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Art & Photography at The Zoo!

Organization

Kaman's Art Shoppes

Description

Have fun and make money while making art all day long! Kaman’s Art Shoppes is hiring for three different positions at the Louisville Zoo: face painting, photography, and an illustrative department called Handimals (see explanations below.) Kaman's Art Shoppes is the country's leading Art and Photography Concessionaire and we operate in over 50 different amusement parks and zoos throughout the U.S. No experience needed, we’ll train you! Training is paid for each position. These jobs give you the opportunity to work in a creative environment, explore your talent, and learn new skills with a nationwide network of passionate artists.

Face painting & henna: Our Face Painters use a bit of "theater magic" to transform kids into characters by creating colorful hand-painted images directly on the faces of young park guests! We also offer gorgeous, hand drawn temporary henna tattoos. Job responsibilities will include greeting guests, painting faces, drawing henna tattoos, handling credit card transactions, and providing excellent customer service. Applicants must have basic artistic skill, but no prior facepainting or henna experience is required. Applicants must also have a friendly & outgoing personality, and must be good with children. Starting pay is $8.75 an hour, guaranteed, although there is a great chance to earn additional commission & promotions are available to dedicated employees.

Photography: Our photographers meet and greet guests as they enter the Park. Photographers snap quick shots of family groups and friends, then offer a ticket allowing guests to view their photos at a time of their choice. Photographers spend a portion of their time at the photo sales counter. Job responsibilities will include welcoming guests to the zoo, positioning the guests for the photo, explaining photo prices, handling credit card transactions, and providing excellent customer service. Applicants must be willing to project their voice, have an outgoing personality, and have some interaction with children. Prior photography experiences isn’t necessary, just a willingness to learn! Starting pay is $9.00 an hour, guaranteed, although there is a great chance to earn additional commission & promotions are available to dedicated employees.

Handimals: This is an illustrative craft where an employee takes a child’s handprint on a piece of paper and paints the artwork around the handprint to create a beautiful animal illustration. Build important skills in Craftsmanship, Customer Service and Salesmanship by interacting directly with customers in your open-air studio setting! Good drawing ability is important and required. Previous painting experience is helpful, but not necessary for this position. We provide paid training, applicants should be willing to learn new exciting techniques! We have plenty of reference photos available for our designs but you are also able to create your own custom designs if you feel comfortable! Job responsibilities include greeting guests, working with children to get a handprint, creating the artwork, handling credit card transactions, and providing excellent customer service. Applicants must have an outgoing, energetic, & be comfortable with children. Starting pay is $8.75 an hour, guaranteed, although there is a great chance to earn additional commission & promotions are available to dedicated employees.



Requirements

Please read the full description. Applicants must be outgoing, friendly, reliable, provide excellent customer service, and willing to work with children.

Type

Part-time

Work Schedule

Flexible - Will work with applicant — All three of these positions are part-time, seasonal positions. Employees must be willing to stand for an entire shift & work outside year round (4-9 hour shifts + multiple breaks). We do not work in storms or dangerous weather. We begin training in late February & early March. We work on weekends March through May, we are open full time May-August, then we go back to weekends only August-October. Must be willing to work at least one weekend day & most major holidays. Applicants must be dependable! Our hours of operation are 9:45 am - 6:45 pm. Half day & full day shifts are available. We always have the night off after 6:45! Very compatible schedule with college & high school schedules.

Salary

$8.75/hr with additional commission

Benefits

Insurance and benefits are not provided to part time workers at this location. In other locations around the country, benefits are provided to full time workers. This job does allow dedicated employees to move to another state and transfer their employment to another park location, when positions are available, if employees would like to apply for a transfer.

Required Education

No education requirement

Work Location

Louisville — The Louisville Zoo

Application Process

Applicants can apply online at www.kamansjobs.com.

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