Zoo Openings

EVENTS MANAGER

The Events Manager will lead/coordinate all event planning, coordination and logistics for the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Events Manager will work closely with volunteers and will be designated to focus on either donor/member/fundraising or public events.




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 – BIRDS

Performs complete animal care work which includes food preparation, pest control, exhibit maintenance, feeding and cleaning exhibits for a variety of animals to ensure proper care and safety of animals.




EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR (EARLY CHILDHOOD)

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.




DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Manages Dallas Zoological Society’s (DZS) annual giving, Adopt-An-Animal, and President’s Circle membership programs. Responsible for developing strategies for and coordinating the implementation of tasks related to all fundraising and development-related events for DZS. Also responsible for managing corporate fundraising and securing sponsorships.




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.




INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER

Responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of all information technology assets for Dallas Zoo Management (DZM) including server and workstation systems, point of sale system, network, phone system, copiers, CCTV systems, and radio system at Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park and overseeing IT support services for end users (DZM staff) and conducting planning for future needs. The position requires the incumbent to be actively engaged in the daily operations of the department.




Water Department Trades Helper

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




JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER

Responsibilities are but not limited to, performing highly complex waterworks construction and maintenance under limited supervision. Work involves, working with contractors, estimating work hours and materials required for projects, and coordinating activities with other departments.




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.




CHILDREN’S ZOO SPECIALIST III – ANIMAL PRESENTATIONS AND TRAINING

Children’s Zoo Specialists are both animal care specialists and educators responsible for an animal collection consisting of domestic and exotic animals for programming, contact and exhibit. Children’s Specialist are responsible for providing animal care, monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, providing enrichment, exhibit maintenance and improvements, and preparing and presenting engaging public education presentations for children and families. Children’s Zoo Specialists work in all areas of the Children Zoo which includes: the Farmyard, Underzone, Discovery House, Nature Exchange, and Birds Landing.

The focus of the Children’s Zoo SpecialistIII – Animal Presentations and Trainingwill beto assist Supervisor in the establishment, implementation, maintenance and oversight of animal operant conditioning training plans for all Children’s Zoo animals for the purposes of husbandry procedures, veterinary treatment and educational presentations. CZ Specialist III facilitates communication flow in department, leads work group on a daily basis in completing assigned duties and serves as the contact for the department in supervisor’s absence.