Employment Opportunities

Full-Time & Part-Time Openings

Commissary Supervisor (Full-Time)

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is currently taking applications for the position of Commissary Supervisor. The Commissary Supervisor reports to the Director of Animal Health and supervises a commissary crew of three Commissary Technicians. The Commissary Supervisor oversees the operation, staffing, and maintenance of the zoo’s commissary. This includes daily preparation of the diets for the zoo’s animal collection; ordering food and related supplies and arranging for their delivery to the zoo; implementing a quality control program for all food items; maintaining the zoo’s kitchen, food storage areas, and food prep equipment; and maintaining the budget for the Commissary Department. The Commissary Supervisor also performs all of the duties of a Commissary Technician and performs other tasks as requested. The successful candidate should have a high degree of organization, attention to detail, good communication skills, professionalism, and a working knowledge of proper food handling techniques. A bachelor’s degree in animal science, biology, nutrition, food management, or other food-related field is preferred. Two years experience working in a food preparation setting is required. Managerial experience is preferred. Read the complete job description.  

The position is a full-time, FLSA exempt position requiring at least 40 hours per week. The position does occasionally require work on days off, weekends, and holidays.

To apply: submit cover letter, resume, three references, and application by mail: Zoo, Attn: Employment (Commissary Supervisor), 3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808; deliver to zoo office 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday; or email to employment@kidszoo.org.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 25

 

Summer Jobs

Most of the zoo’s temporary summer jobs have been filled by applicants who attended our Job Fair, which was held on March 8.  We will consider new applications if openings become available.  We’re looking for energetic, upbeat individuals who can help us provide excellent experiences for the 500,000 guests who will visit the zoo in 2014.  All openings are temporary summer positions, ranging from 15 to 40 hours per week. More details are below.

ZOO ASSISTANT

Zoo Assistants help guests at the admission
gate, rides, and throughout the zoo.

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Sell admission, memberships, and ride passes        
Assist guests at rides and activities  
Operate rides
Assist with horticulture duties such as
mowing, weeding, and watering    
Housekeeping duties such as cleaning restrooms and emptying trash & recycling
Perform other duties as necessary   
Work outdoors in all weather conditions
Weekends and holidays are required

Temporary position: Mid-April to Mid-October
15 to 40 hrs/week
Starting pay: $7.25/hour
Must be at least 16 years of age
Download & Print Application

GIFT SHOP SALES ASSOCIATE

Sales Associates work at the Wild Things
Gift Shop, Stroller Rental, and other retail locations at the zoo.

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Greet and assist guests           
Serve guests quickly and efficiently   
Adhere to SSA customer service program   
Stock and display merchandise in shops
Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work environment  
Uphold policies and procedures
Oversee quality and control of product
Maintain accurate cash drawers
Perform other duties as necessary

Temporary position: Mid-April to Mid-October
15 to 40 hrs/week
Starting pay: $7.25/hour
Must be at least 16 years of age
Download & Print Application

FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE

Food Service Associates work at restaurants,
concession stands, and concession carts at the zoo.

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Greet and assist guests         
Serve guests quickly and efficiently     
Adhere to SSA customer service program   
Food preparation and service
Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work environment  
Uphold policies and procedures       
Maintain accurate cash drawers
Perform other duties as necessary

Temporary position: Mid-April to Mid-October
15 to 40 hrs/week
Starting pay: $7.25/hour
Must be at least 16 years of age
Download & Print Application

  

Zoo Careers

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Statement of Equal Opportunity
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is operated by the Fort Wayne Zoological Society through a cooperative agreement with the City of Fort Wayne’s Department of Parks and Recreation. All employees and volunteers work for the Fort Wayne Zoological Society.

The Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and treats all applicants, employees, and volunteers without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital or veteran status, mental or physical disability that does not preclude performance of essential job duties, or any other status protected by law. The Society will offer all reasonable accommodations required by law to employees and volunteers with known disabilities.

The Society supports and promotes diversity in its workforce and on its Board of Directors and strives to foster a work environment of respect and inclusiveness where the diversity and contributions of all applicants, employees, volunteers, and visitors are valued and recognized.