Employment Opportunities

Full-Time & Part-Time Openings

Development Assistant (Full-Time)

The zoo is currently accepting applications for a Development Assistant. The Development Assistant is responsible for the daily organization of development duties, check processing, database management, event support, and other functions as directed by the Development Director. This is a full-time position that requires organization, discretion, knowledge of office procedures, excellent communication skills, computer knowledge, and attention to detail. A college degree and knowledge of donor software and graphics software is preferred. Read a complete job description.

This is a full-time position requiring availability for a 40-hour work week year-round. This position occasionally requires work on weekends, evenings, and holidays.

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

Application Deadline: Friday, September 26

 

Development Director (Full-Time)

The zoo is currently accepting applications for a Development Director. This position is responsible for organizing and directing the zoo’s donor development and fund-raising activities, to include: sponsorship, in-kind donations, fundraising events, major gifts, annual campaign, grants, capital campaigns, planned giving, and endowment. Successful candidate will be able to build upon strong achievements of this three-person department. Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required, and three years or more of development experience is strongly preferred. Read the complete job description.

This is a full-time, exempt position requiring at least 40 hours per week. This position occasionally requires work on weekends, evenings, and holidays.

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

Application Deadline: Sunday, October 12

 

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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.