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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.


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.


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)


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.


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.


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.


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.

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