Aerial Adventure Course

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Aerial Adventure Course
Bronx Zoo

Job Description

Job Family: Treetop Adventure Ranger
Location: Bronx Zoo
Job Type: Temporary/Seasonal
Department: Rides & Parking
Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Must be able to work 2-5 days per week including weekends, evenings, and holidays. Schedule varies and is dependent on weather and guest attendance; schedule subject to change through the spring and summer.
Hours: May begin as early as 8 am may end as late as 9 pm. Multiple Weekday and Weekend shifts available.
Work Environment: Treetop Adventure is an outdoor adventure park and all Rangers should expect to be outdoors for several hours a day in a variety of weather conditions including extreme temperatures, rain, snow and direct sun.

Earn your stripes in the air! Maybe you’d love to help our guests face their fears while having the time of their life, interact with guests by helping everyone achieve skill building obstacle courses, or provide a safe and unforgettable experience that each guest will remember for years. You can earn your stripes in more ways than one while also having fun!

Apply now! We’ll consider you for several openings:

Basecamp and Ground Monitoring


Essential duties may include:

  • Helping guests prepare for their adventure
  • Fitting harness and helmets correctly and supervising the use of all safety equipment
  • Conducting a pre-course safety orientation, (Ground School), for each group of guests
  • Conducting complete inspections of harnesses and helmets
  • Assisting with grounds maintenance efforts including restocking water coolers and grounds cleanliness
  • Communicating assistance for guests throughout their time on course
  • Removing gear from guests after completion of their adventure
  • Responsible for gear maintenance including washing and sanitizing gear

Zipline and Course Facilitating


Essential duties may include:

  • Inspecting all lines and courses for safety
  • Maintaining and inspecting all rescue equipment
  • Reviewing safety issues and answering questions
  • Attaching guests to the zipline and performing essential safety checks before every course
  • Enforcing park rules and regulations
  • Assisting guests through the course, or lowering them to the ground with provided rescue equipment when necessary

All Rangers will be expected to:

  • Meet and establish good rapport and communication with guests
  • Communicate effectively with both adults and children in group and individual settings
  • Build excitement among guests throughout the experience
  • Demonstrate good safety habits by properly wearing safety gear and demonstrating proper techniques and behavior
  • Handle stressful situations calmly and effectively
  • Handle multiple tasks quickly and be creative and motivated
  • Have a great attention to detail to ensure safety and positive guest experience
  • Work comfortably at heights

EOE/ AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Qualification Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Must be over 18 years of age at time of Orientation
  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree
  • Must meet and maintain Treetop Adventure’s participants physical requirements
  • Prior experience with outdoor recreation, athletics, educational roles, high ropes experience, interpretive naturalism, and/or rock climbing is a plus but not required
  • Certification in basic First Aid, CPR, and AED a plus but not required
  • Must pass and complete required site-specific safety training courses

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general instructions, and safety procedures
  • Ability to write reports and complete logs
  • Ability to verbally respond to questions from managers and guests

Physical Demands:

  • Have the physical capability to assist and accommodate guests of various sizes and physical ability throughout the grounds and courses
  • Be able to walk on a variety of on and off road surfaces
  • Possess full range of overhead arm motions
  • Have full hand dexterity
  • Have strong upper body skills and be able to pull self and the potential addition of 275 lbs.
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time

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