John Ball Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of the Zoo is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, Veteran Status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected category recognized by state and federal laws.

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  General Curator
 Grand Rapids / MI

POSITION SUMMARY

John Ball Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, with a mission to inspire people to be active participants in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. We are seeking a General Curator to join our team to oversee the institution's entire animal collection and animal management staff.

In collaboration with the Chief Administrative Officer, the General Curator will lead the animal care teams to ensure that the operations of t...

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  Seasonal Reservations Specialist
 Grand Rapids / MI

Reporting to the Lead Reservationist, the Seasonal Reservation Specialist will be the first point of contact for customers during the weekends. Creating a pleasant and engaging experience for inbound informational callers. The Seasonal Reservation Specialist will assist with scheduling education programming and complete site reservation transactions. In additional, this person will person a variety of clerical and guest services functions including; customer service, word-processing, re...

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Seasonal Reservations Specialist Administrative Assistant Grand Rapids / MI Seasonal Reservations Specialist
  Seasonal Food Service Lead
 Grand Rapids / MI

Be part of the adventure! John Ball Zoo welcomes over 500,000 visitors a year where guests can learn and experience what it means to be active participants in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. We are hiring passionate and driven individuals to join the mission and help provide a memorable experience for our guests.

What we are looking for: Food Service Lead 

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  Seasonal Membership Services Lead
 Grand Rapids / MI

SUMMARY

Be part of the adventure! John Ball Zoo welcomes over 500,000 visitors a year. The Zoo is a fun and exciting place where guests can learn and experience what it means to be active participants in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. We are hiring passionate and driven individuals to join the mission and help provide a memorable experience for our guests.

 

The Membership Services Representative Lead will process new and ren...

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  Seasonal Membership Services Representative
 Grand Rapids / MI

SUMMARY

Be part of the adventure! John Ball Zoo welcomes over 500,000 visitors a year. The Zoo is a fun and exciting place where guests can learn and experience what it means to be active participants in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. We are hiring passionate and driven individuals to join the mission and help provide a memorable experience for our guests.

 

The Membership Services Representative will process new and renewing...

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Seasonal Membership Services Representative Administrative Assistant Grand Rapids / MI Seasonal Membership Services Representative
  Seasonal Food Service Worker I
 Grand Rapids / MI

SUMMARY

The ideal candidate will provide superior service to guests in various food venues located around the zoo. The candidate will follow all safety and sanitation procedures to ensure they provide guests with a quality product. They must work efficiently and accurately when handling cash to ensure the guest has a great experience.

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  Seasonal Zoo Guide II
 Grand Rapids / MI

This seasonal position facilitates daily interaction between visitors and animals primarily in the interactive exhibits. They will assist with Daily Animal Programs and be trained to use the entry level ambassador animals for interpretive programs as needed. This position will also assist with special events, summer promotions, and activities

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  Seasonal Zoo Guide III
 Grand Rapids / MI

This seasonal position facilitates daily interaction between zoo visitors and John Ball Zoo’s animals and exhibits by presenting engaging Daily Animal Program interpretation. Individuals will be trained to present the zoo’s educational animals for events and live animal education programs and to conduct Behind the Scenes tours. 

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  Seasonal Overnight Instructor
 Grand Rapids / MI

Candidate will lead Group and Summer Camp Overnights. Group overnights usually consist of Scout troops ranging in age from 6 years to adulthood, Camp overnights are geared towards students entering 3rd-8th grade. Overnights consist of educational activities based on certain themes or badge requirements and may include but are not limited to; zoo tours, craft projects, games, behind the scenes opportunities and live animal demonstrations. Position will begin in March and ...

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Seasonal Overnight Instructor General Education Grand Rapids / MI Zoo Instructor - Overnights
  Seasonal Zoo Instructor
 Grand Rapids / MI

The candidate will teach or assist with a variety of education programs including but not limited to; Wild Encounters, Zoo Lab classes, Travel Zoos and Scout Programs. The majority of these programs include a live animal presentation. The candidate will also lead Zoo Camp spring break and summer classes. Camp classes are for ages ranging from 3 year olds through those entering 9th grade. Other education programs include youth and families ranging from 5 year olds through adult. Ins...

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Seasonal Zoo Instructor General Education Grand Rapids / MI Lead Zoo Instructor
  Assistant Building and Grounds Supervisor (Part Time)
 Grand Rapids / MI

SUMMARY

In collaboration with the Building and Grounds Manager, the Assistant Building and Grounds Supervisor plans, organizes and supervises the daily maintenance of fixtures, furnishings, horticultural and landscape forms and features of the assigned facilities, supervises building operating services including custodial cleaning and maintenance; movement of freight and mail within the facility; loading dock operations; installation and maintenance of lawns, planting...

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Assistant Building and Grounds Supervisor (Part Time) Maintenance Grand Rapids / MI Assistant Building and Grounds Manager
  Seasonal Experience Facilitator
 Grand Rapids / MI

Guest Experience Facilitators serve by working as part of a team at different zoo venues including the ropes course, zip line, budgie feeding aviary, camel rides, and funicular. The ideal candidate will be positive, friendly, and reliable. Each team member must enjoy working with people and must care about the well- being of other team members and guests. All team members act as role models for outstanding customer service standards, both within the department and within the zoo.

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  Seasonal Zookeeper Aide
 Grand Rapids / MI

The Seasonal Zookeeper Aide will assist zookeepers in the care and feeding of exotic and domestic animals: cleaning and maintaining buildings, displays, cages and yards: and reporting on the physical and behavioral condition of the animals.  Work is performed under general supervision following established policies, procedures, and instructions. Positions will tentatively be available from May through September.

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  Seasonal Rental and Event Facilitator
 Grand Rapids / MI

The primary purpose of this position is to operate the John Ball Zoo Funicular, and maintain cleanliness of all rental facilities and to assist with all rentals and special events. Areas of responsibility include operating the funicular, cleaning of the Ball Room and Bissell Tree House (and other spaces deemed necessary), helping facilitate Special Events, helping facilitate Bissell Tree House, Ball Room, After Hour Zoo Rentals, and providing good customer service at all times.

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  Seasonal Teen Volunteer Coordinator
 Grand Rapids / MI

This seasonal position coordinates the daily activities of the teen volunteer program. This position will communicate with animal staff, education staff and event staff who utilize the teens on a daily basis to properly divide duties and give the teens a well-rounded educational experience.

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  Seasonal Zoo Guide I
 Grand Rapids / MI

This seasonal position facilitates daily interaction between zoo visitors and John Ball Zoo’s animals and exhibits, primarily the interactive summer exhibits. This position will also assist with special events, summer promotions, overnights, and zoo activities.

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Seasonal Zoo Guide I Others Grand Rapids / MI Seasonal Zoo Guide I
  Seasonal Food Service Worker II
 Grand Rapids / MI

SUMMARY

The ideal candidate will provide superior service to guests in various food venues located around the zoo. The candidate will follow all safety and sanitation procedures to ensure they provide guests with a quality product. They must work efficiently and accurately when handling cash to ensure the guest has a great experience. 

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Seasonal Food Service Worker II Restaurant Manager Grand Rapids / MI Food Service Worker I
  Seasonal Face Painter
 Grand Rapids / MI

SUMMARY

The face painter will work at the face painting venue as well as other gift venues in the zoo and cashier as needed ensuring a positive and friendly experience for customers.

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  Seasonal Retail Sales Associate
 Grand Rapids / MI

The Retail Sales Associate will work as a cashier at any gift stand zoo-wide. The successful candidate will be a friendly and outgoing person responsible for accurate cash sales transactions. He or she will work as part of a team to perform any stocking, labeling or customer service tasks needed for smoother operations of zoo retail outlets.

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Seasonal Retail Sales Associate Cashier Grand Rapids / MI Seasonal Retail Sales Associate
  Seasonal Guest Services Representative
 Grand Rapids / MI

Be part of the adventure! John Ball Zoo welcomes over 500,000 visitors a year where guests can learn and experience what it means to be active participants in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. We are hiring passionate and driven individuals to join the mission and help provide a memorable experience for our guests.

 

What we are looking for: Guest Services Representative

 

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  Volunteer Manager
 Grand Rapids / MI

Position Summary

At John Ball Zoo, our mission is to inspire people to be active participants in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. The Volunteer Manager will coordinate volunteer staffing while overseeing staff planning, recruiting, and on-boarding for volunteers who serve in all areas of the zoo’s operations. The Volunteer Manager will ensure that volunteers fulfill their duties while recognizing and awa...

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Volunteer Manager HR General Grand Rapids / MI Volunteer Manager
  Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker I
 Grand Rapids / MI

Be part of the adventure! John Ball Zoo welcomes over 500,000 visitors a year where guests can learn and experience what it means to be active participants in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. We are hiring passionate and driven individuals to join the mission and help provide a memorable experience for our guests.

What we are looking for: Park Maintenance Worker

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under supervision, the Park Main...

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Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker I Maintenance Grand Rapids / MI Park Maintenance Worker
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