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Research Curator

Location: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo | Job Type: Full Time
The Curator of Research plans, directs, and coordinates scientific research within the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, including staff research project development and supervision, recruitment and supervision of research projects by affiliated scientists, conducting independent research, and serving as liaison with area universities in developing cooperative research programs. The Curator of Research also advises graduate students, procures and manages research grants, oversees the zoological endocrinology la...

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Naturalist

Location: West Creek Watershed Stewardship Center | Job Type: Seasonal
The Seasonal Naturalist is responsible for nature center customer service and preparing and presenting interpretive programs and exhibits to Cleveland Metroparks patrons, related to Northeast Ohio natural and cultural history.  In addition to program delivery and assistance, the Seasonal Naturalist may assist with summer camp, animal care, garden maintenance, special event preparation, exhibit creation and nature center maintenance.   QUALIFICATIONS : Possess or be working towards a Bachelor’s...

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Director of Communications

Location: Administrative Offices | Job Type: Full Time
The Director of Communications is responsible for managing and directing internal and external communications, creating and implementing communication strategies, and may serve as a key spokesperson and media contact as required. The Director of Communications promotes Cleveland Metroparks in an accurate and positive manner and increases awareness and support for Cleveland Metroparks among stakeholders and the community. For a copy of the posting, click here (link)

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Corporate Partnerships Intern

Location: Cleveland, OH | Job Type: Seasonal
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : Assist in servicing and activation for all corporate sponsorships/partnerships for Cleveland Metroparks Responsible for coordinating the fulfillment of sponsor benefits, including onsite activation and assisting with client's needs Ability to create unique partnership/sponsorship ideas and work cooperatively with other departments to execute these ideas. Ability to identify target businesses and organizations for potential partnerships and sponsorships. Track partner objectives, ma...

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Grounds Maintenance - Forestry

Location: Fairview Park, Ohio | Job Type: Full Time
Grounds Maintenance maintains and enhances Park District facilities by performing unskilled and, as capable, semi-skilled jobs in a manner, which assures a quality product and programs consistent with Park District policies. Essential functions : Performs unskilled and, as capable, semi-skilled work of a routine, repetitive nature in a responsible manner; typical duties including but not limited to: Plant pest control such as chemical applications Plant/tree removal Building and facility maintenance suc...

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Database Administrator

Location: Administrative Offices | Job Type: Full Time
Maintains databases by identifying and solving database requirements supporting users. Provides planning, installation, configuration, administration, support and general consulting to development teams. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Develop, implement, and schedule database management plans, programs, and utilities to maintain high levels of performance, availability, and efficiency of database management systems. Develop and administer assigned databases in a high availability environment including database clu...

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Service Maintenance Laborer - NIGHTS (Seasonal)

Location: Cleveland, Ohio | Job Type: Part Time
The Service Maintenance Laborer – Nights (seasonal) performs daily care and maintenance of the Zoo grounds and facilities, and any additional duties as assigned by Manager of Zoo Grounds and Services and or the Superintendent of Zoo Facilities Operations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Prepares for the Zoo opening by cleaning public areas, pick-up trash and providing a pleasant environment. Performs closing cleaning duties and the closing of the Zoo for the day. Provides regular daily cleaning of restrooms as ass...

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Water Taxi First Mate

Location: Rivergate Park | Job Type: Seasonal
The First Mate will assist the Captain in the safe and courteous operation of the Water Taxi.  The First Mate will be responsible for keeping the boat in a clean and safe condition and will assist customers on and off the boat. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Assist the Captain of the Water Taxi for the safe and courteous operation of the boat.  Assist riders of the Water Taxi on and off the boat.  Maintain the boat in a clean and organized manner as directed by the Captain. Help maintain the Port of...

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Water Taxi Captain

Location: Rivergate Park | Job Type: Seasonal
The Water Taxi Captain (Seasonal) is responsible for the safe and economical operation of the Water Taxi in compliance with applicable safety regulations.  The incumbent ensures safe transportation of all passengers, including to and from events and programs sponsored by Cleveland Metroparks. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : Provides safe and courteous operation of water taxi, obeying all applicable laws, procedures, and maintaining scheduled times, including monitoring of weather and traffic in applicable wa...

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Bartender

Location: Various Locations | Job Type: Seasonal
MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE LOCATIONS: MERWIN'S WHARF E. 55TH MARINA EMERAL NECKLACE MARINA Cleveland Metroparks is seeking enthusiastic, friendly and customer oriented individuals to assist in the operation of its restaurants.  All staff work together cooperatively to provide a clean, safe, and quality experience with excellent food for guests of the restaurant. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Maintains a clean, safe facility. Adheres to portions and preparation guidelines for cost effectiveness. Reviews and...

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Cook

Location: Various Locations | Job Type: Seasonal
MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE LOCATIONS: MERWIN'S WHARF E. 55TH MARINA EMERALD NECKLACE MARINA Cleveland Metroparks is seeking enthusiastic, friendly and customer oriented individuals to assist in the operation of its restaurants.  All staff work together cooperatively to provide a clean, safe, and quality experience with excellent food for guests of the restaurant.  ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Maintains a clean, safe facility. Adheres to portions and preparation guidelines for cost effectiveness. Revi...

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Help Desk Intern

Location: Administrative Offices | Job Type: Internships
The Information Technology Services Department (ITS) is responsible for all of Cleveland Metroparks’ technology needs. Following a strategic plan that emphasizes mobility, collaboration, connectivity and integration, ITS provides technology leadership and direction to every department at Cleveland Metroparks. ITS is broken into three divisions: Application & Web Services, Network Operations, and Customer Services. The Help Desk Intern position is a part of the Customer Services division, with opport...

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Lead Cashier - Parks

Location: Various Locations | Job Type: Seasonal
Huntington Beach Edgewater Beach The Pier at Edgewater Wallace Lake – Berea Ledge Pool – Hinckley The Spillway – Hinckley Emerald Necklace Marina The Lead Cashier – Parks provides quality leadership and direction, to ensure exceptional customer service by providing positive, friendly and professional customer service.   The incumbent assists the facilities supervisor in the training, placement and supervision of cashiers. Essential Functions Effectively supervises assigned employees through plannin...

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Concession and Facilities Supervisor

Location: Various | Job Type: Seasonal
Locations:  Huntington Beach, Edgewater Concessions and Emerald Necklace Marina The Concession and Facilities Supervisor assists the Concession Manager in managing, coordinating and overseeing day to day operations, special programming, training, placement and supervision of staff at Huntington Beach, Edgewater concessions and Emerald Necklace Marina. Essential Functions Maintains facility safety, cleanliness and cost effectiveness Supervises and trains seasonal staff including cashiers, concession...

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Camp Counselor - Golf Day Camp

Location: Various Golf Clubhouse Locations | Job Type: Seasonal
The Camp Counselor of the Golf Day Camp assists in conducting daily camp activities, including assisting campers when moving from golf station to golf station, preparing snack and drink breaks, assisting with camper lunches, and activities during before and after-care sessions. This position involves direct interactions with children ages 8-17, interactions with other Golf division personnel. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : Supervises youth campers ensuring a safe and positive summer camp experience. Assists or co...

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Food Service Attendant

| Job Type: Seasonal
LOCATIONS: Big Met Golf Course Seneca Golf Course Shawnee Hills Golf Course sleepy hollow golf course The Food Service Attendant (Seasonal) provides food preparation, cooking, sales of food and beverage, preparing location for daily service operations for a pleasant dining experience.  Responsible for accurate accounting of cash and all transactions and assists with location inventory controls. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : Prepares, cooks, and serves food in a prompt, courteous and timely manner Follows a...

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Boathouse and Store Associate

Location: Hinckley Lake Boathouse | Job Type: Seasonal
The Boathouse and Store Associate assists in the operations of the boathouse and store, including sales of Cleveland Metroparks merchandise, products and services. This position requires strong customer service skills, a high level of energy, and a willingness to work indoors/outdoors in various climate conditions. QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED preferred Retail experience highly preferred Above average computer skills and Point-of-Sale experience preferred Must be able to successfully pass ...

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Park Maintenance Laborer

Location: Various Park Reservations | Job Type: Seasonal
LOCATIONS: Bedford/West Creek Reservations Big Creek/Brookside Reservations Bradley Woods/Huntington Reservations Brecksville Reservation Euclid Creek/Lakeshores Reservations Garfield Park Reservation Hinckley Reservation Lakefront Reservation Mill Stream Run Reservation North Chagrin/Acacia Reservations Ohio and Erie/Washington Reservations Rocky River Reservations South Chagrin Reservation Daily tasks of the Park Maintenance Laborer include, but are not limited to: Removal of trash, leaves, and branch...

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Golf Course Cashier

Location: Various Locations | Job Type: Seasonal
LOCATIONS: Big Met Clubhouse Little Met Clubhouse Manakiki Clubhouse Mastick Woods Clubhouse Seneca Clubhouse Shawnee Hills Clubhouse Sleepy Hollow Clubhouse Washington Clubhouse Cleveland Metroparks is currently seeking cashiers for various golf clubhouse locations.  Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Operating of point-of-sale register/computer Reconciling cash, checks and charges Answering telephone calls Greeting guests Providing excellent customer service Selling merchan...

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Golf Clubhouse Specialist

| Job Type: Seasonal
LOCATIONS: Big Met Clubhouse Little Met Clubhouse Manakiki Clubhouse Mastick Woods Clubhouse Seneca Clubhouse Shawnee Hills Clubhouse Sleepy Hollow Clubhouse Washington Clubhouse Cleveland Metroparks is currently seeking Clubhouse Specialists for various golf course locations.  Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Welcomes and greets guests upon entry into the golf shop Answers telephone and in-person inquiries. Stocks, re-stocks and arranges merchandise in golf shop. Communica...

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Golf Turf Laborer

| Job Type: Seasonal
LOCATIONS: Big Met Turf Little Met Turf Manakiki Turf Mastick Woods Turf Seneca Turf Shawnee Hills Turf Sleepy Hollow Turf Washington Turf Cleveland Metroparks is currently seeking Golf Turf Laborers for various golf course locations.  Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Performs unskilled and semi-skilled work of a routine, repetitive nature in a responsible manner i.e., mowing, weed trimming, plant maintenance, building and facility maintenance such as cleaning. Performs rou...

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Guest Services Associate

Location: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo | Job Type: Seasonal
RESPONSIBILITIES : Perform exceptional customer service to Zoo guests in a friendly, personable manner at all times Assists guests by providing information, access control by verifying tickets and memberships, providing parking lot control and directing traffic and pedestrian flow.  Uphold the high standards of Cleveland Metroparks by actions, appearance & attitude at all times and in all places DUTIES : Direct traffic, pedestrian flow, and parking in a safe efficient manner Conduct  surve...

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Concession Cashier

| Job Type: Seasonal
CONCESSION CASHIER (SEASONAL) Locations : Huntington Beach Edgewater Beach The Pier at Edgewater Wallace Lake – Berea Ledge Pool – Hinckley The Spillway - Hinckley Cleveland Metroparks is currently seeking concession cashiers for various locations. Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Concession Sales including Food Prep Receive and Handle Cash Maintain Cleanliness at Facility Provide Excellent Customer Service Minimum 16 years or older Candidates Must be Available to Work a Flexibl...

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Lifeguards, Supervisors & Water Safety Instructors

| Job Type: Seasonal
Cleveland Metroparks Aquatics Division is seeking responsible and motivated individuals interested in becoming a Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor or Lifeguard Supervisor for the summer swim season.  Click here for a copy of the Lifeguard posting. Outdoor lifeguarding positions are available at: Edgewater Beach Euclid Beach Hinckley Spillway Huntington Beach Ledge Pool Wallace Lake QUALIFICATIONS : American Red Cross Lifeguarding r. 12 and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. If not certified, tr...

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Service Maintenance Laborer

Location: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo | Job Type: Seasonal
The Service Maintenance Laborer (seasonal) performs daily care and maintenance of the Zoo  grounds and facilities,  and any additional duties as assigned by Manager of Zoo Grounds and Services and or the Superintendent of Zoo Facilities Operations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : Prepares for the Zoo opening by cleaning public areas, pick-up trash and providing a pleasant environment. Performs closing cleaning duties and the closing of the Zoo for the day. Provides regular daily cleaning of restrooms as...

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Restaurant Employment Opportunities

| Job Type: Seasonal
LOCATIONS: MERWIN'S WHARF E. 55TH MARINA EMERALD NECKLACE MARINA Cleveland Metroparks is seeking enthusiastic, friendly and customer-oriented individuals to assist in the operation of its restaurants. All staff work together cooperatively to provide a clean, safe and quality experience with excellent food for guests of the restaurant. Several positions are available: Line Cook, Prep Cook, Dishwasher, Waiter, Busser, Bartender and Host.  We are also looking for experienced line cooks with at least t...

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