Category Archives: Zoo Openings


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.



MEMBER SERVICES SUPERVISOR

The Dallas Zoo has more than 25,000 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.



ANIMAL KEEPER II – HERPETOLOGIST

The Dallas Zoo is seeking a highly motivated herpetologist to join our team. This person will be responsible for the direct care of amphibians and reptiles participating in all aspects of the Dallas Zoo herp program.



POOL MECHANIC

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



MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATIVE (PART-TIME SEASONAL)

The Dallas Zoo has more than 23,000 member households supporting our mission, “Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature.” The Membership Representative position will serve as the primary point of contact for members as they enter the Zoo. They will fulfill benefits and assist with member outreach. The selected candidate for this position will work 29 hours per week through October 31. Weekend and holiday work will be required.



DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES

The Director of Advancement Services oversees the Advancement Services function for the Dallas Zoo. This position is responsible for the development and tracking of strategies for ongoing fundraising and membership efforts from a data perspective. This position is responsible for supervising all advancement services activities including database management and reporting, prospect research and management, gift processing, ecommerce and acknowledgement processes in Raiser’s Edge software. This position is also responsible for oversight of stewardship and fulfillment activities on behalf of the Zoo.

The Director of Advancement Services will work with the VP of Advancement and the directors of Membership and Development to ensure successful execution of development activities while serving as a resource for membership and communications needs.



CHILDREN’S ZOO SPECIALIST I – 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.



AQUARIST II – SENIOR QUARANTINE AQUARIST

Quarantine Senior Aquarist (Aquarist II) is responsible for managing the quarantine area. This includes husbandry of, and administering medications to fishes, invertebrates, and reptiles as assigned. In addition, duties include water quality analysis, life support system (LSS) maintenance, and general housekeeping. Participation in conservation, breeding, or research programs by Senior Aquarists is encouraged. Other duties and special projects will be undertaken by the aquarist as assigned. The Senior Aquarist should serve as a role model and should exhibit responsibility and leadership qualities.



EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR – SUMMER CAMP (SEASONAL)

Responsible for teaching Summer Camps during the 2016 season, Monday – Friday, up to 40 hours per week (June 6 – August 19, 2016). This is a non-benefited, seasonal position and serves 120 campers per week. Campers are divided by grade level (PreK-12th grade) and each group has two lead teachers in addition to teen volunteers. The teacher to student ratio is 1:10. This position requires a high level of energy and enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, and the ability to work with groups of all ages in both in and outdoor settings.



EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE TRADES – MECHANIC TRADES HELPER POSITIONS

This is an entry level position in the Equipment Maintenance department assisting skilled trade workers involving the maintenance, repair and upkeep of the monorail train, automatic gate controllers, hydraulic systems and other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and delegated team authority on duty.




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