Zoo Openings


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.


Guest Services is a fast paced, multi-faceted department responsible for parking, ticketing/admissions, along with rides and animal encounter operations at the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. This supervisor performs a wide variety of guest service related duties including modeling excellent service standards, responding to guests comments / concerns, mentoring and training staff, providing shift supervision for line staff members, opening/closing cashier operations and attractions, ensuring sound revenue collection and counts. They aid the department in planning and guest service training, coordinate department activities and other duties to ensure a quality experience and safe operations. Duties are performed both indoors and outdoors.


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.


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. Schedule varies by program.


Assists the Membership Specialist and Senior Membership Representative in processing daily membership receipts.

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.


As a key member of the Management Team, the Director of Membership oversees the growth and daily operations of the membership program for the Dallas Zoo. This position is responsible for the development, tracking, and analysis of strategies for ongoing acquisition and renewal of memberships. In addition, the position is responsible for supervising all membership activities including daily operations, cashiers and onsite sales crews, processing, acquisition and retention efforts, and member events. The Director of Membership supervises the Membership Specialist, the Senior Membership Representative, the Membership Representatives, and the Zoo Crew.


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


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.


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.


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.


Provides daily husbandry and enrichment for hospitalized and quarantined animals. Maintains the hospital and quarantine buildings in a manner that exceeds USDA and AZA standards. Checks animals into quarantine. Acts as a veterinary assistant as necessary.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.