The Columbus Zoological Park Association

Seasonal Character Ambassador/Events Team Member

Job Locations US-OH-Powell
ID 2022-2136
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium


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Being a part of the Experiential Marketing Team means you are adding onto the excitement of a typical day at the Zoo. If you love the spotlight, you’ll love the chance to do meet-and-greets as a Character Ambassador! Plus, gain experience in onsite marketing as you assist with the production and execution of events, promotions and fundraisers. We’re looking for creative, hard-working, enthusiastic contributions to our team who aren’t afraid to do what it takes to make it happen!


  • Performs as costume character ambassador/guide during on-site and off-site promotional events.
  • Assists in the set-up, implementation and clean-up of all Events and Promotions Happenings.
  • Drives golf carts to transport guests to and from Zoo locations during events.
  • Works a flexible schedule including weekends, weekdays, evenings and holidays as necessary.
  • Functions as a strong team member in the Events and Promotions Department, assisting other areas and performing other duties as assigned.
  • Creatively engages guests through a variety of hands-on activities. This may include, but is not limited to, leading interactive games, creating positive crowd participation and promoting zoo events to our guests/patrons.


  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Computer knowledge/skills.
  • Detail-oriented and excellent organizational skills.
  • Previous experience in children’s theatre, recreation, education, costume character performance or related job is helpful but not required.
  • Able to handle the demands of working in full body costume: e. work in very hot conditions, move “freely” with limited peripheral vision in an oversized costume required.
  • Must be between 5’0” and 5’8” in height.
  • Weight must be proportionate to height, to be able to fit in required costumes.
  • 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.
  • Able to work flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Subject to BMV check.
  • Subject to Criminal Background check.
  • Subject to Drug Free Workplace Policy.


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