The Columbus Zoological Park Association

Seasonal Security Team Member

Job Locations US-OH-Powell
ID 2022-2084
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium




The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Security Team takes great pride in our ability to maintain a safe and secure environment for our staff, animal collection, guests and infrastructure with a high level of dedication and professionalism.  Security Team Members may work at various locations throughout the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay, but will primarily focus on Zoombezi Bay and Parking Lot operations during the summer and fall seasons. Security team members operate with discipline and vigilance, focusing on observing, mitigating, and interdicting behaviors and interactions inconsistent with our organizations values and goals.  Security team members constantly maintain a visible and approachable attitude, in order to meet the needs of our customers and deter unwanted behaviors.  The Security team member’s ability to operate both independently and in collaboration with other team members and supporting agencies strengthens our ability to respond to all emergencies, calls for service and guest inquiries.    



Assigned shifts may vary from week to week depending on the needs of the organization, hours of operation, special events, etc. Shifts will vary between seasons and can range from 6 to 12 hours long.



  • Patrols Zoo and Zoombezi Bay grounds, and the main parking lot during open and closed hours to ensure team member, guest, and animal safety and to assist with guest questions, as assigned.
  • Performs screening procedures to ensure Guest Policy compliance.
  • Operates threat detection system in conjunction with bag screening procedures.
  • Assists with, locates and reunites Lost Children per the organization’s Emergency Response Plan.
  • Contacts appropriate authority and attends to any team members or guests that are injured until medical personnel arrives.
  • Active participant in the Emergency Response Plan (ERP).
  • Responsible for maintaining accountability of all issued equipment.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Subject to BMV check.
  • CPR, first aid and AED training preferred.
  • Able to pass a criminal background check prior to commencing employment.
  • Able to be alert to potentially abnormal conditions and react according to protocol.
  • Able to handle confidential information in a discreet and professional manner.
  • Able to work in varied weather conditions (i.e. heat, humidity, rain, cold).
  • Able to stand, or walk continuously for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to balance multiple assignments successfully.
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills required.
  • Able to maintain appropriate employee appearance per department uniform guidelines.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays.
  • Able to provide excellent guest service by positively interacting with guests and upholding the Make it G.R.E.A.T. standards required.
  • Subject to Drug Free Workplace Policy.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed