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Maintenance Technician I

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.

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician

Under general supervision, responsibilities are to perform repairs, maintenance, and preventative maintenance to buildings and grounds and related equipment. This position reports to Facilities Maintenance Manager. This position is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. Responsibilities include maintaining the animal exhibit filtration systems, performing plumbing installations and repairs, performing building and grounds related maintenance duties, and light electrical repairs and installations. Will also perform snow removal by hand and using equipment and may have painting responsibilities. Will order and obtain supplies, tools and other equipment needed in performance of assigned jobs. Will perform work independently in order to meet prescribed deadlines and standards. Performs other related duties as required, appropriate to skill level and experience.

Prefer technical degree in maintenance or related field. Requires a high school diploma with additional education in a maintenance or related field and 5 years’ experience, or a combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be familiar with common maintenance materials and tools. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

Horticulturist-Gardener

Horticulturist-Gardener

Under direct supervision, responsible for the proper maintenance of growing house, Ziems Conservatory, Museum Tropical Conservatory, formal garden, rose garden, Van Auken Garden, vegetable garden, herb garden, butterfly garden and other landscapes and exhibits as directed; using proper horticultural methods while utilizing North American native plants as much as possible. Work involves maintaining proper records for plant propagation, watering, spraying and other daily activities. Reports to the Director of Plant Conservation. This position is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week.

Horticulturist-Gardener responsibilities include:

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

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

Accounts Payable Coordinator

Accounts Payable Coordinator

The Accounts Payable Coordinator is responsible for the full cycle of the accounts payable process, assuring all invoices and/ or payment requests are processed through the organization’s systems timely, accurately and in compliance with Toledo Zoo policy. This role involves coding and reviewing invoices, check requests, expense reports and entering all data into accounts payable software. Reports to Controller.

Accounts Payable Coordinator Duties Include:

  • Issues purchase order numbers and maintain purchase order listing. Processes all invoices which involve matching purchase order to purchase slip and entering purchase requisitions into the accounting system while ensuring accuracy and compliance with Zoo’s purchasing policy.
  • Processes a high volume of invoices and employee check requests for weekly payment of checks and ACH’s while ensuring all appropriate documentation and approvals are in the accounting system.
  • Reviews all vendor statements and works closely with Zoo staff and vendors to resolve invoice related issues.
  • Maintains all vendor and other AP related files as required by Zoo policy.
  • Coordinates issuing of company credit cards. Maintains all credit card expense vouchers, records expense and reconciles monthly statements.
  • Prepares and reviews various AP reports such as monthly AP Aging report and Check Register reports
  • Assists with monthly close AP accrual.
  • Prepares all AP related schedules and documentation for the annual audit
  • Applies best practices to all AP areas by adding value through process improvement and creating workflow efficiencies, i.e., reducing processing time and improving accuracy.
  • Prepares annual Tax filing forms for 1099s

Minimum Training and Experience

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Requires a high school diploma and two years of experience in accounting and/or accounts payable, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 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.

Accounting Generalist

Accounting Generalist

The Accounting Generalist is responsible for general accountant duties and performing miscellaneous accounting activities while ensuring all policies and procedures are being followed. Maintains accounts receivable records and billings. Reports to the Controller.

Accounting Generalist Duties Include:

  • Performs various accounting duties and functions in areas of need within the Finance Department while ensuring accuracy, consistency and compliance.
  • Prepare and record transactional journal entries into the general ledger systems. These transactions may relate to a variety of areas such as daily sales, fixed assets, payroll, cash, investments, expense accruals, etc.
  • Works closely with Accounts Payable and provides support for AP overflow and backup.
  • Maintains accounts receivable records and enters billing. Processes and submits invoices to customers. Reviews aging reports and investigates overdue items.
  • Applies best practices to all Finance areas by adding value through process improvement and creating workflow efficiencies.
  • Receives, reviews, prepares, and/or submits various reports.
  • Assists in preparation of annual audit.
  • Performs various monthly account reconciliations/ analysis
  • Reconciles daily bank activity
  • Works closely with other departments and maintains open communication

 

Minimum Training and Experience

This position is Exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Requires a minimum Associates degree in Accounting or related field and three years of experience in Accounting or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 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.

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.

Security Officer - 3rd shift

(Part-Time)

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.

Apply Now

Wedding Coordinator

(Part-Time)

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a part-time 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.

Apply Now

Full-Time

Maintenance Technician I

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.

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician

Under general supervision, responsibilities are to perform repairs, maintenance, and preventative maintenance to buildings and grounds and related equipment. This position reports to Facilities Maintenance Manager. This position is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week. Responsibilities include maintaining the animal exhibit filtration systems, performing plumbing installations and repairs, performing building and grounds related maintenance duties, and light electrical repairs and installations. Will also perform snow removal by hand and using equipment and may have painting responsibilities. Will order and obtain supplies, tools and other equipment needed in performance of assigned jobs. Will perform work independently in order to meet prescribed deadlines and standards. Performs other related duties as required, appropriate to skill level and experience.

Prefer technical degree in maintenance or related field. Requires a high school diploma with additional education in a maintenance or related field and 5 years’ experience, or a combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be familiar with common maintenance materials and tools. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

Horticulturist-Gardener

Horticulturist-Gardener

Under direct supervision, responsible for the proper maintenance of growing house, Ziems Conservatory, Museum Tropical Conservatory, formal garden, rose garden, Van Auken Garden, vegetable garden, herb garden, butterfly garden and other landscapes and exhibits as directed; using proper horticultural methods while utilizing North American native plants as much as possible. Work involves maintaining proper records for plant propagation, watering, spraying and other daily activities. Reports to the Director of Plant Conservation. This position is an hourly non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per the scheduled work week.

Horticulturist-Gardener responsibilities include:

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

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

Accounts Payable Coordinator

Accounts Payable Coordinator

The Accounts Payable Coordinator is responsible for the full cycle of the accounts payable process, assuring all invoices and/ or payment requests are processed through the organization’s systems timely, accurately and in compliance with Toledo Zoo policy. This role involves coding and reviewing invoices, check requests, expense reports and entering all data into accounts payable software. Reports to Controller.

Accounts Payable Coordinator Duties Include:

  • Issues purchase order numbers and maintain purchase order listing. Processes all invoices which involve matching purchase order to purchase slip and entering purchase requisitions into the accounting system while ensuring accuracy and compliance with Zoo’s purchasing policy.
  • Processes a high volume of invoices and employee check requests for weekly payment of checks and ACH’s while ensuring all appropriate documentation and approvals are in the accounting system.
  • Reviews all vendor statements and works closely with Zoo staff and vendors to resolve invoice related issues.
  • Maintains all vendor and other AP related files as required by Zoo policy.
  • Coordinates issuing of company credit cards. Maintains all credit card expense vouchers, records expense and reconciles monthly statements.
  • Prepares and reviews various AP reports such as monthly AP Aging report and Check Register reports
  • Assists with monthly close AP accrual.
  • Prepares all AP related schedules and documentation for the annual audit
  • Applies best practices to all AP areas by adding value through process improvement and creating workflow efficiencies, i.e., reducing processing time and improving accuracy.
  • Prepares annual Tax filing forms for 1099s

Minimum Training and Experience

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Requires a high school diploma and two years of experience in accounting and/or accounts payable, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 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.

Accounting Generalist

Accounting Generalist

The Accounting Generalist is responsible for general accountant duties and performing miscellaneous accounting activities while ensuring all policies and procedures are being followed. Maintains accounts receivable records and billings. Reports to the Controller.

Accounting Generalist Duties Include:

  • Performs various accounting duties and functions in areas of need within the Finance Department while ensuring accuracy, consistency and compliance.
  • Prepare and record transactional journal entries into the general ledger systems. These transactions may relate to a variety of areas such as daily sales, fixed assets, payroll, cash, investments, expense accruals, etc.
  • Works closely with Accounts Payable and provides support for AP overflow and backup.
  • Maintains accounts receivable records and enters billing. Processes and submits invoices to customers. Reviews aging reports and investigates overdue items.
  • Applies best practices to all Finance areas by adding value through process improvement and creating workflow efficiencies.
  • Receives, reviews, prepares, and/or submits various reports.
  • Assists in preparation of annual audit.
  • Performs various monthly account reconciliations/ analysis
  • Reconciles daily bank activity
  • Works closely with other departments and maintains open communication

 

Minimum Training and Experience

This position is Exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Requires a minimum Associates degree in Accounting or related field and three years of experience in Accounting or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 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.

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.

Security Officer - 3rd shift

(Part-Time)

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.

Apply Now

Wedding Coordinator

(Part-Time)

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a part-time 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.

Apply Now

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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