Category Archives: Zoo Openings


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.



MEMBERSHIP SPECIALIST

The Membership Specialist will coordinate the Dallas Zoo membership renewal and recruitment campaigns. To build our membership base and encourage advanced giving, the Membership Specialist will create, write, and execute customized member communications. They will utilize email marketing services to add personalized touch-points to our current renewal stream. They will work closely with external design agencies on the creation of direct mail collateral. They will serve as an “expert” on membership and interact daily 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. The position reports to the Director of Membership.



WAREHOUSE SENIOR STOREKEEPER

The Dallas Zoo maintains a warehouse which stocks various items used by all Zoo departments and staff during daily operations. The items covers animal care, employee and guest safety, facilities operations and construction, employee uniforms, basic custodial items as well as receiving daily deliveries for orders placed to vendors.



ANIMAL KEEPER I – BIRDS

Performs complete animal care work which includes food preparation, pest control, exhibit maintenance, feeding and cleaning exhibits for a variety of animals to ensure proper care and safety of animals.



WILDLIFE SHOW SPECIALIST I (Part-Time)

This variable hour, part-time position (24 hours per week) is responsible for training and presenting wildlife programming at the Dallas Zoo’s Wildlife Amphitheater. Encourages and facilitates a strong team, work ethic and positive attitude in the work environment at all times. The Animal Keeper I (Wildlife Show Trainer) 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.



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, including husbandry, education and conservation activities.



INTERPRETIVE SPECIALIST I (PART-TIME)

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. This position is budgeted for a maximum of 29 hours/week.



Equipment Maintenance Mechanic

Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on motorized equipment, vehicles powered by gas, diesel engines and electric motors. Assists other employees as needed.



OUTREACH SPECIALIST I

The Animal Outreach Department is responsible for training and presenting wildlife programming to the community including local schools, churches, civic groups, and community events. It also serves as an animal resource for various Zoo activities, both on and off site, including Education Department programs, media appearances, and Special Event functions. Encourages and facilitates a strong team, work ethic and positive attitude in the work environment at all times. The Outreach 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.



PLUMBER’S HELPER

This is an entry level position in the plumbing field to assist Master & Journeyman plumbers performing work involving the maintenance, repair and new construction within the confines of the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.




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