Category Archives: Zoo & Aquarium Openings


LANDSCAPE SPECIALIST

To provide care and maintenance of Dallas Zoo landscape areas. Performs all aspects of labor related to landscape maintenance and construction to include but not limited to the following: operation of all types of landscape maintenance equipment such as blowers, mowers, line trimmers, edgers, tillers, aerators, chain saws, skid steer, forklift and small vehicles; trimming of perennial plants, shrubs and trees; removal of trimmings, leaves and other landscape debris for proper disposal or recycling; preparation and planting of new landscape areas and perennial/seasonal color beds; installation of new landscapes.



ANIMAL KEEPER II – SENIOR ANIMAL KEEPER

This is a senior-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. Senior Animal Keepers (AK II) may act as team leaders on specific projects, as assigned, and provide crucial guidance and training to less senior staff, mentoring entry-level Animal Keepers (AK I).



EDUCATION SUPERVISOR-YOUTH LEARNING

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 youth education programs at the Dallas Zoo. Develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate outcome-oriented programs and activities for children Grade 3 through Grade 12. This position is the primary supervisor responsible for coordinating youth camps, classes and other programs and the incumbent will serve as a role model, trainer and supervisor for instructors working with youth.



Children’s Zoo Supervisor

Oversees the daily operation of the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo 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.



CHILDREN’S ZOO SPECIALIST I – ANIMAL CARE PROGRAM

Children’s Zoo Specialists are both animal care specialists and educators responsible for an animal collection consisting of domestic and exotic animals for programming, contact and exhibit. Children’s Zoo Specialists I are responsible for preparing and presenting engaging public education presentations for children and families. Specialist are also responsible for helping to provide animal care, monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, providing enrichment, exhibit maintenance and improvements. Children’s Zoo Specialists may train in all areas of the Children Zoo which includes: the Farmyard, Underzone, Discovery House, Nature Exchange, and Birds Landing.



ANIMAL KEEPER II – DIVERSE HOOFSTOCK

This is a senior-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. Senior Animal Keepers (AK II) may act as team leaders on specific projects, as assigned, and provide crucial guidance and training to less senior staff, mentoring entry-level Animal Keepers (AK I).



PLC-RIDES CONTROL TECHNICIAN

Maintain, upgrade and modify all control systems on the Dallas Zoo Monorail and other designated systems by performing moderately complex and technical services for the Manager of Equipment Maintenance. Work involves planning, scheduling preventive maintenance and repair work, initiating emergency response processes and response.



HORTICULTURE SUPERVISOR

Supervises and works with the Animal Operations team at the Dallas Zoo overseeing management of all aspects of horticulture in animal habitats as well as browse cultivation and collection. Collaborates with the Dallas Zoo horticulture team.



WEB ADMINISTRATOR

Please note: This is a technical position focused on the design, implementation, support and management of the hardware and software required to provide a highly reliable and secure web environment. The successful candidate will possess the technical skills required to configure, manage, optimize and grow the back end of the web infrastructure while providing front end support when needed. The incumbent will be comfortable meeting the expectations of security and reliability when integrating systems in a hybrid environment that consists of both on premise and hosted assets.

Responsible for providing technical support for all web based technology assets for the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park including but not limited to both internal and external websites, ecommerce, web stores, hardware and software. This role will act as the technical administrator for the organization’s internet and intranet based resources who is responsible for the daily management, maintenance, monitoring, updating, and support of these systems. This will also include project management of collaborative efforts to design and implement improvements, migrations and upgrades while providing technical direction.



POOL MECHANIC

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




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