News release from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo:
Zoo Summer Job Fair March 14
(March 9, 2015) – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo will host a Summer Job Fair on Saturday, March 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Pavilion #1 in Franke Park.
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and Service Systems Associates, the zoo’s food and retail partner, will accept applications for about 100 seasonal positions to serve more than 500,000 annual zoo guests.
Job openings include guest service positions at the food concessions, gift shops, admission gate, rides, and operations support. All openings are temporary, seasonal positions, ranging from 15 to 40 hours per week during the zoo season (mid-April through mid-October). For more information, visit kidszoo.org.
Applicants should download applications in advance at kidszoo.org and bring completed applications to the Job Fair. Interviews will be held during the Job Fair as time and capacity allow.
About the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction, hosting more than 500,000 guests annually. The zoo received the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award, was voted Indiana’s #1 “Gotta-Do Summer Attraction,” and is consistently named one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets.
The zoo is a conservation leader, contributing more than $80,000 annually to local, regional, and international efforts to protect wild animals and habitats, and participating in cooperative management programs for 91 endangered species and taxa. The zoo was named Northeast Indiana’s Sustainable Business of the Year in 2014.
As a self-supporting facility, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo receives no tax dollars for operations. The zoo’s operations are funded entirely by earned revenue and donations.
The zoo opens for the 2015 season on April 25, 2015. Hours are 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily with the last ticket sold at 5:00 PM. Admission is $14.00 for adults; $10.50 for seniors age 60+; and $9.00 for children ages 2-18. Babies age 1 and under and Zoo Society Members are admitted free.