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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
  • 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 groundskeeping 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.

 


Full Time Gift Shop

Austin Zoo is seeking a full-time Gift Shop Employee to work 40 hours, 5 days a week, including both Saturday and Sunday.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Guest relations
  • Cash handling
  • Answering phones
  • Stocking merchandise
  • General cleaning
  • Scheduling parties and events

Applicants must be:

  • Proficient with Word and Excel
  • 2 years guest relations/sales experience
  • Minimum of 2 years college

To be considered, send an email to info@austinzoo.org with a brief introduction. Please include your resume in the body of the email and not as an attachment.

NO drop-ins or telephone calls regarding this position, please.

 


Summer Program Instructor

Our summer program runs from June 6 – August 19, 2016. We are looking for a minimum of a 4 to 5 week commitment within that time frame. This is a seasonal position hours will be Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 2PM.

Description of Work:

  • Maintains student safety
  • Lead curriculum-based activities that correspond to the camp theme
  • Tweak curriculum as needed
  • Mentoring and delegating tasks to counselors
  • Handles group and individual student behavior
  • Communicates with parents as needed

Qualifications:

  • Degree or working towards a degree in biology, environmental science, zoology, outdoor
    education or elementary education
  • Formal or Informal teaching experience (1 year of experience)
  • Customer service skills preferred
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR preferred

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.
 


Summer Program Counselor

Our summer program runs from June 6 – August 19, 2016. We are looking for a minimum of a 4 to 5 week commitment within that time frame. This is a seasonal position hours will be Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 2PM.

Description of Work:

  • Assist Instructor with implementation of daily activities
  • Assist and mentor students with daily activities
  • Assist instructor as needed with student safety and behavior
  • Self-starter that is able to work well in a team

Qualifications:

  • Interest in biology, environmental science, zoology, outdoor education or elementary education
  • Experience working with children ages 5-10 in a informal setting
  • Customer service skills preferred
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR preferred

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.

 


We Are Currently Looking For Two Unpaid Fall Interns!

 
Please visit here for more details.

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