Concessions Worker – Oregon Zoo
Position Title: Concessions Worker – Oregon Zoo
Deadline to apply: Continuous
Salary: $11.28 hourly
Do you belong at the zoo? Are you looking to work in a fun environment? Do you have a positive attitude, enjoy providing customer service to guests from around the country and the world who represent many backgrounds? Would you enjoy working with co-workers who represent the diversity that the Portland community provides? And, do you thrive on having a variety of job functions to perform? If you would thrive in this type of work environment and could imagine arriving at the workplace each day to be greeted by a mountain goat at the entrance to a world class animal and wildlife conservation facility, the Oregon Zoo may be a perfect workplace for you.
Concession Workers perform a variety of tasks to support concession and restaurant operations, including basic food prep, food service and delivery, opening and closing duties, bussing, kitchen cleaning, dishwashing, cashiering and providing customer service. Concession Workers may work in various positions such as grill cooks, prep cooks (basic), baristas, bussers, runners, dishwashers and cashiers in locations as diverse as restaurants, food carts, coffee shops and concession stands.
These positions require a "can-do" attitude and exceptional customer service skills.
Food Service staff enjoy benefits like free admission to the zoo for you and your family as well as admission and parking at Metro parks like Blue Lake and Oxbow park. The zoo also participates in the Reciprocal Employee Attraction Pass, offering admission to 15 area attractions as well!
Restaurant workers with prior cashier/money handling work experience hired under this recruitment may also be assigned to cash handling duties, upon completion of a zoo-administered cashier training, on an as-needed basis. Any potential work as a cashier will be paid at the $11.72 hourly rate.
This is a temporary position. Although temporary positions are limited to a maximum of 1040 hours per 12 month period, they are not temporary in duration.
At the Oregon Zoo, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.
Some experience or the interest to learn to prepare and/or serve quick food specialty items. Sufficient education to demonstrate the ability to read and follow instructions and to perform routine math calculations with accuracy. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may substitute for the above. Ability to anticipate guest needs and provide excellent customer service. We are a seven day a week operation. Schedules may be flexible, so staff must be able to work multiple shifts including, days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Must have ability to obtain a Multnomah County food handler's permit at the time of employment.
• Must be at least 16 years of age to cook with an open flame grill, manual fryer, broiler or surface oil more than 100 degrees; or use pizza, bakery or convection ovens
• Must be at least 18 years of age to perform cashiering duties, and to operate, repair or clean power-driven food slicers, grinders and choppers; bakery machines; and commercial mixers
• Experience preparing and/or serving quick food specialty items
• Customer service experience
• Available a minimum of three days a week
• Cashiering experience
To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.