Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities at the Gulf Breeze Zoo

Requirements for all positions

  • Gulf Breeze Zoo is a non-smoking workplace.
  • Must have a neat, clean appearance.
  • No visible tattoos or piercings.
  • Must have great people skills.
  • Apply in person or email resume to appropriate address.

Current Openings

Landscaper - Full Time $12 - $15 an hour

3/16/2020

Description: The Gulf Breeze Zoo is seeking landscapers for our Zoo grounds.

Education Prerequisites:

Applicants should preferably have plant knowledge with related experience and the willingness and ability to do physical work outside in all types of weather. To succeed in the Zoo, all landscapers must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, good-spirited, and honest with a strong work ethic.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • General garden bed clean up (Weeding, Pruning, Deadheading, Planting, Dividing, Edging, Trimming, Mulching, Occasional Grass Cutting and Leaf Removal.)
  • Planting and maintaining new plants in and around Zoo animal exhibits
  • Maintaining a clean work environment and areas, including golf carts, tools, greenhouse, etc.
  • Must have reliable transportation and valid driver's license
  • Paid landscape experience, 1 year required

Compensation and Benefits

Gulf Breeze Zoo is a Drug-Free and Smoke-Free work environment. Competitive salary, insurance, paid sick/vacation time and 401k options available. In addition, a medical benefits package including vision and dental is available. Salary: $12.00 to $15.00/hour and flexible scheduling.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must be physically fit and active, able to lift 50 pounds comfortably and be able to work in all types of weather. Applicants must possess a strong work ethic, a willingness to learn, and a valid driver's license. Must adhere to strict personal appearance requirements with no major visible tattoos permitted and maintain a non-smoking work environment. Must be able to complete daily tasks in a timely fashion with minimal supervision once trained, and keep accurate daily records.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12.00 to $14.00 /hour

Experience:

Landscape Maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)
relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
landscaping: 1 year (Preferred)

License:

Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

Pay Frequency: Bi-weekly or Twice monthly

Schedule:

Monday to Friday
8-hour shift


Maintenance

3/16/2020

The Gulf Breeze Zoo in Gulf Breeze, FL is looking for a Maintenance Person to perform basic maintenance duties that ALSO can demonstrate artistic abilities which could add to the overall enhancement of exhibit designs.

Qualifications:

  • Must have some knowledge in carpentry, plumbing, airbrushing or painting and basic concrete work
  • Must be able to perform routine repairs on zoo structures
  • Must be detail orientated and be able to work either independently or with a team
  • Able to perform sustained work of a physical nature that may require heavy lifting
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays

Creative design work including sculpture creation can take place of some maintenance experience or any combination of experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful completion of the essential job duties.

Additional Requirements: * Minimum Education/Experience - High School Diploma or equivalent and at least 1-year experience in the construction industry or maintenance field. * Must have a valid Florida Driver's License. * Background checks required

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $29,000.00 to $31,000.00 /year

Pay may depend on skills and/or qualifications

Experience:

maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)

Education: High school or equivalent (Required)

Work Location: One location

Benefits:

Health insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Retirement plan
Paid time off

Pay Frequency: Bi-weekly or Twice monthly

This Job Is: Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Schedule:

Weekends required
Holidays required
8-hour shift


Guest Services | Cashiers, Cafe, Kitchen & Train Drivers

2/24/2019

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is seeking a motivated individuals to join our Zoo Crew in the guest services department. The ideal candidate must be friendly and inviting, while working in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs. Flexible shifts, full-time and part-time available.

Position Requirements:

  • Operate point of sale system in retail and/or cafe setting.

Responsible for selling rides, animal feed, gifts, snacks, food etc.

  • Assisting in set up of parties, field trips, and for other events and groups.
  • Basic cleaning duties
  • Answering phones
  • Assisting visitors with questions or concerns

Past experience in customer service and/or retail a plus. Must be 16 to apply, must be 18 with clean driving record to apply for all Train positions. Full-time and part-time positions available, flexible shift scheduling. This is a non-smoking facility. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are permitted. Great pay and a fun work environment!

Contact: Guest Services Manager: gsmanager@gulfbreezezoo.org with resume and availability.


Giraffe Feeding Station Attendant

2/24/2019

Position Requirements:

  • Sell animal feed to guests using portable tablet.
  • Observe guests feeding giraffes and ensure safe practices within trained guidelines.
  • Keep surrounding areas clean throughout duration of shift
  • Answer questions and provide information about giraffes.
  • Part-time, flexible shifts

Qualifications:

  • Must possess excellent customer service skills and a positive, friendly attitude
  • Must be familiar with touch screen tablets and general working knowledge of point of sale systems
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be able to stand for duration of shift
  • Must be able to lift 45 pounds

Contact: Guest Services Manager gsmanager@gulfbreezezoo.org with resume and availability.