Catering Captain (Supervisor) – (Part-Time)

Posted: July 24, 2015

Responsibilities: Act as a working supervisor on the catering service team within the Sales & Catering Department of the Saint Louis Zoo. Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to: event set-up and service, event coordination, attending logistics meetings, training of team members, serving as the point person for certain Zoo events, closing down events and enforcing Zoo policies.  Work closely with Catering Manager and Assistant Manager on all aspects of the catering operation. Work closely with members of the Zoo’s Sales, Special Events and Culinary teams.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. College degree in related field preferred. Three to five (3-5) years of catering or banquet experience in a supervisory role preferred. Must have superior people skills and must have an eye and orientation for quality.  Ability to multi-task in a busy environment and to work a flexible schedule. Must be available to work days, weekends and evening events. Hours may vary according to season and business demand. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.

Keeper, Primates – (Full-Time)

Posted: July 24, 2015

The Saint Louis Zoo is seeking an experienced keeper to join the Primate House team. The current collection includes 14 species of Prosimians, New World and Old World monkeys.

Responsibilities: Keepers will perform a wide variety of specialized work including daily animal care, enrichment, behavioral training, animal observations, animal health care, documentation and record-keeping, minor exhibit maintenance, public presentations and tours, and other related duties as needed. Duties include required seasonal late night and event coverage, and keepers may be cross-trained in the Jungle of the Apes area.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in an animal-related field preferred. Previous paid keeper experience is required, and primate experience is desired. Knowledge of animal behavior and good observation skills are important; and a strong interest in behavior management and animal welfare is greatly preferred. Successful candidates will be adaptable and flexible, able to manage a wide array of duties and responsibilities, and possess strong communication and teamwork skills. Candidates must have the physical ability to perform required duties as assigned, including standing for long periods of time, climbing and working on rockwork ledges, 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.

Keeper, Antelope/River's Edge – (Seasonal)

Posted: July 24, 2015

Responsibilities: Will be assigned to work in the Antelope or River’s Edge area as needed.  Major tasks include cleaning and maintaining habitats, barns and service areas; continual monitoring of habitats and visitor areas with attention to detail; feeding and watering of animals; providing assistance in restraining animals for veterinary management and research purposes; participating in the use of behavioral conditioning to train species for husbandry/research purposes; maintaining departmental records; and working on special projects as needed.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in an animal-related field and previous keeper experience preferred. 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. Successful applicants must have a positive attitude and be self-motivated, resourceful, proactive and forward thinking. Must be a team player and be able to work in line with the Antelope Team Values of Hope, Excellence, Respect and Dedication in order to provide the animals in our care with the highest level of animal welfare. Good keeper safety record required. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.

Supervisor, Welcome Desk – (Seasonal)

The Saint Louis Zoo is seeking energetic, responsible and service-oriented applicants to provide additional supervisory coverage to the Welcome Desk during the summer season and some special events in addition to assisting our Zoo visitors with memberships, Safari Pass purchases, and other Host responsibilities. Interested candidates must be able to professionally handle a variety of situations, supervise Welcome Desk staff, and enforce all Zoo and Welcome Desk policies and procedures. Candidates must be able to work weekends, holidays and evening hours to open and/or close the desk (7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend) as well as some availability during the week 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Prior customer service, sales and supervisory experience is preferred. Familiarity with computers is required. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.

Keeper, Children's Zoo – (Full-Time)

Posted: June 2, 2015

Responsibilities: Duties include but are not limited to: providing daily care to the  Children’s Zoo collection of over 300 small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and aquatics, utilizing the Zoo’s animal enrichment  and welfare protocols, monitoring and interpreting animal health and behavior, providing formulated diets and monitoring consumption, utilizing operant conditioning for animal management, assisting department staff as requested/required, assisting external customers, advancing the Zoo’s mission through positive visitor interactions, participating in our Keeper for a Day program, maintaining a clean and safe work environment, maintaining comprehensive and accurate records, following oral and written directions effectively, and managing time efficiently.

Qualifications: A competitive applicant will be an individual who is passionate about providing outstanding care and commitment to the collection, specifically but not limited to, the reptiles, amphibians and aquatics of the Children’s Zoo. The successful candidate will be adept at sharing that passion with our young visitors through positive interactions. He/she will be a critical thinker and will work in a manner that promotes a stimulating, productive and happy work environment that fosters a climate of teamwork and innovation. Only effective communicators who can contribute to and work with an innovative team will be considered. The candidate will develop this position to achieve the highest level of animal care, individual/team excellence and professional satisfaction. Four-year college degree preferred with preference given to applicants with at least one year experience working with reptiles, amphibians and aquatics in an AZA institution. Must have the physical ability to stand for long periods of time, walk the Zoo grounds, lift, bend and kneel down. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.

Cook – (Seasonal)

Posted: February 11, 2015

Responsibilities: Support the Zoo’s Executive Chef, his staff and the Catering Department with preparation and execution of all daily kitchen functions. Ability to lead a Zoo event.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. At least five years of cooking experience required. Prior experience in a fast-paced, large volume atmosphere preferred. Must have basic knowledge of measurements, cooking principles and have the ability to follow recipes without supervision. Sauce and soup knowledge is a plus. Must be able to take direction and also work independently when applicable. Good knife skills are important. Serve Safe Certificate is required. Must be available to days, weekends and evening events. Hourly position. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.