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Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

As a key member of the Management Team, the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for developing and implementing a marketing and communications strategy for the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.

The Senior Director of Marketing and Communications supervises the creative staff as well as composes, edits and manages the production of a full range of materials to effectively support the advancement, communications, marketing and public relations needs of the Zoo and Children’s Aquarium.



ZOO CREW REPRESENTATIVE

A Zoo Crew Representative is a commission-based contract employee that sells Dallas Zoo memberships. They serve as an integral component of our member acquisition campaign, recruiting more than 1,500 members annually. They are experts on our membership levels and continually interact with guests, current members, and our Member Services staff. This position works outside and requires standing for extended periods of time. The Zoo Crew Representative will work irregular hours, including weekends, holidays, and occasional Saturday evenings. The position reports to the Director of Membership.



Membership Processing Clerk – Temporary

Assists the Membership Specialist and Senior Membership Representative in processing daily membership receipts.



TRADES HELPER – EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

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.



SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The Senior Director of Development runs a donor-focused philanthropic program which manages the Dallas Zoo’s Annual Giving, Adopt-An-Animal, Corporate Sponsorships, Zoo Events and President’s Circle membership programs. This person will work closely with the Vice President of Advancement as well as the Advancement Services and Membership departments to ensure that all development related events advance the mission of the Zoo. Primary responsibilities will be to develop strategic relationships with volunteers, local corporate and foundation partners as well as individuals who have a passion for conservation. This person will work closely with the Dallas Zoo Board and Development Committee to successfully complete campaign goals and ensure support of the goals of the Dallas Zoo.



GRAPHIC DESIGNER – Entry-level

Responsible for design, fabrication and installation of a variety of signs and informational/educational graphics throughout the Dallas Zoo and The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.



MEMBERSHIP SPECIALIST

The Membership Specialist will coordinate the Dallas Zoo membership renewal and recruitment campaigns. To build our membership base and encourage advanced giving, the Membership Specialist will create, write, and execute customized member communications. They will utilize email marketing services to add personalized touch-points to our current renewal stream. They will work closely with external design agencies on the creation of direct mail collateral, including our member magazine. They will serve as an “expert” on membership and interact daily with our sales, processing, and booth staff. They will attend local events to promote membership and leverage our existing corporate sponsorships to recruit new members. The position reports to the Director of Membership.



EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR – PART TIME

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.



HORTICULTURE MANAGER

Plan, manage and implement an effective horticultural and environmental maintenance program for the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.



IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN

The Dallas Zoo is a fast pace, fast growing company with extreme irrigation. We are looking for an irrigation technician that can read diagrams/ blue prints, design sprinkler systems, complete installs, troubleshoot and repairs.




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