Electrician – (Part-Time)

Posted: December 19, 2014

Responsibilities: To assist Zoo electricians in the installation and repair of the Zoo's electrical equipment.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. Current student or graduate of Technical College with electrical emphasis preferred. Must have knowledge of all applicable codes. Must have knowledge and skill in electrical troubleshooting and installation. Valid driver's license required. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.

Keeper, Great Apes – (Seasonal)

Posted: November 26, 2014

Responsibilities: Ensure the physical and social well-being of the chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans housed at the Jungle of the Apes and Fragile Forest. Sharp observation skills and knowledge of ape behavior needed to monitor individual and group dynamics; interest in positive reinforcement training required. Daily maintenance of all displays and support facilities; maintenance of accurate records; participation in written and oral interpretive programs; other tasks and duties as directed by supervisor. Must show equal ability to work independently or with a group.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in anthropology/primate biology, animal behavior, conservation biology or another animal-related field preferred. Primate keeper experience preferred. Good writing and speaking skills a plus. Must have the physical ability to perform required duties as assigned, including standing for long periods of time, lifting, bending and working in all types of weather conditions. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.

Birthday Parties Facilitator – (Seasonal)

Posted: November 11, 2014

Responsibilities: Facilitate the Zoo Birthday Party Program, including conducting and leading activities (crafts, games, tours, songs) and live animal presentations. Communicate with birthday party staff and volunteers. Provide excellent customer service to birthday party guests. Help create a fun and safe learning environment for families while modeling responsible conservation behaviors. Serving as a facilitator in the Wild Wonder Outpost, the Zoo's discovery room. Regular schedule is Saturday AND Sunday. Availability on both weekend days is REQUIRED. Other hours may be required from time to time.

Qualifications: Must have completed at least a bachelor degree, education or animal related, preferred. Experience teaching and/or working with children and families age birth – 8 years of age. Must have an understanding of biology/ecology, wildlife conservation and/or environmental education concepts, as well as a desire to share the wonders of the natural world with children. Must be trained or willing to be trained in First Aid, CPR, AED. Experience handling a diversity of animals preferred. Must be able to complete and pass animal handling training. Excellent customer service and communication skills essential. Must be comfortable troubleshooting and problem solving, often on a tight schedule. Must have a negative TB test, and all successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.

Overnight Security Dispatcher – (Part-Time)

Posted: November 10, 2014

Responsibilities: Professionally administer all incoming calls to the Zoo and the Ranger Base; ensure external/internal phone calls are redirected to the appropriate party and that internal radio calls are relayed accordingly. Monitor and respond to Forest Park Security and St. Louis Police radio traffic and the National Weather Services radio. Monitor all vehicle traffic entering through the Zoo's main entrance/exit vehicle gate. Maintain records of all lost and found items. Maintain the Security Department's overall record-keeping systems, including accident reports and daily watch reports. Assist any visitors with general informational queries and perform some clerical support as assigned by the Director, Security and Sergeants. May be required to monitor security camera footage, as well as the Zoo's fire, temperature and burglar alarm systems.

Qualifications: Must be able to work overnight shift. High school diploma or equivalent required. 1-2 years dispatcher or switchboard operator experience required. Minimum of 1 year customer service experience. Excellent phone etiquette and verbal communication skills required. Ability to multi-task. First Aid CPR/AED a plus. Military or police experience a plus. Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Will be required to work weekends, evenings and holidays. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and a drug test.

Overnight Supervisor, Housekeeping & Grounds – (Full-Time)

Posted: September 26, 2014

Responsibilities: Supervise the Saint Louis Zoo’s Housekeeping & Grounds Departments’ overnight staff and manage its nightly operations and responsibilities. Work closely with the Manager, Housekeeping & Grounds to ensure all aspects of the Zoo’s nightly operations are handled. Supervise overnight employees’ performances, schedules and responsibilities. This is a working supervisory position, so this position is also responsible for the contributing to the overall cleanliness of the Zoo’s interior buildings and outside grounds during the evening hours. Indoor responsibilities include but are not limited to the cleaning of offices and interior buildings, restrooms, glass, carpets, mopping, buffing, waxing, stripping and other duties as assigned. Outdoor responsibilities include but are not limited to litter pick-up, trash removal, leaf removal, snow removal and other duties as assigned. Responsible for both internal and external events’ set-up and break-downs. Must work effectively and cooperatively with other Zoo departments. Perform other tasks on Zoo grounds as assigned.

Qualifications: High school diploma or its equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license, with a CDL license preferred. Prior supervisory experience required, as well as prior facility maintenance/housekeeping experience, especially at a large facility. Ability to manage in a positive, efficient and cost-effective manner. Prior experience working with housekeeping and grounds equipment and chemicals. Must have the physical ability to work in all types of weather conditions. Must have the physical ability to work on your feet and be able to walk the Zoo grounds for several hours at a time. Must be able to perform physically demanding work. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. and assist with the set-up of tables and chairs for special events. Must be able to work the overnight shift (currently, 1:00 am to 9:00 am, but schedule is subject to change) and must be able to work weekdays, weekends, and holidays. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.