Zoo Openings

Zoo Openings

Feb 12, 2014


Responsible for the care, husbandry, and training of the African Elephants. We are a protected contact elephant program, with multiple African elephants in a mixed species exhibit.



  • Responsible for maintaining all aspects of daily animal husbandry.
  • Responsible for exhibit maintenance and observation.
  • Assists in veterinary procedures and research.
  • Provides environmental enrichment
  • Actively encourages public interest in elephants through educational presentations, public relations and tours.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Must have 2+ years of Elephant experience.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and have good understanding of operant conditioning training techniques and appropriate application methods.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and a willingness to interact positively with the zoo staff and guests.  
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather.
  • Must have good observational skills.
  • Must be able to walk, stand, sit, kneel, stoop, crawl, twist, reach above head, pull bend, climb stairs and ladders and carry up to 50lbs.
  • Must be able to work holidays and weekends.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license


How to apply

Apply online: You may download an application or e-mail a resume with cover letter to zoojobs@DallasZoo.com. Be sure to place the job code of the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Job codes are on the individual job listings.

Apply by mail: Download and mail a completed application or resume with cover letter to: Dallas Zoo Management, Inc. Attn: Human Resources 650 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy Dallas, TX 75203

Apply by fax: Download and Fax a completed application or resume with cover letter, Attn: Human Resources at 469.554.7388.

Apply in person: You may complete and turn in an application or drop off a resume with cover letter, Attn: Human Resources.

Please note: All applicants desiring to be considered for more than one posted position must apply for each position separately.

Due to the heavy volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews and/or further screening will be contacted.

Successful candidates must pass pre-employment drug screening, background check and TB test.


Join the Dallas Zoo Management, Inc. community to experience a unique, challenging and rewarding career. If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to zoojobs@dallaszoo.com. All applicants MUST place job code EKPR in the subject line to be considered.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era.