Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Part Time - Starts at $12.50/hour

If you are interested in working in a fast-paced, unique environment, Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is looking for you!

We are accepting applications to fill part-time positions in both the cafè and other concessions on zoo grounds. Must have availability Monday-Friday and weekend availability is a must. Available hours will be 10-20 per week.

We are seeking candidates who are energetic, customer- and team-oriented. Candidates with food and beverage, customer service or parks experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Job Functions:

Expected to be at workstation at start of shift and adhere to dress code.

  • Responsibilities may include sales, prep work, cleaning, sanitation, restocking or other jobs as assigned.
  • Staff may be required to work in café or other venue sites on zoo grounds.
  • Determines assigned job position using the daily assignment sheet.
  • Stocks assigned area/s to prepare for customers.
  • Maintains sanitary conditions at work site and proper level of product.
  • Cleans and restocks all areas for the following day.
  • Work site must be checked and approved by management prior to end of shift.
  • Adheres to zoo policies and protocols.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Must be flexible; May be required to change work schedule.
  • Must be committed to quality of product and customer service.
  • Ability to work autonomously, as well as with a team, to achieve established goals.

Completion of a successful background check is required for employment.

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume via email to rleonar[email protected]. No phone calls, please.

Part Time - $12.50/hour plus tips

Position Description: On call staff for events; Seasonal, part-time, non-exempt position; Employment pending criminal and driver history records; Promotes the Zoo and its mission.

Responsible to: Event Manager, Event Coordinator, House Coordinator             

Essential Job Functions:

  • Sets up facilities for events including dishware, glassware etc.
  • Cleans china/silverware.
  • Maintains clean tables and banquet area.
  • Takes orders from customers.
  • Serves courses in timely manner.
  • Assists in breaking down tables after events.
  • Assists in training new staff, when necessary, as directed by Director of Food and Beverage.
  • Provides high levels of customer service at all times.
  • Adheres to Zoo policies and protocols.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as requested.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Two years serving experience.
  • Food and beverage experience preferred.

Skills / Knowledge Required:

  • Customer service oriented; Team player; Self-motivated; Able to work in fast paced environment; Able to handle difficult customers.
  • Able to lift moderate to heavy items (50-75 pounds); Continuous standing and walking while carrying items; Shifts may include days, nights and/or weekends.

Completion of a successful background check is required for employment.

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume via email to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

Part-time - $12.50/hour

Join the team at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, the number one family entertainment destination in Central New York!

Friends of the Zoo is seeking part-time staff for our retail gift shop, The Curious Cub. Weekday availability Monday to Friday along with weekends is a must. We are looking for candidates who are energetic, customer- and team-oriented. At least one year of retail experience is required.

Completion of a successful background check is required for employment. Working papers are required for anyone under 18 years of age.

To Apply:
Email your resume to [email protected] (Word or PDF attachments only) No phone calls please!

See a full job description here.