Zoo Jobs

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, the only AZA accredited Zoo in CT celebrating a proud history of over 90 years, is seeking a dynamic Administrative Assistant to join our team.  Under the general direction of the Zoo Director and the Deputy Zoo Director, this Full Time position provides administrative support for the Director and Deputy Director.  Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Schedule, plan, and organize complex activities such as meetings, travel, conferences, events and Zoo activities for Director and Deputy Director;
  • Perform desktop publishing; create and develop visual presentations for the Director and Deputy Director;
  • Responsible for mail distribution, filing, phones, and ordering supplies;
  • Act as Liaison with the Human Resources and IT companies;
  • Assist with special events and donor recognition events;
  • Respond to questions from the public concerning Zoo operations, special events, etc.;
  • Serve as backup support for Financial Operations;
  • Type and design general correspondences, memos, charts, tables, graphs, business plans, etc.;
  • Provide administrative support to other departments such as Accounting and Development.  
  • This position will deal with a diverse group of important external callers and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization.

The successful candidate must be a detail oriented self-starter that is able to work well both independently and in team oriented environment.   Associates Degree with Business experience.  Bachelor’s preferred.  Proficient computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point and a minimum aggregate of 3-5 years’ experience in a similar position are required.  Demonstrated, superior verbal and written communication skills, outstanding interpersonal, organizational, time management, and administrative skills as well as the ability to work some weekends, holidays, and special events are essential.    

Interested Candidates should submit their resumes to Human Resources by e-mailing Beardsleyzoo@hr-consulting-group.com

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo offers a competitive salary and benefits package. 

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).