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Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Events Set up PT

Fresno Chaffee Zoo is seeking to hire a knowledgeable, outgoing and customer-oriented Events Set up staff. This position is responsible for setting up all Zoo events, general repair of light structures and other projects. The successful candidate must be comfortable working with the public. This position must maintain enthusiastic interaction with customers while paying attention to details and always sticking to specifications. The Zoo employees’ positive interactions with customers create the unforgettable customer experience that keeps patrons coming back. Events Set Up staff also maintains and organizes events equipment and supplies.

Under the general direction of the Events Manager, this position helps to create an excellent guest experience by performing set-up and clean-up duties for Zoo special events.  Events Set-Up staff also maintains and organizes event equipment and supplies.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates attention to detail and efficient work flow while setting up and cleaning up events.
  • Follows instructions and completes assigned tasks with minimal oversight.
  • Greets Zoo guests in a friendly, professional manner throughout the workday.
  • Adheres to safety procedures in all aspects of work, including the use of Zoo equipment.
  • Uses good judgment and proper lifting techniques (team lift, etc.) while lifting/moving heavy items.  
  • Maintains Zoo equipment to ensure safety, security, and proper operation.
  • Maintains order in storage areas and returns equipment to its proper place.
  • Effectively communicates and works cooperatively with management and fellow employees before, during, and after an event.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Some related experience in a customer service or special events environment preferred but not required.
  • Strong verbal English language communications skills required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Hmong) communication skills a plus.
  • Valid California driver’s license and a clean driving record, preferred.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to drive and operate zoo vehicles including, but not limited to a Taylor Dunn and golf cart.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.


Physical Requirements

These are physical and mental requirements of the position as it is typically performed.  Inability to meet one or more of these physical or mental requirements will not automatically disqualify a candidate or employee from the position.  Upon request for a reasonable accommodation, the Zoo may be able to adjust or excuse one or more of these requirements, depending on the requirement, the essential functions to which it relates, and the proposed accommodation.

  • This position requires the employee to stand and walk continuously throughout the shift. The employee is regularly required to bend, stoop, or crouch to set up event equipment.
  • The employee is regularly required to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds, and occasionally up to 75 pounds.
  • Visual acuity to read printed instructions and safety information.
  • Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication (in person and via telephone), at normal speaking levels with or without correction.


Work Environment

  • The position primarily functions outdoors, with exposure to heat, cold, and inclement weather. 
  • The position may work in close proximity to Zoo animals.
  • Occasional local travel may be required.

How to Apply

Fresno Chaffee Zoo
894 W Belmont Ave
Fresno, CA 93728

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