The Minnesota Zoo employs about 220 full-time, part-time, and intermittent staff. That number grows to between 270 and 300 with the addition of temporary staff during the spring and summer months.
The Minnesota Zoo employs people from a wide variety of backgrounds. In addition to typical “zoo jobs” such as veterinary technicians, interpretive naturalists, zookeepers, zoologists, and veterinarians, the business end of the Zoo requires people with many different skills, from accountants and marketing staff, to carpenters and guest services staff.
The Minnesota Zoo is a state agency and its employees are public employees, with salary and benefits set by union contracts and compensation plans.
Over the course of a year, the Zoo receives over two thousand applications for employment. All of our positions are highly competitive with a majority of positions requiring related experience and education.
Although we have positions open from time to time during the year, our largest recruitment period begins in March and lasts through mid-May, when we begin filling our summer positions.
Our open positions are listed below and can change on a daily basis. Applying for our positions is easy. If you are interested in a position and feel you meet the qualifications listed, simply click on the link within the posting. That link will take you to the State of Minnesota’s resume database where applicants can submit resumes for positions open for all state agencies, including the Minnesota Zoo.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
This information can be made available in alternative formats to individuals with disability by calling (651) 259-3637 or (651) 282-2699 (TTY).
If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your resume AND a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management Budget (MMB), 400 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Be sure to indicate the posting number of this job on your application. The paper application is available on the State Employment Web and MMB web sites, at any state agency HR office, or by calling 651-259-3637.
RECREATIONAL FACILITY MARKET SPEC
$ 19.58-$ 28.56 hourly, $ 40,883-$ 59,633 annually
|Working Title:||Sales Representative|
|Hiring Agency:||Minnesota Zoological Garden|
|Division/Bureau:||Sales and Marketing|
|Location:||Apple Valley, MN|
|Who May Apply:||Open to all qualified job seekers|
|Employment Conditions:||Permanent, Full-time|
|Work Shift:||Day Shift|
|Days of Work:||Monday-Friday|
|Job Grouping:||General Administration|
|Job Description:||The Minnesota Zoo has an opening for a Sales Representative. This position is primarily responsible for actively promoting and selling the Minnesota Zoo as a venue for daytime and evening events to external clients, with the objective of achieving established sales and revenue goals, and increasing overall positive awareness of the Minnesota Zoo, its programs and mission.|
Duties include but are not limited to:
This position will require some evenings and weekends.
|Minimum Qualifications:||Minimum qualifications:|
– Three years of professional sales experience selling and promoting attractions and/or event facilities to corporate and social clients. A Bachelor?s degree in Marketing or closely related field may be substituted for one year of experience.
– Exceptional communication, both verbally and through written correspondence.
– Documented success in outside selling and cold call proficiency.
– Experience with MS Office
Under the Job Specific Questions section of the on-line resume, please address the following:
The final candidate must successfully pass a background check.
|Selection Process:||The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.|
If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another.
Summer Employment Opportunities
None at this time
Minnesota Zoo Foundation Employment Opportunities
None at this time