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Commissary Assistant

Job Details

Full Time


Applications are being accepted for a full-time Commissary Assistant.

Responsibilities: The Commissary Assistant performs the essential duties of the zoo’s commissary, including food preparation and storage. This position prepares animal diets in accordance with species-specific Diet Worksheets; assists the Commissary Supervisor with ordering and inventory; properly rotates, stores, and inspects animal food stocks; and maintains the kitchen, food storage areas, and equipment as instructed. See for a full job description.

Requirements: High school diploma or GED and one year of experience in a food preparation role are preferred.

Benefits: This is a full-time position requiring availability for a 40-hour work week year-round. Full-time benefits include Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, 403b Plan, 403b Matching, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Days Off, Paid Holidays, and Paid Parental Leave as well as optional Dental, Vision, Life, and Pet Insurance Programs. All team members receive Employee Perks such as free zoo admission, guest passes, and concessions discounts as well as appreciation and recognition programs and events.

Application Deadline: April 26, 2024



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.