Gulf Breeze Zoo Careers

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is a 50-acre facility located in the beautiful Florida panhandle. The Zoo is rapidly growing and searching for motivated individuals to join our team. The Zoo maintains a diverse collection of more than 900 animals, including great apes, carnivores, primates, birds, reptiles and a large petting/farm area. The zoo also has a restaurant, mining sluice, safari line train and a large gift shop.

Requirements for all positions:
  • Gulf Breeze Zoo is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.
  • Applicants must have a neat, clean appearance.
  • Applicants should have no visible tattoos or piercings.
  • Applicants must have great people skills.
  • Apply in person or email your resume to the appropriate address.

Current Career Opportunities

Social Media & Marketing Coordinator

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is hiring a Social Media Manager to join our team.

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Food and Beverage Manager

The Food and Beverage Manager is a customer-oriented position responsible for managing the overall F&B operations to achieve customer satisfaction, quality of food and beverage service, compliance with company policies and procedures, as well as federal, state, and local regulations while meeting/exceeding financial goals for the F&B Operations. The Gulf Breeze Zoo has one dine-in restaurant on-site and anticipates additional F&B satellites soon. This person will report directly to the Guest Services Manager and be responsible for (but not limited to) overseeing day-to-day food and beverage operations, inventory and ordering, quality and waste control, supervising, leading, and training food and beverage staff members.

Additional Responsibilities:
  • Provides leadership and direction to team members.
  • Maintains high standards of guest services throughout all operations.
  • Operates cash registers and assists with front and back-of-house operations.
  • Enforces daily/weekly/monthly cleaning schedules.
  • Aides in keeping SOPs up to date and ensures staff is following procedures efficiently.
  • Monitors and maintains the productivity level of employees.
  • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish work.
  • Places food and beverage supply orders.
  • Ensures the property quantity and control of Food, Beverage, and other supplies, including cost controls, quality control, inventory accuracy, and stock rotation.
  • Organizes regularly scheduled training classes and meetings to meet food code regulations.
  • Establishes professional relationships with vendors.
  • Assists with hiring and training new team members.
  • This is a full-time position with 40 scheduled hours per week.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in customer service/food & beverage operations.
  • Must be ServSafe Manager certified or willing to complete the course within 60 days of employment.
  • Must complete the Responsible Vendor Alcohol Manager Course within 15 days of employment.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and stand on feet for the duration of shift.
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and school breaks.
  • Must have proficient computer skills with knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • Must be proficient in cash handling.
  • Must be a team player with excellent teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Ability to follow a strict personal dress code and maintain a valid driver’s license is required.

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Guest Services Team Members

Date Posted 4/1/2022

Description: Gulf Breeze Zoo is looking for enthusiastic individuals for various positions. Flexible scheduling and a fun work environment. Positions include cashiers/attendants for ticketing, retail, food service, animal feed, and train operations.

Weekend Availability is required.

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