Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Organization: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Location: Columbia Area

City: Columbia

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: $10.08/hour


Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to discover a new adventure? If so, have you considered working for one of the top ranked zoo’s in the country? Riverbanks is currently recruiting engaging and enthusiastic ambassadors! Be part of the adventure and explore our exciting opportunities now. Visit, "Careers and Volunteer Opportunities".

Ambassador Commitment: Doing your part to support Riverbanks’ mission to foster appreciation and concern for all living things.

Responsibilities: Under general supervision is responsible for the timely preparation and delivery of animal diets and feeds according to precise instructions and fixed schedules.  Proficiently uses knives and other kitchen equipment to produce animal diets with correct weights, measures, and ingredient sizes. Handles produce, meat, fish, and a variety of other animal food items.  Ensures acceptable condition of items and rotates stock. Capable of meeting work deadlines when short-staffed.  Unloads feed deliveries, delivers completed diets to animal areas in vehicles/on foot, maintains a clean and sanitary work environment.  Provides assistance and information to co-workers and keeper staff.  Reports to the Senior Technician and the Commissary Manager. 

Job Description:

Education and Experience: High School graduate minimum.  Must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license.  Will train, but previous work experience in a kitchen is a plus.  Requires standing for long periods of time performing repetitive food chopping and ingredient weighing.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, must be willing to learn and follow instructions.  Must be able to manage a large workload in a fast-paced, detail-oriented, deadline-driven work environment.  Must be able to employ basic math skills on a regular basis. Must be dependable, punctual, organized, and conscientious.  Five-day work week: 7:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. with Mondays and Tuesdays off.  Work schedule includes all Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and inclement weather days.

Contact Name:
Human Resources
Contact Phone Number: 803-779-8717
Application Process:
Please submit your application via the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden website: