Work at the Zoo!

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Join the Zoo Crew! Most positions involve high visitor interaction and require upbeat, friendly people. We offer a flexible schedule, fun atmosphere, and discounts on food and merchandise.

How do I apply?

To apply for a position at the Toledo Zoo, pick up an application at our Visitor Services office which is located at the main entrance off Anthony Wayne Trail. The office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply for a position, unless the posted job states differently. In some cases a resume may also be requested for certain open positions (see individual job postings for details).

How current are the job postings below?

Job postings were last updated on July 2, 2015

Full-time Positions we are currently hiring for:

There are currently no full-time positions available.

Year-round Part-time Positions we are currently hiring for:

Applicants for the following positions can pick up an application at our Visitor Services department (located off of the Anthony Wayne Trail) or email their resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Part Time Baker / Cake Decorator

P/T Baker needed with 2-5 years of experience. Food sanitation certification preferred. Must have experience decorating (Wedding, Birthday, & Shower cakes) and utilize current decorating trends (fondant, buttercream, airbrush, etc.). Responsibilities include: “From scratch” baking of all baked goods, and good customer service skills. For consideration, resume must be submitted no later than July 16, 2015 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Part-Time Catering Front of House Supervisor

Part-time Supervisor position available in the Catering Front of House department. This position is responsible for overseeing events at various sites, supervising the catering staff, following 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. This position reports directly to the Senior Catering Manager. Please submit your resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Catering Office Assistant

Part Time Office Assistant is needed to assist the Catering Front of the House Managers with general office duties such as: answering phone calls and voice mail, opening mail, handling any catering requests, communicating requests with managers, scheduling staff for their shifts, ordering inventory for events, scheduling interviews, and preparing for catering events. This position works directly with the Catering Front of the House Managers and customer service is a top priority. We are looking for someone who is friendly and outgoing and who has previous office experience. If interested, please submit your resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Seasonal part-time positions

Applicants for the following positions can pick up an application at our Visitor Services department (located off of the Anthony Wayne Trail)

Security – 3rd Shift

The primary objective of position shall be to protect the property and integrity of The Toledo Zoo. 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. Part-time, 3rd shift to include holidays & weekends. Please complete an application at the Visitor Service Window at the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance, or submit a resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by 6/29/15.

Shuttle Bus Driver

Position operates the Zoo’s Courtesy shuttle bus to transport guests of events from the Main Entrance to the back parking lot. The main route of the shuttle bus is entirely within Zoo grounds, but there may be shifts which require guests to be transported on and off-site. Applicants must exhibit strong communication, customer service and multi-tasking skills and have the ability to work in a fast paced environment. This position is part of our Park Operations Department, so when not driving, other duties may be assigned including, but not limited to, computer work, money handling and guest service. Applicants must be available to work weekends and nights and will work an average of 28 hours/week from Memorial Day to Labor Day and around 20 hours/week during the Lights Before Christmas season. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a valid Class B commercial driver’s license with a passenger endorsement, a current DOT Medical Evaluation and have a clean driving record and at least one year experience driving commercially. This position reports to the Park Operations Manager. If you are interested, please submit your resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or drop off a completed application at the Visitor Service window located inside the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance of the Zoo.

Career information for zoo related fields

For information on “Zoo Careers” please visit the following websites:
American Association of Zoo Keepers, Inc.

Association of Zoos & Aquariums

Job Shadowing

Unfortunately, we are unable to accomodate requests for job shadowing within our animal departments due to the dangerous nature of the positions and due to the high volume of requests we receive.

Internships at the Zoo

Internships are handled by the Zoo’s Volunteer department and may or may not be paid opportunities. Learn more.