Category Archives: Zoo & Aquarium Openings


EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR – SUMMER CAMP (SEASONAL)

Responsible for teaching Summer Camps during the 2017 season, Monday – Friday, up to 40 hours per week (June 5 – August 18, 2017). Schedule varies by program. This is a non-benefited, seasonal position. During the camp day, campers are divided by grade level (PreK-12th grade) and each group has two lead teachers in addition to teen volunteers. Campers have the option to register for extended care in AfterCamp, which is mixed grades. The instructor to camper ratio is 1:10 for all programs. This position requires a high level of energy and enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, and the ability to work with groups of all ages in both in and outdoor settings.



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 REPRESENTATIVES – VARIABLE HOUR

This temporary position is responsible for processing sales quickly, efficiently and accurately while maintaining outstanding customer service.



Animal Keeper II – Hippo and Okapi

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).



Animal Keeper II; Senior Keeper – Great Apes

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).



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).



ZOO CREW REPRESENTATIVE

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.




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