Category Archives: Zoo Openings


PLC-RIDES CONTROL TECHNICIAN

Maintain, upgrade and modify all control systems on the Dallas Zoo Monorail and other designated systems by performing moderately complex and technical services for the Manager of Equipment Maintenance. Work involves planning, scheduling preventive maintenance and repair work, initiating emergency response processes and response.



WILDLIFE SHOW SPECIALIST I (Part-Time)

This variable hour, part-time position (24 hours per week) is responsible for training and presenting wildlife programming at the Dallas Zoo’s Wildlife Amphitheater. Encourages and facilitates a strong team, work ethic and positive attitude in the work environment at all times. The Animal Keeper I (Wildlife Show Trainer) will work with a team of Trainers to ensure that animals are utilized safely and appropriately to provide fun and engaging wildlife presentations that convey the Dallas Zoo’s Mission of Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature.



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.

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.



HORTICULTURE SUPERVISOR

Supervises and works with the Animal Operations team at the Dallas Zoo overseeing management of all aspects of horticulture in animal habitats as well as browse cultivation and collection. Collaborates with the Dallas Zoo horticulture team.



AQUARIST I

Aquarists (Aquarist I) are responsible for the husbandry of fishes, invertebrates, and reptiles in their assigned section. This includes feeding, water quality analysis, life support system (LSS) maintenance, and general housekeeping. Other duties and special projects will be undertaken by the aquarist as assigned.



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.



Interpretive Specialist – Adventure Safari Driver – Seasonal

This position is responsible for driving the Wilds of Africa Adventure Safari Monorail in the Wilds of Africa and interpreting the Adventure Safari, exhibits and animals seen on the safari. This job encourages and facilitates a strong team, work ethic and positive attitude in the work environment at all times. The Interpretive Specialist I will work with a team of drivers and interpreters to ensure that guests enjoy their safari adventure in a safe environment and interpret appropriately to provide fun and engaging experience that convey the Dallas Zoo’s Mission of Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature. This position is budgeted for a maximum of 24 hours/week.



WEB ADMINISTRATOR

Please note: This is a technical position focused on the design, implementation, support and management of the hardware and software required to provide a highly reliable and secure web environment. The successful candidate will possess the technical skills required to configure, manage, optimize and grow the back end of the web infrastructure while providing front end support when needed. The incumbent will be comfortable meeting the expectations of security and reliability when integrating systems in a hybrid environment that consists of both on premise and hosted assets.

Responsible for providing technical support for all web based technology assets for the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park including but not limited to both internal and external websites, ecommerce, web stores, hardware and software. This role will act as the technical administrator for the organization’s internet and intranet based resources who is responsible for the daily management, maintenance, monitoring, updating, and support of these systems. This will also include project management of collaborative efforts to design and implement improvements, migrations and upgrades while providing technical direction.



MEMBER SERVICES SUPERVISOR

The Dallas Zoo has more than 25,000 member households supporting our mission, “Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature.” The Member Services Supervisor oversees the operation of the Member Services booth. The selected candidate will train, schedule, and supervise front-line membership representatives and sales staff. They will model excellent service standards while serving as an “expert” on the Zoo and its membership program. Additional responsibilities include assisting with special events and coordinating member outreach and benefit fulfillment. Weekend work will be required. This position reports to the Director of Membership.



POOL MECHANIC

Provide great water quality testing and maintenance/repairs of 30 plus public displays and animal exhibit water features.




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