If you share our core values, perhaps you belong in a Zoo (our Zoo)! Check out the career opportunities below.

Internships

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Internship Program is designed for current college students or recent college graduates. Under the guidance and supervision of Zoo staff, interns will develop skills and gain valuable real-world experience in their field of interest.

The CZBG Intern Program provides students with a unique opportunity to work and learn from Zoo staff, gain valuable hands-on experience, develop professional contacts in the Zoo community, and attend lectures and continuing education courses presented by staff from a variety of departments. Topics include basic animal husbandry, operant conditioning, enrichment, nutrition, veterinary care, public speaking and presentations, green practices and conservation, and job-seeking/interview skills.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements: 1) Current college student working toward a degree in a related field, or a recent graduate with a related degree; 2) hard-working, highly motivated and professional; 3) demonstrate commitment to working with children, adults, and wildlife in a zoo setting; and 4) comfortable working with and handling many different species encompassing all classes of animals.

Working Conditions/Other Requirements:  All internships are unpaid. While performing the duties of this position the intern is regularly required to stand; walk; climb or balance and grasp objects.  In addition, the intern is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions; must be able to lift & move 50 pounds without mechanical assistance. The CZBG is open 364 days a year. Interns can expect to have a regular set schedule but may be scheduled to participate on some weekends, holidays, etc.

  • All interns must be fully vaccinated for COVID and provide documentation of date
  • Appointment is conditional upon passing a pre-start drug & nicotine screen
  • Must provide a negative TB test result prior to beginning the internship
  • Candidates must provide proof of current medical insurance, and maintain this insurance for the duration of the internship

To apply for an internship, qualified applicants must apply via our online application on our website. Please be prepared to provide the following documents and information with your application:

  • Cover letter and resume (PDF format required)
  • Contact information for one professional reference

Successful candidates will embrace and continuously demonstrate the Core Values of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden which include, but are not limited to:  Building Collaborative Relationships through open communication and active listening; having Positivity and Energy through positive attitudes and making time to celebrate successes; having Accountability, Mutual Trust and Respect through taking ownership of issues, learning from mistakes, treating others with respect, holding self and others accountable and doing what you say you’re going to do; possessing Progressive Thinking through being a self-directed learner, and learning from others, thinking creatively, challenging the status quo respectively, and demonstrating relentless pursuit for improvement; and having Pride, Passion & a Sense of Ownership through respect and care for the living collection, going the extra mile, always being an advocate for the Zoo and demonstrating a strong personal ownership.[/symple_toggle]



2023 Internship Opportunities: COMING SOON!


Thank you for your interest!  If you have additional questions, please email [email protected].

Food Service Associate

Please apply here: https://apply.jobappnetwork.com/clients/18834/posting/7088819/en

Are YOU the perfect addition to our team?  We are looking for the following traits:

  • Goal-oriented and flexible to meet the needs of the operation.
  • Demonstrates desire to help the team succeed.
  • Cash handling experience and register knowledge.
  • People person that is guest service oriented.
  • Individuals with culinary experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge of food safety standards, quality, and presentation or willing to learn all aspects.
  • Individual who brings excitement and opportunity to engage with the team and guests.

Please inquire for full job description.

Position is Part-Time/flexible, with hours available based on season and operational need. Hours may be Full-Time during season given location, please confirm with hiring manager.

Position wage is hourly, dependent on experience

SSA Group, LLC. is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and equal opportunity through our commitment to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.


Sales Associate

Please apply here: https://apply.jobappnetwork.com/clients/18834/posting/7109317/en

The Cincinnati Zoo Gift Shops are now hiring fun, energetic, silly, optimistic and outgoing people to add to our team. Start date would be early March. Hours of operation are 9a-5p Monday through Sunday. Saturday and Sunday availability is a must. Cleaning and restocking merchandise are necessary job duties completed after the Zoo closes, typically adding 1.5 to 2 hours to the end of the shift. You will be required to work outside, selling to guests, with a positive attitude in most weather conditions, no exceptions.

Our primary goal is to provide every zoo guest with EXTRAordinary service.

Expectations:

  • Be trust worthy and dependable
  • Be contagiously energetic, enthusiastic, silly, fun and goofy
  • Be able to effectively work in a team and independently
  • Have a positive attitude, optimistic outlook and generous smile
  • Be able to work a rotating schedule of 15-30 hours per week
  • Be outgoing and be able to start and carry-on conversations with guests
  • Be able to do simple math, including adding and subtracting without a calculator

Job Duties:

  • #1 priority is giving guests EXTRAordinary service
  • Adding-on items at all areas of service
  • Straightening and stocking the store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Using cash register
  • Meeting and exceeding sales goals

We also have sales positions available geared towards those with educational backgrounds or experience working closely with children. If you feel that you fit this category, we encourage you to apply and note this in your application. Further information about this position will be provided during the interview process.

SSA Group does require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Prior retail experience is not necessary for any of our positions, but you must possess the combined skills and knowledge needed to understand and execute outstanding customer service with every guest in a fast paced, ever changing environment.


Retail Warehouse Associate

Please apply here: https://apply.jobappnetwork.com/clients/18834/posting/7109330/en

SSA: Built by family for families, SSA activates the moments between the experiences.

Are YOU the perfect addition to our team?  We are looking for the following traits:

  • Demonstrates organizational and planning skills with working knowledge of FIFO for food warehouse systems.Previous experience with running/stocking product at cultural attractions, with ability to navigate larger location.
  • Physical ability to stand and walk for extended periods and to move and handle boxes (35lbs-50lbs or more) as necessary to operation, which entails lifting and perform all functions as set forth above
  • Ability to work varied hours/days, including nights, weekends and holidays, as needed
  • Goal-oriented and flexible to meet the needs of the operation.
  • Responsibly geared towards presenting a clean and welcome experience for guests through upholding sanitation requirements.

Requirements: Driving company vehicle and/or golf cart within the scope of employment requires a valid driver’s license and is subject to a DMV check; must be 16 years or older. SSA Group does require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Limited positions available, PPE (face mask, gloves, apron) will be required for all shifts, Job duties will require individual to lift up to 15-35lbs and be on feet for long periods of time, please discuss with interviewing manager if accommodation is needed

Please inquire for full job description.

Position is Part-Time/flexible, with hours available based on season and operational need. Hours may be Full-Time during season given location, please confirm with hiring manager.

Position is wage is hourly, dependent on experience

SSA Group, LLC. is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and equal opportunity through our commitment to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Apply today!

Who are we? SSA is built by family, for families.

Much has changed since Kevin McNicholas founded this company in 1971, but even as our business grew, evolved and shifted into new markets, who we are has always stayed the same: We are a family business built on personal relationships, always taking the long view in our approach to business. Because we’re a family business, we think generationally in how we operate, always considering the long-term legacy and mission of our partners. In fact, facing behemoth, impersonal competitors on all fronts, SSA is uniquely positioned as a large company with a small company feel that can offer more of a personal relationship. Built by family, for families, we still are 100% independent. Our clients love that they have a direct line to Sean or Eric or Shannon, and that relationships still mean something to us. This personal feeling of family permeates our entire team and can even be felt on the front line, where our SSA team actually becomes a part of the institution’s family, too. From one generation to the next, SSA will always be there for our partners and our people.

SSA operates with Five Pillars in mind: People, Culture, Growth, Operational Excellence, and Social Responsibility.

This job opportunity is classified as a medium exposure risk job: include those that require frequent and/or close contact with (i.e., within 6 feet of) people who may be infected with SARS-CoV-2, but who are not known or suspected COVID-19 patients. In areas without ongoing community transmission, workers in this risk group may have frequent contact with travelers who may return from international locations with widespread COVID-19 transmission. In areas where there is ongoing community transmission, workers in this category may have contact with the general public (e.g., schools, high-population-density work environments, some high-volume retail settings).

All California Residents: By clicking the “APPLY NOW” button and submitting your job application, you agree you have reviewed the SSA Group California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Candidate and Employee Privacy Notice (“Notice”). The English Notice is linked here, and the Spanish Notice is linked here

San Francisco Residents: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Please see the “Fair Chance Ordinance – Know Your Rights” document linked here for more information. By clicking the “APPLY NOW” button and submitting your job application, you agree you have reviewed the “Fair Chance Ordinance – Know Your Rights” document.

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Retail Fulfillment Specialist

Apply here: https://apply.jobappnetwork.com/clients/18834/posting/7068852/en

Job Description:

Are YOU the perfect addition to our team?  We are looking for the following traits:

  • Demonstrates organizational and planning skills with working knowledge of FIFO for food warehouse systems.Previous experience with running/stocking product at cultural attractions, with ability to navigate larger location.
  • Physical ability to stand and walk for extended periods and to move and handle boxes (35lbs-50lbs or more) as necessary to operation, which entails lifting and perform all functions as set forth above
  • Ability to work varied hours/days, including nights, weekends and holidays, as needed
  • Goal-oriented and flexible to meet the needs of the operation.
  • ?Responsibly geared towards presenting a clean and welcome experience for guests through upholding sanitation requirements.

Requirements: Driving company vehicle and/or golf cart within the scope of employment requires a valid driver’s license and is subject to a DMV check; must be 16 years or older.

Limited positions available, PPE (face mask, gloves, apron) will be required for all shifts, Job duties will require individual to lift up to 15-35lbs and be on feet for long periods of time, please discuss with interviewing manager if accommodation is needed

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Expectations

  • Be trustworthy and dependable
  • Be contagiously energetic, enthusiastic, silly, fun, and goofy
  • Be able to effectively work with a team and independently
  • Have a positive attitude, optimistic outlook, and generous smile
  • Work in all weather conditions.
  • Be able to work a rotating schedule of 15-30 hours per week
  • Be outgoing and be able to start and carry-on conversations with guests
  • Be able to do simple math, including adding and subtracting without a calculator
  • Be able to lift and carry upwards of 50lbs
  • Be able to lift boxes over your head
  • Be able to stand, walk, push, pull, squat, bend during your shift
  • Have a valid driver license
  • Be able to follow directions and make decisions on your own

Job Duties

  • Receive and put away inventory
  • Get customer orders ready and pack them up
  • Load boxes into trucks for shipment
  • Troubleshoot any problems
  • Ensure product meets quality requirements
  • Straightening and stocking the store as needed
  • Daily housekeeping – mopping, sweeping, dusting, breaking down boxes
  • Tagging merchandise
  • Assist the Warehouse Manager & E-commerce managers where needed
  • Driving the stock from one location to another
  • Push or pull carts up to 60lbs up and down hills
  • Use carts, dollies, hand trucks and other gear to move items around
  • Go up and down stairs
  • Adhere to strict safety, quality, and fulfillment production standards
  • Attention to detail
  • Restocking product on sales floor, shelves in warehouse
  • Help check product in

Prior warehouse and/or stocking experience is preferred for this position preferably in a retail setting.

Position is Part-Time/flexible, with hours available based on season and operational need. Hours may be Full-Time during season given location, please confirm with hiring manager.

Position is wage is hourly, dependent on experience

SSA Group, LLC. is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and equal opportunity through our commitment to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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