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Full-Time

Last updated: December 11, 2018

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Are you an analytical thinker? Are you detail oriented? If so, continue reading. The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium is currently seeking someone with a strong sense of duty to the company for the position of Veterinary Technician Assistant.

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is a global leader in wildlife conservation located in Northwest Ohio. This organization offers an aggressive compensation package, excellent vacation, bonus and holiday time, 403b plan with employer match and employee contribution, as well as other great benefits.

Veterinary Technician Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Assist the veterinarians and technicians with various tasks throughout the day
  • Perform administrative duties
  • Stocking all materials and supplies throughout the hospital
  • Daily cleaning of hospital (sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, disinfecting, dusting)
  • Communicate and interact effectively with the Vet staff, animal care staff and guests when giving tours
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through

The Veterinary Technician Assistant role requires a high school diploma with a minimum of one year experience as a veterinary technician assistant. Related degree preferred. Computer experience, knowledge of cleaning procedures and a valid driver’s license are required. If interested please click the link below to apply and attach resume by December 28, 2018.

Zookeeper – Birds

Position is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to animal husbandry and the maintenance of exhibits for the Bird department. Work involves the preparation and distribution of appropriate diets, animal observation, record maintenance and cleaning of animal areas and some public areas, participating in visitor engagement activities including talks and tours.

 

Requires a degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education/experience that provides the required knowledge and skills. Experience working with birds preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo fleet insurance carrier. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled workweek. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. If interested click the "apply now" button to apply and attach resume by December 27, 2018.

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: Dec 7, 2018

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.

Bartenders

(Part-time and Seasonal)

These positions are responsible for bartending during events at various sites, following policies and procedures and working with clients to ensure customer satisfaction. May also organize and maintain stock areas and assist with inventory/audits. Requires bartending experience, knowledge of food sanitation guidelines and exceptional customer service skills. Must be available nights and weekends and be at least 21 years of age.

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@toledozoo.org.

Security - Midnights

(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. Positions are for afternoon shift. 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.

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@toledozoo.org.

Full-Time

Last updated: December 11, 2018

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Are you an analytical thinker? Are you detail oriented? If so, continue reading. The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium is currently seeking someone with a strong sense of duty to the company for the position of Veterinary Technician Assistant.

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is a global leader in wildlife conservation located in Northwest Ohio. This organization offers an aggressive compensation package, excellent vacation, bonus and holiday time, 403b plan with employer match and employee contribution, as well as other great benefits.

Veterinary Technician Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Assist the veterinarians and technicians with various tasks throughout the day
  • Perform administrative duties
  • Stocking all materials and supplies throughout the hospital
  • Daily cleaning of hospital (sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, disinfecting, dusting)
  • Communicate and interact effectively with the Vet staff, animal care staff and guests when giving tours
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through

The Veterinary Technician Assistant role requires a high school diploma with a minimum of one year experience as a veterinary technician assistant. Related degree preferred. Computer experience, knowledge of cleaning procedures and a valid driver’s license are required. If interested please click the link below to apply and attach resume by December 28, 2018.

Zookeeper – Birds

Position is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to animal husbandry and the maintenance of exhibits for the Bird department. Work involves the preparation and distribution of appropriate diets, animal observation, record maintenance and cleaning of animal areas and some public areas, participating in visitor engagement activities including talks and tours.

 

Requires a degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education/experience that provides the required knowledge and skills. Experience working with birds preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo fleet insurance carrier. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled workweek. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. If interested click the "apply now" button to apply and attach resume by December 27, 2018.

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: Dec 7, 2018

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.

Bartenders

(Part-time and Seasonal)

These positions are responsible for bartending during events at various sites, following policies and procedures and working with clients to ensure customer satisfaction. May also organize and maintain stock areas and assist with inventory/audits. Requires bartending experience, knowledge of food sanitation guidelines and exceptional customer service skills. Must be available nights and weekends and be at least 21 years of age.

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@toledozoo.org.

Security - Midnights

(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. Positions are for afternoon shift. 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.

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@toledozoo.org.

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.

Job Fair

We offer a job fair to fill more than 200 part time and seasonal positions in a variety of departments across Zoo grounds. Check back soon for upcoming date.

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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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