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Thank you for your interest in opportunities at the Air Zoo. Please note ALL positions available are listed below and we recommend confirming any positions published elsewhere . We do not have remote positions and our locations are limited to Portage, Michigan only. Thank you!

To be considered for any of the open positions listed below, please follow the instructions at the the end of each posting. The Air Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are held for 90 days.
FULL-TIME POSITIONS
PART-TIME POSITIONS

INTERN & VOLUNTEER


Full-Time Positions

 

Position Title: Director of Talent and Finance

Supervisor: President & CEO

Status: Full-time; Exempt

Position Objectives: 

The Director of Finance and Human Resources will play a critical role as part of the leadership team in decision-making and operations to help the Air Zoo continue to enhance its quality programming and community involvement.  The crucial functions of this hands-on and participative manager are to lead and develop an internal team supporting finance, business planning, budgeting and human resources, leading all aspects of the Finance and Human Resources functions for the Air Zoo and the Air Zoo Legacy Foundation.   

What we are looking for:

  • As a leader for the Air Zoo we are looking for someone who is strong in strategic thinking to impact the community and organization in a positive way
  • Innovative problem solver with a can-do, will-do attitude
  • Ability to inspire and encourage staff, volunteers and peers at the leadership level
  • Experience working with a non-profit board of trustees
  • Professional work ethic and punctuality
  • Must be able to work some holiday and weekend hours
  • A Team player who can empower their managers and staff to own and execute their work to the fullest
  • Excellent communicator

Applying is easy! To be considered please download the full job description and email a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to careers@airzoo.org 

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Part-Time Positions

Position Title: Part Time Science Educator

Supervisor: Education Manager

Position Objectives:
The part-time educator is responsible for delivering exciting, high-quality educational programs to schools, families, and adult groups. This position offers a unique opportunity to practice a wide range of skills, lead innovative, interdisciplinary activities, and connect people of all ages to the STEAM disciplines while delivering educational programs for the Air Zoo. The educator is an energetic, dependable individual who likes working with people and inspiring others to learn about science and is instrumental in strengthening visitors’ awareness and appreciation of the Air Zoo. Good public speaking, organizational, and customer service skills required. This is a part-time, hourly, non-exempt position. Scheduling is flexible with select weekdays, evening, overnight, and weekend work required.

What we are looking for:

  • Someone who is creative, motivated, and enthusiastic
  • Excellent public presentation skills, comfortable engaging with large and small groups
  • Reliable and punctual; able to multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work independently or as a group
  • Willingness to travel to offsite locations in an Air Zoo Vehicle
  • Computer proficient (Microsoft office and outlook)

Applying is easy! You can submit your application through our online form,  or you can download this smart application and submit it online to careers@airzoo.org or in person at the Air Zoo. You can also pick up applications at the Air Zoo's front desk. Questions regarding the position can be sent to careers@airzoo.org.

 

Position Title: Guest Experience Ambassador

Supervisor: Guest Experience Manager
Status:
Part-time; non-exempt

Position Objectives:
The Guest Experience Ambassador (GEA) position has direct contact with our Guests. They set the stage and atmosphere for our Guests visits. Ride Operator GEA staff are responsible for safely operating all of the Air Zoo attractions while ensuring our Guests have the best experience possible during their visit.  Point of Sale GEA staff process admission tickets and membership sales, answer phones, work in retail, and assist our Guests. Safety, customer service, professionalism and accuracy are the priority.

What we are looking for:

  • Ability to come to work as scheduled and on time.
  • Availability that is consistent from week to week including weekend days (can be adjusted by semester)
  • Availability to work some evenings, including weekends (premium pay)
  • Availability to work on holidays (premium pay)
  • Ability to engage customers by smiling, talking and helping people to have fun
  • Ability to learn about the Air Zoo so you can share that excitement with our guests

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Applying is easy! You can submit your application through our online form,  or you can download this smart application and submit it online to careers@airzoo.org or in person at the Air Zoo. You can also pick up applications at the Air Zoo's front desk. Questions regarding the position can be sent to careers@airzoo.org.

 


Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

The Air Zoo has many internship and volunteer opportunities available that cover a broad range of majors and interests.
Please note:   Due to the current state of affairs (COVID-19) we are not actively onboarding interns. Interested parties may still submit requests and they will be held until normal operations are back in place.  

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For more information, contact Careers@airzoo.org or by phone via 269.350.2815.  

We are always looking for interns and volunteers! If you'd like to volunteer for the Air Zoo, please check out our volunteer page.
 


The Air Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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