Category Archives: Zoo & Aquarium Openings


GUEST SERVICES CUSTODIAL REPRESENTATIVE – 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.



GUEST SERVICES CUSTODIAL REPRESENTATIVE – FULL-TIME

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.



TRADES HELPER – EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

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.



NUTRITION SUPERVISOR

Under direction of Curator, provide experienced oversight of ordering, receiving, preparation, and delivery of food and supplies to animal buildings and exhibit areas, using proper sanitation and cleaning guidelines; maintain buildings in assigned areas. Supervise and instruct Keepers in Animal Nutrition Center.



EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR – PART TIME

This position is responsible for teaching a variety of education programs at the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Instructors are expected to operate according to program standards and support the achievement of departmental outcomes. The Education Department has identified four key audiences: early childhood, youth, families, and educators. Each Instructor is intended to primarily focus on a particular audience; however, this position is expected to fill in with all audiences as needed.

This is a year round, non-benefited, part-time position. Education Instructors can work up to 29 hours per week as scheduled and assigned. Schedule varies by program.



LANDSCAPE SPECIALIST

To provide care and maintenance of Dallas Zoo landscape areas. Performs all aspects of labor related to landscape maintenance and construction to include but not limited to the following: operation of all types of landscape maintenance equipment such as blowers, mowers, line trimmers, edgers, tillers, aerators, chain saws, skid steer, forklift and small vehicles; trimming of perennial plants, shrubs and trees; removal of trimmings, leaves and other landscape debris for proper disposal or recycling; preparation and planting of new landscape areas and perennial/seasonal color beds; installation of new landscapes.



Children’s Zoo Supervisor

Oversees the daily operation of the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo staff and animal collection. Under direction of the LFCZ Curator, supervises the presentation of animals and activities to achieve goals of promoting empathy, connecting with nature, and engaging in age-appropriate conservation behavior. Under direction of the Curator and in collaboration with other LFCZ supervisor, achieves the organization, mentoring and management of staff. Provides experienced care for LFCZ animals as well as expert engagement of children and families in programs and activities; performs related work of maintaining buildings, grounds and interpretives in assigned area. Performs a wide variety of departmental supervisory activities, including supervising and instructing Children’s Zoo Specialists in assigned area and conducting performance appraisals. Performs all routine duties independently and new duties with minimal direction.



CHILDREN’S ZOO SPECIALIST I – ANIMAL CARE PROGRAM

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.



ANIMAL KEEPER II – DIVERSE HOOFSTOCK

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).



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.




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