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Operations Associate

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Operations Associate

Applications are being accepted for seasonal or part-time, temporary Operations Associates.

Responsibilities: Operations Associates provide guests safe and memorable experiences by operating and assisting at zoo rides, as well as ensuring a safe and clean environment by performing housekeeping and cleaning duties throughout the zoo. See for a full job description.

Requirements: Previous guest service, hospitality, or retail experience is preferred.

Benefits: These are either seasonal or part-time temporary positions, requiring availability for either up to a 29-hour or 40-hour work week, August through October. All team members receive Employee Perks such as free zoo admission, friends and family passes, and concessions discounts as well as appreciation and recognition programs and events.

Application Deadline: September 29, 2023



About the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction and well-loved community treasure, welcoming more than 600,000 guests each year and consistently named as one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo team provides exceptional animal care to 1,500 animals and 200 species throughout our 40 acre campus, participating in over 60 cooperative species survival programs. The zoo is committed to engaging diverse communities in our conservation work, delivering high-quality and educational community outreach programs, building a supportive and safe team culture, creating fun and welcoming experiences for all guests, and providing animals with opportunities to thrive physically and mentally through healthcare, nutrition, and advanced behavioral husbandry programs.

Mission: Connecting kids and animals, strengthening families, and inspiring people to care.

Vision: To create future generations of nature enthusiasts through leadership in animal care, educational experiences, and conservation.