The Columbus Zoological Park Association

Seasonal Housekeeping

Job Locations US-OH-Cumberland
ID 2021-1507
The Wilds


Nomad Ridge (Grand Yurt Interior)  - Grahm S. Jones, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium-2


Wilds housekeepers kick off each day with a brief team meeting and supply gathering – then they're off and into The Wilds! As a housekeeper, working with a partner your day consists of cleaning and maintaining The Wilds various facilities. One day you may clean offices in our animal management facilities – the next may be spent turning over our lodging facilities for our overnight guests. There is never a dull moment when working as part of The Wilds amazing housekeeping team!


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  • Act as a representative of the Wilds including appropriate dress, language, and attitude.
  • Responsible for cleaning and maintaining all visitor areas during operation hours which include the Johnson Center, Overlook, Shelters and Carnivore.
  • Responsible for maintaining all housekeeping storage areas.
  • Responsible for inventory of all housekeeping supplies.
  • Responsible for cleaning the Wilds administration building, clinic, animal management office/hoofstock building, operations support center, lakeside cabins, training center, lodge and Nomad Ridge.
  • Responsible for daily trash removal/disposal.
  • Responsible for removal/disposal of all recyclables according to the recycling policy.
  • Strives to further the mission of the organization and support the Wilds, Zoo, Zoombezi Bay and Safari Golf Club.
  • Posted schedule may be subject to change based on operational needs such as weather condition, guest attendance and department needs.


  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Positive, professional attitude.
  • Ability to adapt easily to changing circumstances in a busy work place.
  • Ability to operate a two-way radio.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule, including holidays, weekends and evenings.
  • Ability to provide excellent guest service and uphold the Make it G.R.E.A.T. standards.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with all Wilds/Zoo team members.
  • Communicate well both verbally and in writing required.
  • Plan and organize work in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Possession of a valid Ohio driver’s license and a good driving record is a must.
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check.


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