Zoo Openings

INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS MANAGER – ON-SITE AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS

This position is responsible for managing various aspects of interpretive programming in the Guest Experience Division. The Interpretive Programs Manager will report directly to the Vice President of Guest Experiences and work with a creative team of interpretive and outreach specialists to ensure that animals are utilized safely and appropriately for both on and off site public programs. This includes maintaining high standards for husbandry, training, and enrichment of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors. This position plays an important role in sharing the Dallas Zoo’s Mission of Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature to guests on a daily basis.




ANIMAL KEEPER II

Keepers are responsible for all aspects of animal care for the area species, which include: big cats, small cats, giant anteaters and otters. Keepers also provide educational experiences for guests through daily demonstrations and keeper talks. Keepers participate in operant conditioning programs, and perform exhibit maintenance and improvements.




CHILDREN’S ZOO SPECIALIST (PART-TIME)

Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo is focused on developing empathy for nature and wildlife through interactive programming for children and families. The area’s programming is delivered throughout the day requiring extensive contact with guests. Children’s Zoo Specialists are both interpreters and animal care specialists. This position is responsible for the animal husbandry and care of domestic and exotic animals used for programming, contact and exhibit. Children’s Zoo Specialists develop and deliver interpretive presentations and activities for contact yards, interactive aviary, nature-based play and learning facilities as well as deliver keeper chats. This position also assists in mentoring the area’s youth volunteers and interns.




VOLUNTEER SERVICES ASSISTANT (PART TIME)

The Volunteer Services Assistant assists the Director of Volunteer Services and the Volunteer Coordinator in all aspects of volunteer program administration for the Dallas Zoo and the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park.




ADVANCEMENT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

The Advancement Administrative Assistant position provides administrative support to the Vice President of Advancement as well as other Directors and Senior Directors within the division.




CERTIFIED IRRIGATOR

Responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing any and all irrigation systems, misting systems, DCA’s & RPZ’s. Supervises and coordinates work with the Irrigation Technician.




PAINTER

This position functions as a painter and performs skilled work involving the maintenance, repair and new construction within the confines of the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.




HVAC TECHNICIAN

Responsible for performing highly complex maintenance and construction work involving scheduling contractors, requisitioning materials and supplies, and estimating work hours and materials required for projects. Coordinates contractors’ work schedules so as not to disrupt daily zoo operations.




INTERPRETIVE ANIMAL SPECIALIST I (PART-TIME)

This position is responsible for training and presenting wildlife programming in the Wilds of Africa and Savanna regions of the zoo, including the Wild Encounters Stage, Simmons Safari Base Camp, and the zoo’s Monorail Train. It also serves as an animal resource for various zoo activities, including the Education Department’s programs and special event functions. This job encourages and facilitates a strong team, work ethic and positive attitude in the work environment at all times. The Interpretive Specialist I will work with a team of trainers to ensure that animals are utilized safely and appropriately to provide fun and engaging wildlife presentations that convey the Dallas Zoo’s Mission of Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature.




EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR – SUMMER CAMP (PART-TIME)

This position is responsible for teaching a variety of education programs at the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Instructors are expected to operate according to program standards and support the achievement of departmental outcomes. The Education Department has identified four key audiences: early childhood, youth, families, and educators. Each Instructor is intended to primarily focus on a particular audience; however, this position is expected to fill in with all audiences as needed.

This is a non-benefited, part-time position. Education Instructors can work up to 29 hours per week as scheduled and assigned. (June 8 – August 21, 2015) Schedule varies by program.




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 June through August. This is a non-benefited, part-time position. Schedule varies by program.( June 8 – August 21, 2015)




GUEST SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES (TEMP POSITIONS)

This temporary position is responsible for processing sales quickly, efficiently and accurately while maintaining outstanding customer service.




EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR

This position is responsible for working with the Director of Education and education staff to coordinate the business operations of the department. Implement processes for efficient management of invoices, expenditures, supplies and marketing communications regarding programs. Additionally, this position will assist the Dean of Wild Earth Academy in implementing and managing databases. Assist the Director of Education and Dean in the development of partnership agreements. This position is the coordinator responsible for drafting the Education department budget and monitoring income and expense compliance according to approved budget. The incumbent will serve as a role model for the professional and efficient business administrative aspects of the department.




Equipment Maintenance Mechanic

Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on motorized equipment, vehicles powered by gas, diesel engines and electric motors. Assists other employees as needed.




MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATIVE (PART-TIME)

The Membership Representative position serves as the primary point of contact for membership starting with the point of sale.




CURATOR, LACERTE FAMILY CHILDREN’S ZOO (LFCZ)

This position is responsible for the creative and strategic direction of the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and will plan and direct the management of all Children’s Zoo guest and animal-related programs. Collaborate with and take direction from the strategic educational goals of the institution to guide the development of outcome-oriented programs and activities. Set long-range goals and standards for domestic and program animals to promote extraordinary guest experiences and a high degree of animal welfare. Work closely with taxon experts in managing non-domestic taxa exhibited in LFCZ. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Conservation & Education and manages a team of supervisors, coordinators and Children’s Zoo specialists.




MARKETING SPECIALIST

The Marketing Specialist provides traffic and other support for the marketing program of the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park and facilitates marketing initiatives, including deadline monitoring, promotion coordination, materials and advertising production and some copy development.