The Columbus Zoological Park Association

ZOMBIEzi Bay Grounds Maintenance Team Member (Second Shift)

Job Locations US-OH-Powell
ID 2022-2087
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium



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Position starts at $15 an hour


For every shift worked on a ZOMBIEzi Bay operating day, staff will earn an additional hourly bonus on top of their base wage rate. All staff working to support ZOMBIEzi Bay are eligible for this bonus!

Looking to make some extra cash? Looking for a fun, first-of-its-kind work environment? ZOMBIEzi Bay is the place for you!

Position qualifies for $1 per hour bonus!


  • Maintains Zoo grounds (e.g. picks up litter/manure and cleans tables/benches/ restrooms/walkways).
  • Hangs and takes down light strands and shapes, which create special effects for nighttime events (e.g. Wildlights, Zoofari).
  • Assists with special maintenance projects (painting, fence repair, bench repair, snow shoveling, general repairs).
  • Sets up and takes down tables/chairs/tents for special events and performs administrative office duties.
  • Provides support for all special events (e.g. Zoofari/Jazzoo).
  • Maintains shop area and equipment (e.g. washing, routine maintenance).
  • Assures safety of self, the collection, staff and visitors through proper safety training and techniques around the animals, equipment and vehicles.
  • Interacts with guests (e.g. answers questions, gives directions).
  • Implements sustainable practices in daily tasks whenever possible.
  • Performs other duties assigned.
  • Posted schedule may be subject to change based on operational needs such as weather condition, guest attendance and department needs.


  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Maintenance experience preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record required.
  • New-Hire TB testing required.
  • Able to climb ladders and work in high and/or enclosed spaces.
  • Able to operate motorized equipment.
  • Able to perform heavy physical work for extended periods of time.
  • Able to balance multiple assignments successfully.
  • Able to work in varied weather conditions (i.e. extreme heat, rain).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to provide excellent guest service by positively interacting with guests and upholding the Make it G.R.E.A.T. standards required.
  • Able to maintain courteous and helpful behavior.
  • Able to maintain appropriate employee appearance (see uniform guidelines in the employee handbook).
  • Availability on weekends and holidays is mandatory.
  • Subject to BMV check/Drug Free Workplace Policy/Criminal Background check.


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