Zoo Openings

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.




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.




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).




Children’s Zoo Specialist I – Interpretive

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 Zoo Specialists I are responsible for preparing and presenting engaging public education presentations for children and families. Specialist are also responsible for helping to provide animal care, monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, providing enrichment, exhibit maintenance and improvements. Children’s Zoo Specialists may train in all areas of the Children Zoo which includes: the Farmyard, Underzone, Discovery House, Nature Exchange, and Birds Landing.




Membership Project Manager

The Membership Project Manager develops and manages Dallas Zoo communications to a growing membership community of nearly 27,000 households. They will create, write, and manage the execution of customized communication and marketing pieces, including emails and direct mail. They will utilize email distribution services to add deeply personalized touch-points to our current renewal stream. They will manage the creation of direct mail collateral, including our member magazine, with internal staff (e.g., photographers, writers, and graphic designers) and external design and print agencies. They will serve as an “expert” on membership and interact frequently 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. This person will work closely with the Director of Membership to implement strategies that will advance the mission and financial stability of the Zoo.




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.




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.




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.