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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.



HVAC TECHNICIAN

Responsible for performing highly complex maintenance and construction work involving scheduling contractors, requisitioning materials and supplies, and estimating work hours and materials required for projects. Coordinates contractors’ work schedules so as not to disrupt daily zoo operations.



EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR – SUMMER CAMP (PART-TIME)

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. (June 8 – August 21, 2015) Schedule varies by program.



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.



Dallas Zoo welcomes popular New York anteater “MJ”

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Dallas Zoo welcomes a special 1-year-old New York celebrity who’s arrived for romance – MJ, a tamandua (lesser anteater) from the Staten Island Zoo.



Dallas Zoo’s Penguin Days offers a cool deal this winter

The temperature is dropping and so is the price of admission to the Dallas Zoo. Throughout January and February, guests can visit the African penguins (and all the other animals) for just $5 per person. Children age 2 and younger and Dallas Zoo members are always free.



MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATIVE (PART-TIME)

The Membership Representative position serves as the primary point of contact for membership starting with the point of sale.



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.



Public gets to name Dallas Zoo’s baby giraffe

The donor who paid $50,000 to name the Dallas Zoo’s baby giraffe is opening the choice up for a public vote! Starting today (Wednesday, Nov. 5), the zoo will launch a voting contest on its website (www.DallasZoo.com), where participants can select from three names chosen by the donor.




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