Join Our Team

Join Our Team

Seasonal Job Fair

We’re hiring! Join us for open interviews at Malawi Event Center from 4 – 7 p.m on Tuesday, October 26. Positions starting at $12/hr and include opportunities in food services, grounds, park operations, merchandise and membership.

Full-Time

Zookeeper – Elephant Keeper

Full-Time Zookeeper – Elephant Keeper

Currently the Toledo Zoo is seeking an Elephant Keeper. This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to elephant husbandry and the maintenance of exhibits for the department. The candidate will be responsible for all facets of care for the herd, including care/observation of animals, cleaning/maintenance of exhibits, training/enrichment and record maintenance.

Elephant Keeper responsibilities involve:

  • Maintaining high standards of animal care through preparation and distribution of appropriate diets, animal observation, record maintenance and cleaning of animal areas and some public areas
  • Participating in guest engagement activities including talks and tours
  • Actively supporting and implementing department policies, procedures and protocols to ensure the highest standards of care of the collection and the safety of staff and visitors
  • Participating in collaborative efforts pertaining to the care of the collection including training, enrichment, research and education
  • Maintaining a positive attitude, while communicating and collaborating with team members

Requires at least 1 year of paid elephant experience at an AZA accredited institution, degree in Biology/Zoology or related field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education/experience that provides the required knowledge and skills. This position is non-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. If interested, log into ADP to access the Career Center and submit an application with resume by 5:00 p.m. on September 18th, 2021.

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.

Cash Control Coordinator

Cash Control Coordinator

The Cash Control Coordinator manages cash control activities for the Finance Department which involves balancing daily deposits, preparing bank deposits, entering information into computer, processing all received monies, and preparing various reports. Provides administrative support as needed. Reports to the Controller.

Cash Control Coordinator duties include:

  • Counts and balances each location’s deposit from previous day using cash counting machines and POS reports; records information onto daily reports. Manages the daily outgoing and incoming of banks and keys.
  • Oversees all cash requirement needs for operations including coordinating with different departments for events and seasonal changes.
  • Maintains currency & coin inventory in safe, this includes ordering cash and cash supplies.
  • Receives, reviews, prepares, and/or submits various reports and records including List deposits, Credit Card Reports, Attendance Reports, Daily Reports, Consolidated Reports and general office correspondence.
  • Manages the operations and staffing within the Business Office and ensures policy compliance.

Minimum Training and Experience

High school diploma and one to two years of previous cash handling experience, experience in accounting, or any equivalent combination of education and experience required. Associate Degree in Business or Accounting preferred. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Must have proficiency in spreadsheet software such as Excel. 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 competitive salary and benefits package.

Food Services Leader

Food Services Leader

The Food Services Leader coordinates activities and operations of all food service areas. Lead subordinate staff in the preparation of food, assures proper customer service expectations, adheres to proper cash handling procedures, and maintains cleanliness and safety of food service areas. Reports to Assistant Director of Front of House.

Food Services Leader duties include:

  • Supervises the activities of subordinate personnel which involves instructing, assigning and reviewing work; planning, and maintaining standards.
  • Supervises food preparation processes and monitors the amount of food prepared in accordance with seasonal demands and/or other conditions.
  • Train and review customer service initiatives with part-time staff.
  • Assist in implementation of training programs.
  • Responsible for cash handling in stands, bars or other food service areas with registers.
  • Available to work all food services areas (catering, concessions and restaurant)
  • Assist with inventory completion and entering each month.
  • Supervises the cleaning of concession areas and maintenance of equipment to ensure proper sanitation and health and safety guidelines are met.
  • Adheres to all Toledo Zoo policies/procedures and all required OSHA and safety/health policies.

Minimum Training and Experience

Minimum of three to five years of experience in food services management, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Flexible schedule is a must, with the ability to work night and weekend hours. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Must possess required certification in food service sanitation, 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.

Maintenance Technician I

Maintenance Technician I

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium 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.

Aquarium Curator

Aquarium Curator

The Toledo Zoo is seeking an Aquarium Curator that is responsible for the daily operations of the Aquarium facility, as well as the Malawi aquarium. This position interacts with other curators, registrar, veterinarians and education department through the Zoological Operations team. Directs, manages, and coordinates departmental activities and programs for the aquarium. The aquarium opened in 1939 and underwent a $25 million renovation in 2015. It currently houses over 6000 specimens of 284 species. Reports to Chief Mission Officer /Senior Vice President.

Position Summary:

  • Monitors health and welfare of specimens, operation of physical plant, life support, and departmental records.
  • Supervises aquarium zookeeper staff.
  • Develops and maintains departmental collection plan, emergency procedures, safety programs, and budgets.
  • Ensure that animal care standards meeting regulatory standards and compliance.
  • Interacts with outside agencies in order to remain abreast of updated information and events.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Zoology, or related field; a minimum of five years curatorial/supervisory experience in a zoological setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience. SCUBA certification through PADI Divemaster (or equivalent). This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires time worked in excess of forty 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.

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.

Food Service 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 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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Bartender

(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 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 while multi-tasking
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication Skills
  • Understand excellent beverage/food quality and sanitation standards
  • Show high energy and have the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Are at least 21 years of age

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Bartending during events at various sites and concession stands, while operating a Point of Sale system
  • Following all policies and procedures when taking and serving beverage orders, pulling and polishing glassware, inventorying alcohol, and accurately recording usage
  • Setting up multiple bars in multiple areas for events
  • Clearly reading and writing various reports and consumption records

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds, work on your feet, and be outside in winter and summer elements.

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

(Part-Time)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal Merchandise Crew. Employees assist visitors with merchandise selections, stock merchandise, operate cash registers, maintain cleanliness of department and provide excellent customer service to Zoo guests. Customer service and retail experience a plus! Submit resume and application to resume@toledozoo.org.

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Park Operations

(Part-Time)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal park operations staff. 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, Penguin walkthrough and Galapagos Tortoise exhibits). 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. Submit resume and application to resume@toledozoo.org.

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Supervisor Membership

(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 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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Grounds 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 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!

Apply Now

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!

Apply Now

Cash Control Clerk

(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 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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Security Officer

(Part-Time)

Midnight Shift: 11:00pm-7:00am

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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Landscape Crew

(Part-Time)

Landscape/Horticulture staff maintains all of the permanent landscapes around the zoo and in exhibits by mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, mulching, planting/maintaining annual flowerbeds, 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.

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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.

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Education Programmer

(Part-Time)

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

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Volunteer Program Assistant

(Part-Time)

Supports the Volunteer Department with the general supervision of the Volunteer Department. This includes volunteer scheduling, responding to volunteer communications (phone and email), leading on and off grounds activities for the ZOOTeen program, train volunteers for animal handling utilizing the education animal collection, deliver educational programming for summer exhibits, animal demonstrations and other programs as needed and within the guidelines of the Education Department, and other duties as needed to support the department.

This position is a part-time year round position; 16 hrs/week during the school year and 28 hrs/wk during the summer and requires weekend and evening availability and reports to the Volunteer Coordinator

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. High school diploma preferred.

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Paid Internships

Spring Photography Intern

Spring Photography Intern

Role & Responsibilities
Spend your spring building your portfolio and getting creative at one of the top zoos in the country! The Toledo Zoo spring photography intern will be guided by the creative team and will report to the Zoo’s Photographer & Videographer. This position will be responsible for a range of projects including photographing animals, guest experiences, and events. Intern will assist in creating high-quality, visual content and be full involved in the creative process through production. Content and projects created through this position will have the opportunity to be featured on Zoo grounds, social media platforms and on our website. This role will assist in visually supporting and enhancing our mission: Enjoy. Inspire. Educate. Act.

Requirements
- Completed at least one year in a photography undergraduate program
- Submit a resume and portfolio of projects from college courses or previous internship programs
- Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Lightroom Classic and Photoshop) and Office 365
- Understands lighting, color, exposure, composition, and visual storytelling
- Ability to operate a camera and relative equipment
- Ability to work on multiple projects under tight deadlines
- Works well with a team and with others across multiple departments
- Strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills
- Short form video skills is a plus

Benefits
- Resume and portfolio builder
- College course credit (if applicable)
- Paid experience
- Opportunity to work behind-the-scenes with animals and keepers

Internship dates
- January 2022 – mid-May 2022
- Flexible hours, Monday – Thursday
- Available for up to 28 hrs/week

Full-Time

Zookeeper – Elephant Keeper

Full-Time Zookeeper – Elephant Keeper

Currently the Toledo Zoo is seeking an Elephant Keeper. This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to elephant husbandry and the maintenance of exhibits for the department. The candidate will be responsible for all facets of care for the herd, including care/observation of animals, cleaning/maintenance of exhibits, training/enrichment and record maintenance.

Elephant Keeper responsibilities involve:

  • Maintaining high standards of animal care through preparation and distribution of appropriate diets, animal observation, record maintenance and cleaning of animal areas and some public areas
  • Participating in guest engagement activities including talks and tours
  • Actively supporting and implementing department policies, procedures and protocols to ensure the highest standards of care of the collection and the safety of staff and visitors
  • Participating in collaborative efforts pertaining to the care of the collection including training, enrichment, research and education
  • Maintaining a positive attitude, while communicating and collaborating with team members

Requires at least 1 year of paid elephant experience at an AZA accredited institution, degree in Biology/Zoology or related field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education/experience that provides the required knowledge and skills. This position is non-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. If interested, log into ADP to access the Career Center and submit an application with resume by 5:00 p.m. on September 18th, 2021.

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.

Cash Control Coordinator

Cash Control Coordinator

The Cash Control Coordinator manages cash control activities for the Finance Department which involves balancing daily deposits, preparing bank deposits, entering information into computer, processing all received monies, and preparing various reports. Provides administrative support as needed. Reports to the Controller.

Cash Control Coordinator duties include:

  • Counts and balances each location’s deposit from previous day using cash counting machines and POS reports; records information onto daily reports. Manages the daily outgoing and incoming of banks and keys.
  • Oversees all cash requirement needs for operations including coordinating with different departments for events and seasonal changes.
  • Maintains currency & coin inventory in safe, this includes ordering cash and cash supplies.
  • Receives, reviews, prepares, and/or submits various reports and records including List deposits, Credit Card Reports, Attendance Reports, Daily Reports, Consolidated Reports and general office correspondence.
  • Manages the operations and staffing within the Business Office and ensures policy compliance.

Minimum Training and Experience

High school diploma and one to two years of previous cash handling experience, experience in accounting, or any equivalent combination of education and experience required. Associate Degree in Business or Accounting preferred. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Must have proficiency in spreadsheet software such as Excel. 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 competitive salary and benefits package.

Food Services Leader

Food Services Leader

The Food Services Leader coordinates activities and operations of all food service areas. Lead subordinate staff in the preparation of food, assures proper customer service expectations, adheres to proper cash handling procedures, and maintains cleanliness and safety of food service areas. Reports to Assistant Director of Front of House.

Food Services Leader duties include:

  • Supervises the activities of subordinate personnel which involves instructing, assigning and reviewing work; planning, and maintaining standards.
  • Supervises food preparation processes and monitors the amount of food prepared in accordance with seasonal demands and/or other conditions.
  • Train and review customer service initiatives with part-time staff.
  • Assist in implementation of training programs.
  • Responsible for cash handling in stands, bars or other food service areas with registers.
  • Available to work all food services areas (catering, concessions and restaurant)
  • Assist with inventory completion and entering each month.
  • Supervises the cleaning of concession areas and maintenance of equipment to ensure proper sanitation and health and safety guidelines are met.
  • Adheres to all Toledo Zoo policies/procedures and all required OSHA and safety/health policies.

Minimum Training and Experience

Minimum of three to five years of experience in food services management, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Flexible schedule is a must, with the ability to work night and weekend hours. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Must possess required certification in food service sanitation, 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.

Maintenance Technician I

Maintenance Technician I

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium 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.

Aquarium Curator

Aquarium Curator

The Toledo Zoo is seeking an Aquarium Curator that is responsible for the daily operations of the Aquarium facility, as well as the Malawi aquarium. This position interacts with other curators, registrar, veterinarians and education department through the Zoological Operations team. Directs, manages, and coordinates departmental activities and programs for the aquarium. The aquarium opened in 1939 and underwent a $25 million renovation in 2015. It currently houses over 6000 specimens of 284 species. Reports to Chief Mission Officer /Senior Vice President.

Position Summary:

  • Monitors health and welfare of specimens, operation of physical plant, life support, and departmental records.
  • Supervises aquarium zookeeper staff.
  • Develops and maintains departmental collection plan, emergency procedures, safety programs, and budgets.
  • Ensure that animal care standards meeting regulatory standards and compliance.
  • Interacts with outside agencies in order to remain abreast of updated information and events.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Zoology, or related field; a minimum of five years curatorial/supervisory experience in a zoological setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience. SCUBA certification through PADI Divemaster (or equivalent). This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires time worked in excess of forty 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.

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.

Food Service 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 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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Bartender

(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 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 while multi-tasking
  • Deliver strong customer service & communication Skills
  • Understand excellent beverage/food quality and sanitation standards
  • Show high energy and have the desire to work in a fun filled, fast pace and high energy atmosphere
  • Are at least 21 years of age

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:

  • Bartending during events at various sites and concession stands, while operating a Point of Sale system
  • Following all policies and procedures when taking and serving beverage orders, pulling and polishing glassware, inventorying alcohol, and accurately recording usage
  • Setting up multiple bars in multiple areas for events
  • Clearly reading and writing various reports and consumption records

Work schedules include weekdays, weekends, and can include holidays. Must have the physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds, work on your feet, and be outside in winter and summer elements.

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

(Part-Time)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal Merchandise Crew. Employees assist visitors with merchandise selections, stock merchandise, operate cash registers, maintain cleanliness of department and provide excellent customer service to Zoo guests. Customer service and retail experience a plus! Submit resume and application to resume@toledozoo.org.

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Park Operations

(Part-Time)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal park operations staff. 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, Penguin walkthrough and Galapagos Tortoise exhibits). 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. Submit resume and application to resume@toledozoo.org.

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Supervisor Membership

(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 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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Grounds 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 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!

Apply Now

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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Cash Control Clerk

(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 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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Security Officer

(Part-Time)

Midnight Shift: 11:00pm-7:00am

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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Landscape Crew

(Part-Time)

Landscape/Horticulture staff maintains all of the permanent landscapes around the zoo and in exhibits by mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, mulching, planting/maintaining annual flowerbeds, 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.

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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.

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Education Programmer

(Part-Time)

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

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Volunteer Program Assistant

(Part-Time)

Supports the Volunteer Department with the general supervision of the Volunteer Department. This includes volunteer scheduling, responding to volunteer communications (phone and email), leading on and off grounds activities for the ZOOTeen program, train volunteers for animal handling utilizing the education animal collection, deliver educational programming for summer exhibits, animal demonstrations and other programs as needed and within the guidelines of the Education Department, and other duties as needed to support the department.

This position is a part-time year round position; 16 hrs/week during the school year and 28 hrs/wk during the summer and requires weekend and evening availability and reports to the Volunteer Coordinator

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. High school diploma preferred.

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Paid Internships

Spring Photography Intern

Spring Photography Intern

Role & Responsibilities
Spend your spring building your portfolio and getting creative at one of the top zoos in the country! The Toledo Zoo spring photography intern will be guided by the creative team and will report to the Zoo’s Photographer & Videographer. This position will be responsible for a range of projects including photographing animals, guest experiences, and events. Intern will assist in creating high-quality, visual content and be full involved in the creative process through production. Content and projects created through this position will have the opportunity to be featured on Zoo grounds, social media platforms and on our website. This role will assist in visually supporting and enhancing our mission: Enjoy. Inspire. Educate. Act.

Requirements
- Completed at least one year in a photography undergraduate program
- Submit a resume and portfolio of projects from college courses or previous internship programs
- Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Lightroom Classic and Photoshop) and Office 365
- Understands lighting, color, exposure, composition, and visual storytelling
- Ability to operate a camera and relative equipment
- Ability to work on multiple projects under tight deadlines
- Works well with a team and with others across multiple departments
- Strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills
- Short form video skills is a plus

Benefits
- Resume and portfolio builder
- College course credit (if applicable)
- Paid experience
- Opportunity to work behind-the-scenes with animals and keepers

Internship dates
- January 2022 – mid-May 2022
- Flexible hours, Monday – Thursday
- Available for up to 28 hrs/week

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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