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Full-Time

Last updated: August 19, 2019

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 performing vehicle and small engine repair, vehicle maintenance, performing building and grounds related maintenance duties, maintaining the animal exhibit filtration systems, light electrical repairs and installations. Will also perform snow removal by hand as well as using equipment. 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.

 

Veterinarian

Veterinarian

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

Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician

Under general supervision, the veterinary technician will be responsible for providing direct assistance to the Director of Animal Health and Nutrition, Veterinarians, Curators, and Keepers in providing medical care for the animal collection of the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium. The Veterinary Technician will assist in medical and necropsy procedures, conduct lab work, order medications and supplies, perform clinical pathology and imaging procedures, monitor patients and maintain medical records. The veterinary technician will perform a variety of administrative functions to include producing required reports, attending meetings, filing records, and providing input/generating department standard operating procedures pertaining to hospital maintenance/quarantine/pre-shipment procedures. Other responsibilities include coordinating and assisting in medical procedures such as set-up and clean up, assisting in surgery, immobilization, necropsy, administering treatments and anesthesia, anesthesia monitoring, collecting samples and performing lab work.

The veterinary technician will administer medications under veterinarian supervision and will order and monitor supplies, drugs and medical equipment. Other activities include tracking drugs for expiration, logging incoming medications, and maintaining stock as well as consulting with keepers for information concerning drug administration and updates on the animal's health. The Veterinary Technician reports to the Director of Animal Health and Nutrition. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled workweek.

Requires completion of a two year approved Veterinary Technology program. Minimum of 3 years postgraduate experience preferred. Must have National Certification and be able to obtain registration in the State of Ohio. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

Keeper — Aquarium

Keeper — Aquarium

Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties related to the care, welfare, training, and maintenance of animals and exhibits for the Toledo Zoo. Work involves preparing and distributing appropriate diets, cleaning and maintenance of exhibits, and some public areas, observing animals for signs of illness, injury, abnormal behavior, and acquires data using appropriate department methods and records data on daily reports, food cards, veterinarian reports, training/enrichment records, and computers. Monitors and maintains aquatic life support systems. Follows all departmental standard operating procedures. Will assist with animal capture and restraint procedures for medical or collection management purposes and train animals for enrichment, husbandry, and public demonstration. Will also work on other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Requires an Associate degree in Zoology or an applied science degree related to actual animal care and four years zookeeper experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Scuba Certification with a minimum of 10 hours open water dive time required. Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. This position is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace.

Part-Time & Seasonal

*NOTE TO APPLICANTS:

PART-TIME

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

Seasonal

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

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

In some cases a resume may also be requested.

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

Last updated: August 19, 2019

Back of House Catering

(Part-time)

Back of House Catering (Part-Time)

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

Café Crew

(Part-time)

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

 

Concessions Crew

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Concessions Crew (Part-Time and Seasonal)

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

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. Pay rate ranges from $11.00-$14.00 based on experience. Preferred bachelor’s degree in early childhood education along with satisfactory classroom experience, including but not limited to student teaching.

 

Back of House Catering Supervisor

(Part-Time)

Back of House Catering Supervisor (Part-Time)

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

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!

Security

(Part-Time, Afternoon Shift)

Security (Part-Time)

Effectively carry out safety and security policies that provide for protection of visitors, employees, animals and zoo assets. Duties will include but are not limited to monitoring and reporting on the following: air & water temperatures, water filtration systems, intruder/fire detection and camera surveillance equipment. Prefer candidates with law enforcement or fire science background and a minimum of one year experience. The hours of the afternoon shift is 3pm-11pm. Applicants must be available some holidays and weekends. Applicants at least 21 years of age, with a valid driver’s license and insurable by the fleet insurance carrier preferred.

Exhibit Technician

(Part-Time)

Position requires a creative individual who will use their skills to design and assist in exhibit development. Familiarity and experience with power tools, carpentry methods, sculpture techniques, materials, graphic design, paint, (illustration, and other visual arts media including) sketches and detailed scaled drawings. Will create components for exhibit displays and coordinate with manager on projects. Candidate will work up to an average of 20-25 hours/week.

This position requires background in the arts or visual arts field, or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must also be able to provide a portfolio of previous work/projects for review. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an EOE and a drug/alcohol free workplace. Interested applicants may apply through their ADP Portal or visit toledozoo.org/jobs.

Blanding's Turtle Technician

(Seasonal)

We are seeking seasonal field technicians 4/13-8/21 for the second year of our project to determine the distribution and status of Blanding’s Turtles in Ohio in support of regional conservation efforts. Survey sites include the coastal wetlands of the Western Lake Erie Basin and the Oak Openings Region, areas recognized for their ecological significance to a variety of species, notably migratory birds and reptiles. Technicians are expected to provide their own transportation, but work-related mileage will be reimbursed. The Toledo Zoo is an EOE and a drug/alcohol free workplace.

Work will entail:

  • setting and checking aquatic funnel traps;
  • conducting visual encounter surveys;
  • collecting demographic and morphometric data;
  • collecting blood samples;
  • inserting passive integrated transponders (PIT);
  • recording locations using a GPS unit;
  • assessing habitat;
  • recording data; and,
  • additional zoo-related tasks as required.

Qualifications

Attributes of competitive applicants include:

  • willingness and ability to work long hours in inclement weather (heat, cold, rain, etc.) with exposure to mosquitoes, biting flies, ticks, and noxious plants;
  • commitment to maintaining a safe work environment;
  • dedication to accurate and thorough data collection;
  • self-motivated with a positive attitude;
  • respectful and professional in interactions with other team members, partners, and the public;
  • ability to lift 50 lbs. and traverse irregular terrain (e.g., wetlands);
  • possession of a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s fleet insurance carrier.

Full-Time

Last updated: August 19, 2019

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 performing vehicle and small engine repair, vehicle maintenance, performing building and grounds related maintenance duties, maintaining the animal exhibit filtration systems, light electrical repairs and installations. Will also perform snow removal by hand as well as using equipment. 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.

 

Veterinarian

Veterinarian

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

Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician

Under general supervision, the veterinary technician will be responsible for providing direct assistance to the Director of Animal Health and Nutrition, Veterinarians, Curators, and Keepers in providing medical care for the animal collection of the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium. The Veterinary Technician will assist in medical and necropsy procedures, conduct lab work, order medications and supplies, perform clinical pathology and imaging procedures, monitor patients and maintain medical records. The veterinary technician will perform a variety of administrative functions to include producing required reports, attending meetings, filing records, and providing input/generating department standard operating procedures pertaining to hospital maintenance/quarantine/pre-shipment procedures. Other responsibilities include coordinating and assisting in medical procedures such as set-up and clean up, assisting in surgery, immobilization, necropsy, administering treatments and anesthesia, anesthesia monitoring, collecting samples and performing lab work.

The veterinary technician will administer medications under veterinarian supervision and will order and monitor supplies, drugs and medical equipment. Other activities include tracking drugs for expiration, logging incoming medications, and maintaining stock as well as consulting with keepers for information concerning drug administration and updates on the animal's health. The Veterinary Technician reports to the Director of Animal Health and Nutrition. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled workweek.

Requires completion of a two year approved Veterinary Technology program. Minimum of 3 years postgraduate experience preferred. Must have National Certification and be able to obtain registration in the State of Ohio. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

Keeper — Aquarium

Keeper — Aquarium

Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties related to the care, welfare, training, and maintenance of animals and exhibits for the Toledo Zoo. Work involves preparing and distributing appropriate diets, cleaning and maintenance of exhibits, and some public areas, observing animals for signs of illness, injury, abnormal behavior, and acquires data using appropriate department methods and records data on daily reports, food cards, veterinarian reports, training/enrichment records, and computers. Monitors and maintains aquatic life support systems. Follows all departmental standard operating procedures. Will assist with animal capture and restraint procedures for medical or collection management purposes and train animals for enrichment, husbandry, and public demonstration. Will also work on other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Requires an Associate degree in Zoology or an applied science degree related to actual animal care and four years zookeeper experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Scuba Certification with a minimum of 10 hours open water dive time required. Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. This position is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace.

Part-Time & Seasonal

*NOTE TO APPLICANTS:

PART-TIME

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

Seasonal

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

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

In some cases a resume may also be requested.

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

Last updated: August 19, 2019

Back of House Catering

(Part-time)

Back of House Catering (Part-Time)

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

Café Crew

(Part-time)

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

 

Concessions Crew

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Concessions Crew (Part-Time and Seasonal)

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

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. Pay rate ranges from $11.00-$14.00 based on experience. Preferred bachelor’s degree in early childhood education along with satisfactory classroom experience, including but not limited to student teaching.

 

Back of House Catering Supervisor

(Part-Time)

Back of House Catering Supervisor (Part-Time)

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

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!

Security

(Part-Time, Afternoon Shift)

Security (Part-Time)

Effectively carry out safety and security policies that provide for protection of visitors, employees, animals and zoo assets. Duties will include but are not limited to monitoring and reporting on the following: air & water temperatures, water filtration systems, intruder/fire detection and camera surveillance equipment. Prefer candidates with law enforcement or fire science background and a minimum of one year experience. The hours of the afternoon shift is 3pm-11pm. Applicants must be available some holidays and weekends. Applicants at least 21 years of age, with a valid driver’s license and insurable by the fleet insurance carrier preferred.

Exhibit Technician

(Part-Time)

Position requires a creative individual who will use their skills to design and assist in exhibit development. Familiarity and experience with power tools, carpentry methods, sculpture techniques, materials, graphic design, paint, (illustration, and other visual arts media including) sketches and detailed scaled drawings. Will create components for exhibit displays and coordinate with manager on projects. Candidate will work up to an average of 20-25 hours/week.

This position requires background in the arts or visual arts field, or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must also be able to provide a portfolio of previous work/projects for review. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an EOE and a drug/alcohol free workplace. Interested applicants may apply through their ADP Portal or visit toledozoo.org/jobs.

Blanding's Turtle Technician

(Seasonal)

We are seeking seasonal field technicians 4/13-8/21 for the second year of our project to determine the distribution and status of Blanding’s Turtles in Ohio in support of regional conservation efforts. Survey sites include the coastal wetlands of the Western Lake Erie Basin and the Oak Openings Region, areas recognized for their ecological significance to a variety of species, notably migratory birds and reptiles. Technicians are expected to provide their own transportation, but work-related mileage will be reimbursed. The Toledo Zoo is an EOE and a drug/alcohol free workplace.

Work will entail:

  • setting and checking aquatic funnel traps;
  • conducting visual encounter surveys;
  • collecting demographic and morphometric data;
  • collecting blood samples;
  • inserting passive integrated transponders (PIT);
  • recording locations using a GPS unit;
  • assessing habitat;
  • recording data; and,
  • additional zoo-related tasks as required.

Qualifications

Attributes of competitive applicants include:

  • willingness and ability to work long hours in inclement weather (heat, cold, rain, etc.) with exposure to mosquitoes, biting flies, ticks, and noxious plants;
  • commitment to maintaining a safe work environment;
  • dedication to accurate and thorough data collection;
  • self-motivated with a positive attitude;
  • respectful and professional in interactions with other team members, partners, and the public;
  • ability to lift 50 lbs. and traverse irregular terrain (e.g., wetlands);
  • possession of a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s fleet insurance carrier.

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

Employee Benefits

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

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