Job Opportunities

Animal Care Externship/Full-time/Temporary

This position starts Monday, May 18, 2015 and ends Saturday, September 19, 2015; these dates are non-negotiable.


The Animal Care Extern is responsible for daily animal husbandry and exhibit maintenance; diet preparation; enrichment; record keeping and working with volunteers and Zoo guests. Externs will attend weekly classes on different aspects of zookeeping.     


Applicants must have a high school diploma and two or more years of college courses in biology or related fields. The majority of externs are current college students, although others may qualify for the program. College degree in related field preferable. Requires one year of animal care experience with good observation and communication skills; work as a productive member of a team. Animal Care Externs are required to work with all taxa.

Please send names and phone numbers of two professional references.

Applications accepted until Friday, February 20, 2015  


Franklin Park Zoo - Boston & Stone Zoo - Stoneham     


$10.00 per hour

Group Sales Coordinator/Full Time, Benefits


Group Sales Coordinator




Franklin Park Zoo

Reports to

Director, Marketing and Communications

Essential Job Functions

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, energetic and enthusiastic individual to play a key role in the development and growth of the group sales program at Zoo New England. The Group Sales Coordinator will be the primary contact for hotels, group leaders, corporate, concierges and university/colleges. This individual will play a key role in the development of annual group sales plans, strategies and annual goals. This individual will also create and implement sales action plans for hotel ticket sales, universities/colleges and corporate.

The Group Sales Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications and the Senior Marketing Manager to successfully market group sales and meet departmental goals.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Play a key role in the development and growth of the group sales program at Zoo New England
  • Serve as the primary contact for hotels, group leaders, corporate, concierges and university/colleges
  • Play a key role in the development of annual group sales plans, strategies and annual goals
  • Create and implement sales action plans for hotel ticket sales, universities/colleges and corporate guests
  • Work closely with marketing department staff to develop sales collateral and ensure coordinated promotion
  • Identify and proactively work to develop relationships with potential marketing partners
  • Assist the events department
  • May represent Zoo New England at local tradeshows and participate in civic and professional organizations to promote the visibility of the Zoos
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2-4+ years sales and customer service experience
  • Experience with effective sales techniques
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, as well as interpersonal skills working with the public, vendors and partners
  • Extreme attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must be highly organized and self motivated
  • Project management experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

Preferred Job Requirements

  • Experience in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is preferred


The Group Sales Coordinator’s scheduled hours will be Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Due to the nature of the position, there will times when the Group Sales Coordinator will be required to work early mornings, evenings and weekends.


Please submit your requirements.

How to Apply

Human Resources Assistant/Full Time, Benefits


Franklin Park Zoo


Human Resources

Reports To:

Director, Human Resources

Employment Status:

Full Time

Employee Classification:


Essential Job Functions:

Assist the Director of Human Resources in the administration of new hire orientations, benefits administration, recordkeeping, employee file maintenance, open enrollment and worker’s compensation transactions. Must have working knowledge of HRIS systems. Must have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite for administrative and reporting purposes. This position is responsible for providing HR services to the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Assist the Director of Human Resources as needed in the following areas:

  • Recruitment activities in order to fill job openings at Zoo New England. Recruitment activities will include but are not limited to internal postings; job fairs; community activities; mailings; Internet; job banks and newspaper postings.
  • Resume screening which will include but is not limited to maintaining an active resume database for each department, identifying non-qualified and qualified candidates.
  • Facilitate new hire orientation; provide staff with information on company policies and procedures, medical and non-medical benefits.
  • Complete all necessary employment forms to ensure employees are entered on payroll in a timely manner.
  • Maintain and generate files and reports on the HRIS. Maintain employee files in compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Monitor and maintain all HR forms to ensure availability of for both the HR Department and Zoo New England staff.
  • Attend monthly "All Staff" Meetings at both Zoos.
  • Must have the ability to provide HR services to both Zoos.
  • Communicate in a professional manner with Zoo staff and benefits providers.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Three years of related experience in Human Resources.
  • Working knowledge of Benefits Administration.
  • Certified or engaged in Human Resources Studies in an accredited certificate program.
  • Working knowledge of HRIS systems.
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment.
  • Computer experience is required with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Preferred Job Requirements:

  • College degree in Human Resources.
  • Five years of working experience in Human Resources.
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment.
  • Working knowledge of HRIS systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Major Gifts Officer/Full Time, Benefits


Franklin Park Zoo



Reports To

Vice President of Development

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 200 donors, prospects and corporate clients.
  • Identify, evaluate, cultivate, solicit and manage individuals capable of contributing gifts of at least $1,000 annually.
  • Identify, evaluate, cultivate, solicit and manage individuals capable of making a Campaign gift.
  • Solicit corporate sponsorships across all funding areas.
  • Some evening and weekend work required to cultivate and manage prospects and donors.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare meaningful and effective funding proposals, reports and customized collateral for individual donors, prospects and corporate clients.
  • Schedule, manage and regularly attend donor meetings.
  • Attend Board level committee meetings as required.
  • Provide executive-level, concise briefing materials in advance of meetings for Vice President of Development.
  • Develop strategies for the cultivation and stewardship of individual major donors, prospects and corporate clients.
  • Create strategic events to attract prospective donors and engage them with Zoo New England.
  • Identify donors for planned giving opportunities.
  • Work with donors, friends and volunteers of Zoo New England to identify, cultivate and solicit prospects that will lead to major gifts.
  • Manage all information relating to current major donors and prospects in Raiser’s Edge, in a manner that emphasizes the highest standards of accuracy, timeliness, thoroughness, and confidentiality.
  • Develop annual plan for donor portfolio. Monitor annual plan results and modify as necessary.
  • Solicit gifts from major donors and prospects, both independently and working collaboratively with other solicitors.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required, higher degree a plus.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years demonstrated successful experience in major-gifts fundraising with a focus on prospect identification, relationship building, and solicitation.
  • Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge, MS Office Suite; Word, Excel, Outlook required.
  • Experience working with volunteers and program staff or equivalent.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage complex issues creatively and effectively.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and successfully as a member of a team.
  • Ability and willingness to accept and integrate direction from VP of Development into work plans and activities.  

Preferred Job Requirements

  • Philosophical commitment to Zoo New England’s mission
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation; ability to make independent decisions.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, various forms of planned giving highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of wildlife, environmental and conservation issues highly desirable.  
How to Apply