The Columbus Zoological Park Association

Distribution Center Team Member (Pays $14 per hour!)

Job Locations US-OH-Powell
ID 2022-1880
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium


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A day in the life of a Columbus Zoo Distribution Center Team Member begins early at 7:00 AM, with the arrival and unloading of pallets of raw ingredients and prepackaged commodities that will be used throughout the our parks. Our team is responsible for deliveries to the Safari Golf Club, Zoombezi Bay, along with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. We take care of checking in the deliveries and promptly storing the product correctly to ensure proper food safety and product integrity. After our morning deliveries, our team shifts its focus to filling food, work and feed orders for each of our 90 plus delivery locations; building pallets and delivering them to each location prior to the park’s opening. Afternoons are designated to inventory and ordering, as well as making periodic deliveries of animal feed and other fast-moving products to various locations. We offer early shifts, lots of variety and an active work environment!

Ideal candidates will be available on the weekends.

Apply today! 


Position starts at $14 an hour


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  • Pulls and puts stock away in accordance with specification using appropriate safety measures.
  • May perform on-grounds deliveries throughout the Zoo properties.
  • Performs shipping and receiving duties (e.g. counts inventory, records data) as required.
  • Provides assistance to commissary operations as needed.
  • Performs general maintenance/upkeep of warehouse facilities (inside and out).
  • May assist in the delivery (e.g. pick up/drop off) of parcels/packages/goods off Zoo grounds.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Must be at least 16 years old.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Able to perform heavy physical work for extended periods of time including exerting up to 50lbs of force frequently and/or up to 20lbs of force constantly to move objects.
  • Able to lift and move up to 10lbs. constantly, 30lbs. frequently, and 50lbs. occasionally.
  • Able to balance multiple assignments successfully.
  • Able to work in varied temperature and weather conditions (i.e. extreme heat, rain, walk-in freezer).
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, as well as following directions.
  • Good math and counting skills.
  • Able to provide excellent customer service by positively interacting with the different departments and other employees. 
  • Able to maintain courteous and helpful behavior.
  • Able to maintain appropriate employee appearance (see uniform guidelines in the employee handbook).
  • Able to work flexible schedule including early mornings, weekends, evenings and holidays.


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