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Guest Services

Are you looking for a fun, rewarding job? The Akron Zoo has positions available within the Guest Services Department. Seasonal employees receive discounts, flexible schedules and the chance to make a real-world difference. Team members earn $12.00 an hour. 

Food Service

Team members will be trained either in the back-of-house (efficiently prepare, cook and serve food in a healthy, clean kitchen environment) or the front-of-house (operate a cash register, serve guests in a timely and friendly manner, maintain a clean and inviting frontline and dining room for our guests). Team members may also be responsible for preparing and overseeing catering events that occur in various outdoor and indoor locations throughout the zoo. Open availability is preferred but Sunday and Wednesday availability is a must. 

Please complete the questions below to begin your application with the zoo. Only completed questionnaires will be reviewed and only qualified applicants will be contacted. Completing this application does not guarantee an interview nor employment with the Akron Zoo.

Seasonal employment runs April 1 - December 31, 2024.  


Custodial - Seasonal

Grounds Custodial will be responsible for routine and restorative custodial work and for assisting in event set up and tear down. This role will assist in required routine cleaning and trash pickup. This position will also be responsible for assisting in snow mitigation as needed.