News release from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo:
Zoo Summer Job Fair March 7
(February 19, 2020) – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo will host a Summer Job Fair on Saturday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Zoo Education Center at 600 Franke Park Drive.
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and Service Systems Associates, the Zoo’s food and retail partner, will accept applications for more than 100 seasonal positions to serve the 600,000 annual Zoo guests.
Job openings include Zoo Education Interpreters, Zoo Camp Counselors, Front Gate Associates, Food Concessions, Gift Shop, and Operations Support. All openings are temporary 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 and hiring will take place at the job fair until positions are filled or 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 600,000 guests annually. The Zoo 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 $286,000 annually to local, regional, and international efforts to protect wild animals and habitats. The Zoo cares for more than 1400 animals and participates in 63 cooperative species survival plans.
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 will open for the 56th season April 18, 2020. April Zoo hours are 9 am to 5 pm daily. Summer hours May through August are 9 am to 7 pm daily. September and October Zoo hours are 9 am to 5 pm.