Treetop Adventure Guide

Treetop Adventure Guide

Title: Treetop Adventure Guide
Employment Type: Seasonal
Department: Guest Services
Location: Elmwood Park Zoo
Pay Rate: $15.00/hour
Reports To: Supervisor
Schedule: Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Schedule varies and is dependent on weather and guest attendance; schedule subject to change through the spring and summer. Occasional after-hours events.

EPZ Team Member Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Zoo in fostering an appreciation of wildlife and the environment that will inspire active participation in conservation
  • Assist Management in ensuring safety, cleanliness, and efficiency in all areas of the operation of the Zoo
  • Follow and adhere to all policies and proceduresĀ 

Essential duties may include

  • Trained on Treetop Adventures Course operations
  • Maintains log of safety checks on treetop equipment
  • Able to brief guests on safety rules and regulations
  • Responsible for carousel ride operation
  • Facilitating ticket sales for attractions, including use of point-of-sale
  • Operating and maintaining a cash registerĀ 
  • Overseeing guest usage of ride equipment, and ensuring adherence to all safety guidelines
  • Troubleshooting any minor problems that may occur during the ride cycle
  • Managing lines
  • Assisting with holiday, exhibit and events set up

Qualification Requirements

  • At least 17 years of age
  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to frequently move objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Comfortable being exposed to cold and hot weather conditions
  • Ability to maintain alertness and attentiveness to safety and proper procedures
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable in fast paced environments
  • Ability to work well within a teamĀ 
  • No fear of heights
  • Must be able to pass background and child abuse clearances
  • Two forms of official valid identification are required

Treetop Adventure Guide Application