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Job opportunity: Cleveland Metroparks hiring more than 1,000 positions

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Are you looking for a job? Like working outside? Then keep reading, because this opportunity might be a great fit for you. There are more than 1,000 open positions now available for seasonal employment through the Cleveland Metroparks for the 2021 spring and summer seasons.

These jobs are available to individuals ages 16 and older. Many of these open positions offer a 40-hour workweek, with employment starting during the spring and continuing through mid-October. According to a press release from Cleveland Metroparks officials, “Hourly compensation ranges up to $15 per hour for high-demand seasonal positions.

According to the Cleveland Metroparks employment page, quality employment opportunities are available across 18 park reservations spanning more than 24,000 acres, eight golf courses, two full service restaurants, one nationally acclaimed Zoo. Some of the open positions range from engineer to animal keeper, and mechanic to ranger.

Interested? You can see all of the available jobs right here. You can also apply there on the website. In addition, a job fair will also be held on Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. In-person interviews will be held on site, so applicants are asked to bring a copy of their resume. Both facial coverings and social distancing are required at the job fair at the zoo. You can register for the job fair here.

Why The Hiring Surge Is Needed Now

Over the last year, the Cleveland Metroparks seasonal hiring program was severely hampered by COVID-19. Many of the park system's most-popular amenities, such as the zoo, were briefly shut down due to health orders. In addition, many positions were never filled during 2020. Now as the COVID-19 vaccinations are being adopted across the state, Cleveland Metroparks is hiring for what is expected to be a busy 2021 season. In fact, today President Biden announced a deadline of April 19th for all adults to be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. As more adults get the vaccine, more businesses will open up and the sooner we can all get back to normal.

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