Zoo Openings

RESERVATION ASSISTANT – PART TIME

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. This position is budgeted for 29 hours per week.




Supervisor of Applied Behavior & Welfare

The supervisor of applied behavior and welfare will facilitate behavioral evaluation of husbandry programs, as well as development and management of operant conditioning and environmental enrichment initiatives across the Animal Operations and Welfare division. The supervisor will serve as the primary contact and liaison for operant conditioning training and enrichment programs and provide leadership, supervision and training to keeper staff. This position will be responsible for the development of keeper staff in order to implement and evaluate effective behavioral management practices, and will report directly to the Senior Director of Living Collections.




Interpretive Specialist – Part-Time – Adventure Safari Driver

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 24 hours/week.




EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR – SUMMER CAMP (SEASONAL)

Responsible for teaching Summer Camps during the 2016 season, Monday – Friday, up to 40 hours per week (June 6 – August 19, 2016). This is a non-benefited, seasonal position and serves 120 campers per week. Campers are divided by grade level (PreK-12th grade) and each group has two lead teachers in addition to teen volunteers. The teacher to student ratio is 1:10. 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.




EDUCATION ASSISTANT – AFTER CAMP INSTRUCTOR (PART-TIME, SEASONAL POSITIONS)

Observe and monitor children in an after camp setting at the Dallas Zoo or Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Summer schedule will be Monday-Friday afternoons, up to 20 hours/week. Candidates must be available June through August. This is a non-benefited, part-time position. Schedule varies by program. (June 6 – August 19, 2016)




CONTENT/WEB SPECIALIST

Creates internal and external communications for the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park, including blog posts, newsletters, magazine articles, media releases, advertising/marketing blurbs, electronic messaging, website and social media entries, membership and development recruitment materials, and other related communications. Learns Content Management System for website and updates content as needed across web platforms.




ANIMAL KEEPER II – ELEPHANTS

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.




MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATIVE (PART-TIME SEASONAL)

The Dallas Zoo has more than 23,000 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 through October 31. Weekend and holiday work will be required.




Water Department Trades Helper

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




SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The Senior Director of Development runs a donor-focused philanthropic program which manages the Dallas Zoo’s Annual Giving, Adopt-An-Animal, Corporate Sponsorships, Zoo Events and President’s Circle membership programs. This person will work closely with the Vice President of Advancement as well as the Advancement Services and Membership departments to ensure that all development related events advance the mission of the Zoo. Primary responsibilities will be to develop strategic relationships with volunteers, local corporate and foundation partners as well as individuals who have a passion for conservation. This person will work closely with the Dallas Zoo Board and Development Committee to successfully complete campaign goals and ensure support of the goals of the Dallas Zoo.




DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES

The Director of Advancement Services oversees the Advancement Services function for the Dallas Zoo. This position is responsible for the development and tracking of strategies for ongoing fundraising and membership efforts from a data perspective. This position is responsible for supervising all advancement services activities including database management and reporting, prospect research and management, gift processing, ecommerce and acknowledgement processes in Raiser’s Edge software. This position is also responsible for oversight of stewardship and fulfillment activities on behalf of the Zoo.

The Director of Advancement Services will work with the VP of Advancement and the directors of Membership and Development to ensure successful execution of development activities while serving as a resource for membership and communications needs.




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. 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.




WAREHOUSE SENIOR STOREKEEPER

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.




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.




WILDLIFE SHOW SPECIALIST I (Part-Time)

This variable hour, part-time position (24 hours per week) is responsible for training and presenting 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 Animal Keeper I (Wildlife Show Trainer) 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 Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature.




ANIMAL KEEPER II (HERPETOLOGIST)

The Dallas Zoo is seeking a highly motivated herpetologist to join our team. This person will be responsible for the direct care of amphibians and reptiles participating in all aspects of the Dallas Zoo herp program, including husbandry, education and conservation activities.




INTERPRETIVE SPECIALIST I (PART-TIME)

This position is responsible for training and presenting wildlife programming in the Wilds of Africa and Savanna regions of the zoo, including the Wild Encounters Stage, Simmons Safari Base Camp, and the zoo’s Monorail Train. It also serves as an animal resource for various zoo activities, including the Education Department’s programs and special event functions. 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 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 Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature. This position is budgeted for a maximum of 29 hours/week.




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.




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. It also serves as an animal resource for various Zoo activities, both on and off site, including Education Department programs, media appearances, and Special Event functions. Encourages and facilitates 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 Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature.




PLUMBER’S HELPER

This is an entry level position in the plumbing field to assist Master & Journeyman plumbers performing work involving the maintenance, repair and new construction within the confines of the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.