Zoo Openings

DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

The Development Administrative Assistant position provides administrative support for the Dallas Zoo’s development department. This individual facilitates outstanding service to board members, donors, volunteers, members and Dallas Zoo Management staff.




SHOW ANIMAL SPECIALIST (FULL-TIME)

Primary duties include care and presentation of African animals at the Wild Encounters Stage, narration and operation of the Safari Monorail Ride, and interpretation throughout the Wilds of Africa area of the zoo. Responsible for delivering dynamic guest experiences on a daily basis. (WOA Interpretive Specialist)




RECEPTIONIST

Manages the administration building lobby area. Greets and directs visitors and answers incoming calls. Provides some administrative support.




STEWARDSHIP SPECIALIST

The Stewardship Specialist position is responsible for the stewardship of members and donors to the Dallas Zoo and for providing administrative support for the Director of Advancement Services.




AFTER CAMP INSTRUCTOR (PART-TIME, SEASONAL POSITIONS)

Observe and monitor children in an after camp setting at the Dallas Zoo or Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Summer schedule will be Monday-Friday afternoons, up to 20 hours/week. Candidates must be available beginning June 17th through August 16th. This is a non benefited, seasonal position.




PROJECT MANAGER

This position is primarily responsible for managing the construction process for assigned capital improvements, from conceptual design through construction completion.




ELEPHANT KEEPER

Responsible for the care, husbandry, and training of the African Elephants. We are a protected contact elephant program, with multiple African elephants in a mixed species exhibit.




SUMMER CAMP INSTRUCTOR

Responsible for teaching Summer Camps during the 2014 season, Monday – Friday, up to 40 hours per week (June 9 – August 22). This is a non-benefited, seasonal position.




SUPERVISOR, LACERTE FAMILY CHILDREN’S ZOO

Oversees the daily operation of the LFCZ staff and animal collection. Under direction of the LFCZ Curator, supervises the presentation of animals and activities to achieve goals of promoting empathy, connecting with nature, and engaging in age-appropriate conservation behavior. Under direction of the Curator and in collaboration with other LFCZ supervisor, achieves the organization, mentoring and management of staff. Provides experienced care for LFCZ animals as well as expert engagement of children and families in programs and activities; performs related work of maintaining buildings, grounds and interpretives in assigned area. Performs a wide variety of departmental supervisory activities, including supervising and instructing Children’s Zoo Specialists in assigned area and conducting performance appraisals. Performs all routine duties independently and new duties with minimal direction.




NIGHT PROGRAMS INSTRUCTOR (3 PART-TIME POSITIONS)

Lead groups of children, chaperones, and families through the zoo during the evening for both Night Hikes and Overnights. This is a non-benefited, part-time position.