Category Archives: Zoo & Aquarium Openings


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).

Children’s Zoo Specialist I – Interpretive

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.

Membership Project Manager

The Membership Project Manager develops and manages Dallas Zoo communications to a growing membership community of nearly 27,000 households. They will create, write, and manage the execution of customized communication and marketing pieces, including emails and direct mail. They will utilize email distribution services to add deeply personalized touch-points to our current renewal stream. They will manage the creation of direct mail collateral, including our member magazine, with internal staff (e.g., photographers, writers, and graphic designers) and external design and print agencies. They will serve as an “expert” on membership and interact frequently with our sales, processing, and booth staff. They will attend local events to promote membership and leverage our existing corporate sponsorships to recruit new members. This person will work closely with the Director of Membership to implement strategies that will advance the mission and financial stability of the Zoo.


A Zoo Crew Representative is a commission-based contract employee that sells Dallas Zoo memberships. They serve as an integral component of our member acquisition campaign, recruiting more than 1,500 members annually. They are experts on our membership levels and continually interact with guests, current members, and our Member Services staff. This position works outside and requires standing for extended periods of time. The Zoo Crew Representative will work irregular hours, including weekends, holidays, and occasional Saturday evenings. The position reports to the Director of Membership.


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.


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.

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