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Part Time positions generally are up to a max. of 25 hours per work week, with some exceptions for seasonal programs.
Position: Keeper: Elephants
Schedule: Thursday thru Monday, 7:00am to 4:00pm
Description: The Santa Barbara Zoo is seeking a keeper for our Elephant Team.The person filling this position will carry out all basic aspects of the daily care of the elephants, including, but not limited to: training, enrichment, maintenance of exhibits, and enhancing the guest experience. This position is part of a dynamic and progressive Animal Care team.
Position: Keeper: Birds
Schedule: Thursday thru Monday, 7:00am-4:00pm
Description: The Santa Barbara Zoo is seeking a keeper for our Bird team. The person filling this position will carry out all basic aspects of the daily care of the animals, including, but not limited to: training, enrichment, maintenance of exhibits, and enhancing the guest experience. This position is part of a dynamic and progressive Animal Care team.
Position: Receptionist, Week-End
Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, 9:00AM-4:00PM
Description: The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, positive, organized individual who has strong verbal communication skills, and enjoys engaging with people of all ages. Under general direction of the Director of of Guest Services, the week-end Receptionist is responsible for assisting with phones and other clerical duties.
Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age and be willing to represent the Santa Barbara Zoo's wholesome, family-friendly brand, and support the Zoo's mission. Must have strong strong customer service skills and be a problem solver. Prior experience working in an office setting, preferably in the customer service field and using the phone.
Compensation: $9.00 per hour
Position: Education Coordinator, Full Time
Schedule: Must be able to work one day of the week-end, holidays, and some evenings when events are scheduled.
Description: The Santa Barbara Zoo seeks a self-motivated and energetic team player with leadership qualities and creative thinking to join our Education team. The Education Coordinator promotes the Zoo and its mission through planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the Zoo’s education programs.
Requirements: The ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree (preferably in liberal arts, an education emphasis, conservation, biology, other life sciences) or equivalent experience and a minimum of one year's experience working with children in a formal or informal setting, successfully facilitating education programs (including but not limited to outdoor education, interpretive programs, and classroom teaching) preferably in a zoo, aquarium, museum or nature center setting.
Must be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, verbal and written communication skills, demonstrate initiative, and be a problem solver. Applicant must be able to stand/walk for up to eight continuous hours and access all areas of the facility.
Position: Teller, Weekend
Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, year round, 8:00-5:00PM (hours may vary based on events)
Description: Under general direction of the Administrative Coordinator, the Part Time Teller counts, tracks and reconciles daily cash receipts and prepares daily banks. Essential duties include investigating and reporting on cash discrepancies and back up to Receptionist as well as assisting other Administrative Dept. functions as assigned.
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Job Title: Guest Service Operations Coordinator (Full-Time)
Under the direction of the Director of Guest Services, the Guest Service Operations Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative support for the Guest Service Department by working with the Guest Experience Specialist program, team, and its directors. This includes enforcing and improving customer service standards; encouraging staff to achieve high customer service goals; booking, scheduling, tracking, and coordinating birthday parties and group reservations; as well as, coordinating and executing assignments of the Guest Services Department during special or private events. The Guest Service Operations Coordinator is also responsible for scheduling staff and responding to guest and colleague inquiries in a timely manner.