Kitchen Attendant


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Position Title: Kitchen Attendant
Department: Commissary
Position Status: Full-time, Hourly – Collective Bargaining, Wednesday/Thursday Pass Days


  • Prepares animal diets daily as directed by the veterinarian and animal curators;
  • Cuts foods utilizing various knives;
  • Must be able to convert grams and ounces,
  • Verifies diet weights with digital and/or other scales;
  • Delivers animal foods to keeper areas using a zoo vehicle;
  • Cleans and maintains the food preparation and storage areas;
  • Maintains some inventory control functions;
  • Maintains proper temperature control measures in walk-in freezers and coolers;
  • Visitor interaction is expected while performing regular duties.
  • Participation in zoo functions is expected.
  • Participation in educational trade classes is expected.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and directed.


  • Must maintain a valid PA driver’s license and show proof on an annual basis.
  • Must be able to operate utility carts, utility and dump trucks (one ton and less) and vans (small, mid-sized and large).

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift items overhead, lift/carry to up 60 lbs., stand eight hours a day and perform repetitive motion tasks;
  • Works indoors and outdoors and in all types of weather
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays and occasional evenings as needed.

Submit resume to:

Zoological Society of Pittsburgh
Human Resources Department
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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