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.
GENERAL MAINT WORKER
$ 13.27-$ 18.78 hourly
|Hiring Agency:||Minnesota Zoological Garden|
|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:||Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday|
|Job Grouping:||Const Facil Maint Mfg & Trans|
|Job Description:||The Minnesota Zoo is currently seeking two intermittent General Maintenance Workers. Applicants will be considered for both positions. They are responsible for cleaning and maintaining all interior public areas within the Minnesota Zoo.|
Duties include cleaning and maintaining floor surfaces, animal exhibit glass, graphics, restrooms, picking up trash, pulling trash and recycling as well as contributing to the set up and tear down of tables and chairs for picnics, events and after-hours parties.
Special Working Conditions:
Days of work and hours will vary based on the needs of the organization. Intermittent positions are not guaranteed a certain amount of hours and may go periods of time without working.
|Minimum Qualifications:||**In order to qualify you must indicate requirements related to your job experience**|
Hold a current and valid MN Driver License
Must be able to:
Must have proficient computer skills.
Final candidate must successfully pass a criminal background check including fingerprints.
There is frequent lifting of 5-50 pounds. This incumbent must be able to bend, stoop, crouch, kneel, stretch, reach upward, and have good lateral movement. Tasks require heavy use of arms, wrists, and exertion of upper body, arms and hands to perform duties. This may be of a repetitive nature like pulling garbage out of a 50 gallon container or cleaning glass with your arms overhead for a period of time. The job involves a large amount of walking.
|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.|
|How to Apply:||Most State selection processes utilize a resume-based screening process. You will be contacted by agency staff if your background best matches the selection criteria on this job posting. To apply for this position, click the APPLY box found at the bottom of this job announcement. For additional information about the State?s selection process, go to <http://www.mn.gov/mmb/careers/>.|
|Contact for More Information:||Amy Wassmund, firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Summer Employment Opportunities
None at this time
Minnesota Zoo Foundation Employment Opportunities
None at this time