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Last updated: March 4, 2019

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician

The Toledo Zoo is looking for a Maintenance Technician. The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is a forward-thinking, global leader in wildlife conservation and you too can have your hand in maintaining and improving this historic piece of Northwest Ohio. The Maintenance Technician 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.

 Maintenance Technician responsibilities include:

·         Maintain animal exhibit filtration systems

  • Plumbing installations and repairs
  • Building and grounds related  maintenance duties
  • Snow removal by hand and using equipment
  • Painting walls, floors, ceilings, fences and other equipment as needed
  • Order and obtain supplies and other equipment needed in performance of assigned duties

The Maintenance Technician is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. If interested click 'APPLY NOW' to submit your resume. 

 

Maintenance Technician 1

Maintenance Technician I

The Toledo Zoo is looking for a Maintenance Technician I. The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is a forward-thinking, global leader in wildlife conservation and you too can have your hand in maintaining and improving this historic piece of Northwest Ohio. The Maintenance Technician I requires a high school diploma and HVAC or electrical training certification. Prefers a technical degree in maintenance or related field or a combination of education/ experience. 

Maintenance Technician I responsibilities include:

·         Maintenance of HVAC systems including, operation and use of BAS systems, refrigeration work, climate control applications, mechanical systems i.e. boilers, rooftop units, pumps and control components etc.

  • Performing electrical maintenance and repair
  • Performing plumbing installations and repairs
  • Building and grounds maintenance
  • Snow removal by hand and using equipment
  • Order and obtain supplies and other equipment needed in performance of assigned duties

The Maintenance Technician I is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace. If interested please click 'APPLY NOW' to submit a resume. 

Assistant Director of Safety

Assistant Director of Safety

 

Under limited supervision, the Assistant Director of Safety performs all duties associated with employee and facility safety compliance. Manages the Workers Compensation function of the Toledo Zoo. Responsibilities include performing all OSHA related staff training, first aid/CPR staff training, safety audits, emergency planning procedures spearheads Safety Committee and coordinates Drug-Free Workplace Program and training. Also supervises contracted EMT/Paramedics and maintains the first aid stations on grounds.

 

Assistant Director of Safety other responsibilities include:

  • Oversees the maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheet files for all departments. Contacts vendors if questions arise regarding products being used at the Zoo.
  • Certified First-Aid & CPR instructor. Conducts First-Aid & CPR training for selected managers and supervisors.
  • Develops, updates, and implements a written emergency evacuation plan for each building.
  • Investigates safety issues from employees and visitor injuries and maintains computerized OSHA documentation.
  • Spearheads Safety Committee and acts as liaison between Safety Committee and Human Resources.
  • Maintains fire extinguisher log sheet for all buildings and accompanies fire department personnel on inspections.
  • Researches needs of departments to determine what Personal Protective and other safety equipment are needed to perform duties.
  • Responds to employee and visitor injury or incident situations

Must have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field with two years formal training in an Occupational Health and Safety field. Prefer two years of actual work experience in a related field. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. This position is exempt and requires working over 40 hours per week including some weekends, evenings and holidays. This position reports directly to the Director of Security. For consideration, submit application with resume and salary requirements by March 18th, 2019.

Sous Chef

Sous Chef

Under general supervision, the Sous Chef will support the Executive Chef in the daily activities of the catering department. Will perform catering service food production of diverse menus in a multi-event/location facility which includes the Malawi Event Center and the newly renovated Museum of Natural History. The Malawi Event Center is one of the largest event centers in the Toledo area that can accommodate up to 850 people! The Sous chef will prepare food and buffets, set up supplies, serve food to customers, clean up storage areas, order food items from warehouse, transport food to various locations, and other duties as assigned.

The Sous Chef Responsibilities include:

    • ·         Performs duties related to catering services such as display set-up, monitoring food production and food quality, etc.
    • ·         Execute catering services provided for events to promote and ensure that the established standards of customer service, food quality, and cleanliness are met.
    • ·         Supervise and direct the work of subordinate kitchen personnel which includes instructing, assigning and reviewing work; planning; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; and recommending disciplinary actions.

High School Diploma required. Prefer formal education in a Culinary Arts or Hospitality program with a minimum of two years of experience in a similar capacity. A combination of education and experience may be considered to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to fill the position. Supervisory experience is preferred for the position.  Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours worked per week. If interested submit an application and resume with salary requirements.


Exhibit Technician

Exhibit Technician 

Currently the Toledo Zoo is seeking an Exhibits Technician. Under direct supervision, conceptualizes, designs, engineers, fabricates, installs and maintains components for Exhibit Department projects and construction of displays. Executes the purchase and receipt of all materials and supplies in order to complete projects and maintains proper storage of materials and organization in the workshop.

Exhibits Technician responsibilities include:

  • Research, develop and utilize innovative materials and methods of exhibit design and fabrication.
  • Fabricates graphic panels and performs installation.
  • Invents, engineers and fabricates various custom components for exhibits and displays.
  • Utilizes various types of equipment and machinery

This position will be report directly to the Exhibits Manager. Advance training or certification in Industrial Arts, Mold Design, Sculpting, Carpentry, Industrial Design, or Apprenticeship in Machining, and three to five years’ work experience in stated field(s). Degree in stated field(s) preferred. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. If interested in the Exhibits Technician position click the APPLY NOW button to submit application and resume with salary requirements by March 22th.

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

Back of House Catering

(Part-time and Seasonal)

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 a plus!

Complete an application at the Guest Information building inside the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance, apply online (click “Apply Now” to the right), download the part-time application as a PDF or submit a resume to resume@staging.toledozoo.org.

Carnivore Café

(Part-time)

Employees of the Carnivore Cafe provide fast, friendly service to Zoo guests. 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)

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.

Security - Day Shift & Midnight's

(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.

Park Operations

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Employees take care of a variety of visitor needs throughout the Zoo and may work in the following areas; Admissions, Parking Lot, Rides, Cashier, Zoo Exhibits (Aquarium Touch Tank, Galapagos Tortoise exhibits, Penguin walk through). Will also assist with event set up/clean up and provide excellent customer service to all Zoo guests. These positions require outgoing, friendly, and energetic individuals who engage guests throughout the park while maintaining the safety of both guest and animals.

Wedding Coordinator

(Seasonal)

Wedding Coordinator (Seasonal)

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a seasonal Wedding Coordinator. Duties include meeting with clients to arrange and plan events, as well as working with Catering & Group Sales to set up, assist and tend to clients’ requests to ensure a smooth and successful wedding. Candidates must be available on weekends and evenings and be in professional attire as attendance at events is necessary to ensure complete guest satisfaction. Must have excellent organization ability, attention to detail, phone and interpersonal skills and be able to work under (some) stressful situations. Previous catering, wedding/event planning and customer service experience is required.

Education - Snooze Guide

(part-time)

Education - Snooze Guide (Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for the operation of the Snooze overnight program, including setting up facilities, greeting and escorting groups of children and chaperones through the activities and Zoo grounds, handling small animals, presenting animal demonstrations, delivering the education program content with positive guidance and leadership, maintaining the safety of visitors, sustaining orderliness, fostering open communication to all parties and serving the Zoo’s mission.  This position reports to the Education Overnight and Scouts Program Coordinator. Experience leading children in informal science education and completion of one year of college.  Must be available to work scheduled weekends and evenings, and willing to sleep over night at the Toledo Zoo. Background and experience in animal sciences, education, nature, camping or animal-related jobs also a plus and First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

 

Aerial Adventure - General Staff & Point of Sale Ground Support

Aerial Adventure General Staff

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

Aerial Adventure Point of Sale and Ground Support Staff

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

 

education - summer camp teacher

(Seasonal)

Education - Summer Camp Teacher (Seasonal)

The Summer Camp Teacher will be the primary staff in the Toledo Zoo’s all day summer camps. Will prepare for camps daily including gathering supplies, setting up camp rooms, reviewing schedule and will lead all education aspects of the Camp. Will supervise groups of children in classroom setting and throughout the Zoo and assist children as needed to help them to fully participate in camp. Will also communicate camp policies, issues, comments, and concerns to parents, camp teachers, and camp manager when appropriate and direct teen volunteers in tasks to assist with Camp Program. Preference will be placed on individuals that have or are pursuing a degree in the education or biological science fields.  Past experience working with children in camps or education programs is desired. 

Front of House Catering

Front of House Catering

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! Applicants 21+ may apply for our Bartender position, bartender experience preferred.

 

Volunteer Program Summer Aide

(Part-Time)

Under general supervision, the part-time volunteer program summer aide will assist with the oversight of the Volunteer Department. This position will focus on the supervision and skill development of teen volunteers participating in educational based programming. Responsibilities include daily on site supervision of teen volunteers, training and coaching volunteers at education stations and exhibits, completing observations and providing feedback to volunteers, general supervision responsibilities for Zoo and volunteer events, responding to email/social media/phone communications, and supporting other duties of the volunteer department. High school diploma and 1-year enrollment in the Toledo ZOOTeen program, or 1-year experience working with a youth service organization required. Must be 18 years of age. Must be able to work weekends, evenings, and holidays. This position is 28 hours a week in the summer with possible weekend hours through the end of October. Reports to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Full-Time

Last updated: March 4, 2019

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician

The Toledo Zoo is looking for a Maintenance Technician. The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is a forward-thinking, global leader in wildlife conservation and you too can have your hand in maintaining and improving this historic piece of Northwest Ohio. The Maintenance Technician 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.

 Maintenance Technician responsibilities include:

·         Maintain animal exhibit filtration systems

  • Plumbing installations and repairs
  • Building and grounds related  maintenance duties
  • Snow removal by hand and using equipment
  • Painting walls, floors, ceilings, fences and other equipment as needed
  • Order and obtain supplies and other equipment needed in performance of assigned duties

The Maintenance Technician is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. If interested click 'APPLY NOW' to submit your resume. 

 

Maintenance Technician 1

Maintenance Technician I

The Toledo Zoo is looking for a Maintenance Technician I. The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is a forward-thinking, global leader in wildlife conservation and you too can have your hand in maintaining and improving this historic piece of Northwest Ohio. The Maintenance Technician I requires a high school diploma and HVAC or electrical training certification. Prefers a technical degree in maintenance or related field or a combination of education/ experience. 

Maintenance Technician I responsibilities include:

·         Maintenance of HVAC systems including, operation and use of BAS systems, refrigeration work, climate control applications, mechanical systems i.e. boilers, rooftop units, pumps and control components etc.

  • Performing electrical maintenance and repair
  • Performing plumbing installations and repairs
  • Building and grounds maintenance
  • Snow removal by hand and using equipment
  • Order and obtain supplies and other equipment needed in performance of assigned duties

The Maintenance Technician I is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace. If interested please click 'APPLY NOW' to submit a resume. 

Assistant Director of Safety

Assistant Director of Safety

 

Under limited supervision, the Assistant Director of Safety performs all duties associated with employee and facility safety compliance. Manages the Workers Compensation function of the Toledo Zoo. Responsibilities include performing all OSHA related staff training, first aid/CPR staff training, safety audits, emergency planning procedures spearheads Safety Committee and coordinates Drug-Free Workplace Program and training. Also supervises contracted EMT/Paramedics and maintains the first aid stations on grounds.

 

Assistant Director of Safety other responsibilities include:

  • Oversees the maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheet files for all departments. Contacts vendors if questions arise regarding products being used at the Zoo.
  • Certified First-Aid & CPR instructor. Conducts First-Aid & CPR training for selected managers and supervisors.
  • Develops, updates, and implements a written emergency evacuation plan for each building.
  • Investigates safety issues from employees and visitor injuries and maintains computerized OSHA documentation.
  • Spearheads Safety Committee and acts as liaison between Safety Committee and Human Resources.
  • Maintains fire extinguisher log sheet for all buildings and accompanies fire department personnel on inspections.
  • Researches needs of departments to determine what Personal Protective and other safety equipment are needed to perform duties.
  • Responds to employee and visitor injury or incident situations

Must have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field with two years formal training in an Occupational Health and Safety field. Prefer two years of actual work experience in a related field. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. This position is exempt and requires working over 40 hours per week including some weekends, evenings and holidays. This position reports directly to the Director of Security. For consideration, submit application with resume and salary requirements by March 18th, 2019.

Sous Chef

Sous Chef

Under general supervision, the Sous Chef will support the Executive Chef in the daily activities of the catering department. Will perform catering service food production of diverse menus in a multi-event/location facility which includes the Malawi Event Center and the newly renovated Museum of Natural History. The Malawi Event Center is one of the largest event centers in the Toledo area that can accommodate up to 850 people! The Sous chef will prepare food and buffets, set up supplies, serve food to customers, clean up storage areas, order food items from warehouse, transport food to various locations, and other duties as assigned.

The Sous Chef Responsibilities include:

    • ·         Performs duties related to catering services such as display set-up, monitoring food production and food quality, etc.
    • ·         Execute catering services provided for events to promote and ensure that the established standards of customer service, food quality, and cleanliness are met.
    • ·         Supervise and direct the work of subordinate kitchen personnel which includes instructing, assigning and reviewing work; planning; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; and recommending disciplinary actions.

High School Diploma required. Prefer formal education in a Culinary Arts or Hospitality program with a minimum of two years of experience in a similar capacity. A combination of education and experience may be considered to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to fill the position. Supervisory experience is preferred for the position.  Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours worked per week. If interested submit an application and resume with salary requirements.


Exhibit Technician

Exhibit Technician 

Currently the Toledo Zoo is seeking an Exhibits Technician. Under direct supervision, conceptualizes, designs, engineers, fabricates, installs and maintains components for Exhibit Department projects and construction of displays. Executes the purchase and receipt of all materials and supplies in order to complete projects and maintains proper storage of materials and organization in the workshop.

Exhibits Technician responsibilities include:

  • Research, develop and utilize innovative materials and methods of exhibit design and fabrication.
  • Fabricates graphic panels and performs installation.
  • Invents, engineers and fabricates various custom components for exhibits and displays.
  • Utilizes various types of equipment and machinery

This position will be report directly to the Exhibits Manager. Advance training or certification in Industrial Arts, Mold Design, Sculpting, Carpentry, Industrial Design, or Apprenticeship in Machining, and three to five years’ work experience in stated field(s). Degree in stated field(s) preferred. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. If interested in the Exhibits Technician position click the APPLY NOW button to submit application and resume with salary requirements by March 22th.

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

Back of House Catering

(Part-time and Seasonal)

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 a plus!

Complete an application at the Guest Information building inside the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance, apply online (click “Apply Now” to the right), download the part-time application as a PDF or submit a resume to resume@staging.toledozoo.org.

Carnivore Café

(Part-time)

Employees of the Carnivore Cafe provide fast, friendly service to Zoo guests. 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)

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.

Security - Day Shift & Midnight's

(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.

Park Operations

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Employees take care of a variety of visitor needs throughout the Zoo and may work in the following areas; Admissions, Parking Lot, Rides, Cashier, Zoo Exhibits (Aquarium Touch Tank, Galapagos Tortoise exhibits, Penguin walk through). Will also assist with event set up/clean up and provide excellent customer service to all Zoo guests. These positions require outgoing, friendly, and energetic individuals who engage guests throughout the park while maintaining the safety of both guest and animals.

Wedding Coordinator

(Seasonal)

Wedding Coordinator (Seasonal)

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a seasonal Wedding Coordinator. Duties include meeting with clients to arrange and plan events, as well as working with Catering & Group Sales to set up, assist and tend to clients’ requests to ensure a smooth and successful wedding. Candidates must be available on weekends and evenings and be in professional attire as attendance at events is necessary to ensure complete guest satisfaction. Must have excellent organization ability, attention to detail, phone and interpersonal skills and be able to work under (some) stressful situations. Previous catering, wedding/event planning and customer service experience is required.

Education - Snooze Guide

(part-time)

Education - Snooze Guide (Part-Time)

Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for the operation of the Snooze overnight program, including setting up facilities, greeting and escorting groups of children and chaperones through the activities and Zoo grounds, handling small animals, presenting animal demonstrations, delivering the education program content with positive guidance and leadership, maintaining the safety of visitors, sustaining orderliness, fostering open communication to all parties and serving the Zoo’s mission.  This position reports to the Education Overnight and Scouts Program Coordinator. Experience leading children in informal science education and completion of one year of college.  Must be available to work scheduled weekends and evenings, and willing to sleep over night at the Toledo Zoo. Background and experience in animal sciences, education, nature, camping or animal-related jobs also a plus and First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

 

Aerial Adventure - General Staff & Point of Sale Ground Support

Aerial Adventure General Staff

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

Aerial Adventure Point of Sale and Ground Support Staff

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

 

education - summer camp teacher

(Seasonal)

Education - Summer Camp Teacher (Seasonal)

The Summer Camp Teacher will be the primary staff in the Toledo Zoo’s all day summer camps. Will prepare for camps daily including gathering supplies, setting up camp rooms, reviewing schedule and will lead all education aspects of the Camp. Will supervise groups of children in classroom setting and throughout the Zoo and assist children as needed to help them to fully participate in camp. Will also communicate camp policies, issues, comments, and concerns to parents, camp teachers, and camp manager when appropriate and direct teen volunteers in tasks to assist with Camp Program. Preference will be placed on individuals that have or are pursuing a degree in the education or biological science fields.  Past experience working with children in camps or education programs is desired. 

Front of House Catering

Front of House Catering

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! Applicants 21+ may apply for our Bartender position, bartender experience preferred.

 

Volunteer Program Summer Aide

(Part-Time)

Under general supervision, the part-time volunteer program summer aide will assist with the oversight of the Volunteer Department. This position will focus on the supervision and skill development of teen volunteers participating in educational based programming. Responsibilities include daily on site supervision of teen volunteers, training and coaching volunteers at education stations and exhibits, completing observations and providing feedback to volunteers, general supervision responsibilities for Zoo and volunteer events, responding to email/social media/phone communications, and supporting other duties of the volunteer department. High school diploma and 1-year enrollment in the Toledo ZOOTeen program, or 1-year experience working with a youth service organization required. Must be 18 years of age. Must be able to work weekends, evenings, and holidays. This position is 28 hours a week in the summer with possible weekend hours through the end of October. Reports to the Volunteer Coordinator.

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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