Seasonal Security Guard Jobs in Scarborough, ON at Toronto Zoo

Title: Seasonal Security Guard

Company: Toronto Zoo

Location: Scarborough, ON

The Toronto Zoo is currently recruiting seasonal staff for the 2023 Peak Season to work in our Health & Safety Branch. This uniformed position will assist with the daily operations of the Health& Safety Services Branch. This position will assist and provide support in implementing the approved Strategic Plan.
We are interested in dedicated individuals who are positive, enthusiastic and passionate about wildlife conservation and protecting our planet.  Our Toronto Zoo is a mission-based, not-for-profit organization whose mission is connecting people, animals and conservation science to fight
HOURS OF WORK: Up to 40 hours per week
PAY RATE: $17.41
SCHEDULE/DURATION: Must be able to work a variety of shifts including weekdays, afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays, up to and including Labour Day.
Applications for this position must be submitted online through the Toronto Zoo Career Center by  January 12, 2023.

Providing excellent guest service to our guests.

Providing crowd control.

Directing traffic in the parking lots

Checking visitor admissions tickets for validity.

Communicating general information and assisting visitors as required.

Keeping the Supervisor informed of all activities.

Documenting shift activities in assigned memo book/notebook.

Responding to emergencies as directed.

Assisting full-time/permanent staff as directed.

Preparing written reports on any incidents directly involved in.

Perform mobile and foot patrol.

Performing other related duties as required.


Must be willing and able to work weekends, shifts and holidays up to and including Labour Day weekend. (Availability in the fall is an asset)

Must possess a valid Ontario Security Guard licence issued under (PSISA).

Must possess a valid Standard (or Emergency) First Aid and Basic Rescuer CPR (level “C”) Certification.

Must possess a Full G Driver’s licence in the Province of Ontario, with a good driving record.

Must have a good working knowledge of safety related legislation (OHSA).

Must possess excellent oral/written communication skills.

Must possess excellent customer service/interpersonal skills.

Previous experience in the public attraction industry would be an asset.

AED training would be an asset.

Currently enrolled in or a graduate of a recognized law enforcement program at a post-secondary institute

Please ensure you outline your availability to work including weekends, holidays and any other days of the week you are available.
While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Candidates may be required to take a written and/or practical examination relevant to the position.
Number of positions available is subject to budgetary approval. Applications for this position must be submitted online through the Toronto Zoo Career Center.
The Toronto Zoo provides accommodation for employees with disabilities, as defined under the Ontario Human Rights Code. If contacted for an interview, and you require specific accommodation for the interview process because of a disability or a medical need, then please advise the person contacting you of your requirements, so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations to be in place before you begin the interview process.
The Toronto Zoo respects the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and seeks to model these principles in all that we do. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workforce where all employees feel respected, supported and valued. We strive to create an environment that represents the rich diversity of our guests and our community and encourage applications from all qualified individuals who can contribute to enhancing our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. The Toronto Zoo supports equity in employment and encourage applications from those who belong to the Government of Canada’s employment equity designated groups:  women, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis), persons with disabilities and members of racialized groups/members of racialized communities. Applicants from other traditionally marginalized communities (i.e. 2SLGBTQ+) are also encouraged to apply. We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities to fully participate in the recruitment process.
Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal

Monday to Friday
Weekend availability

Work Location: One location

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