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Dallas Zoo, Children’s Medical Center join to entertain, educate patients

The Dallas Zoo and Children’s Medical Center have developed a new opportunity to work together which will bring live animal presentations, educational programming and zoo outings to patients and families at the nation’s seventh-largest pediatric hospital.



DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES

This position is responsible for the creative and strategic direction of the Volunteer programs for the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park and will plan and direct the management of volunteer activities for both mission-based and support programs. The incumbent will take direction from the strategic goals of the institution and will collaborate with other senior managers to create, design and implement volunteer outcome-oriented programs and activities. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Conservation & Education and is one member of the senior team of the Conservation and Education Division.



Park Services Assistant Manager (Dallas Zoo)

The purpose of the Park Service Assistant Manager is to ensure that the Park Service Department provides every guest a clean facility to visit, the entire animal staff has bedding/waste delivered/removed, all events are setup in a timely and efficient manner, and all offices are cleaned. Also, this position will participate in the Zoo and SSA Green Team meetings and functions.



INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR

Responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of all information technology assets for Dallas Zoo Management (DZM) including server and workstation systems, point of sale system, network, phone system, copiers, CCTV systems, and radio system at Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park and overseeing IT support services for end users (DZM staff) and conducting planning for future needs. While this is a Director level position, the position requires the incumbent to be actively engaged in the daily operations of the department.



OUTREACH SPECIALIST

The Animal Outreach Department provides exciting animal programs 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.



CHILDREN’S ZOO SPECIALIST III – ANIMAL PRESENTATIONS AND TRAINING

Children’s Zoo Specialists are both animal care specialists and educators responsible for an animal collection consisting of domestic and exotic animals for programming, contact and exhibit. Children’s Specialist are responsible for providing animal care, monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, providing enrichment, exhibit maintenance and improvements, and preparing and presenting engaging public education presentations for children and families. Children’s Zoo Specialists work in all areas of the Children Zoo which includes: the Farmyard, Underzone, Discovery House, Nature Exchange, and Birds Landing.

The focus of the Children’s Zoo SpecialistIII – Animal Presentations and Trainingwill beto assist Supervisor in the establishment, implementation, maintenance and oversight of animal operant conditioning training plans for all Children’s Zoo animals for the purposes of husbandry procedures, veterinary treatment and educational presentations. CZ Specialist III facilitates communication flow in department, leads work group on a daily basis in completing assigned duties and serves as the contact for the department in supervisor’s absence.



CHILDREN’S ZOO SPECIALIST I (FULL-TIME)

Children’s Zoo Specialists are both animal care specialists and educators responsible for an animal collection consisting of domestic and exotic animals for programming, contact and exhibit. Children’s Specialist are responsible for providing animal care, monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, providing enrichment, exhibit maintenance and improvements, and preparing and presenting engaging public education presentations for children and families. Children’s Zoo Specialists work in all areas of the Children Zoo which includes: the Farmyard, Underzone, Discovery House, Nature Exchange, and Birds Landing.



Dallas Zoo, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children team up to create program to help children with amputations

The Dallas Zoo and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) are joining forces this summer to collect data for a new treatment program for children who have lost a limb to injury or illness, such as cancer.



Dallas Zoo’s Safari Nights concerts offer 8 weeks of live music under the Texas stars and side-by-side with furry friends

Saturday nights will sizzle again this summer at the Dallas Zoo, where the free Safari Nights evening concert series, presented in partnership with TXU Energy.



EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR

This position is responsible for working with the Director of Education and education staff to manage the business operations of the department. Develop, coordinate and implement processes for efficient management of invoices, expenditures, supplies, web updates about education calendar and programs as well as marketing communications regarding programs. Assist Director of Education in the development of partnership agreements. This position is the coordinator responsible for drafting the departmental budget and monitoring income and expense compliance according to approved budget. The incumbent will serve as a role model, trainer and supervisor for the professional and efficient business administrative aspects of the department.




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