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Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Potawatomi Zoo is home to more than 400 animals and exceeds the standards for zoos in animal care and quality of life, conservation, and education programs. Potawatomi Zoo is the oldest zoo in Indiana and since its humble origins, it has become a focus of fun and educational activity in the Michiana area.

Advantages of working at the Zoo:
Flexible schedule
Seasonal Full Time hours (medical benefits for seasonal full time staff)
Seasonal Part Time hours
Monthly bonus that is matched at the end of the season
Pay rate: $14.00/hr

Job Summary:
Provide professional and courteous service to guests while operating the train through the Zoo.

Responsibilities:
• Daily maintenance of train and tracks for operation, including adding gasoline, oil and other necessary fluids for operation.
• Completing daily inspection check list of train equipment, reporting any repairs or damage immediately
• Greet guests in courteous and helpful manner
• Narration of facts and information about the Zoo
• Assist guests getting on and off the train
• Interact with guests and staff in a professional and courteous manner at all times
• Maintain an enthusiastic and welcoming demeanor
• Actively promote events and other zoo related activities

Qualifications:
• Valid Indiana or Michigan Driver’s License
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
• Ability to Stoop, Stand, Sit and Climb multiple times throughout a scheduled shift
• Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
• Have availability and flexibility to work weekends, holidays and evenings, sometimes in inclement weather
• Maintain clean and safe work environment.
• Ability to support other areas of the Zoo, including but not limited to, operating a cash drawer, directing guests during peak hours, other attractions.
• Communicate information
• Criminal Background Check

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Potawatomi Zoo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email resume to hr@potawatomizoo.org. Please note position applying for in the email subject line. Applications may be obtained at our website: www.potawatomizoo.org/about-us/careers.

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Potawatomi Zoo is home to more than 400 animals and exceeds the standards for zoos in animal care and quality of life, conservation, and education programs. Potawatomi Zoo is the oldest zoo in Indiana and since its humble origins, it has become a focus of fun and educational activity in the Michiana area.

Advantages of working at the Zoo:
Flexible schedule (between 9am and 8pm)
Seasonal Full-Time hours (medical benefits for seasonal full-time staff)
Seasonal Part Time hours
Pay rate: $11.00/hr

Job Summary:
Provide professional and courteous service to guests in the Potawatomi Gift Shop, or other on-site retail location

Responsibilities:
• Interact/communicate with guests and staff in a professional, helpful, and courteous manner at all times.
• Accurately count money/make change.
• Operate a computerized point of sale system or electronic cash register.
• Ability to stand for long periods of time.
• Maintain an enthusiastic and welcoming demeanor.
• Actively promote events and other zoo related activities.
• Work in a fast-paced environment.
• Inventory and organize the retail areas

Qualifications:
• Have availability and flexibility to work weekends, holidays and evenings, sometimes in inclement weather.
• Maintain clean and safe work environment.
• Ability to multi-task.
• Ability to Stoop, Stand, and Sit multiple times throughout a scheduled shift.
• Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.
• Ability to support other areas of the Zoo, including but not limited to, operating a cash drawer, directing guests during peak hours, other attractions.
• Communicate information.
• Criminal Background Check

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Potawatomi Zoo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email resume to hr@potawatomizoo.org. Please note position applying for in the email subject line. Applications may be obtained at our website: www.potawatomizoo.org/about-us/careers.

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Potawatomi Zoo is home to more than 400 animals and exceeds the standards for zoos in animal care and quality of life, conservation, and education programs. Potawatomi Zoo is the oldest zoo in Indiana and since its humble origins, it has become a focus of fun and educational activity in the Michiana area.

Advantages of working at the Zoo:
• Flexible schedule (between 9am and 8pm)
• Seasonal Full-Time hours (medical benefits for seasonal full-time staff)
• Seasonal Part Time hours
• Pay rate: $11.00/hr

Job Summary:
Provide professional and courteous service to guests upon entry, or at one of Potawatomi Zoo attractions.

Responsibilities:
• Interact/communicate with guests and staff in a professional, helpful, and courteous manner at all times.
• Accurately count money/make change.
• Operate a computerized point of sale system or electronic cash register.
• Provide an enthusiastic encounter at our attractions.
• Ability to stand for long periods of time.
• Maintain an enthusiastic and welcoming demeanor.
• Actively promote events and other zoo related activities.
• Work in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications
• Have availability and flexibility to work weekends, holidays and evenings, sometimes in inclement weather.
• Maintain clean and safe work environment.
• Ability to multi-task.
• Ability to Stoop, Stand, and Sit multiple times throughout a scheduled shift.
• Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.
• Ability to support other areas of the Zoo, including but not limited to, operating a cash drawer, directing guests during peak hours, other attractions.
• Communicate information.
• Criminal Background Check

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Potawatomi Zoo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please mail application to or email hr@potawatomizoo.org. Applications may be obtained at the zoo office or at our website: www.potawatomizoo.org/about-us/careers

HOW TO APPLY

Please mail resume and cover letter to Human Resources at Potawatomi Zoo at 500 South Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615 or email HR@potawatomizoo.org. Please note the position you are applying for in email subject line.

The Potawatomi Zoo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Potawatomi Zoo is home to more than 400 animals and exceeds the standards for zoos in animal care and quality of life, conservation, and education programs. Potawatomi Zoo is the oldest zoo in Indiana and since its humble origins, it has become a focus of fun and educational activity in the Michiana area.

Advantages of working at the Zoo:
Flexible schedule
Seasonal Full Time hours (medical benefits for seasonal full time staff)
Seasonal Part Time hours
Monthly bonus that is matched at the end of the season
Pay rate: $14.00/hr

Job Summary:
Provide professional and courteous service to guests while operating the train through the Zoo.

Responsibilities:
• Daily maintenance of train and tracks for operation, including adding gasoline, oil and other necessary fluids for operation.
• Completing daily inspection check list of train equipment, reporting any repairs or damage immediately
• Greet guests in courteous and helpful manner
• Narration of facts and information about the Zoo
• Assist guests getting on and off the train
• Interact with guests and staff in a professional and courteous manner at all times
• Maintain an enthusiastic and welcoming demeanor
• Actively promote events and other zoo related activities

Qualifications:
• Valid Indiana or Michigan Driver’s License
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
• Ability to Stoop, Stand, Sit and Climb multiple times throughout a scheduled shift
• Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
• Have availability and flexibility to work weekends, holidays and evenings, sometimes in inclement weather
• Maintain clean and safe work environment.
• Ability to support other areas of the Zoo, including but not limited to, operating a cash drawer, directing guests during peak hours, other attractions.
• Communicate information
• Criminal Background Check

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Potawatomi Zoo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email resume to hr@potawatomizoo.org. Please note position applying for in the email subject line. Applications may be obtained at our website: www.potawatomizoo.org/about-us/careers.

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Potawatomi Zoo is home to more than 400 animals and exceeds the standards for zoos in animal care and quality of life, conservation, and education programs. Potawatomi Zoo is the oldest zoo in Indiana and since its humble origins, it has become a focus of fun and educational activity in the Michiana area.

Advantages of working at the Zoo:
Flexible schedule (between 9am and 8pm)
Seasonal Full-Time hours (medical benefits for seasonal full-time staff)
Seasonal Part Time hours
Pay rate: $11.00/hr

Job Summary:
Provide professional and courteous service to guests in the Potawatomi Gift Shop, or other on-site retail location

Responsibilities:
• Interact/communicate with guests and staff in a professional, helpful, and courteous manner at all times.
• Accurately count money/make change.
• Operate a computerized point of sale system or electronic cash register.
• Ability to stand for long periods of time.
• Maintain an enthusiastic and welcoming demeanor.
• Actively promote events and other zoo related activities.
• Work in a fast-paced environment.
• Inventory and organize the retail areas

Qualifications:
• Have availability and flexibility to work weekends, holidays and evenings, sometimes in inclement weather.
• Maintain clean and safe work environment.
• Ability to multi-task.
• Ability to Stoop, Stand, and Sit multiple times throughout a scheduled shift.
• Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.
• Ability to support other areas of the Zoo, including but not limited to, operating a cash drawer, directing guests during peak hours, other attractions.
• Communicate information.
• Criminal Background Check

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Potawatomi Zoo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email resume to hr@potawatomizoo.org. Please note position applying for in the email subject line. Applications may be obtained at our website: www.potawatomizoo.org/about-us/careers.

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Potawatomi Zoo is home to more than 400 animals and exceeds the standards for zoos in animal care and quality of life, conservation, and education programs. Potawatomi Zoo is the oldest zoo in Indiana and since its humble origins, it has become a focus of fun and educational activity in the Michiana area.

Advantages of working at the Zoo:
• Flexible schedule (between 9am and 8pm)
• Seasonal Full-Time hours (medical benefits for seasonal full-time staff)
• Seasonal Part Time hours
• Pay rate: $11.00/hr

Job Summary:
Provide professional and courteous service to guests upon entry, or at one of Potawatomi Zoo attractions.

Responsibilities:
• Interact/communicate with guests and staff in a professional, helpful, and courteous manner at all times.
• Accurately count money/make change.
• Operate a computerized point of sale system or electronic cash register.
• Provide an enthusiastic encounter at our attractions.
• Ability to stand for long periods of time.
• Maintain an enthusiastic and welcoming demeanor.
• Actively promote events and other zoo related activities.
• Work in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications
• Have availability and flexibility to work weekends, holidays and evenings, sometimes in inclement weather.
• Maintain clean and safe work environment.
• Ability to multi-task.
• Ability to Stoop, Stand, and Sit multiple times throughout a scheduled shift.
• Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.
• Ability to support other areas of the Zoo, including but not limited to, operating a cash drawer, directing guests during peak hours, other attractions.
• Communicate information.
• Criminal Background Check

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Potawatomi Zoo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please mail application to or email hr@potawatomizoo.org. Applications may be obtained at the zoo office or at our website: www.potawatomizoo.org/about-us/careers

HOW TO APPLY

Please mail resume and cover letter to Human Resources at Potawatomi Zoo at 500 South Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615 or email HR@potawatomizoo.org. Please note the position you are applying for in email subject line.

The Potawatomi Zoo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.