Zoo Openings


Responsible for providing technical support for all web based technology assets for the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park including but not limited to both internal and external websites, ecommerce, web stores, hardware and software. This role will act as the technical administrator for the organization’s internet and intranet based resources who is responsible for the daily management, maintenance, monitoring, updating, and support of these systems. This will also include project management of collaborative efforts to design and implement improvements, migrations and upgrades while providing technical direction.


Supervises and works with the Animal Operations team at the Dallas Zoo overseeing management of all aspects of horticulture in animal habitats as well as browse cultivation and collection. Collaborates with the Dallas Zoo horticulture team.


The Dallas Zoo has more than 25,000 member households supporting our mission, “Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature.” The Member Services Supervisor oversees the operation of the Member Services booth. The selected candidate will train, schedule, and supervise front-line membership representatives and sales staff. They will model excellent service standards while serving as an “expert” on the Zoo and its membership program. Additional responsibilities include assisting with special events and coordinating member outreach and benefit fulfillment. Weekend work will be required. This position reports to the Director of Membership.


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.


Provide great water quality testing and maintenance/repairs of 30 plus public displays and animal exhibit water features.


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.


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.


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.


Quarantine Senior Aquarist (Aquarist II) is responsible for managing the quarantine area. This includes husbandry of, and administering medications to fishes, invertebrates, and reptiles as assigned. In addition, duties include water quality analysis, life support system (LSS) maintenance, and general housekeeping. Participation in conservation, breeding, or research programs by Senior Aquarists is encouraged. Other duties and special projects will be undertaken by the aquarist as assigned. The Senior Aquarist should serve as a role model and should exhibit responsibility and leadership qualities.


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.


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.


The Aquarium Supervisor reports to the General Manager and is responsible for the husbandry of a diverse collection of fishes, invertebrates, and reptiles. The position is responsible for managing a staff of aquarists and volunteers in all facets of animal husbandry and maintaining the facility. The supervisor will work closely with the veterinary department, nutrition department, and operations staff.


This position contributes to the success of the Dallas Zoo by providing experienced care for animals and related work of maintaining buildings, grounds, and animals in assigned areas under direction of area supervisors and managers. This is a full-time position with regular working hours from 1PM – 10PM according to work schedule.


Collaborate with other aquarium animal and interpretive staff to provide fun and engaging interpretive programs and presentations utilizing the living and non-living collection in an effort to inspire guests to conserve wildlife and develop a passion for nature. Monitor the interpretive graphics and audio visual devices in use at the Aquarium. Assist with coordination of the Aquarium’s volunteer program. This position is budgeted for a maximum of 29 hours/week.


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.


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. This position is budgeted for 29 hours maximum per week.


Ensure the well-being of zoo and aquarium animals by assisting veterinarians, maintaining hospital readiness for emergencies and inspections, rotating through clinical, laboratory, pharmacy and necropsy duties.


Responsible for performing prescribed scheduled maintenance and assisting with the Technician’s projects.

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.


Responsible for ensuring high quality interactions with guests Fridays-Sunday at the Dallas Zoo. Duties will include walking the park and engaging guests in conversation, assisting with directions, communicating daily activity schedules and exhibit / guest amenity locations, and consistently maintain outstanding guest service. The WOW Patrol duties are performed primarily outdoors throughout the entire Zoo.