Category Archives: Zoo Openings


RESERVATION ASSISTANT – PART TIME (32 HOURS/WEEK)

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. This position is a 32 hours/week and is a benefited position.



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.



WILDLIFE SHOW SPECIALIST I

This 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.



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.



ANIMAL KEEPER II

Keepers are responsible for all aspects of animal care for the area species, which include: big cats, small cats, giant anteaters and otters. Keepers also provide educational experiences for guests through daily demonstrations and keeper talks. Keepers participate in operant conditioning programs, and perform exhibit maintenance and improvements.



CHILDREN’S ZOO SPECIALIST (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.



VOLUNTEER SERVICES ASSISTANT (PART TIME)

The Volunteer Services Assistant assists the Director of Volunteer Services and the Volunteer Coordinator in all aspects of volunteer program administration for the Dallas Zoo and the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park.



ADVANCEMENT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

The Advancement Administrative Assistant position provides administrative support to the Vice President of Advancement as well as other Directors and Senior Directors within the division.



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.




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