Category Archives: Zoo Openings


INTERPRETIVE ANIMAL SPECIALIST I (PART-TIME)

This position is responsible for training and presenting wildlife programming in the Wilds of Africa and Savanna regions of the zoo, including the Wild Encounters Stage, Simmons Safari Base Camp, and the zoo’s Monorail Train. It also serves as an animal resource for various zoo activities, including the Education Department’s programs and special event functions. 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 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.



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.



GUEST SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES (TEMP POSITIONS)

This temporary position is responsible for processing sales quickly, efficiently and accurately while maintaining outstanding customer service.



GUEST SERVICES CUSTODIAL LEAD (FULL TIME)

Leads team that 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. Engage in guest interactions, including impromptu conversations, communicating efficiently and correctly while maintaining outstanding customer service. Duties are performed outdoors.



RESERVATION ASSISTANT – PART TIME

This position is responsible for administration of department programs including processing and confirming program reservations, invoicing, accounts receivable, client and program database maintenance, verbal and written customer communication, daily and weekly reporting, post program surveys, and other duties as assigned. The average weekly hours for this position is 29 hours/week.



POOL MECHANIC

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



MEMBER SERVICES SUPERVISOR

The Dallas Zoo has more than 20,000 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.



GUEST SERVICES CUSTODIAL REP. (FULL TIME)

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.



Equipment Maintenance Mechanic

Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on motorized equipment, vehicles powered by gas, diesel engines and electric motors. Assists other employees as needed.




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