The Columbus Zoological Park Association

Fishing Attendant

Job Locations US-OH-Cumberland
ID 2021-1512
The Wilds


Fishing Safari 1021 - Grahm S. Jones, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium


The fishing attendant will communicate the Wilds’ conservation message to visitors while ensuring that the guests have a memorable fishing experience.


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  • Develops a thorough understanding of provided information and presents engaging interpretation of Wilds conservation work.
  • Transports visitors through visitor and animal areas and also during the fishing safaris.
  • Assists guests with fishing equipment, gear, etc.
  • Responsible for staging proper equipment and boats prior to excursion as indicated by supervisor.
  • Acts as a representative of the Wilds including appropriate dress, language and attitude in all activities.
  • Greets and informs guests of pertinent information including liability forms, ensuring they have Ohio Fishing License and logistics.
  • Performs daily vehicle inspection and keeps vehicles clean (windows, floors, seats, etc.). Heavy lifting also required.
  • Responsible for gate operation.
  • Assists in daily housekeeping/light groundskeeping tasks.
  • Constantly strives to further the mission of the organization and avidly supports the Wilds, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay, Safari and Golf Club.
  • Implements sustainable practices in daily tasks whenever possible.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicable experience considered a plus!
  • Positive, professional attitude.
  • Ability to make responsible decisions.
  • Ability to adapt easily to changing circumstances in a busy work place.
  • Public service experience.
  • Required to walk long distances with inclines, assisting guests with fishing equipment.
  • Ability to operate a two-way radio.
  • CPR/first aid training preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays required.
  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing required.
  • Ability to plan and organize work in an efficient and cost-effective manner and without direct supervision required.
  • Ability to provide excellent guest service by positively interacting with guests.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with all Wilds/Zoo team members and contacts regarding company business required.
  • Ability to adhere to standard operating procedures including but not limited to safety protocols required.
  • Possession of a valid Ohio motor vehicle operator’s license and a good driving record required.
  • Ability to successfully complete a pre-employment employment drug screening required.
  • Ability to successfully complete a criminal history background check annually required.


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