Employment Opportunities at the Gulf Breeze Zoo


Requirements for ALL Positions

Full Time Positions Available

A neat, clean appearance.
     • No visible tattoos or piercing.
     • Non-smoking workplace.
     • Must have great people skills.
     • Apply in person/ e-mail resume to appropriate address.  

Guest Services Cashier

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is seeking a motivated individual that can be the first point of contact for our guests. The ideal candidate must be friendly and inviting, while working in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs. Will be required to work weekends and holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • Operating a cash register in the gift shop or at a small counter outdoors selling rides, animal feed, gifts, snacks, etc.
  • Assisting in set up of birthday parties, field trips, and for other events and groups.
  • Cleaning duties
  • Answering phones
  • Assisting visitors with questions or concerns

Past experience in customer service and/or retail a plus. This is a seasonal position, full-time and part-time positions available. This is a non-smoking facility. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are permitted.

Pay to be determined based on experience.

Contact:  Guest Services Manager: gifts@gulfbreezezoo.org

Maintenance

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is seeking a dedicated, self motivated, maintenance person with a diverse skill set including carpentry, machine operation, electrical and plumbing. 

Requirements:

  •  Must be able to work rain or shine, in extreme heat or cold, on weekends and holidays and fulfill a minimum of 40 hours per week 
  •  No visible tattoos or piercings
  •  Valid driver's license with copy of driving record
  •  Work history with management experience preferred.
  •  Must be able to lift 75 lbs or more
 Essential Job Responsibilities:
  •  Ability to make inspections and repairs as needed throughout the facility
  •  Repair plumbing leaks, maintain sinks and toilets, inspect septic and sewage systems, repair or replace water heaters etc.
  •  Build and repair fences; chain link / dog-eared wooden / game fence / etc
  •  Inspect and repair concrete sidewalks, asphalt/clay/gravel drives
  •  Make, repair, weld small and large project areas
  •  Lift, remove, install items as needed per task

Other skills necessary include but are not limited to: 
  • Welding
  • Carpentry
  • Machine operation
  • Electrical wiring and repair
  • Basic machine engineering
  • Radio communication skills

Contact: Director at: director@gulfbreezezoo.org

Zookeeper Internship

Responsibilities:

  • Animal Care: Daily husbandry, exhibit maintenance, supervised animal training, animal observations and diet preparation.
  • Guest Interactions: Formal and informal interactions with Zoo guests through animal encounters, talks, tours etc.
  • Project: All interns are required to complete a project, determined by curator.
  • Research: Become familiar with zoo population management strategies, natural history, current research and conservation studies related to animals in area of internship.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Must receive college credits for internship and provide proof from college adviser.
  • Minimum 1 year of college with minimum 2.5 overall GPA
  • Required levels of animal care experience vary between animal area placements.
  • Interns must agree to a 10 consecutive week commitment

o   At least 3, 8 hour days a week

o   Longer internships are available and highly recommended

Additional Notes:

Interns will be expected and required to interact with a diverse team of animal care staff, interns and volunteers. Interns will be expected to follow direction of full time staff for their personal safety and safety/care of all animals in the area. Interns will be expected to work regular animal care schedules including weekends and holidays if applicable during placement term. This internship is a physically demanding experience and will require intermediate levels of strength and flexibility as well as the ability to work outdoors and in all types of weather conditions. Uniforms will be provided to all interns upon start of internship. Interns will be evaluated regularly by mentors on performance and knowledge. Gulf Breeze Zoo reserves the right to dismiss an individual from the keeper internship at any point during the term.

Wages: All Zookeeper Internships are Unpaid

Enrollment fee: $50.00 to be paid upon acceptance

Application deadline:  

                                    Summer  Internship: April 14, 2017                             

Contact:  Katy Rich, krich@gulfbreezezoo.org