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Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Events Set up PT

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.

We are pleased to offer this position an Employee Assistance Program, 401K, Paid CA Sick Time earned on an accrued basis. The pay range for this position is $16.00 - $19.00 per hour. Offers will be based on the successful candidate’s experience.

Essential Accountabilities

  • Sets up and breaks down events, including but not limited to, tables, chairs, lighting, and other equipment needs.
  • Assists with installation of seasonal exhibitions
  • Follows instructions and completes assigned tasks with minimal oversight.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and efficient work flow.
  • 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.
  • Greets Zoo guests in a friendly, professional manner throughout the workday.
  • Performs other duties as assigned..


  • 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.


$16.00 - $19.00 per hour

How to Apply

Fresno Chaffee Zoo
894 W. Belmont Ave
Fresno, CA 93728
Phone: 5594985910

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