Category Archives: Zoo Openings


GRANT WRITER ASSOCIATE

Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Grant Writer Associate conducts research, prepares grant proposals and reports and maintains a grant database. The Grant Writer Associate works with the Development Team to ensure that fundraising goals are achieved.



ANIMAL KEEPER II – ELEPHANTS

Provides all aspects of animal care for species in the area. Participates in operant conditioning training and husbandry programs, animal enrichment, and exhibit maintenance and improvements. Prepares and conducts educational presentation and tours for zoo guests. Leads projects as assigned and provides training guidance to Keeper I’s.



VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

JOB SUMMARY The Volunteer Coordinator assists the Director of Volunteer Services in all aspects of volunteer program administration for the Dallas Zoo and the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park.   SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Works positively and cooperatively with a …



HOSPITAL MANAGER

JOB SUMMARY Manages all aspects of the Dallas Zoo’s veterinary hospital. Supervises four veterinary technicians, three hospital keepers and one administrative assistant. Oversees quarantine buildings; responsible for animal safety and care during quarantine periods. Ensures hospital is using best practices …



BUILDING MAINTENANCE TRADES HELPER

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.



EVENTS MANAGER

The Events Manager will lead/coordinate all event planning, coordination and logistics for the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Events Manager will work closely with volunteers and will be designated to focus on either donor/member/fundraising or public events.



BIRD SUPERVISOR

Assists curator in the day-to-day operation of the bird department. Oversees the daily operation of the bird staff and collection. Assists curator with scheduling, training and supervision of staff, developing performance plans and giving appraisals, avian husbandry, artificial incubation, hand-raising of neonates, bird transfers and overall supervision of the bird department on a day to day basis. Insures a high level of care for a variety of exotic, native and domestic birds including, but not limited to, enclosure maintenance, diet preparation, pest control and reproductive management in compliance with industry standards.



ANIMAL KEEPER II (TIGER/OTTER/PRIMATE)

Provides all aspects of animal care for species in area. Serves as a project team leader and provides training/guidance for new staff and volunteers. Participates in operant conditioning programs, exhibit maintenance and improvements. Prepares and conducts educational presentations for visitors.



ANIMAL KEEPER I – BIRDS

Performs complete animal care work which includes food preparation, pest control, exhibit maintenance, feeding and cleaning exhibits for a variety of animals to ensure proper care and safety of animals.



DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Manages Dallas Zoological Society’s (DZS) annual giving, Adopt-An-Animal, and President’s Circle membership programs. Responsible for developing strategies for and coordinating the implementation of tasks related to all fundraising and development-related events for DZS. Also responsible for managing corporate fundraising and securing sponsorships.




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