Category Archives: Zoo Openings
The Marketing Specialist provides traffic and other support for the marketing program of the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park and facilitates marketing initiatives, including deadline monitoring, promotion coordination, materials and advertising production and some copy development.
Provides daily husbandry and enrichment for hospitalized and quarantined animals. Maintains the hospital and quarantine buildings in a manner that exceeds USDA and AZA standards. Checks animals into quarantine. Acts as a veterinary assistant as necessary.
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.
Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Grant Writer Associate conducts research, prepares grant proposals and reports and maintains a grant database. The Grant Writer Associate works with the Development Team to ensure that fundraising goals are achieved.
Provides all aspects of animal care for species in the area. Participates in operant conditioning training and husbandry programs, animal enrichment, and exhibit maintenance and improvements. Prepares and conducts educational presentation and tours for zoo guests. Leads projects as assigned and provides training guidance to Keeper I’s.
As one of the resident experts in Raiser’s Edge for the Dallas Zoo, the Database Assistant position is responsible for the day-to-day input of data into Raiser’s Edge, as well as the execution of queries.
The Volunteer Coordinator assists the Director of Volunteer Services in all aspects of volunteer program administration for the Dallas Zoo and the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park.
This is an entry level position in Building Maintenance assisting skilled trade worker’s involving the maintenance, repair and new construction within the confines of the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.
Assists curator in the day-to-day operation of the bird department. Oversees the daily operation of the bird staff and collection. Assists curator with scheduling, training and supervision of staff, developing performance plans and giving appraisals, avian husbandry, artificial incubation, hand-raising of neonates, bird transfers and overall supervision of the bird department on a day to day basis. Insures a high level of care for a variety of exotic, native and domestic birds including, but not limited to, enclosure maintenance, diet preparation, pest control and reproductive management in compliance with industry standards.
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.
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