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Cameron Park Zoological and Botanical Society

Cameron Park Zoo’s Mission is to promote conservation awareness and cultural enrichment through education and recreation. To be a survival center for native and exotic animal species and an active community partner in economic development through tourism.

Commissary Technician - PT

Primary Duty

Part-time Commissary Technician position performs the essential duties of the zoo’s commissary, including food preparation and storage. This position also assists in other zoo operations, contributes to positive guest experiences, and performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Prepares animal diets in accordance with the appropriate species-specific Diet Sheets.
  • Orders animal food and related supplies, maintaining an adequate animal food inventory.
  • Properly rotates animal food stocks to ensure that older items are used first.
  • Routinely inspects expiration dates of food items and supplies to ensure that they are used prior to expiration or discarded after expiration.
  • Ensures that animal food is being stored properly to maximize freshness and to minimize contamination, pests, and spoilage.
  • Maintains the kitchen and all food storage areas, including walk-in freezers and refrigerators, in a clean, organized fashion consistent with industry, USDA, and AZA standards, ensuring that the zoo commissary is kept up to inspection standards at all times.
  • Maintains all food preparation and storage facilities and equipment.
  • Insures that animal food is of an appropriate quality through inspection at arrival and at the time of preparation, as well as through submission of diet samples to appropriate labs for nutritional analysis.
  • Follows USDA food safety and preparation guidelines.
  • Communicates with the Animal Care Supervisors, Veterinarian, and Curators, to address diet-related issues.
  • Actively contributes to positive guest experiences.

Experience Required

• High school diploma or GED is required. • One year food handling experience. • Valid food handler certificate required.

Further Comments

The best fit for this position would be a self-motivated individual that can work efficiently with minimal supervision.


Cameron Park Zoo provides a positive work environment that allows for personal growth and continuing education and training opportunities.


9.81-11.72 per hour

How to Apply

Cameron Park Zoological and Botanical Society
1701 North 4th Street
Waco, TX 76707
Phone: 254-750-8499
Fax: 254-750-8430

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