Work for Como Friends

Join our team and put your conservation values to work by ensuring that Como Park Zoo & Conservatory has the resources it needs to thrive, and remain free and accessible to all.

Our Values

Marketing with a Mission

Are you an animals, plants and people person? If so, you may have just the right stuff to join our fundraising and retail teams at Como Friends, where promoting conservation and building community is all in a day’s work.

Position Description

The Sales Supervisor, under the direction of the Retail Store Manager, will assist in establishing Garden Safari Gifts as a well-managed, destination gift shop with a strong profit margin that sells a wide range of merchandise appealing to the diverse people who visit Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. The Sales Supervisor partners with the Retail Store Manager and other Sales Supervisors to supervise sales associates in all Garden Safari Gifts locations, ensure excellent customer service, and promote Como Friends and its mission. Read full job description here.

How to Apply

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Position Description

The Sales Associate will assist in daily operations of Garden Safari Gifts, a gift shop that sells a wide range of merchandise appealing to the diverse people who visit Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and in establishing Garden Safari Gifts as a destination gift store in the Twin Cities market. The Sales Associate directly assists customers in Garden Safari Gifts, Glacier Gifts and gift shop kiosks and ensures excellent customer service while promoting Como Friends and its mission.

Full Position Description

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    Since 2000, Como Friends has invested more than $47 million in major improvements and new programs at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Help protect, preserve and promote Minnesota’s most popular cultural destination by joining our team.


    Shopping at Como Friends’ Garden Safari Gifts helps to support the thriving gardens and animals at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. As a member of our team, you can put your marketing skills to work for a mission-driven organization committed to conservation and community building.


    Come to work at one of Minnesota’s most iconic destinations. Surrounded by gorgeous public gardens and great animal habitats, Como Friends is headquartered on the campus of Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Through our special events, donor stewardship, community engagement, and retail sales everything we do at Como Friends helps to keep Minnesota’s most visited cultural destination free and accessible to all 365 days a year.

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