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Full-Time

Last updated: June 15, 2018

Front of House Catering Manager

The Toledo Zoo is currently seeking a dynamic, results oriented Front of House Catering Manager. The Catering Manager will supervise and direct the work of front of house catering crew which includes instructing, assigning and reviewing work; planning; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; and recommending disciplinary actions. Will perform catering service oversight of event implementation in a multi-event/location facility, which includes our newly renovated Malawi Event Center. The Malawi Event Center is one of the largest event centers in the Toledo area that can accommodate up to 850 people! The Catering Manager will also prepare weekly reports, billing statements, transfers, inventory and various other reports and have a high volume of interaction with a variety of internal and external customers. This position requires working evenings, weekends and holidays and requires time worked in excess of forty hours per week.Prefer a degree in business management or food management and a minimum of five years front of house/banquet operations supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

Maintenance Tech I

Primary 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, ventilation equipment, air filtration, domestic water supplies, and all associated controls. Will perform electrical maintenance, plumbing installations, building and grounds maintenance, snow removal by hand and using equipment as well as drive zoo vehicles. Work week is Thursday-Monday.

Requires a high school diploma. Prefer a technical degree in maintenance or related field or a combination of education/experience. Requires certification in HVAC. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. If interested apply and attach a resume with salary requirement by June 29, 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: June 21, 2018

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.

Apply Now

 

Business Office Clerk

(Part-time)

The Toledo Zoo Finance Department is looking for a part-time Business Office Clerks. Experience with cash handling and Microsoft Excel preferred. The duties include, but are not limited to; balancing daily deposits from previous day with register drawer, entering data from daily deposit into computer using Microsoft Excel and preparing consolidated daily reports, maintains currency & coin supply, processing & balancing of membership applications, assist Cash Control Coordinator with overseeing the credit card system for all cash operations and ordering supplies, collects and counts monies from various donation wells throughout the zoo and utilizes various types of equipment and machinery including a cash jetscan/jetsort, adding machine, computer, printer, copier, currency counter/endorser, coin sorter/counter, crimper, and general office supplies. Hours and days vary per week but can range from 14-28 hours per week. Applicants MUST be available to work nights, weekends and holidays.

For consideration, resumes must be submitted by July 3rd, 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.

Apply Now

 

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.

Apply Now

 

Community Preschool Teacher

(Part-time)

The Toledo Zoo is currently accepting applications for a part- time community preschool teacher. This position teaches younger children in an early learning preschool program on Zoo grounds and supporting classroom introduction. Leads program implementation and assists with scheduling, recruiting and age appropriate curriculum development. This is a part time position that can work up to 20 hours per week September through May. The position reports directly to the education manager. Requires a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education along with satisfactory classroom experience, including but not limited to student teaching.

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.

Apply Now

 

Concessions

(Part-time)

Position requires a creative individual who will use their skills to design and assist in exhibit development. Familiarity in all aspects of artistic painting is preferred. This includes but is not limited to painting techniques, color mixing, paint touch ups, full paintings, and new artistic projects. Understanding of power tools, carpentry methods, sculpture techniques, materials, graphic design, illustration, and other visual arts media. Will create components for exhibit displays and coordinate with manager on projects. Candidate will work an average of 20 hours/week.

This position requires background in the arts or visual arts field, or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must also be able to provide a portfolio of previous work/projects for review. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an EOE and a drug/alcohol free workplace. For consideration, please submit resumes by Monday, July 9.

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.

Apply Now

 

Exhibit Technician

(Part-time)

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. Outgoing personality required for all positions!

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.

Apply Now

 

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.

Apply Now

 

Front of House Catering Supervisor

(Part-time)

This position is responsible for overseeing events at various sites, including our brand new, renovated event center, Malawi. Supervisor will manage the front of the house catering team, follow policies and procedures and working with clients to ensure customer satisfaction. Requires knowledge of food sanitation guidelines, exceptional customer service skills and at least 1-2 years supervisory food service experience. Must be available nights and weekends.

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.

Apply Now

 

Warehouse Crew/ Driver

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Employees are responsible for stocking shelves, unloading shipments and conducting pickup and deliveries on and off Zoo grounds. Applicants must be able to lift a minimum of 45 pounds, be at least 21 years of age and 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.

Apply Now

 

Warehouse Merchandise Assistant

(Part-time)

We are currently looking for a motivated individual to assist with merchandise transfers and ticketing. This position requires you to lift up to 65 pounds occasionally and up to 30 pounds continuously, ability to climb ladders and be on your feet for long periods of time. Will also assist with receiving, tagging, picking and stocking of merchandise. The position reports directly to the warehouse manager.

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.

Apply Now

 

Wedding Coordinator

(Seasonal)

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a seasonal wedding coordinator. Duties include meeting with clients to arrange and plan events, working with Catering & Group Sales to set up, assist and tend to clients’ requests. Attendance at events is necessary to ensure complete customer satisfaction, so candidates must be available on weekends and evenings and be in professional attire. 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.

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.

Apply Now

 

Full-Time

Last updated: June 15, 2018

Front of House Catering Manager

The Toledo Zoo is currently seeking a dynamic, results oriented Front of House Catering Manager. The Catering Manager will supervise and direct the work of front of house catering crew which includes instructing, assigning and reviewing work; planning; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; and recommending disciplinary actions. Will perform catering service oversight of event implementation in a multi-event/location facility, which includes our newly renovated Malawi Event Center. The Malawi Event Center is one of the largest event centers in the Toledo area that can accommodate up to 850 people! The Catering Manager will also prepare weekly reports, billing statements, transfers, inventory and various other reports and have a high volume of interaction with a variety of internal and external customers. This position requires working evenings, weekends and holidays and requires time worked in excess of forty hours per week.Prefer a degree in business management or food management and a minimum of five years front of house/banquet operations supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier.

Maintenance Tech I

Primary 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, ventilation equipment, air filtration, domestic water supplies, and all associated controls. Will perform electrical maintenance, plumbing installations, building and grounds maintenance, snow removal by hand and using equipment as well as drive zoo vehicles. Work week is Thursday-Monday.

Requires a high school diploma. Prefer a technical degree in maintenance or related field or a combination of education/experience. Requires certification in HVAC. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo’s fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. If interested apply and attach a resume with salary requirement by June 29, 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: June 21, 2018

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.

Apply Now

 

Business Office Clerk

(Part-time)

The Toledo Zoo Finance Department is looking for a part-time Business Office Clerks. Experience with cash handling and Microsoft Excel preferred. The duties include, but are not limited to; balancing daily deposits from previous day with register drawer, entering data from daily deposit into computer using Microsoft Excel and preparing consolidated daily reports, maintains currency & coin supply, processing & balancing of membership applications, assist Cash Control Coordinator with overseeing the credit card system for all cash operations and ordering supplies, collects and counts monies from various donation wells throughout the zoo and utilizes various types of equipment and machinery including a cash jetscan/jetsort, adding machine, computer, printer, copier, currency counter/endorser, coin sorter/counter, crimper, and general office supplies. Hours and days vary per week but can range from 14-28 hours per week. Applicants MUST be available to work nights, weekends and holidays.

For consideration, resumes must be submitted by July 3rd, 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.

Apply Now

 

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.

Apply Now

 

Community Preschool Teacher

(Part-time)

The Toledo Zoo is currently accepting applications for a part- time community preschool teacher. This position teaches younger children in an early learning preschool program on Zoo grounds and supporting classroom introduction. Leads program implementation and assists with scheduling, recruiting and age appropriate curriculum development. This is a part time position that can work up to 20 hours per week September through May. The position reports directly to the education manager. Requires a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education along with satisfactory classroom experience, including but not limited to student teaching.

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.

Apply Now

 

Concessions

(Part-time)

Position requires a creative individual who will use their skills to design and assist in exhibit development. Familiarity in all aspects of artistic painting is preferred. This includes but is not limited to painting techniques, color mixing, paint touch ups, full paintings, and new artistic projects. Understanding of power tools, carpentry methods, sculpture techniques, materials, graphic design, illustration, and other visual arts media. Will create components for exhibit displays and coordinate with manager on projects. Candidate will work an average of 20 hours/week.

This position requires background in the arts or visual arts field, or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must also be able to provide a portfolio of previous work/projects for review. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an EOE and a drug/alcohol free workplace. For consideration, please submit resumes by Monday, July 9.

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.

Apply Now

 

Exhibit Technician

(Part-time)

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. Outgoing personality required for all positions!

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.

Apply Now

 

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.

Apply Now

 

Front of House Catering Supervisor

(Part-time)

This position is responsible for overseeing events at various sites, including our brand new, renovated event center, Malawi. Supervisor will manage the front of the house catering team, follow policies and procedures and working with clients to ensure customer satisfaction. Requires knowledge of food sanitation guidelines, exceptional customer service skills and at least 1-2 years supervisory food service experience. Must be available nights and weekends.

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.

Apply Now

 

Warehouse Crew/ Driver

(Part-time and Seasonal)

Employees are responsible for stocking shelves, unloading shipments and conducting pickup and deliveries on and off Zoo grounds. Applicants must be able to lift a minimum of 45 pounds, be at least 21 years of age and 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.

Apply Now

 

Warehouse Merchandise Assistant

(Part-time)

We are currently looking for a motivated individual to assist with merchandise transfers and ticketing. This position requires you to lift up to 65 pounds occasionally and up to 30 pounds continuously, ability to climb ladders and be on your feet for long periods of time. Will also assist with receiving, tagging, picking and stocking of merchandise. The position reports directly to the warehouse manager.

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.

Apply Now

 

Wedding Coordinator

(Seasonal)

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a seasonal wedding coordinator. Duties include meeting with clients to arrange and plan events, working with Catering & Group Sales to set up, assist and tend to clients’ requests. Attendance at events is necessary to ensure complete customer satisfaction, so candidates must be available on weekends and evenings and be in professional attire. 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.

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.

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.

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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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