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PART-TIME coffee shop (2 openings)

We are looking for two applicants who enjoy a family environment, both with the zoo staff and zoo patrons, to fill two immediate part-time staff positions. The positions will both be primarily in the Coffee Shop, but cross-training in the Gift Shop or Admissions will occur if necessary. Main duties in the Coffee Shop include providing courteous customer service, food preparation, barista duties for espresso drinks, cleaning, following all food handling procedures, running a register, making change, setting up birthday parties, stocking and assisting with special projects as needed. Must possess a valid Food Worker Card. Barista and food handling experience is preferred.

Applicants must be cheerful and attentive to customers, be able to work independently and productively, and work well as a team. Excellent cash handling and math skills are a must. This position requires the ability to handle high volume rushes as well as keeping busy cleaning, restocking or completing projects during slower periods. Requires some lifting of up to roughly 50 pounds. The zoo is open 7 days a week except Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. We are currently looking to fill two positions including work during Zoo Lights hours. Shifts will normally be 3-6 hours. Zoo lights is 5-8pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until March with expanded nightly hours over Christmas break. Some weekend and evening shifts will be required.

If interested, please fill out an Alaska Zoo application (PDF), available by clicking the link or at our Admissions cabin. Please include the days and times you would be available. You may attach a resume to a completed application, if desired. Resumes alone will not be considered. Applications should be submitted during open zoo hours to Admissions, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage.