Category Archives: Zoo 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).
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.
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.
This position contributes to the success of the Dallas Zoo by providing experienced care for animals and related work of maintaining buildings, grounds, and animals in assigned areas under direction of area supervisors and managers. This is a full-time position with regular working hours from 1PM – 10PM according to work schedule.
Performs grounds, buildings, guest service and other multi skilled custodial work including trash cleanup and recycling. Responsible for ensuring high quality cleanliness standards in guest areas. Custodians frequently engage in guest interactions, including impromptu conversations, communicating efficiently and correctly while maintaining outstanding customer service. Duties are performed outdoors. This position is budgeted for 29 hours maximum per week.
Responsible for performing prescribed scheduled maintenance and assisting with the Technician’s projects.
This position is responsible for driving the Wilds of Africa Adventure Safari Monorail in the Wilds of Africa and interpreting the Adventure Safari, exhibits and animals seen on the safari. This job encourages and facilitates a strong team, work ethic and positive attitude in the work environment at all times. The Interpretive Specialist I will work with a team of drivers and interpreters to ensure that guests enjoy their safari adventure in a safe environment and interpret appropriately to provide fun and engaging experience that convey the Dallas Zoo’s Mission of Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature. This position is budgeted for a maximum of 24 hours/week.
Responsible for ensuring high quality interactions with guests Fridays-Sunday at the Dallas Zoo. Duties will include walking the park and engaging guests in conversation, assisting with directions, communicating daily activity schedules and exhibit / guest amenity locations, and consistently maintain outstanding guest service. The WOW Patrol duties are performed primarily outdoors throughout the entire Zoo.
Assure staff and contractor compliance with OSHA regulations, investigate accidents and incidents, provide training on appropriate safety topics, and manage 3rd party safety inspections and permits.
This temporary position is responsible for processing sales quickly, efficiently and accurately while maintaining outstanding customer service.
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