Zoo Openings

Reservation Assistant

This position is responsible for administration of department programs including processing and confirming program reservations, invoicing, accounts receivable, client and program database maintenance, verbal and written customer communication, daily and weekly reporting, post program surveys, and other duties as assigned.




Assistant Supervisor – Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

This is a “working” supervisory position in animal care, working closely with the Supervisor to lead a team of Aquarists, covering daily routines as assigned, and providing exceptional care to the species housed in a given section. The Assistant Supervisor assists in the daily operation of the department, management of animal husbandry programs including life support, and maintenance of associated facilities. The Assistant Supervisor will serve as the primary contact and liaison for their assigned section in the Supervisor’s absence, and provide leadership to animal care staff.




Office Manager

Responsible for supervising the team of administrative assistants supporting the executive leadership team, managing projects, such as Tessitura (POS system) and strategic plan implementations, and ensuring full administrative support for the CEO is provided. Duties will include prioritizing administrative workflow, evaluating performance of the administrative assistants, establishing, documenting and enforcing project timelines, maintaining project status updates, consolidating project team member contributions, and acting as building manager for the administrative offices.




Database Assistant – Temporary

The Database Assistant position is responsible for the day-to-day input of data into Raiser’s Edge. This position is a temporary position from ASAP – July 15, 2017.




Animal Keeper I – Birds

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. This assignment is schedule for 4/3/17 – 5/8/17.




Staff Accountant – Temporary

Reporting to the Manager of Revenue Accounting, the Staff Accountant will perform various reconciliation, reporting and account analysis duties. This position is a temporary assignment from 3/27/17 – 7/31/17 (tentative).




TRADES HELPER – EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

This is an entry level position in the Equipment Maintenance department assisting skilled trade workers involving the maintenance, repair and upkeep of the monorail train, automatic gate controllers, hydraulic systems and other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and delegated team authority on duty.




Junior Systems Administrator

Responsible for assisting with the day to day operations and monitoring of the IT infrastructure for the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Tasks include, but are not limited to reviewing system logs, reviewing system performance, validating nightly backups, new account creation, DHCP and DNS maintenance and configuration. This role will be the level two escalation point for issues that extend beyond individual computers and will assist the Systems Administrator with routine tasks involving both the physical and virtual technological assets. The Junior Systems Administrator works as part of a team to monitor and maintain a reliable hardware and software infrastructure.




Help Desk Assistant – Two positions

Responsible for providing support to all employees at the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park for all technology assets. This role will act as a customer service representative for the Information Technology Help Desk and responsible for level one support requests. Position will also be responsible for the proper escalation of Help Desk requests that may require manager approval or attention from a higher level support technician.




OUTREACH SPECIALIST I

The Animal Outreach Department is responsible for training and presenting wildlife programming to the community including local schools, churches, civic groups, and community events. This is an entry-level position in the Outreach and Interpretive Department. The Outreach Specialist I is responsible for the training, presenting and care for animals associated with outreach and cheetah programs. The person in this position will encourage and facilitate a strong team, work ethic and positive attitude in the work environment at all times. The Outreach 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 Engaging People & Saving Wildlife.




Interpretive Specialist – Monorail Driver, Seasonal

This position is responsible for driving the Wilds of Africa Adventure Safari Monorail in the Wilds of Africa and interpreting the Adventure Safari, exhibits and animals seen on the safari. 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 drivers and interpreters to ensure that guests enjoy their safari adventure in a safe environment and interpret appropriately to provide fun and engaging experience that convey the Dallas Zoo’s Mission of Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature. This position is budgeted for a maximum of 29 hours/week.




Animal Keeper II; Senior Keeper – Elephants

This is a senior-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. Senior Animal Keepers (AK II) may act as team leaders on specific projects, as assigned, and provide crucial guidance and training to less senior staff, mentoring entry-level Animal Keepers (AK I).




SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Victory Search Group-Texas has been engaged by the Dallas Zoo to recruit our Senior Director of Development. The Dallas Zoo is Texas’ oldest and largest zoo, and has become one of Dallas’ leading cultural attractions. Situated on 106 developed acres just six minutes south of downtown Dallas, the Zoo is home to over 400 species and more than 2,000 animals. During the past six years, the Dallas Zoo has opened 16 new and renovated exhibits that have helped drive visitation by more than 40%, to over one million visitors in each of the last two fiscal years. At the same time it has greatly expanded its education program and committed resources to conservation and management of species around the world.




EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR – SUMMER CAMP (SEASONAL)

Responsible for teaching Summer Camps during the 2017 season, Monday – Friday, up to 40 hours per week (June 5 – August 18, 2017). Schedule varies by program. This is a non-benefited, seasonal position. During the camp day, campers are divided by grade level (PreK-12th grade) and each group has two lead teachers in addition to teen volunteers. Campers have the option to register for extended care in AfterCamp, which is mixed grades. The instructor to camper ratio is 1:10 for all programs. This position requires a high level of energy and enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, and the ability to work with groups of all ages in both in and outdoor settings.




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.




GUEST SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES – VARIABLE HOUR

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




Animal Keeper II – Hippo and Okapi

This is a senior-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. Senior Animal Keepers (AK II) may act as team leaders on specific projects, as assigned, and provide crucial guidance and training to less senior staff, mentoring entry-level Animal Keepers (AK I).




Animal Keeper II; Senior Keeper – Great Apes

This is a senior-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. Senior Animal Keepers (AK II) may act as team leaders on specific projects, as assigned, and provide crucial guidance and training to less senior staff, mentoring entry-level Animal Keepers (AK I).




ANIMAL KEEPER II – DIVERSE HOOFSTOCK

This is a senior-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. Senior Animal Keepers (AK II) may act as team leaders on specific projects, as assigned, and provide crucial guidance and training to less senior staff, mentoring entry-level Animal Keepers (AK I).




ZOO CREW REPRESENTATIVE

A Zoo Crew Representative is a commission-based contract employee that sells Dallas Zoo memberships. They serve as an integral component of our member acquisition campaign, recruiting more than 1,500 members annually. They are experts on our membership levels and continually interact with guests, current members, and our Member Services staff. This position works outside and requires standing for extended periods of time. The Zoo Crew Representative will work irregular hours, including weekends, holidays, and occasional Saturday evenings. The position reports to the Director of Membership.