February 2016


Current openings:

Guest Services Manager

Seasonal Employment Expo:

We will be holding a Seasonal Employment Expo on February 26 and March 4 from 4-7 p.m. and on February 27 and March 5 from 9 a.m. - noon. 

Guest Services positions: food service, gift shop, birthday parties, admissions and rides will be holding on-site interviews. Information available regarding the following positions: groundskeeping, custodial and education.

Please fill out an application (below) and bring it to the expo. Do not email your resume or application to the zoo just bring it with you to the expo.

Below are a description of some of the Guest Services poisitions that are available:

Ticket Counter - Cash register
Ticket Taker – Scanning tickets and memberships
Parking Gate – Greeter
Office – Answering phone calls

Carousel operator
Train ride operator
Birthday parties
Gift Shop Sales Associate
10 Open Positions
Duties:  Sales, Cashiering, Rentals, Guest Interactions, Stocking, Merchandising and Housekeeping
Requirements: Excellent Customer Service Skills, Sales Focus, Flexible and Open Schedule, Multi-tasking, Computer or Cash Register Skills

Food Service
Ensure safety standards are maintained while food is being cooked.
Prepare and serve the food.
Respond to customer preferences and complaints.
Bus tables and expedite food.
Cleaning of the dining area and kitchen including the utensils.
Follows proper sanitation procedures.
Deal directly with customers
Handle cash and cash register responsibility.
Communicate with internal departments

Below are a description of some of the Guest Services poisitions that are available:

Seasonal Park Interpreters
Initiate interactions with zoo visitors
Provide guided interaction at the Touch Tank
Conduct public encounters and demonstrations
Conduct informal hands-on demonstrations
Conduct animal encounters both informally in the park and for birthday parties and special groups

Seasonal ZooCamp Counselors
Supervise and guide children in a variety of camp activities
Conduct engaging activities such as zoo tours, craft activities and animal encounters
Provide before and after care supervision

Seasonal Animal Ambassador Assistant
Experience in small animal husbandry and care
Must be a team player
Experience with public Speaking
Must be comfortable working with children of all ages
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions

Interviews for Education Department positions will ONLY be conducted on Feb 26th & 27th.

Phone calls cannot be accepted for job inquiries.You must be 18 years or older to work at the Akron Zoo.


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Click on Northeast Ohio and search from Akron AND Zoo.

Resumes are kept on file and can be sent to:
Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44307

Or email them to HR@akronzoo.org

If you are attending the job expo do not send in your resume or application. Please bring it with you.

Applications can be mailed to Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave. Akron, Ohio 44307 or dropped of at the Akron Zoo between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.


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