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.



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.



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 (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.



PARK SERVICES CUSTODIAL REP. (VARIABLE HOUR)

Performs grounds, buildings, guest service and other multi skilled custodial work including trash cleanup and recycling. Responsible for ensuring high quality cleanliness standards in guest areas. Custodians frequently engage in guest interactions, including impromptu conversations, communicating efficiently and correctly while maintaining outstanding customer service. Duties are performed outdoors. This position is budgeted for 29 hours maximum per week.




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