Category Archives: Zoo Openings


AQUARIUM SUPERVISOR

The Aquarium Supervisor reports to the General Manager and is responsible for the husbandry of a diverse collection of fishes, invertebrates, and reptiles. The position is responsible for managing a staff of aquarists and volunteers in all facets of animal husbandry and maintaining the facility. The supervisor will work closely with the veterinary department, nutrition department, and operations staff.



NIGHT KEEPER (ANIMAL KEEPER II)

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.



AQUATIC INTERPRETER – PART-TIME

Collaborate with other aquarium animal and interpretive staff to provide fun and engaging interpretive programs and presentations utilizing the living and non-living collection in an effort to inspire guests to conserve wildlife and develop a passion for nature. Monitor the interpretive graphics and audio visual devices in use at the Aquarium. Assist with coordination of the Aquarium’s volunteer program. This position is budgeted for a maximum of 29 hours/week.



INTERPRETIVE SPECIALIST I

This position is responsible for training and presenting wildlife programming in the Wilds of Africa and Savanna regions of the zoo, including the Wild Encounters Stage, Simmons Safari Base Camp, and the zoo’s Monorail Train. It also serves as an animal resource for various zoo activities, including the Education Department’s programs and special event functions. 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 trainers to ensure that animals are utilized safely and appropriately to provide fun and engaging wildlife presentations that convey the Dallas Zoo’s Mission of Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature.



PARK SERVICES CUSTODIAL REP. (VARIABLE HOUR)

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.



VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Ensure the well-being of zoo and aquarium animals by assisting veterinarians, maintaining hospital readiness for emergencies and inspections, rotating through clinical, laboratory, pharmacy and necropsy duties.



HVAC TECHNICIAN APPRENTICE

Responsible for performing prescribed scheduled maintenance and assisting with the Technician’s projects.



Interpretive Specialist – Part-Time – Adventure Safari Driver

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.



WOW PATROL – GUEST SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE (VARIABLE HOUR)

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.



SAFETY OFFICER

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.




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