Requirements for ALL Positions

Full Time Positions Available

A neat, clean appearance.
     • No visible tattoos or piercing.
     • Non-smoking workplace.
     • Must have great people skills.
     • Apply in person/ e-mail resume to appropriate
       address.  

 When: Monday thru Friday, 9am to 4pm
 Where: Reston Zoo Gift Shop 

Guest Services Manager

Reston Zoo is looking for a Guest Services Manager to join our staff.

We are a family friendly zoological park located on 30 acres in the middle of Fairfax County, Virginia. The collection includes small mammals, birds, primates, reptiles, domestic and exotic hoof stock. 

Requirements:
A neat, clean appearance. 

•   No visible tattoos or facial piercings.
•   Non-smoking workplace.
•   Must have great people skills.
•   Must be available weekends and holidays.
•   Must have full-time, year-round availability.
•   Must pass an extensive background check.

Duties:
•   Hiring, Training, Supervising and Scheduling of at least 6 employees/day in the Gift Shop, Paddle Boat and Ice Cream Cart areas.
•   Responsibility for inventory of the Gift Shop, Janitorial Supplies, Office Supplies and First Aid Supplies to include ordering, stocking and displaying.
•   Ensuring excellent customer service. GS Manager is the first point of contact for Guest Services issues.
•   Responsible for all cash, POS, and credit card sales and deposits.
•   Responsibility for booking and facilitating birthday parties and field trips.
•   Other duties as assigned by Zoo Director. 

Education and Experience:
•   Minimum of two years of experience as a retail manager.
•   Experience with Supervising Employees, Ordering Inventory, Cash Handling and Deposits, and Customer Service. 

Salary
Salary negotiable based on experience; Sick Pay; Insurance stipend; Paid vacation; 401(k) Please contact Michelle Elliott—Reston Zoo Director director@restonzoo.com

Curator


Reston Zoo is looking for an Animal Curator to join our staff.  We are a family friendly zoological park located on 30 acres in the middle of Fairfax County, Virginia. The collection includes small mammals, birds, primates, reptiles, domestic and exotic hoof stock.
Requirements:

A neat, clean appearance.

  •  No visible tattoos or facial piercings.
  •  Non-smoking workplace.
  •  Must have great people skills.
  •  Must be available weekends and holidays.
  •  Must have full-time, year-round availability

Duties:

  •  Managing the collection of animals at the zoo and ensuring the animals thrive long-term.
  •  Recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating and scheduling animal keepers.
  •  Keeping breeding logs.
  •  Generating work orders for the animal department.
  •  Ensure safety and USDA compliance for the department.
  •  Creating monthly inventory and change reports
  •  Animal husbandry and other duties as assigned by Director
   Education and Experience:
  •  Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent amount of experience in the animal science, biology or a similar field.
  •  Minimum of experience to be able to perform all job duties.
  •  Physically fit and ability to lift 50 pounds
  •  Ability or willingness to become familiar with dart guns, chemical restraint equipment and lethal means of subduing animals.

Salary

Salary negotiable based on experience; Sick Pay; Insurance stipend; Paid vacation; 401(k)

 

Please contact
Michelle Elliott—Reston Zoo Director
director@restonzoo.com

Guest Services Cashier

Reston Zoo is looking for a Guest Services Cashier to join our staff.  We are a family friendly zoological park located on 30 acres in the middle of Fairfax County, Virginia. The collection includes small mammals, birds, primates, reptiles, domestic and exotic hoof stock. 
Reston Zoo is seeking a motivated individual that can be the first point of contact for our customers. Must be friendly and inviting, while working in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs. Will be required to work weekends and holidays.

Responsibilities

  • Working cash register in gift shop or at a small counter outdoors selling rides, animal feed, gifts, snacks, etc.
  • Assisting in set up of birthday parties, field trips, and for other events and groups.
  • Cleaning duties.
  • Answering phones.
  • Assisting visitors with questions or concerns.

Past experience in customer service and/or retail a plus. This is a seasonal position (March-November). Looking for full-time and part-time.
This is a non-smoking facility. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are permitted.
Pay to be determined based on experience. 

Please contact
Michelle Elliott—Reston Zoo Director
director@restonzoo.com