During the Year- weekend supervisor/Summer- Lead Teacher Summer Camp
Summer Camp Leader/teacher (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – April 6, 2018
During the year, I work weekends as a supervisor for parties and activities held in the Education building. From 30-180 people per morning or afternoon time slots, I regulate hallway flow, act as a guide for animal handlers, and ensure the guests overall enjoyment of the facility. There is a 2 hour break between morning groups and afternoon groups where the reset can be grueling. As an ambassador of the Zoo, I get to see how people love being in the building as the aspect is completely different that walking through the zoo. There is a more personal atmosphere where they feel very comfortable asking questions and receive more information.
In the summer, I act as Lead Teacher for summer camp. I assist with curriculum, teachers, students, training volunteers, as well as disciplinary issues that can arise from having 250 children ages 3-10.The curriculum is given to the teachers, where they can manipulate and adapt the delivery of the information. I believe this freedom facilitates a FUN atmosphere for the campers and the teachers--- creativity, problem solving are all key components in any classroom, on any given day.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – February 19, 2018
Management was great, Security Lead and Officers are awesome. Small department, makes cohesion better. If I had stayed in Texas I’d probably still be employed there. If offered the position, I’d highly recommend taking it. You’ll gain a lot of experience and a lot of good friends.
Good officers, Competitive pay, they pocket the costs for security licensing.
Attractions Team Member (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – January 8, 2018
On a typical summer day, it is busy and fast paced. Other than summer, cold days will be the slowest; it's hard to pay bills with cut hours. It is a very independent job, wherever your location is, you will figure out solutions to simple and guest problems.
CUSTOMER SERVICE (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – December 9, 2017
The Fort Worth Zoo is a fun, relaxed work place. You'll experience something new with customers, you'll get to better your customer service skills. You deal with a lot of kids so your tolerance level will be even better, and the coworker for the most part are around your age so you'll make friends easily.
Janitorial Worker (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – October 10, 2017
The Fort Worth Zoo can be a Great place to work as long as you find the right department you want to work in. Being a night shift janitor at the Fort Worth Zoo can be Very Tiring. But then again working a night shift at any zoo means. That you get to walk around the whole zoo at night. Which is a really awesome experience. The Fort Worth Zoo is a Great workplace. I would highly recommend working there.
Red Shirt (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – July 21, 2017
I find the zoo to be very laid back. As long as you get your job done you won't have to suffer in the heat or cold. A lot of people tend to quit simply because they are lazy, this job is not hard. All my bosses are very kind but know when to behave seriously.
A good first job for teens, helps you prepare for real life jobs and situations
Food Service Worker (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – June 1, 2017
The Fort Worth Zoo has taught me how to work effectively and work with others as a young adult . This company teachers you life lessons , I learned that's it's not about the pay checks , it's about what you enjoy
CASHIER/ CUSTOMER SERVICE REP (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – May 2, 2017
Very laid back and comfortable place to work. Had a lot of fun. The only thing that i did not like were our work ours. You literally had to fight for hours. we would pick number, based off of that number determined hoe long you were staying at work that day. most people wanted to stay until close, so you know how that went.
Food Service Worker (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – April 21, 2017
I was excited to work here because of the pay. I guess they lure you in with the hourly pay then you set foot in this dump and realize why they pay you 10 an hour. The management is horrible, the food service supervisors like to sexually harass the coworkers, and just horse play in general. They think that because they are older that they can make you do things you don't need to do and things that are part of their jobs. They will take money out of your paycheck even if you did not take a break, and you'll be missing a hundred from each one, suspiciously. I worked a whole week during spring break and only made around 400 dollars. I do not recommend any one to work here. The customers are rude and the overall employees do not care about you.
Admission Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – February 5, 2017
I've had an average experience at the Fort Worth Zoo. The job itself isn't difficult, but the customers are sometimes insufferable as I represented the first face they would see as well as the last face they would see.
For adaptive people, it would force an active learning experience in customer service. However, I couldn't see it as a career choice because there wasn't any room for growth, nor was there an opportunity to use it as a full-time position.
It's a good job to start with, but it's unsustainable in the long run.