Category Archives: Zoo & Aquarium Openings


Aquatic Interpretive Specialist

Oversee the Aquarium’s interpretive programs. Work with the Aquarium’s animal staff to provide interpretive programs using the living and non-living collection at the Aquarium. Oversee the interpretive graphics and audio visual devices in use at the Aquarium. Coordinate the Aquarium’s volunteer program



Animal Keeper I – Diverse Hoofstock

This is an entry-level position in animal care, following established protocols to provide outstanding animal care for species in the section: food preparation, feeding, exhibit maintenance, pest control, and reproductive management. Animal Keepers participate in operant conditioning and husbandry programs, provide approved environmental enrichment, work collaboratively to improve animal exhibits, and prepare and conduct educational presentations and tours for zoo guests.



Animal Keeper I – Hippo and Okapi

This is an entry-level position in animal care, following established protocols to provide outstanding animal care for species in the section: food preparation, feeding, exhibit maintenance, pest control, and reproductive management. Animal Keepers participate in operant conditioning and husbandry programs, provide approved environmental enrichment, work collaboratively to improve animal exhibits, and prepare and conduct educational presentations and tours for zoo guests.



EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR

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, seasonal position. Education Instructors can work up to 29 hours per week as scheduled and assigned. Schedule varies by program.



CERTIFIED IRRIGATOR

The Dallas Zoo is a fast pace, fast growing company with extreme irrigation. We are looking for an extreme Irrigator that can design installing, maintaining and repairing any and all irrigation systems, misting systems, DCA’s & RPZ’s. Supervise and coordinate work with the Irrigation Technician.



Animal Keeper II; Senior Keeper – Carnivores

This is a senior-level position in animal care, following established protocols to provide outstanding animal care for species in the section: food preparation, feeding, exhibit maintenance, pest control, and reproductive management. Animal Keepers participate in operant conditioning and husbandry programs, provide approved environmental enrichment, work collaboratively to improve animal exhibits, and prepare and conduct educational presentations and tours for zoo guests. Senior Animal Keepers (AK II) may act as team leaders on specific projects, as assigned, and provide crucial guidance and training to less senior staff, mentoring entry-level Animal Keepers (AK I).



WAREHOUSE CLERK

The Dallas Zoo maintains a warehouse which stocks various items used by all Zoo departments and staff during daily operations. The items covers animal care, employee and guest safety, facilities operations and construction, employee uniforms, basic custodial items as well as receiving daily deliveries for orders placed to vendors. This position is budgeted for a maximum of 29 hours/week.



Education Administration Supervisor

This position is responsible for working with the Director of Education and education staff to provide leadership and quality management for business operations, reservations and customer service in the Dallas Zoo Education Department. This position oversees all aspects of business administration related to the Education Department, including but not limited to: expense and revenue tracking, departmental budget drafting, program and event logistics, purchasing, departmental marketing/communications, reservations policies and procedures, and serving as a liaison between education and numerous departments throughout the Zoo. The incumbent will serve as a role model, trainer, and supervisor for reservation specialists who see to the day-to-day functions of the education reservations office.



Assistant Supervisor – Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

This is a “working” supervisory position in animal care, working closely with the Supervisor to lead a team of Aquarists, covering daily routines as assigned, and providing exceptional care to the species housed in a given section. The Assistant Supervisor assists in the daily operation of the department, management of animal husbandry programs including life support, and maintenance of associated facilities. The Assistant Supervisor will serve as the primary contact and liaison for their assigned section in the Supervisor’s absence, and provide leadership to animal care staff.



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.




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