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Full Time Gift Shop/Admissions

Austin Zoo is currently looking to add another fantastic member to our team. This position covers 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:
  • Working 40 hours a week
  • 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
  • Working with a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment
Qualifications:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Energetic, outgoing personality
  • Self motivated, strong work ethic
  • Must be able to deal 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 and demonstrate excellent time management
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.

Seasonal Summer Camp Counselor

Description of Work:
  • Assist Instructor with implementation of daily activities such as hikes, circle time, games, crafts, science experiments, and small animal encounters
  • Assist and mentor students with daily activities
  • Assist instructor as needed with participant safety and behavior
  • Self-starter that is able to work well in a team
  • Must be willing to work outside in Austin weather
Qualifications:
  • Interest in biology, environmental science, zoology, outdoor education or elementary education; College level classwork preferred
  • Experience working with children ages 5-13 in an informal or outdoor setting
  • Customer service skills preferred
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR preferred
  • Must be available to work 6/4/2018 – 8/17/2018
Hours:
  • Seasonal Full-time, Monday – Friday, June 4 – August 17, 2018, hours approximately 8:30AM – 4:30PM
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.

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.

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