Job Postings

General Curator


Texas Zoofari Park

Closing Date
July 3, 2023

Texas Zoofari Park
The Texas Zoofari Park is a 900-acre drive-through safari park located in Kaufman, Texas just 40 miles east of Dallas. This park is part of the larger Zoofari Parks ( group of zoological facilities. This brand new, growing facility houses 1,000+ specimens of a wide variety of hoofed stock, including white rhinoceros and reticulated giraffe.
Conservation is at the core of what we do. Through our various breeding programs and in conjunction with our Corporate Conservation Coordinator we annually fund a myriad of conservation programs both nationally and internationally.
We are hiring for a dynamic, physically fit, experienced animal person who is either in a curatorial role or who is ready to take the next step up to this level. The position is physically demanding and active. Although mainly administrative, this is a hands-on working position and requires work in the field. Applicants must have significant hands-on animal experience, including proven management experience. Must be professional, in both demeanor and appearance. Non-smoking work environment.
Job Description
• Direct oversight of the animal collection, including two section assistant curators and a full-time staff of 15-20 animal keepers.
• Ensure a high level of animal care and welfare.
• Reflect current trends and practices in the zoological field, including exhibition and care.
• Reviews, creates, maintains and provides both leadership and oversight for policies, procedures and protocols related to animal care and handling.
• Record-keeping and collection management will be of paramount importance.
• An understanding of nutrition, conformation, breeding habits, proper display techniques, and an eye for animal health and well-being
• Develops and manages, with senior staff, behavioral conditioning and enrichment plans.
• Daily inspections of all sections, animals and staff.
• Works with the Director to develop annual departmental budgets, species procurement and capital improvements as they relate to Animal Care.

Education and Pre-requisites

• 5+ years of paid experience in a zoological park or breeding center with at least 3 years of ever-increasing responsibilities in a Curator or Senior Lead position.
• Extensive hands-on experience with a broad range of animal species.
• Record-keeping, collection management experience.
• Familiarity with basic medications and vaccination programs.
• BS in the animal related sciences preferred.
• Professional in both demeanor and appearance.
• Very physically fit.

Compensation and benefits

Starting salary commensurate with experience. Paid sick and vacation time, comp time, insurance options including vision and dental, 401k.

Application instructions

Email applications to: with General Curator in subject line. Only those applicants which fulfill the first 2 requirements will receive a response.