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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.


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.


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.


To provide care and maintenance of Dallas Zoo landscape areas. Performs all aspects of labor related to landscape maintenance and construction to include but not limited to the following: operation of all types of landscape maintenance equipment such as blowers, mowers, weed-eaters, edgers, tillers, aerators, chain saws, skidsteer, forklift and small vehicles; trimming of perennial plants, shrubs and trees; removal of trimmings, leaves and other landscape debris for proper disposal or recycling; preparation and planting of new landscape areas and perennial/seasonal color beds; installation of new landscapes.


Assure staff and contractor compliance with OSHA regulations, investigate accidents and incidents, provide training on appropriate safety topics, and manage 3rd party safety inspections and permits.


The Assistant Supervisor is a “Lead” position requiring the individual, with instruction from the Elephant Supervisor, to be responsible for the daily operations, routine care, and leading the team in the absence of the Elephant Supervisor. The Assistant Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Elephant Supervisor and acts as the contact for the section in the absence of the Elephant Supervisor.

How do you introduce lions? Very carefully

Some people have magical, undeniable chemistry at first glance, while others slowly grow into it, and some can’t stand the sight of one other instantaneously. The same goes for the animal kingdom.


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.


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


Leads team that 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. Engage in guest interactions, including impromptu conversations, communicating efficiently and correctly while maintaining outstanding customer service. Duties are performed outdoors.

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