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

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Full-Time

Last updated: March 4, 2019

Horticulturist-Gardener

Horticulturist-Gardener

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

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

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

Associates Degree in Horticulture or related field and three years of horticulture/greenhouse facility experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Horticulture supervisory experience preferred.  Must possess or obtain Ohio Pesticide Applicators license. Must possess a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. If interested in the position submit an application and resume by Monday, April 22nd 2019.

Part-Time & Seasonal

*NOTE TO APPLICANTS:

PART-TIME

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

Seasonal

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

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

In some cases a resume may also be requested.

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

Last updated: March 12, 2019

Security - Day, Afternoon, or Midnight shift available

(Part-time)

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

Cash Control Clerk

(part-time)

Cash Control Clerk (part-time) 

The Toledo Zoo Finance Department is looking for a Cash Control Clerk. Experience with cash handling and Microsoft Excel preferred. The duties include, but are not limited to; balancing daily deposits with register drawers, entering data from daily deposit into computer using Microsoft Excel and preparing consolidated daily reports, maintains currency & coin supply, processing & balancing of membership applications, assist Cash Control Coordinator with overseeing the credit card system for all cash operations and ordering supplies, collects and counts monies from various donation wells throughout the zoo and utilizes various types of equipment and machinery including a cash jetscan, coin jetsort, adding machine, computer, printer, copier, and general office supplies. Hours and days vary per week but can range from 18-28 hours per week. Applicants MUST be available to work some nights, weekends and holidays.

Horticulture Crew

(part-time)

Horticulture Crew (Part-Time)
Horticulture staff maintains all of the permanent landscapes around the zoo and in exhibits by mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, mulching, planting/maintaining annual flower beds, rake leaves, and maintain ornamental water features. They also
assist with the installation and removal of the holiday lights for the Lights Before Christmas display. Must be prepared to actively work outdoors in all elements. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Warehouse Supervisor

(part-time)

Warehouse Part Time Supervisor (Part-Time)

The Toledo Zoo Warehouse department is looking for an energetic part time supervisor that has excellent communication skills, the ability to delegate work orders and experience with inventory control. This position will receive 24-28 hours a week, must be at least 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Toledo Zoo’s insurance fleet. This supervisor position reports directly to the warehouse manager. Interested applicants can apply through their ADP portal.

Snooze Programmer

(part-time)

Snooze Programmer (Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, responsible for delivering programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. Position will have the primary focus of overnight and scout programs but assistance will be expected in other areas of the education department. This position will be responsible for supporting all educational programming, interpretive talks, animal demonstrations, and staying at the zoo overnight as assigned providing guests with a comfortable, safe, fun, and educational experience. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. First Aid/CPR certification preferred. Must be available weekends and overnights.

 

School and Community Programmer

(part-time)

School and Community Programmer (Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, responsible for delivering programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. Position will have the primary focus of outreach and school 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, and utilizing various types of equipment. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

 

Preschool Teachers

(part-time)

Preschool Teachers (Part-Time)

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

 

Education - Interpretive Staff

(part-time & Seasonal)

Education – Interpretive Staff (Part-time and Seasonal)

Under limited supervision, responsible for facilitating educational activities in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. This includes, but is not limited to, conservation education programming, animal demonstrations, plays and skits, special events and interpretive programming. Seasonal work will be primarily within Nature’s Neighborhood and the newly renovated Museum of Natural History, but training and assistance will be expected in other areas of the education department. Performs animal demonstration, plays, and children book readings in front of a general audience and give interpretive talks, including dive shows, throughout the zoo. Will regularly works evenings, weekends, or holidays. Also assists with exhibit cleaning in Nature’s Neighborhood and operation of the invertebrate touch tank in the Aquarium. Other duties may be assigned. College course work in Education or Natural Sciences or related fields and experience in environmental or wildlife education or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Front of House Catering Crew

Front of House Catering Crew

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

Warehouse Assistant

(Seasonal)

Warehouse Assistant (Seasonal)

Warehouse employees are responsible for stocking shelves, unloading shipments and conducting pickup and deliveries on and off Zoo grounds. Applicants must be able to lift a minimum of 45 pounds, be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. This position will have the opportunity to work up to 40 hours a week with the assignment ending in August/September. The Toledo Zoo is a Drug and Alcohol free workplace.

Temporary Switchboard Operator

(Seasonal)

Temporary Switchboard Operator (Seasonal)

We are accepting applications for a pleasant & responsible seasonal switchboard operator 2-3 days a week, from August thru October, 2019. Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00pm. Position requires between 16 to 24 hours of availability per week. Prefer experience with a multi-line phone system and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. This position reports to Assistant Director of HR and is located in the Administration Office on Broadway.

Interested applicants should apply by Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Full-Time

Last updated: March 4, 2019

Horticulturist-Gardener

Horticulturist-Gardener

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

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

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

Associates Degree in Horticulture or related field and three years of horticulture/greenhouse facility experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Horticulture supervisory experience preferred.  Must possess or obtain Ohio Pesticide Applicators license. Must possess a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. If interested in the position submit an application and resume by Monday, April 22nd 2019.

Part-Time & Seasonal

*NOTE TO APPLICANTS:

PART-TIME

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

Seasonal

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

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

In some cases a resume may also be requested.

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

Last updated: March 12, 2019

Security - Day, Afternoon, or Midnight shift available

(Part-time)

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

Cash Control Clerk

(part-time)

Cash Control Clerk (part-time) 

The Toledo Zoo Finance Department is looking for a Cash Control Clerk. Experience with cash handling and Microsoft Excel preferred. The duties include, but are not limited to; balancing daily deposits with register drawers, entering data from daily deposit into computer using Microsoft Excel and preparing consolidated daily reports, maintains currency & coin supply, processing & balancing of membership applications, assist Cash Control Coordinator with overseeing the credit card system for all cash operations and ordering supplies, collects and counts monies from various donation wells throughout the zoo and utilizes various types of equipment and machinery including a cash jetscan, coin jetsort, adding machine, computer, printer, copier, and general office supplies. Hours and days vary per week but can range from 18-28 hours per week. Applicants MUST be available to work some nights, weekends and holidays.

Horticulture Crew

(part-time)

Horticulture Crew (Part-Time)
Horticulture staff maintains all of the permanent landscapes around the zoo and in exhibits by mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, mulching, planting/maintaining annual flower beds, rake leaves, and maintain ornamental water features. They also
assist with the installation and removal of the holiday lights for the Lights Before Christmas display. Must be prepared to actively work outdoors in all elements. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Warehouse Supervisor

(part-time)

Warehouse Part Time Supervisor (Part-Time)

The Toledo Zoo Warehouse department is looking for an energetic part time supervisor that has excellent communication skills, the ability to delegate work orders and experience with inventory control. This position will receive 24-28 hours a week, must be at least 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Toledo Zoo’s insurance fleet. This supervisor position reports directly to the warehouse manager. Interested applicants can apply through their ADP portal.

Snooze Programmer

(part-time)

Snooze Programmer (Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, responsible for delivering programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. Position will have the primary focus of overnight and scout programs but assistance will be expected in other areas of the education department. This position will be responsible for supporting all educational programming, interpretive talks, animal demonstrations, and staying at the zoo overnight as assigned providing guests with a comfortable, safe, fun, and educational experience. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. First Aid/CPR certification preferred. Must be available weekends and overnights.

 

School and Community Programmer

(part-time)

School and Community Programmer (Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, responsible for delivering programming in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. Position will have the primary focus of outreach and school 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, and utilizing various types of equipment. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

 

Preschool Teachers

(part-time)

Preschool Teachers (Part-Time)

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

 

Education - Interpretive Staff

(part-time & Seasonal)

Education – Interpretive Staff (Part-time and Seasonal)

Under limited supervision, responsible for facilitating educational activities in the Toledo Zoo’s Education Department. This includes, but is not limited to, conservation education programming, animal demonstrations, plays and skits, special events and interpretive programming. Seasonal work will be primarily within Nature’s Neighborhood and the newly renovated Museum of Natural History, but training and assistance will be expected in other areas of the education department. Performs animal demonstration, plays, and children book readings in front of a general audience and give interpretive talks, including dive shows, throughout the zoo. Will regularly works evenings, weekends, or holidays. Also assists with exhibit cleaning in Nature’s Neighborhood and operation of the invertebrate touch tank in the Aquarium. Other duties may be assigned. College course work in Education or Natural Sciences or related fields and experience in environmental or wildlife education or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Front of House Catering Crew

Front of House Catering Crew

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

Warehouse Assistant

(Seasonal)

Warehouse Assistant (Seasonal)

Warehouse employees are responsible for stocking shelves, unloading shipments and conducting pickup and deliveries on and off Zoo grounds. Applicants must be able to lift a minimum of 45 pounds, be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. This position will have the opportunity to work up to 40 hours a week with the assignment ending in August/September. The Toledo Zoo is a Drug and Alcohol free workplace.

Temporary Switchboard Operator

(Seasonal)

Temporary Switchboard Operator (Seasonal)

We are accepting applications for a pleasant & responsible seasonal switchboard operator 2-3 days a week, from August thru October, 2019. Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00pm. Position requires between 16 to 24 hours of availability per week. Prefer experience with a multi-line phone system and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. This position reports to Assistant Director of HR and is located in the Administration Office on Broadway.

Interested applicants should apply by Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

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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