Author Archives: Denise


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.


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.


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.


This is an entry level position in Building Maintenance assisting skilled trade worker’s involving the maintenance, repair and new construction within the confines of the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

<< Older Entries Newer Entries >>