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Maintenance Technician

Job Title:            Maintenance Technician (III) Department:           Maintenance Exemption:            Non-exempt Grade Levels:         5 Level of Authority: Reports to Maintenance Manager Summary Technician III: Performs Journey level skills in one or more of the following trades; carpentry, welding, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, painting and heavy equipment operation Assists Maintenance Supervisor with project management, including developing material lists, cost estimating, and ordering materials after funding approval. Experience level includes good understanding of principles, controls, and troubleshooting for HVAC, electrical power distribution, lighting, fire systems, and emergency generators. Performs daily rounds and responds to radio maintenance support requests. Provides cost-effective and creative solutions for installation or repair challenges. Understands maintenance management ownership and […]

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Animal Care Curator

­ Animal Care Curator The Living Desert is seeking qualified candidates to join our Animal Care Team as an Animal Care Curator.  This is a key, visible leadership position that requires a motivated, dedicated team player who is willing to make a significant commitment to the organization.  This requires an enthusiastic individual with strong guest engagement skills, decision making skills and leadership qualities while demonstrating ability to work effectively with all levels of staff. This position will oversee primarily the Americas collection, but does include some African species and the Desert Carnivore Conservation Center.  The animals in this area are primarily carnivores, birds and reptiles including some venomous. Successful candidates […]

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DINOSAUR PERFORMER

The Living Desert is seeking motivated, outgoing, and personable individuals to engage with zoo guests while wearing a 10-foot-tall interactive dinosaur puppet/costume. The Dinosaur Performer performs on zoo grounds entertaining and educating zoo guests about dinosaurs and our mission to conserve and protect desert species.  This individual will be working closely with our programs department as a prehistoric creature both on grounds and in our outdoor amphitheater as well as other venues around the park. Essential duties include performing as a Dinosaur; memorizing and delivering scripts and dialogues; improvising with the public when applicable; and ability to use/operate I-Pad and sound system equipment.  During down time from shows additional tasks/projects […]

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Animal Care Keeper

Animal Care Keeper The Living Desert is seeking qualified candidate to join our Animal Department Team as an Animal Care Keeper.  The areas include Wildlife Programs, WOW & Village Reptiles.  This is a key performing position that requires a motivated, dedicated team player who is willing to make a significant commitment to the organization.  This requires an enthusiastic individual with strong guest engagement skills, decision making skills and performance skills while demonstrating ability to work effectively with all levels of staff. Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional public speaking skills to conduct formal and informal presentations including a full amphitheater show.   This person will be essential within the area team in […]

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Admissions/Membership Clerk

Job Description: Admissions/Membership Clerk Department: Park Services Exempt: Non-exempt – part time or seasonal Level of Authority: Reports to: Admissions/Membership Manager Summary: The clerk is to be accountable for all funds and transactions that are transacted during their shift in the admissions booth and assist in the daily operations of membership office. Duties & Responsibilities: Be knowledgeable of cash register operations and possess excellent cash management skills. Ability to sell the Admissions, Shuttle, Carousel and Memberships. Ability to relate positively with guests, employees and management. Able to deal courteously and effectively with the public at all times, and to represent the institution at the highest standard of professionalism. Ability to solve […]

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Food Service Associate

THE LIVING DESERT ZOO & GARDENS FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE Operated by Service Systems Associates, Inc. SSA’s Food & Beverage Operation at The Living Desert Zoo encompasses quick-service restaurants, catered events, and a carts program that include, but are not limited to: snacks, Dippin’ Dots, bars, grill stands, catering events, and more. The Food Service Associates are responsible for providing courteous, quick, and efficient service to guests through preparing, cooking, and serving food and beverages as well as processing sales, collecting payment, upholding the safety, sanitation, and cleanliness of the facility, and maintaining excellent client relations. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Food Service Associates report to Grill and Café Supervisors, who then in turn […]

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Catering Associate

THE LIVING DESERT ZOO & GARDENS CATERING ASSOCIATE Operated by Service Systems Associates, Inc. SSA’s Catering Associates are responsible for providing courteous, quick, and efficient service to guests through preparing, cooking, and serving food and beverages as well as processing sales, collecting payment, upholding the safety, sanitation, and cleanliness of the facility, and maintaining excellent client relations. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Catering Associates report to the Catering Manager, Supervisors, and Executive Chef. The Catering Associates have support responsibility for all functional managers of the unit (LDZ 35). WORK SCHEDULE: Shifts are available Monday through Sunday, Days, Nights, Weekends, and Holidays. WORK & BENEFIT STATUS: Seasonal, part-time Description of Responsibilities: Take direction from […]

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Retail Sales Associate

THE LIVING DESERT ZOO & GARDENS GIFT STORE Operated by Service Systems Associates, Inc. Retail Sales Associate at The Living Desert Zoo are responsible for providing courteous, quick, and efficient service to guests through greeting, interaction with guests, sales, and cash handling and payment collection as well as upholding the safety, sanitation, and cleanliness of the facility, and maintaining excellent client relations. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Reports to the Retail Operations Manager, Retail Supervisors, and General Manager WORK SCHEDULE:  Flexible, includes weekends, holidays and night events WORK & BENEFIT STATUS: Seasonal, Non-Exempt position SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly service in-order-to meet or exceed expectations of guests / visitors. […]

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Attraction Operator

Job Title: Attraction Operator (Shuttle Driver, Carousel Operator, Giraffe Cashier, Seasonal Attractions) Department: Park Services Exemption: Non-exempt – part time or seasonal Level of Authority: Reports to: Attractions and Tours Manager Summary: Shuttle visitors, driving an electric 7, 11 to 13 passenger tram vehicles, to and from pre-determined points on grounds, sell shuttle tickets as needed. Provide good customer service to all visitors. Inspect and operate the carousel ride and adhering to strict OSHA safety regulations. Sell tickets for giraffe feeding and seasons attractions. Specific Tasks: Maintains thorough knowledge of The Living Desert’s habitats, philosophy and future. Drives a 7, 11 to 13 passenger trams up to 6 hours or longer. […]

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Seasonal, Part-Time Lorikeet Keeper

The Living Desert is seeking a qualified candidate to join our Animal Department Team as a Seasonal, Part-Time Lorikeet Keeper. The Lorikeet Keeper is an energetic front-line staff position responsible for providing the highest quality daily care, husbandry and behavioral management of approximately 60 lorikeets in the seasonal Lorikeet habitat at The Living Desert, and assist in other animal areas as needed. The lorikeet keeper educates, engages and provides exemplary guest service experiences for all Zoo guests through various programs, activities and continuous guest interaction as outlined by Animal management. This person must have the ability to make good decisions regarding the welfare of animals, staff and guests.  This person […]

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