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Toledo Zoo holding open interviews for seasonal Lights Before Christmas employees

Open interviews will be held Monday, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 from 3 - 5 p.m.
Credit: Toledo Zoo

TOLEDO, Ohio — The Toledo Zoo will be holding open interviews this fall, with the hopes of hiring more than 75 part-time and seasonal employees for Lights Before Christmas.

Interested applicants can show up on Monday, Oct. 26 or Nov. 2. from 3 - 5 p.m. 

Attendees are asked to park in the Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot, enter through the zoo gates and follow the signs to the Malawi Event Center. Zoo parking and admission fees will not apply. Business casual attire is preferred. Attendees are requested to bring a professional resume and complete a zoo application, click here. The last walk-in time will be 4:45 p.m.

Most positions require a minimum age of 16; however, some require candidates to be 21(for responsible distribution of alcohol) with a valid driver’s license. 

Those interested must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays. Some positions may also require working in all weather conditions, the ability to stand for extended periods of time and extensive walking on zoo grounds.  

Anyone who works Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be paid time-and-a-half.

For specific details and position descriptions, click here.