Enjoy.  Inspire, Educate. Act.  It’s not just a job, it’s a Mission.   The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has been fulfilling its mission of ensuring endangered species are maintained, researched and protected for over 100 years.  As a full-time Recruiter, you would make certain we have the staff to ensure that our animals, representing over 720 species, are well cared for and that endangered species around the world are protected with our global conservation efforts.

Not only do we foster an exciting work environment, we also offer great benefits such as:

  • Medical, prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Employer provided life insurance
  • Retirement plan with employer match AND contribution
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Education Assistance
  • Toledo Zoo Membership

Essential Job Functions 

  • Collaborates with the Director of Talent and the recruitment team in the strategic development of the Zoo’s recruiting program and assists with the coordination of diversity programming, internal hiring events, and special events as needed.
  • Identifies department needs and recruits through advertisements, job fairs, temporary employment agencies, college programs, web site maintenance and other creative methods.
  • Performs full cycle recruiting efforts for the Zoo from application to onboarding and orientations for part time and full time applicants.
  • Cultivates a talent pipeline for various positions based on business need. Actively sources candidates from target sources as required.
  • Utilizes appropriate technology to manage applicant flow, interviews, hires, transfers, and terminations.
  • Partner with local businesses and Zoo staff to plan, implement and attend part-time and seasonal employee events, including community partner programming i.e., trade out program. Will have some budget related responsibilities.
  • Review, prepare, analyze and submit various reports and records including applications and resumes, ACA reporting, SOPS, I9 maintenance, billing invoices, purchase orders, and general office correspondence.
  • Keeps abreast of current employment laws and practices.  Provides assistance in interviewing part or full time staff.

Minimum Requirements 

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, or related field, knowledge of hiring legalities and 3+ years of recruiting experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to identify and hire top talent, along with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Working knowledge of HR practices. Experience collaborating in a team-oriented environment, resourcefulness, and ability to take initiative.

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week.  Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Interested applicants should go to the Toledo Zoo website to apply online at:

The Toledo Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, genetic information, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.