Careers

Fresno Chaffee Zoo is always looking to add to our team of dedicated, passionate, and hardworking employees.

How to Apply

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Or, drop off: Fresno Chaffee Zoo
894 West Belmont Avenue
Fresno, California 93728

In addition, “Apply Now” buttons are available below each job description and will allow you to attach your completed resume in an e-mail.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo only accepts applications for open positions. Please be aware of the closing date displayed below the job title. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.

Current Opportunities

Facilities Manager

Closing Date: March 26, 2017

This position participates in the development and implementation of Maintenance, Custodial, and Horticulture policies and procedures. This position secures estimates for labor, materials and other costs associated with Facilities maintenance and improvements. Directs and oversees cleaning, maintenance and landscaping of Zoo grounds as well as plans, designs and schedules facility projects. The Facility Manager guides and supervises the service, repair and preventive maintenance of buildings and building HVAC equipment, water systems, electrical, plumbing, painting, carpentry, and other aspects of Zoo facilities. Also, purchases hardware, tools and supplies in accordance with established procedures. Must be able to maintain accurate inventory records. Contributes in the selection, orientation and training from Maintenance, Custodial, and Horticulture teams. Correspondingly, supervises staff performance, providing performance evaluations, informal feedback and correction when appropriate. Furthermore, informs Zoo Operations Officer of serious or ongoing issues. Ensures workflow is efficient and effective, makes appropriate logistical decisions and planning for current and future workflow, including interdepartmental scheduling. Assumes other responsibilities as necessary to assure achievement of established objectives.

Full Time Zoo Ranger

Closing Date: April 2, 2017

Fresno Chaffee Zoo is seeking to hire knowledgeable, outgoing and customer-oriented Full-Time Zoo Rangers. The Full-Time Zoo Ranger is a benefited position. Under the direction of the Safety and Security Manager, this position is responsible for providing a positive and visible presence to the public in the zoo for guest service, first aid and safety services for zoo grounds. The Zoo Ranger is responsible for assisting in the safety, information, monitoring adherence to Zoo rules and offering high quality guest service. This position must provide excellent customer service, ensuring an excellent experience for each guest. Performs other duties as assigned by the Security Manager.

Seasonal Culinary Associate

Closing Date: April 2, 2017

Service Systems Associates Located at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo is currently looking for part time, seasonal culinary associates, for the following positions: Prep Cook, Utilities (dish washer), Barista, Cashier, Line Cook. Applicate must have a ServSafe/Food handlers card, a high school diploma or equivalent and experience is preferred.


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Our Mission

Fresno Chaffee Zoo inspires wonder of our natural world, provides an engaging learning environment, and creates a passion for conservation.