Zoo Openings

CHILDREN’S ZOO SPECIALIST I (FULL-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.




GRANT WRITER ASSOCIATE

Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Grant Writer Associate conducts research, prepares grant proposals and reports and maintains a grant database. The Grant Writer Associate works with the Development Team to ensure that fundraising goals are achieved.




ANIMAL KEEPER II – ELEPHANTS

Provides all aspects of animal care for species in the area. Participates in operant conditioning training and husbandry programs, animal enrichment, and exhibit maintenance and improvements. Prepares and conducts educational presentation and tours for zoo guests. Leads projects as assigned and provides training guidance to Keeper I’s.




ADVANCEMENT SERVICES DATABASE ASSISTANT

As one of the resident experts in Raiser’s Edge for the Dallas Zoo, the Database Assistant position is responsible for the day-to-day input of data into Raiser’s Edge, as well as the execution of queries.




VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

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




HOSPITAL MANAGER

JOB SUMMARY Manages all aspects of the Dallas Zoo’s veterinary hospital. Supervises four veterinary technicians, three hospital keepers and one administrative assistant. Oversees quarantine buildings; responsible for animal safety and care during quarantine periods. Ensures hospital is using best practices …




BUILDING MAINTENANCE TRADES HELPER

This is an entry level position in Building Maintenance assisting skilled trade worker’s involving the maintenance, repair and new construction within the confines of the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.




BIRD SUPERVISOR

Assists curator in the day-to-day operation of the bird department. Oversees the daily operation of the bird staff and collection. Assists curator with scheduling, training and supervision of staff, developing performance plans and giving appraisals, avian husbandry, artificial incubation, hand-raising of neonates, bird transfers and overall supervision of the bird department on a day to day basis. Insures a high level of care for a variety of exotic, native and domestic birds including, but not limited to, enclosure maintenance, diet preparation, pest control and reproductive management in compliance with industry standards.




ANIMAL KEEPER II (TIGER/OTTER/PRIMATE)

Provides all aspects of animal care for species in area. Serves as a project team leader and provides training/guidance for new staff and volunteers. Participates in operant conditioning programs, exhibit maintenance and improvements. Prepares and conducts educational presentations for visitors.




Animal Keeper I (Tiger/Otter/Primate)

Provides all aspects of animal care for species in area. Participates in operant conditioning programs, exhibit maintenance and improvements. Prepares and conducts education & conservation presentations for visitors.




GUEST SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES (TEMP POSITIONS)

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




SUPERVISOR OF WILDLIFE SHOWS

This position is responsible for supervising all aspects of wildlife programming at the Dallas Zoo’s Wildlife Amphitheater. Encourages and facilitates a strong team, work ethic and positive attitude in the work environment at all times. The Wildlife Shows Supervisor will work with a team of show specialists 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.




STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Reporting to the Manager of Revenue Accounting, the Staff Accountant will perform various reconciliation, reporting and account analysis duties.




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.