Zoo Openings

EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR (OVERNIGHTS)

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.




EVENTS MANAGER

The Events Manager is responsible for managing the planning, operational logistics and execution of major fundraising events and donor/member events and assisting as needed with public events for the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Key responsibilities include planning and analyzing cost-effective events, assisting with monetary and in-kind event solicitations, supervising the Events Specialist, and coordinating and managing sponsors, contractors, vendors, employees, and volunteers.




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 a 32 hours/week and is a benefited position.




EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR – SUMMER CAMP (SEASONAL)

Responsible for teaching Summer Camps during the 2015 season, Monday – Friday, up to 40 hours per week (June 8 – August 21, 2015). 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.




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.




EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR (WEEKEND FAMILY PROGRAMS)

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. This instructor is intended to primarily focus on the family audience; however, this position is expected to fill in with all audiences as needed. Current programs offered include scout badge workshops, zoo-wide special events, and family day camps. Programs will primarily be held on Saturdays and Sundays. This is a non-benefited, part-time position. Education Instructors can work up to 20 hours per week as scheduled and assigned. Schedule varies by program.




ANIMAL KEEPER I (ZOO NORTH MAMMALS)

Provides all aspects of animal care for species in area. Participates in operant conditioning programs, exhibit maintenance and improvements. Prepares and conducts educational presentations for visitors.




EDUCATION SUPERVISOR– EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This position is responsible for working with the Director of Education and education staff to guide the creative and strategic direction and to provide leadership and quality management for programs at the Dallas Zoo designed to engage professional educators. Develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate outcome-oriented programs and activities for teacher-learners. The purposes of the professional educator program are to support teachers in their science training and to train and support a network of local educators who value the Zoo as a rich resource for science education. This position is the primary staff member responsible for coordinating teacher workshops/institutes, classes, Science Day and other programs for an audience of professional educators. This position will typically/often work Tuesday through Saturday.




Water Department Trades Helper

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




INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS MANAGER – ON-SITE AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS

This position is responsible for managing various aspects of interpretive programming in the Guest Experience Division. The Interpretive Programs Manager will report directly to the Vice President of Guest Experiences and work with a creative team of interpretive and outreach specialists to ensure that animals are utilized safely and appropriately for both on and off site public programs. This includes maintaining high standards for husbandry, training, and enrichment of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors. This position plays an important role in sharing the Dallas Zoo’s Mission of Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature to guests on a daily basis.




CERTIFIED 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.




PAINTER

This position functions as a painter and performs skilled work involving the maintenance, repair and new construction within the confines of the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.




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 8 – August 21, 2015)




GUEST SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES (TEMP POSITIONS)

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




CURATOR, LACERTE FAMILY CHILDREN’S ZOO (LFCZ)

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.