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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.


This position is responsible for training and presenting wildlife programming at the Dallas Zoo’s Wildlife Amphitheater. Encourages and facilitates a strong team, work ethic and positive attitude in the work environment at all times. The Animal Keeper I (Wildlife Show Trainer) 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 manager is responsible for providing great guest service and ensuring Dallas Zoo guest facilities and amenities are clean and welcoming to our guests. A wide variety of guest service related duties are performed including shift supervision for custodians and other Guest Services staff members, opening/closing attractions, and relief manager coverage. Implementing strategies to help the Zoo become more sustainable, creating an unsurpassed guest experiences and cultivating a work force to achieve success including high cleanliness standards are expected from this position. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Guest Services. Duties are performed both indoors and outdoors.


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.

Dallas Zoo’s Dollar Day sets single-day attendance record

The Dallas Zoo set an all-time attendance record for a single day today (Thursday, July 16), with 41,422 guests visiting Texas’ largest and oldest zoo during the annual summer Dollar Day special.


Prepares and delivers diets for all animals at Dallas Zoo. Receives and stores food items delivered to Animal Nutrition Center.


Responsible for ensuring high quality interactions with guests Fridays-Sunday at the Dallas Zoo. Duties will include walking the park and engaging guests in conversation, assisting with directions, communicating daily activity schedules and exhibit / guest amenity locations, and consistently maintain outstanding guest service. The WOW Patrol duties are performed primarily outdoors throughout the entire Zoo.


The Guest Engagement Manager will be responsible for providing great guest service and ensuring Dallas Zoo representatives (staff, volunteers, and contracted employees) are achieving high service standards on a daily basis. The Guest Engagement Manager will play a key role in training staff, analyzing guest feedback data, and implementing strategies to help create an unsurpassed guest experience that enhances the Zoo’s mission of “Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature”. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Guest Services.


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.


Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo is focused on developing empathy for nature and wildlife through interactive programming for children and families. The area’s programming is delivered throughout the day requiring extensive contact with guests. Children’s Zoo Specialists are both interpreters and animal care specialists. This position is responsible for the animal husbandry and care of domestic and exotic animals used for programming, contact and exhibit. Children’s Zoo Specialists develop and deliver interpretive presentations and activities for contact yards, interactive aviary, nature-based play and learning facilities as well as deliver keeper chats. This position also assists in mentoring the area’s youth volunteers and interns.

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