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Warehouser (Temporary) 


This is your opportunity to join the dynamic Zoo Operations team at Woodland Park Zoo. Applications are now being accepted for Warehouser in the Animal Management department. There is one full-time, temporary, non-benefited position to be filled at this time.


This position performs daily operations of the warehouse at Woodland Park Zoo.


  • Picks up food and non-food items from vendors as needed.
  • Orders items under the direction of the Commissary/Warehouse Manager.
  • Cleans and organizes the warehouse.
  • Communicates with appropriate staff regarding stock shortages.
  • Collects invoices, credit card receipts and packing slips to document purchases; checks invoices against packing slips; and assists with inventory counts.
  • Performs routine record-keeping and related clerical duties such as data entry and maintenance of files and records.
  • Maintains grain and hay in accordance with USDA regulations and AZA accreditation standards.
  • Fills and delivers uniform orders; maintains uniform inventory.
  • Receives, stores and delivers equipment, materials and supplies for the zoo.
  • Assists in training new staff or other staff in warehouser tasks, as directed.
  • Safely operates a forklift.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to work with hay and dust.
  • Able to safely drive a zoo vehicle on and off zoo grounds.
  • Committed to the mission of the zoo and the institution's Core Values.


High School diploma or GED or equivalent required; and six months related experience and/or training in a food warehouse environment, or equivalent experience.


  • TB Test done annually.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License required.
  • Washington State Fork Lift Safety Certification or ability to obtain certification.


Knowledge and experience with, or ability to learn Microsoft Office required, specifically Outlook. Experience with inventory management software desired.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The position requires an ability to walk or transit across the 92-acre facility in variable weather conditions and enter non-public behind the scenes staff areas. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 100 pounds when cleaning and maintaining warehouse supplies. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather) and variable weather conditions. The warehouse is not heated or cooled so it can be hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Food is stored in a walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration; and exotic animals. The noise level in the work environment varies. Occasional loud noises from visitors, animals or equipment are experienced.


Applications are only accepted online through our Jobs page at; no other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter and resume are REQUIRED when applying for this position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due prior to 12:00 AM on the posted Close date (i.e. by 11:59 PM the evening before).

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.

About the Organization Award-winning Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting the standard for zoos all over the world. We connect people with wildlife and hit them in the heart with a visceral reminder of what's at stake in our changing world. Our job is to motivate people to take action and provide them with the tools needed to join us in saving endangered species. That means our conservation efforts start right here at the zoo and in our community.

Join us on our mission to save wildlife and inspire everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Pay Rate $23.77 per hour  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Reports To Manager, Commissary/Warehouse  
Category Warehouse Operations  
Close Date 9/3/2019  
Number of Openings 3  
Shift Days  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetics, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Req Number WAR-19-00004  

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