Category Archives: Zoo Openings


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.



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.



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.



EDUCATION SUPERVISOR– FAMILY/INTERGENERATIONAL LEARNING

This position is responsible for working with the Director of Education and Education staff to guide the creative and strategic direction for and to provide leadership and quality management of programs designed to engage intergenerational audiences at the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate outcome-oriented programs and activities for family learners. This position will typically/often work Tuesday through Saturday, including after-hours programs on Fridays and Saturdays.



MECHANIC TRADES HELPER POSITIONS

This is an entry level position in the Equipment Maintenance department assisting skilled trade workers involving the maintenance, repair and upkeep of the monorail train, automatic gate controllers, hydraulic systems and other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and delegated team authority on duty.



ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

This Administrative Assistant position primarily provides clerical administrative support to the Vice-President of Conservation & Education and other Vice Presidents.



PROJECT MANAGER

This position is primarily responsible for managing the construction process for assigned capital improvements, from conceptual design through construction completion.