Employment

Employment

Categories: Employment

Longhorn1608x250

Seasonal Boo at the Zoo Helper

We are quickly approaching October and all of the fun it brings to the Zoo with our most fun and most popular fundraiser of the year!

Positions include being a spook at the haunted mansion, guide for the haunted mansion, train ride check, merchandise clerk at the haunted mansion, check in and merchandise sales in the gift shop and more!

Approximate hours: 5pm until 10pm
Pay: Contract labor $10 per hour paid the first week in November.

Here are the dates:
Friday, October 6
Saturday, October 7
Friday, October 13
Saturday, October 14
Friday, October 20
Saturday, October 21
Friday, October 27
Saturday, October 28
Sunday, October 29 (4pm-9pm)

Qualifications:
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be able to work out-of-doors
  • Successfully complete a background check
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Possess excellent customer relations skills
  • Preference will be given to individuals with the most availability
  • Must be able to attend a training session prior to working
How to Apply:

Part Time Facilities Assistant/Groundskeeper

Austin Zoo is currently hiring for a part-time Facilities Assistant and Groundskeeper. This position covers a wide variety of tasks and will occasionally include working weekends, holidays and evening hours.
Description of Work:
  • Assisting with daily maintenance of facilities and grounds
  • Occasionally running errands on behalf of the Zoo
  • Working primarily out-of-doors
  • Interacting with Zoo visitors in an informal setting
  • Working with a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment
Qualifications:
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years experience in a maintenance and/or grounds keeping field position
  • Applicants must have and maintain a clean driving record
  • Possess basic skills including safely climbing ladders and operating common power tools such as table saw, circular saws, lawn equipment, etc.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds, work outdoors and demonstrate excellent time management
How to Apply:
  • Submit a cover letter and resume to info@austinzoo.org.
  • Please no phone calls or drop-ins. Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial interview.

Gift Shop/Admissions

Austin Zoo is currently looking for part-time team members. These positions cover a wide variety of tasks including but not limited to the tasks listed below and will occasionally include working holidays and evening hours.
Description of Work
  • Part-time employment is 8 – 32 hours per week with occasional overtime opportunities
  • Interacting with Zoo guests in an informal setting
  • Providing outstanding guest relations for all Zoo patrons
  • Accepting payment for admissions and merchandise
  • Merchandising and stocking
  • Cleaning and organizing
  • Monitoring the feeding corral areas during opening hours
  • Working with a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment
Qualifications
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Energetic outgoing personality
  • Must be able to interact with all guests in a courteous manner
  • Preference is given to applicants with an Associate’s Degree and/or a minimum of 2 years experience in one of the following positions: retail/sales, guest relations or cash handling
  • Possess basic computer skills including Word, Excel, and other programs
  • Able to lift 50 pounds, demonstrate excellent time management and work outdoors
How to Apply:
  • Submit a cover letter and resume to info@austinzoo.org
  • No phone calls or drop-ins will be accepted. Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial interview.

Summer Internship

We will begin accepting applications for our unpaid Summer Intern position on February 1st, 2018 – February 28th, 2018. Click here for more details.

Author: admin