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Full-Time

Last updated: August 15, 2018

No Current Open Positions

Please check back soon!

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: October 2, 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@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.

Carnivore Café

(Part-time and Seasonal)

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

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.

Commissary Steward

(Temporary)

Dates: October – November 27, up to 40 hours per week
This position, under limited supervision, performs a variety of duties in the commissary. Work involves packaging, driving, mixing and delivering appropriate diets for collection animals. Position requires excellent observational skills, communication abilities - both written and oral, and be able to work both as part of a team and independently. Requires previous experience operating various types of machinery, including but not limited to fork lifts, pallet jacks, dishwasher, conveyor belts, computer and animal restraint devices.

Requires a high school diploma and one year of Zoo animal husbandry experience or an equivalent combination of education and training in animal science, zoology, biology or related field may be substituted for part of the experience requirements. Must have a valid drivers’ 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.

Concessions Crew

(Part-time)

Currently accepting applications for part time concessions crew. Employees will work in a fast-paced food service environment and will have high visitor interaction. Responsibilities could include cash handling, working with food preparation, working in concession stands, organizing and conducting birthday parties and maintaining cleanliness of department. Applicants over 21 years of age may also be considered for our Kibanda stand, where alcohol is served.

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.

Front of House Catering

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Currently looking for servers. Employees will be working in a team environment and be under general supervision. The responsibilities include the set up and tear down as well as management of catered Zoo events that could include banquets, picnics, weddings, special member events, public events, concerts and other catered events. Must be able to work indoor and outdoor in different weather conditions. Maintaining high sense of urgency and customer service skills are a must. Catering, restaurant and food service experience are a plus!

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.

Horticulture Crew

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal horticulture staff. Horticulture staff maintains all of the permanent landscapes by mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, mulching, planting and maintaining the annual flower beds, 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. Applicants must be at least 18 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.

Invertebrate Technician

(Part-time)

This employment opportunity is a part-time animal care support position with primary duties for maintaining invertebrate colonies for the Department of Herpetology. Candidate must be able to maintain terrestrial invertebrate colonies to provide a consistent food source for feeding collection animals under the direct supervision of Herpetology staff members. The primary duties for this position are to maintain insect cultures in support of the Kihansi spray toad reintroduction program and other departmental support.

Work will be performed two days a week, Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00am-12:00pm. The technician will be required to maintain invertebrate food cultures for Kihansi spray toad, as well as other departmental supportive duties assigned. Experience in invertebrate husbandry is preferred for this opportunity. Other duties include housekeeping, maintenance of enclosures, maintenance of other food cultures, and other tasks that support the operations of the department. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo fleet insurance carrier. Deadline is October 25, 2018.

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.

Merchandise - North Star

(Part-time)

Currently accepting applications for part time North Star Crew. Employees assist visitors with merchandise selections, stock merchandise, operate cash registers, maintain cleanliness of department and provide excellent customer service to Zoo guests. Employees are located inside of the North Star Trading Post, one of the biggest gift shops at the zoo. Customer service and retail experience 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@toledozoo.org.

Merchandise - Santa Claus

(Seasonal)

Currently looking for a kind and friendly Santa Claus for Light Before Christmas. Santa will meet and be photographed with children/adults. Requires excellent verbal communication skills for speaking with guests. Must supply your own Santa suit. Prefer experience with working with children and familiar with the specifics of the “wonder” of Santa.

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.

Purchasing Assistant

(Seasonal)

Currently accepting applications for a seasonal Purchasing Assistant. Looking for an outgoing, reliable and articulate individual to assist with purchasing responsibilities. This position prepares purchase requisitions, purchase orders and delivery details. Completes reports, verifies delivery orders, transfers and verifies prices and various office duties. Must be computer literate with excellent data entry skills, including creating excel reports, outstanding phone etiquette, detail oriented, and able to work with internal and external customers. This is a seasonal position that will run from October - January and work only week days (Monday - Friday) from 8am-4pm. At least two years’ experience in taking inventory is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s 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.

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 midnight 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: August 15, 2018

No Current Open Positions

Please check back soon!

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: October 2, 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@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.

Carnivore Café

(Part-time and Seasonal)

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

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.

Commissary Steward

(Temporary)

Dates: October – November 27, up to 40 hours per week
This position, under limited supervision, performs a variety of duties in the commissary. Work involves packaging, driving, mixing and delivering appropriate diets for collection animals. Position requires excellent observational skills, communication abilities - both written and oral, and be able to work both as part of a team and independently. Requires previous experience operating various types of machinery, including but not limited to fork lifts, pallet jacks, dishwasher, conveyor belts, computer and animal restraint devices.

Requires a high school diploma and one year of Zoo animal husbandry experience or an equivalent combination of education and training in animal science, zoology, biology or related field may be substituted for part of the experience requirements. Must have a valid drivers’ 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.

Concessions Crew

(Part-time)

Currently accepting applications for part time concessions crew. Employees will work in a fast-paced food service environment and will have high visitor interaction. Responsibilities could include cash handling, working with food preparation, working in concession stands, organizing and conducting birthday parties and maintaining cleanliness of department. Applicants over 21 years of age may also be considered for our Kibanda stand, where alcohol is served.

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.

Front of House Catering

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Currently looking for servers. Employees will be working in a team environment and be under general supervision. The responsibilities include the set up and tear down as well as management of catered Zoo events that could include banquets, picnics, weddings, special member events, public events, concerts and other catered events. Must be able to work indoor and outdoor in different weather conditions. Maintaining high sense of urgency and customer service skills are a must. Catering, restaurant and food service experience are a plus!

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.

Horticulture Crew

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Currently accepting applications for part time and seasonal horticulture staff. Horticulture staff maintains all of the permanent landscapes by mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, mulching, planting and maintaining the annual flower beds, 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. Applicants must be at least 18 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.

Invertebrate Technician

(Part-time)

This employment opportunity is a part-time animal care support position with primary duties for maintaining invertebrate colonies for the Department of Herpetology. Candidate must be able to maintain terrestrial invertebrate colonies to provide a consistent food source for feeding collection animals under the direct supervision of Herpetology staff members. The primary duties for this position are to maintain insect cultures in support of the Kihansi spray toad reintroduction program and other departmental support.

Work will be performed two days a week, Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00am-12:00pm. The technician will be required to maintain invertebrate food cultures for Kihansi spray toad, as well as other departmental supportive duties assigned. Experience in invertebrate husbandry is preferred for this opportunity. Other duties include housekeeping, maintenance of enclosures, maintenance of other food cultures, and other tasks that support the operations of the department. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo fleet insurance carrier. Deadline is October 25, 2018.

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.

Merchandise - North Star

(Part-time)

Currently accepting applications for part time North Star Crew. Employees assist visitors with merchandise selections, stock merchandise, operate cash registers, maintain cleanliness of department and provide excellent customer service to Zoo guests. Employees are located inside of the North Star Trading Post, one of the biggest gift shops at the zoo. Customer service and retail experience 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@toledozoo.org.

Merchandise - Santa Claus

(Seasonal)

Currently looking for a kind and friendly Santa Claus for Light Before Christmas. Santa will meet and be photographed with children/adults. Requires excellent verbal communication skills for speaking with guests. Must supply your own Santa suit. Prefer experience with working with children and familiar with the specifics of the “wonder” of Santa.

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.

Purchasing Assistant

(Seasonal)

Currently accepting applications for a seasonal Purchasing Assistant. Looking for an outgoing, reliable and articulate individual to assist with purchasing responsibilities. This position prepares purchase requisitions, purchase orders and delivery details. Completes reports, verifies delivery orders, transfers and verifies prices and various office duties. Must be computer literate with excellent data entry skills, including creating excel reports, outstanding phone etiquette, detail oriented, and able to work with internal and external customers. This is a seasonal position that will run from October - January and work only week days (Monday - Friday) from 8am-4pm. At least two years’ experience in taking inventory is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s 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.

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 midnight 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.

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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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