Grounds and Building Attendant (Part Time)
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently hiring part time Grounds and Building Attendants. This position is responsible for the cleanliness of the campus: specifically. grounds- parking lot, picnic area, and office buildings. The role also maintains adequate supplies in these areas and works on special projects as needed.
Evening Work Hours 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (up to 30 hours per week)
Physical requirements include the ability to traverse zoo grounds on foot or by use of a golf cart, lift and carry up to 50 lbs. without difficulty, must be able to stoop, bend, lift, kneel, climb, reach overhead and carry objects, and must be able to work in adverse weather.
High School diploma or equivalent is required.
A valid Florida Driver’s License and prior experience in the janitorial field is preferred.
EOE / DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
About Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Our mission is to foster understanding of the interaction of people, wildlife, and their environment by:
- Creating experiences that engage our guests
- Providing fun and innovative educational opportunities
- Funding operations, expansion, and programs through an entrepreneurial spirit with public and private partnerships
- Instilling passion in the next generation as responsible stewards of the future
“Inspiring discovery and appreciation of the Earth’s wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment.”
Awards & Recognition
For more than 100 years, we have tackled critical issues surrounding animal and plant conservation, inspired appreciation of wildlife, and delivered educational curriculum through innovative experiences. We are proud to be recognized both on a local and national level as a leader in education and conservation of the world's plants and animals.
AZA Accredited For More Than 30 Years
Since 1987, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has been an accredited AZA member. The accreditation process includes a detailed application and a meticulous on-site inspection by a team of trained zoo and aquarium professionals. The inspecting team observes all aspects of the organization’s operations, including animal care and welfare; keeper training; visitor, staff and animal safety, educational programs; conservation initiatives; veterinary programs; financial stability; risk management; and more. AZA accreditation is valid for five years and then the accreditation process is repeated to ensure all standards and best practices are being upheld. Accreditation standards are updated every year.