Category Archives: Zoo Openings


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.



EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR (WEEKEND FAMILY PROGRAMS)

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. This instructor is intended to primarily focus on the family audience; however, this position is expected to fill in with all audiences as needed. Current programs offered include scout badge workshops, zoo-wide special events, and family day camps. Programs will primarily be held on Saturdays and Sundays. This is a non-benefited, part-time position. Education Instructors can work up to 20 hours per week as scheduled and assigned. Schedule varies by program.



ANIMAL KEEPER I (ZOO NORTH MAMMALS)

Provides all aspects of animal care for species in area. Participates in operant conditioning programs, exhibit maintenance and improvements. Prepares and conducts educational presentations for visitors.



WILDLIFE SHOW SPECIALIST I (Part-Time)

This variable hour, part-time position 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 SUPERVISOR– EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This position is responsible for working with the Director of Education and education staff to guide the creative and strategic direction and to provide leadership and quality management for programs at the Dallas Zoo designed to engage professional educators. Develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate outcome-oriented programs and activities for teacher-learners. The purposes of the professional educator program are to support teachers in their science training and to train and support a network of local educators who value the Zoo as a rich resource for science education. This position is the primary staff member responsible for coordinating teacher workshops/institutes, classes, Science Day and other programs for an audience of professional educators. This position will typically/often work Tuesday through Saturday.



Water Department Trades Helper

Provide assistance in the water quality and maintenance of public display and animal exhibit water features.



INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS MANAGER – ON-SITE AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS

This position is responsible for managing various aspects of interpretive programming in the Guest Experience Division. The Interpretive Programs Manager will report directly to the Vice President of Guest Experiences and work with a creative team of interpretive and outreach specialists to ensure that animals are utilized safely and appropriately for both on and off site public programs. This includes maintaining high standards for husbandry, training, and enrichment of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors. This position plays an important role in sharing the Dallas Zoo’s Mission of Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature to guests on a daily basis.



CERTIFIED IRRIGATOR

Responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing any and all irrigation systems, misting systems, DCA’s & RPZ’s. Supervises and coordinates work with the Irrigation Technician.



PAINTER

This position functions as a painter and performs skilled work involving the maintenance, repair and new construction within the confines of the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.



HVAC TECHNICIAN

Responsible for performing highly complex maintenance and construction work involving scheduling contractors, requisitioning materials and supplies, and estimating work hours and materials required for projects. Coordinates contractors’ work schedules so as not to disrupt daily zoo operations.




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