Author Archives: Denise


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.



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.



Water Department Trades Helper

Provide assistance in the water quality and maintenance of public display and animal exhibit water features.



Dallas Zoo to completely renovate popular Monorail Safari

The Dallas Zoo will completely overhaul its popular Monorail Safari, updating electrical and mechanical systems and adding air-conditioning, with a goal of reopening the people-mover this summer.



CERTIFIED IRRIGATOR

Responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing any and all irrigation systems, misting systems, DCA’s & RPZ’s. Supervises and coordinates work with the Irrigation Technician.



Giant dinosaurs roar into Dallas Zoo this spring

The biggest zoo in Texas gets even BIGGER on April 1 with the opening of the Giants of the Jurassic exhibit, featuring more than 20 roaring, animatronic dinosaurs, plus the world-renowned, interactive theater puppet experience of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live.



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.



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.




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