San Antonio Zoo
  • 12-Oct-2021 to 26-Oct-2021 (CST)
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • 10.80
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Employee discounts on merchandise, food, and entry. Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance benefits after 3 months of employment. Paid leave accrual benefits after 4 months of employment


Is it always a good day to play outside? San Antonio Zoo is seeking a full-time Lead Rides Operator. Do you enjoy entertaining children? As a full-time Lead Rides Operator, you will engage with young children and be part of making happy memories. Do you want to be part of a dynamic nonprofit organization that focuses on educating young minds and securing a future for wildlife? If so, please read on!

WORK SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION

We are a year-round operation; this position requires a flexible schedule to work weekends, holidays, and occasionally after hours for special assignments. The position is full-time on a rotating schedule, and the hourly compensation for this position is $10.80.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

We offer robust benefits after 3 months of employment, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and paid time off (PTO) accrual after 4 months. Fun perks include discounts on entry, food, and merchandise!

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS AN LEAD RIDES OPERATOR

As a Lead Ride Operator, you will perform various tasks related to the safe operation of the Zoo's ride attractions. You are expected to perform all duties and procedures to the standard set by Zoo management. You will have constant contact with Zoo guests and must always exhibit exceptionally awesome guest service.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR LEAD RIDES OPERATOR

  • Ability to operate rides safely.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with narrow gauge trains preferred.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred.
  • Two years of cash register/cash-handling experience in a foodservice operation is required.
  • Within 60 days of employment, the successful completion of the Texas Food Protection Management Program.
  • 1-year customer service experience preferred.
  • Understanding of Food Safety and HACCP processes
  • One year of supervisory experience in retail, hospitality, or food service environment is preferred.
  • Be able to work positively under pressure in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment.
  • Strong attention to detail, not easily distracted, and commitment to safety.
  • Must react well in stressful and emergencies.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older with a clean driving record for vehicle operation.
  • Successful candidates must complete a pre-employment National Sex Offender Search, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Screen.
  • Must be able to work in varying climates and weather conditions (rain, snow, hot, or cold)
  • We enjoy year-round operation for all staff, must be available day, nights, weekends, holidays, and occasional special after-hour assignments.

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR HERD?

All future zoo crew, please apply at sazoo.org and complete our application.

We look forward to meeting you!

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