The Columbus Zoological Park Association

Cabana Server / Pays $12.00 per hour + tips!!

Job Locations US-OH-Powell
ID 2021-1563
Zoombezi Bay




A day in the life of a cabana server begins well before park opening, washing down lounge chairs and putting the finishing touches on our cabanas to prepare for the arrival of our guests. Once the gates open and our cabana guests check in, our cabana servers act as their VIP hosts for the day, providing food and beverage service as well as acting as park ambassadors, interacting with guests of all ages and answering questions about the park and its attractions. Some of our cabana servers also act as food runners, working in a centralized location to assemble orders and delivering them to our cabana guests in a timely manner. Working as a cabana server is all about team work as a single cabana may host up to 15 guests and filling a large order may require a parade of servers to deliver hot food and cold beverages to our hungry guests. In a typical 10.5 hour shift, our cabana servers may walk as many as 7-10 miles, making this position ideal for those who enjoy working outdoors and are looking for a great way to stay active this summer!


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  • Serves cabana guests courteously and efficiently and acts as a guest service ambassador for the Zoo and Zoombezi Bay.
  • Transacts food and drink sales and prepares recipes as instructed.
  • Adheres to state liquor laws and company policies relating to the service of alcohol.
  • Maintains cleanliness of cabana areas and furniture throughout the shift.
  • Opens, closes and maintains cleanliness of food stands and equipment.
  • Adheres to health/safety regulations.
  • Adheres to uniform and employee policies and regulations.
  • Required to complete cash handling training and pass cash handling test.
  • Required to complete responsible alcohol service training and pass responsible alcohol service test.
  • Position may require job rotation within the Revenue Department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Reports directly to Team Lead and/or Section Lead.
  • This position is eligible to receive tips.
  • Posted schedule may be subject to change based on operational needs such as weather condition, guest attendance and department needs.


  • 19 years of age or older.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays required.
  • Able to perform physical work for extended periods of time.
  • Able to walk continuously, up to 10+ miles per shift.  
  • Able to balance multiple assignments successfully.
  • Able to work in varied weather conditions (i.e. extreme heat, rain).
  • Able to work in extreme heat environments (exceeding 110˚F) for extended periods of time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to maintain courteous and helpful behavior.
  • Able to maintain appropriate employee appearance.
  • This position is not eligible for overtime pay.
  • Subject to Drug Free Workplace Policy.
  • Subject to BMV check.
  • Subject to Criminal Background check.


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