Zoo Openings

GRAPHIC DESIGNER – Entry-level

Responsible for design, fabrication and installation of a variety of signs and informational/educational graphics throughout the Dallas Zoo and The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.




MEMBERSHIP SPECIALIST

The Membership Specialist will coordinate the Dallas Zoo membership renewal and recruitment campaigns. To build our membership base and encourage advanced giving, the Membership Specialist will create, write, and execute customized member communications. They will utilize email marketing services to add personalized touch-points to our current renewal stream. They will work closely with external design agencies on the creation of direct mail collateral, including our member magazine. They will serve as an “expert” on membership and interact daily with our sales, processing, and booth staff. They will attend local events to promote membership and leverage our existing corporate sponsorships to recruit new members. The position reports to the Director of Membership.




EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR – 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.




HORTICULTURE MANAGER

Plan, manage and implement an effective horticultural and environmental maintenance program for the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.




IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN

The Dallas Zoo is a fast pace, fast growing company with extreme irrigation. We are looking for an irrigation technician that can read diagrams/ blue prints, design sprinkler systems, complete installs, troubleshoot and repairs.




TRADES HELPER – WATER MAINTENANCE

Provide assistance in the water quality and maintenance of public display and animal exhibit water features.




Graphic Design Technician – Experience Required

The Graphic Design Technician will create a variety of print and digital graphics and collateral to support the Advancement Division for the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.




Animal Keeper I – Diverse Hoofstock

This is an entry-level position in animal care, following established protocols to provide outstanding animal care for species in the section: food preparation, feeding, exhibit maintenance, pest control, and reproductive management. Animal Keepers participate in operant conditioning and husbandry programs, provide approved environmental enrichment, work collaboratively to improve animal exhibits, and prepare and conduct educational presentations and tours for zoo guests.




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.




VIDEO/PHOTO SPECIALIST

Captures and edits video and still visual images for internal and external uses.




WAREHOUSE CLERK (VARIABLE HOUR)

The Dallas Zoo maintains a warehouse which stocks various items used by all Zoo departments and staff during daily operations. The items covers animal care, employee and guest safety, facilities operations and construction, employee uniforms, basic custodial items as well as receiving daily deliveries for orders placed to vendors.




WAREHOUSE STOREKEEPER (VARIABLE HOUR)

The Dallas Zoo maintains a warehouse which stocks various items used by all Zoo departments and staff during daily operations. The items covers animal care, employee and guest safety, facilities operations and construction, employee uniforms, basic custodial items as well as receiving daily deliveries for orders placed to vendors.




GUEST SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES – VARIABLE HOUR

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




MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATIVE (PART-TIME)

The Dallas Zoo has more than 26,000 member households supporting our mission, “Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature.” The Membership Representative position will serve as the primary point of contact for members as they enter the Zoo. They will fulfill benefits and assist with member outreach. The selected candidate for this position will work 29 hours per week. Weekend and holiday work will be required.




GUEST SERVICES CUSTODIAL REPRESENTATIVE – VARIABLE HOUR

Performs grounds, buildings, guest service and other multi skilled custodial work including trash cleanup and recycling. Responsible for ensuring high quality cleanliness standards in guest areas. Custodians frequently engage in guest interactions, including impromptu conversations, communicating efficiently and correctly while maintaining outstanding customer service. Duties are performed outdoors.




NUTRITION SUPERVISOR

Under direction of Curator, provide experienced oversight of ordering, receiving, preparation, and delivery of food and supplies to animal buildings and exhibit areas, using proper sanitation and cleaning guidelines; maintain buildings in assigned areas. Supervise and instruct Keepers in Animal Nutrition Center.




PARK SERVICES CUSTODIAL REP. (VARIABLE HOUR)

Performs grounds, buildings, guest service and other multi skilled custodial work including trash cleanup and recycling. Responsible for ensuring high quality cleanliness standards in guest areas. Custodians frequently engage in guest interactions, including impromptu conversations, communicating efficiently and correctly while maintaining outstanding customer service. Duties are performed outdoors. This position is budgeted for 29 hours maximum per week.