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Job Description

About the job

Join us at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo for the 2024 summer season! We are looking for Servers to join our enthusiastic and energetic Grazers restaurant team. As a server, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of food & beverage to guests within a full-service catering department.


Start Date: As soon as possible

End Date: September 22, 2024

We have a variety of positions available! Shifts can vary and include weekdays and weekends as well as day and night shifts. We encourage you to apply as we have opportunities available!

What you will do:

  • Answer questions about menu items and make recommendations upon request
  • Inform customers of daily/weekly specials
  • Take food and beverage orders from customers and enter into computers for transmittal to kitchen staff
  • Check identification to ensure customer meet minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Serve food and beverages to customers
  • Check with customers to ensure they are enjoying their meals and take action to correct any problems
  • Prepare bills that itemize and total meal costs and sales taxes
  • Collect payments from customers
  • Setup server stations and dining areas to prepare for the next guests and/or shift
  • Perform closing cleaning duties such as tidying up server stations

What you will bring:

  • 1 to 2 years’ experience in a Serving role
  • ProServe Certification is required
  • Must be 18 year of age or older
  • Experience in a serving role or similar is preferred
  • Friendly, outgoing personality
  • Independent worker
  • Service all customer promptly and courteously

Working Conditions:

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Labour intensive work
  • Heavy lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Frequent walking and standing for long periods of time required
  • May be exposed to hazardous cleaning chemicals and supplies, hot food preparation equipment, smoke, and other hazardous conditions common to commercial food preparation areas
  • Shift work required

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is an outdoor facility and all staff working at the zoo must be comfortable working in a large variety of outdoor conditions. The organization follows the advice of Environment Canada when responding to temperature and air quality issues.

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is a no smoking environment including vaping.

What We Offer:

  • Discounts on food, beverage, and merchandise
  • A complimentary annual pass for you and your immediate family members
  • A fun, rewarding work environment and the opportunity to work in a park full of wild animals

Are you ready to join one of Canada’s leaders in wildlife conservation?

If this position suits your skills, experience, and personal attributes, we want to talk to you.

Apply by doing the following:

Step 1: Watch this video about the conservation work being done at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo (

Step 2: Submit a cover letter and resume via our online application system

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

If this position is a fit for you, we encourage you to apply with a resume and a optional cover letter no later than June 7, 2024 @ 4:00pm MST.

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo strives to cultivate a workplace in which everyone feels welcome and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. As a conservation organization, we respect and value the diversity of all life and come together as individuals and teammates to achieve the Zoo’s mission and vision. We recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and work to advance our culture to ensure diverse viewpoints are heard and everyone has an equitable chance to succeed and thrive.

All candidates are thanked for their applications and advised that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.