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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.



Dallas Zoo opens voting TOMORROW for Animal Planet viral star giraffe calf’s name

Starting tomorrow at 5 a.m., the millions of people worldwide who’ve fallen in love with the new Animal Planet viral giraffe calf at the Dallas Zoo will get to vote on the new baby’s name: Adia, Kanzi, or Kipenzi.



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.



Dallas Zoo’s viral star giraffe calf doing great

The new giraffe calf that made his/her debut in front of millions of adoring fans on Animal Planet and Animal Planet L!VE is doing well this morning, enthralling viewers worldwide by testing out new legs, running through mom Katie’s legs and nursing frequently.



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.



REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for TURF MAINTENANCE: RFP No. 360-0115

Dallas Zoo Management, Inc. (DZM) is a nonprofit corporation under contract with the City of Dallas, Texas (City) to manage the property and operations of the Dallas Zoo. The Zoo is open to the public 364 days each year, closing on Christmas Day. Public viewing occurs between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm during the late fall and winter and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm during the spring and summer. Hours change effective the first Monday following the Daylight Savings Time changes.

With this Request for Proposals (RFP), DZM intends to enter into a twenty-four month agreement with 1 year extension for turf maintenance services. All work shall be conducted in accordance with Best Landscape Maintenance Practices identified in this document. Contractor shall comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations, and those of the Dallas Zoo.



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.




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