Employment Opportunities

Full-Time & Part-Time Openings

Commissary Technician (Part-Time)

Applications are being accepted for a part-time commissary technician. The FWCZ houses a diverse collection of over 1000 animals representing over 200 species. The Commissary Technician reports directly to the Commissary Supervisor. This position includes daily preparation of the diets for the zoo’s animal collection and assisting in maintaining the zoo’s kitchen, food storage areas, and food prep equipment. The Commissary Technician will assist the Commissary Supervisor in ordering and maintaining an adequate stock of animal food. Other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary by the Commissary Supervisor. The position occasionally requires work on days off, weekends, and holidays. 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. Experience working in a food preparation setting is a plus.  Click here to see a complete job description.

This is a part-time position requiring availability for a 20-hour work week year-round (including weekends and holidays).

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

Application Deadline: Friday, September 5

 

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.