Category Archives: Zoo & Aquarium Openings


HORTICULTURE MANAGER

Plan, manage and implement an effective horticultural and environmental maintenance program for the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.



IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN

The Dallas Zoo is a fast pace, fast growing company with extreme irrigation. We are looking for an irrigation technician that can read diagrams/ blue prints, design sprinkler systems, complete installs, troubleshoot and repairs.



Animal Keeper I – MIXED SPECIES, GIRAFFE

This is an entry-level position in animal care, following established protocols to provide outstanding animal care for species in the section: food preparation, feeding, exhibit maintenance, pest control, and reproductive management. Animal Keepers participate in operant conditioning and husbandry programs, provide approved environmental enrichment, work collaboratively to improve animal exhibits, and prepare and conduct educational presentations and tours for zoo guests.



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.



TRADES HELPER – WATER MAINTENANCE

Provide assistance in the water quality and maintenance of public display and animal exhibit water features.



Children’s Zoo Specialist I – Temporary

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.



Animal Keeper I – Diverse Hoofstock

This is an entry-level position in animal care, following established protocols to provide outstanding animal care for species in the section: food preparation, feeding, exhibit maintenance, pest control, and reproductive management. Animal Keepers participate in operant conditioning and husbandry programs, provide approved environmental enrichment, work collaboratively to improve animal exhibits, and prepare and conduct educational presentations and tours for zoo guests.



Supervisor, Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo

Oversees the daily operation of the LFCZ staff and animal collection. Under direction of the LFCZ Curator, supervises the presentation of animals and activities to achieve goals of promoting empathy, connecting with nature, and engaging in age-appropriate conservation behavior. Under direction of the Curator and in collaboration with other LFCZ supervisor, achieves the organization, mentoring and management of staff. Provides experienced care for LFCZ animals as well as expert engagement of children and families in programs and activities; performs related work of maintaining buildings, grounds and interpretives in assigned area. Performs a wide variety of departmental supervisory activities, including supervising and instructing Children’s Zoo Specialists in assigned area and conducting performance appraisals. Performs all routine duties independently and new duties with minimal direction.



VIDEO/PHOTO SPECIALIST

Captures and edits video and still visual images for internal and external uses.



WAREHOUSE CLERK (VARIABLE HOUR)

The Dallas Zoo maintains a warehouse which stocks various items used by all Zoo departments and staff during daily operations. The items covers animal care, employee and guest safety, facilities operations and construction, employee uniforms, basic custodial items as well as receiving daily deliveries for orders placed to vendors.




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