Branch: General Maintenance
Rate of Pay: Starting $30.53, 3-months $32.56, 6-months $33.92
Duration: Full Time, Permanent
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week
Number of Positions Open: 1

Looking for a career with a dynamic organization that is committed to protecting wildlife? We are interested in dedicated individuals who are positive, enthusiastic and passionate about connecting people, animals, and conservation science to fight extinction. Your Toronto Zoo makes animal well-being a priority in all operations and shows respect for all wildlife.

Apply Online by June 12, 2024.

Basic Function: Reporting to the Supervisor, General Maintenance, this position is required, under close supervision to repair, paint, related carpentry work and may be assigned locksmith responsibilities. This position is also responsible for assisting and providing support in implementing the Strategic Plan.


  • Duties include, but are not restricted to, the installation, repair and preventative maintenance of buildings, fences, enclosures, and roadways.
  • Performs all forms of rough and finished carpentry.
  • Builds various items using plexiglass, acrylics, mesh, and wood.
  • Performs glazier functions.
  • Performs concrete work including forming, pouring, and finishing.
  • Performs masonry work including block laying and repairs.
  • Performs work on elevated structures.
  • Erects scaffolding.
  • Other related duties as requested by Supervisor.


  • Must possess a Carpenters certificate of trade qualification valid in the Province of Ontario.
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) or more years proven experience in all phases of Carpentry.
  • Experience working with plexiglass and acrylics an asset.
  • Experience in concrete forming and finishing an asset.
  • Experience in masonry work an asset.
  • Must have working knowledge of Workplace Hazardous Information System (WHMIS) legislation, the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Building Code and Toronto Zoo Safety Policy.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job.
  • Must be able to read plans and schematic drawings.
  • Must be able to read, understand, and utilize technical manuals.
  • Must be willing to work shifts, weekends, and Holidays.
  • Must possess an unrestricted Class G driver’s license valid in the Province of Ontario along with a good driving record.

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate may be required to provide a police reference check and/or driver’s abstract, at their own expense as a condition of employment. Candidates may be required to take a written and/or practical examination relevant to the position.

The Toronto Zoo values the importance of inclusive recruitment practices and strives to create a workplace that reflects and celebrates the rich diversity of our city. Please let us know if you require specific 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. Applications are especially encouraged from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and women.

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Job Type: Permanent

Work Location: In person

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