Category Archives: Zoo Openings


Responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of all information technology assets for Dallas Zoo Management (DZM) including server and workstation systems, point of sale system, network, phone system, copiers, CCTV systems, and radio system at Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park and overseeing IT support services for end users (DZM staff) and conducting planning for future needs. The position requires the incumbent to be actively engaged in the daily operations of the department.

Water Department Trades Helper

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


Responsibilities are but not limited to, performing highly complex waterworks construction and maintenance under limited supervision. Work involves, working with contractors, estimating work hours and materials required for projects, and coordinating activities with other departments.


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.


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 Specialist are responsible for providing animal care, monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, providing enrichment, exhibit maintenance and improvements, and preparing and presenting engaging public education presentations for children and families. Children’s Zoo Specialists work in all areas of the Children Zoo which includes: the Farmyard, Underzone, Discovery House, Nature Exchange, and Birds Landing.

The focus of the Children’s Zoo SpecialistIII – Animal Presentations and Trainingwill beto assist Supervisor in the establishment, implementation, maintenance and oversight of animal operant conditioning training plans for all Children’s Zoo animals for the purposes of husbandry procedures, veterinary treatment and educational presentations. CZ Specialist III facilitates communication flow in department, leads work group on a daily basis in completing assigned duties and serves as the contact for the department in supervisor’s absence.

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