Category Archives: Zoo Openings
Provides all aspects of animal care for species in area. Serves as a project team leader and provides training/guidance for new staff and volunteers. Participates in operant conditioning programs, exhibit maintenance and improvements. Prepares and conducts educational presentations for visitors.
Children’s Zoo Specialists are both educators and animal care specialists, responsible for providing animal care, monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, providing enrichment, giving public education presentations and performing other duties as assigned by manager. Children’s Zoo Specialists work in all areas of the Children Zoo including the Farmyard, Underzone, Discovery House, Nature Exchange, and Birds Landing.
Primary duties include care and presentation of African animals at the Wild Encounters Stage, narration and operation of the Safari Monorail Ride, and interpretation throughout the Wilds of Africa area of the zoo. Responsible for delivering dynamic guest experiences on a daily basis. (WOA Interpretive Specialist)
This position is responsible for the creative and strategic direction of the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and will plan and direct the management of all Children’s Zoo guest and animal-related programs. Collaborate with and take direction from the strategic educational goals of the institution to guide the development of outcome-oriented programs and activities. Set long-range goals and standards for domestic and program animals to promote extraordinary guest experiences and a high degree of animal welfare. Work closely with taxon experts in managing non-domestic taxa exhibited in LFCZ. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Conservation & Education and manages a team of supervisors, coordinators and Children’s Zoo specialists.
This position performs a wide variety of reception and dispatch duties in addition to operating the Zoo’s switchboard. Provides general zoo and specific attraction/event information including information about the Zoo, hours of operation, memberships, etc. and is the initial point of contact via telephone for zoo visitors, staff and business professionals. Deals directly with guests for information including customer comments, and at times, customer complaints. Provides minor first aid. Performs clerical support duties.