours per scheduled work week. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Catering Manger

Catering Manger

The Catering Manger coordinates and manages all daily aspects of the Catering operations. Supervises subordinate catering personnel in the maintenance of facilities, guest services, and labor control. Monitors and maintains excellent food and beverage quality, sanitation standards, and overall guest services. Reports to the Senior Catering Manager.

Catering Manager duties include:

  • Assists in preparing and implementing an operating budget for the catering department including labor and beverage budgets.
  • Maintains department profitability goals.
  • Monitors expenditures; plans and implements department purchases to attain catering readiness and Zoo goals and objectives.
  • Interviews, hires, and develops staff for the catering department, in accordance with FOH (Front of House) catering training procedures.
  • Assists in developing and implementing beverage menus and programs for catering operation, ensuring accordance with Zoo goals and objectives.
  • Supervises and directs activities and operations of catering employees.
  • Interacts and coordinates with other Zoo departments in order to solicit, plan and implement catering events and provide support for other activities, special events and programs as needed.
  • Maintains catering facilities in accordance with state, federal and local policies and laws as well as Toledo Zoo policies and procedures.
  • Interacts and communicates with various individuals and groups including sales representatives, Zoo Director, various department heads, potential clients, clients, employees, event planners, etc.

Minimum Training and Experience

Degree in a Culinary or Hospitality program preferred and a minimum of five years of experience in a similar capacity. A combination of education and experience may be considered to provide the necessary knowledge to fill the position. Supervisory experience necessary. 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 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.

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.

Assistant Director of Back of House Operations

Assistant Director of Back of House Operations

The Assistant Director of Back of House Operations is responsible for the overall management of the back of house catering and concessions operations. Monitors the supervision of subordinate staff in the maintenance of facilities, guest service, and alcohol and labor control. Monitors and maintains excellent food and beverage quality, sanitation standards, and overall customer service. Prepares and collaborates with the development of annual budget. Reports to the VP of Sales and Food Service Operations.

Assistant Director of Bach of House Operations duties include:

  • Monitors the profitability of the BOH catering and concessions department. while coaching and guiding managers to meet goals and objectives.
  • Develops and monitors standards of customer service and food presentation, as well as oversees beverage operations including alcohol.
  • Develop and maintain long term training and retention goals for BOH catering and concessions staff.
  • Oversee accurate monthly inventory for all BOH goods.
  • Work closely with Assistant Director of FOH Operations, Executive Chef, Sous Chefs, and Concessions Managers to ensure highest quality of customer service is maintained.
  • Maintain catering and concessions facilities to be clean and organized, work with maintenance and facilities as need on building issues.
  • Monitors expenditures; plans and implements department purchases to attain food readiness, while keep par levels where they need to be on items.
  • Assists with preparing and implementing an operating budget for the catering and concessions department including labor and food budgets.
  • Interacts and coordinates with other Zoo departments in order to solicit, plan and implement support for other activities, special events and programs as needed.
  • Maintains facilities in accordance with state, federal and local policies and laws as well as Toledo Zoo policies and procedures.

Minimum Training and Experience

Associate degree in a Culinary or Hospitality program, business management, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in business and food service management, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. This is an exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires time worked in access of 40 hours 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.

Accounts Payable Specialist

Accounts Payable Specialist

The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for the full cycle of the accounts payable process, assuring all invoices and/ or payment requests are processed through the organization’s systems timely, accurately and in compliance with Toledo Zoo policy. This role involves coding and reviewing invoices, check requests, expense reports and entering all data into accounts payable software. Reports to Controller.

Accounts Payable Specialist Duties Include:

  • Issues purchase order numbers and maintain purchase order listing. Processes all invoices which involve matching purchase order to purchase slip and entering purchase requisitions into the accounting system while ensuring accuracy and compliance with Zoo’s purchasing policy.
  • Processes a high volume of invoices and employee check requests for weekly payment of checks and ACH’s while ensuring all appropriate documentation and approvals are in the accounting system.
  • Reviews all vendor statements and works closely with Zoo staff and vendors to resolve invoice related issues.
  • Maintains all vendor and other AP related files as required by Zoo policy.
  • Coordinates issuing of company credit cards. Maintains all credit card expense vouchers, records expense and reconciles monthly statements.
  • Prepares and reviews various AP reports such as monthly AP Aging report and Check Register reports
  • Assists with monthly close AP accrual.
  • Prepares all AP related schedules and documentation for the annual audit
  • Applies best practices to all AP areas by adding value through process improvement and creating workflow efficiencies, i.e., reducing processing time and improving accuracy.
  • Prepares annual Tax filing forms for 1099s

Minimum Training and Experience

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Requires a high school diploma and 3-5 years of experience in accounting and/or accounts payable, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Associate Degree in Business or Accounting, and experience working in a Purchase Order environment preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

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.

Security Officer - Day Shift

(Part-Time)

In order to reach our goals at The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, we need great people who believe in and will strive to achieve our mission to ENJOY, INSPIRE, EDUCATE, ACT!

Toledo Zoo is looking for applicants who are:
· Enthusiastic
· Motivated
· Proactive
· Committed

Responsibilities: A Toledo Zoo Security Officer will effectively carry out safety and security policies that provide for the protection of guests, employees, animal collection, and Zoo assets. Duties will include, but are not limited to monitoring and reporting the following: air & water temperatures, water filtration systems, intrusion detection, fire suppression, security surveillance, and access control system.

Qualifications: Must be able to work independently and in a team setting. Must possess strong communication and customer service skills. Bike patrol, mobile patrol, and dispatch opportunities. Candidates with law enforcement, and fire science background with a minimum of one-year college preferred. Available to work weekends, holidays, and special events. Candidates must be physically able to walk for extended periods and shall be at least 18 years of age.

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Security Officer - 3rd shift

(Part-Time)

In order to reach our goals at The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, we need great people who believe in and will strive to achieve our mission to ENJOY, INSPIRE, EDUCATE, ACT!

Toledo Zoo is looking for applicants who are:
· Enthusiastic
· Motivated
· Proactive
· Committed

Responsibilities: A Toledo Zoo Security Officer will effectively carry out safety and security policies that provide for the protection of guests, employees, animal collection, and Zoo assets. Duties will include, but are not limited to monitoring and reporting the following: air & water temperatures, water filtration systems, intrusion detection, fire suppression, security surveillance, and access control system.

Qualifications: Must be able to work independently and in a team setting. Must possess strong communication and customer service skills. Bike patrol, mobile patrol, and dispatch opportunities. Candidates with law enforcement, and fire science background with a minimum of one-year college preferred. Available to work weekends, holidays, and special events. Candidates must be physically able to walk for extended periods and shall be at least 18 years of age.

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Wedding Coordinator

(Part-Time)

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The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to our community for over 100 years. Come and be a part of an organization where you can work and have fun at the same time. Our Group Sales team is in search of people who are passionate about learning new things and giving our guests the best possible experience. 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
  • Want to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Have strong computer, organization, and administrative skills
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests
  • Previously have worked in catering, wedding/event planning, or customer service

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Meeting with clients to arrange and plan events
  • Working with the Catering & Group Sales groups to set up, assist, and tend to clients’ requests, while in professional attire
  • Approaching guests in a fun and positive manner to ensure smooth and successful weddings
  • Fully understand and communicate the plan to all parties involved

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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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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Park Operations Crew

(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 Park Operations 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 the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Will enlighten and interact with our guests in new and exciting areas
  • Have a safety first focus with an attention to detail
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Overseeing exhibits including the Giraffe Deck, Barnyard, Aquarium Touch Tank, Galapagos Tortoise exhibit, and Penguin Beach
  • Being the first face our customers see in Parking and Admissions
  • Safe operation of Zoo Rides including the Safari Train and Carousel
  • Set up and break down of events and concerts as needed
  • Maintaining the safety of our guests and animals
  • 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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Adventure Course

(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 Adventure Course 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 the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Will assist and coach guests through high ropes challenges
  • Have a safety first focus with an attention to detail
  • Deliver strong customer Service & Communication Skills
  • Are at least 18 years old or older

(Previous experience on ropes courses, rock climbing, or zip lines is a plus!)

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Operation of our Aerial Adventure Ropes Course and Zip Lines
  • Point of Sale and documentation for our participants
  • Assisting with safety equipment to ensure guest safety
  • Completion of a Spring Training and Safety course in the spring.
  • Working at heights on a regular basis
  • 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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Grounds Crew

(Part-Time)

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The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been educating, inspiring, and providing enjoyment to our community for over 100 years. Come and be a part of an organization where you can work and have fun at the same time. Our Grounds 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 the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Understand the importance of a clean and safe working environment
  • Have a strong attention to detail
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Are at least 18 years old or older

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Custodial and grounds maintenance
  • Various building and restroom cleaning / presentation
  • Sanitation of Zoo grounds to keep our guests safe
  • 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 Supervisor

(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)

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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Membership Office 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 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
  • Want to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Have strong computer, data entry, and administrative skills
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Efficiently processing new and renewed memberships
  • Accepting membership sales over the phone
  • Responding to membership questions via phone and email inquiries
  • Performing miscellaneous clerical duties as needed
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • 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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Summer Camp Teacher

(Part-Time)

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

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

  • Have experience working with children in a camp or classroom setting
  • Want to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Will handle concerns and situations quickly and effectively
  • Are able to manage and be outgoing in large groups
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests

Applicants who have obtained or are pursuing a degree in the education or biological science field are preferred.

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Preparing daily for camp sessions, including gathering supplies, setting up camp rooms, and reviewing schedules
  • Leading the education aspects of our Camp, ensuring all children can participate
  • Supervising groups of children in a classroom and throughout the zoo grounds
  • Communicating camp policies, issues, comments, and concerns to parents, co-workers, and the camp manager
  • Directing teen volunteers in tasks to assist with the program

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

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

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Merchandise 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 Merchandise 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 merchandise procedures and guidelines
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests

(Retail and Counterpoint Register System experience is a plus!)

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Checking in and stocking merchandise, including an annual inventory
  • Operating registers for sales of merchandise and for rental of guest equipment
  • Oversee the penny presses, viewers, animal molds, and hurricane machines
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • Approaching guests in a fun and positive manner
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work area

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to lift 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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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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Computer Technician

(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 IT 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
  • Understanding and using microphones, speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, connecting wires and cables, sound boards, and related electronic equipment for events
  • Collaboration with other departments regarding help desk support issues
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team
  • User profile management, account management, mail box 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!

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Merchandise Supervisor

(Part-Time)

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

TOLEDO ZOO IS LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO:

  • Are experienced at training, 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 math, computer, and administrative skills
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication skills
  • Enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests
  • Have previous success in a retail environment

(Counterpoint register system and online order fulfillment experience is a plus.)

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Driving the success of our merchandise sales team through creative merchandising, sales incentive development, and daily operations/tasks
  • Scheduling, inventory management, stocking, and transfers for your location
  • Enforcing all company policies and procedures, including cash handling procedure and loss prevention guidelines to deter theft
  • Collaboration with other departments and overseeing penny presses, viewers, molds, and hurricane machines
  • Taking direction and working independently and with a team

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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Human Resources Specialist

(Seasonal)

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 seasonal Human Resources Specialist in a high volume, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Greet guests as they enter the office area. Answer questions regarding employment opportunities, company benefits, etc. Consult with subject matter experts as needed.
  • Maintain and coordinate employee HR and payroll files, incident reports, uniform and boot purchase orders.
  • Assists with recruiting efforts including screening applications, completing reference checks, extending job offers, scheduling pre-employment screenings.
  • Coordinates materials and assists with new hire orientations, name badges, uniform distribution and Zoo tours.
  • Will assist in hiring large volume of part-time and seasonal employees during peak season.
  • Brainstorm ideas, plan and facilitate part-time and seasonal employee events (ex. Zoo Olympics, etc.)
  • Prepare and advertise job postings for internal and external vacancies, as needed.
  • May attend job fairs and other community events to promote part-time and seasonal opportunities
  • Comply with all employment laws, policies, procedures, safety rules and regulations.
  • Collaborate with the recruiting team to create recruiting best practices, standards and guidelines.
  • Provide support to the Human Resource Department; answer telephones and emails, providing clerical and administrative services completing other projects, as assigned.

Requires 40 hours per work week with an estimated end date of November or December 2021. 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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Volunteer Summer Aide

(Part-Time)

Supports the Volunteer Department with the general supervision of the ZOOTeen, Zoo Ed, and Exhibit Guide programs. This includes daily on site supervision of teen volunteers, training and coaching volunteers at education stations and exhibits, leading on and off grounds activities for the ZOOTeen program, general supervision responsibilities for Zoo and volunteer events, volunteer scheduling, responding to volunteer communications (phone, email, volunteer social media), delivering exhibit demonstrations as part of the summer feed series, and other duties as needed to support the department.

This position reports to the Volunteer Coordinator. It is hourly/part time position at 28 hours a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Must be available weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Applicants must have at least 1 year enrollment in the Toledo ZOOTeen program or equivalent experience with youth service organizations, must pass a criminal background check, valid driver’s license, and be insurable with fleet insurance carrier (requires applicants to be 21 years of age). High school diploma preferred.

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Volunteer Support Aide

(Part-Time)

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

This position reports to the Volunteer Accessibility Supervisor. It is hourly/part time position at 28 hours a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Must be available weekends, evenings, and holidays. Scheduling can be flexible.

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

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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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