Category Archives: Zoo Openings


CHILDREN’S ZOO SPECIALIST I (FULL-TIME)

Children’s Zoo Specialists are both animal care specialists and educators responsible for an animal collection consisting of domestic and exotic animals for programming, contact and exhibit. Children’s Zoo Specialists I are responsible for preparing and presenting engaging public education presentations for children and families. Specialist are also responsible for helping to provide animal care, monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, providing enrichment, exhibit maintenance and improvements. Children’s Zoo Specialists may train in all areas of the Children Zoo which includes: the Farmyard, Underzone, Discovery House, Nature Exchange, and Birds Landing.



CURATORIAL (ADMINISTRATIVE) ASSISTANT

The Curatorial Assistant supports members of the animal management team: monitoring animal transaction logistics, working closely with the Registrar to ensure accurate animal records, serving as liaison to other departments, external agencies and organizations as required, and coordinating diverse aspects of operations for the Division. This position collaborates closely with curators and supervisors.



ACCOUNTS PAYABLE COORDINATOR

Reporting to the Accounts Payable & Expense Supervisor will be responsible for all accounts payable functions including processing payments in excess of $10,000,000 annually. The Accounts Payable Coordinator will work in partnership with the Purchasing Department and other key Zoo personnel responsible for departmental spending by ensuring that payments meets specified guidelines and are approved for payment according to Zoo payment policies. The Accounts Payable Coordinator will assist the AP & Expense Supervisor with other expense related projects and with preparing various ad hoc reports as required by the Director of Accounting and/or the Chief Financial Officer.



ANIMAL KEEPER II – ELEPHANTS

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).



WEB ADMINISTRATOR

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.



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.



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.



ANIMAL KEEPER II – HERPETOLOGIST

The Dallas Zoo is seeking a highly motivated herpetologist to join our team. This person will be responsible for the direct care of amphibians and reptiles participating in all aspects of the Dallas Zoo herp program.



POOL MECHANIC

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



CHILDREN’S ZOO SPECIALIST I – PART-TIME

Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo is focused on developing empathy for nature and wildlife through interactive programming for children and families. The area’s programming is delivered throughout the day requiring extensive contact with guests. Children’s Zoo Specialists are both interpreters and animal care specialists. This position is responsible for the animal husbandry and care of domestic and exotic animals used for programming, contact and exhibit. Children’s Zoo Specialists develop and deliver interpretive presentations and activities for contact yards, interactive aviary, nature-based play and learning facilities as well as deliver keeper chats. This position also assists in mentoring the area’s youth volunteers and interns.




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