Zoo New England

One Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121

Date Posted:
July 05, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts





Essential Job Functions
  • Performs duties associated with the upkeep, maintenance, care, beautification and minor repairs of ZNE’s parks and roadways. In addition, the Custodian position requires cleaning Zoo grounds and buildings (all areas). These tasks require the ability to follow cleaning protocols, wear required Personal Protection Equipment and the ability to follow verbal and written instructions. The ability to work outside in changing weather conditions is a requirement. In addition, the ability to communicate in a professional manner to Zoo quests and employees is also a requirement of this position.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform the cleaning and re-stocking of restroom facilities throughout the Zoo.
  • Perform routine tours throughout the Zoo for trash collection purposes.
  • Set-up and knock down function venues for Zoo events.
  • The ability to shovel snow, sand walk way areas due to snow and ice accumulations.
  • The ability to perform minor repairs and maintenance duties as needed.
  • Attend company and departmental meetings in order to receive the required training, departmental and company wide information; which are important duties and responsibilities of the Custodian position.


Minimum Job Requirements

  • Maintains a good attendance record.
  • Maintain a positive and professional work attitude.
  • Must have the ability to communicate in written and verbal form in English.
  • Must have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license in good standings.
  • Must operate ZNE vehicles in compliance with all traffic laws inside and outside of the Zoo.
  • Must be able to work a 40 hour 5 days a week schedule.
  • Must be able to adjust work schedule for summer and winter operational and seasonal needs.
  • Must be able to work overtime when needed.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Perform other job related duties as identified by your supervisor

Preferred Job Requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalent level of education (GED).
  • 1 year of custodial experience.
  • Fluent in verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Prior work experience in a Not-for-Profit environment.

How To Apply:

Submit resume & cover letter

Format: MS Word or PDF attachment

Email: jobs@zoonewengland.com (State the title of the position in the subject line).

Fax: 617-445-1671

Mail: Office of Human Resources

Zoo New England

One Franklin Park Road

Boston, MA 02121

Website: https://www.zoonewengland.org/jobs-volunteering/employment

Apply by:
August 30, 2019
About this Organization:
Zoo New England is the private, non-profit organization responsible for the operation and management of the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

Zoo New England is dedicated to teaching wildlife and wild land preservation through responsible management and exhibition of wildlife. Our mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education.