Zoo Careers and More!
Thank you for your interest in joining Naples Zoo. We have hundreds of applicants each year, but only a few join our select team of dedicated professionals. Because of the kind of work we do, applicants need to be at least 18 years old. Please e-mail your resume or print the Zoo Employment Application, complete it, and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Naples Zoo is a Drug Free Workplace.
(Due to the high volume of applicants, we may not be able acknowledge receipt of your application; we will be in touch should we need additional information or select you to interview for one of our open positions.)
Please note: INTERNSHIP information and VOLUNTEER opportunities are listed separately.
admissions attendant | part time | hourly
This position requires a friendly, outgoing, and patient disposition at all times. The admissions attendant must be able to handle cash and charge transactions. He or she needs to have a basic knowledge of mammals, avian and reptiles in a zoological environment. This person also needs to stay updated on all of the park history, daily schedule and special events. Requires ability to work flexible hours.
educator | part time | Hourly
Educators teach on-grounds and off-site education programs. They lead education groups using interactive activities and teach them about the zoo, caring for animals, conservation, and our environment. Educators are scheduled on an as-needed basis and the number of hours depends solely on the number of programs booked. Educators will be trained to handle program animals and are required to maintain their handler status. This is a seasonal, part-time position. Flexibility in schedule is a plus. Willingness to teach all age groups is important.
Maintenance tech | part time | hourly
This position requires a working and practiced knowledge of a wide variety of maintenance and construction skills and principles including, but not limited to: boat maintenance, carpentry, roofing, small and large engine maintenance and repair, automotive, tractor, golf cart and lawn equipment maintenance and repair, fencing, welding, painting and basic electrical and plumbing skills. Proper safety equipment is provided for this job.
giraffe feeding station attendant | part time | hourly
This position requires a friendly, outgoing, and patient disposition at all times. The Giraffe Feeding Station Attendant must be able to handle cash transactions. He or she needs to have a basic knowledge of mammals, avian and reptiles in a zoological environment. This person also needs to stay updated on all of the park history, daily schedule and special events.
Primate/Hoofstock Keeper I Full Time I hourly
The Primate/ Hoofstock keeper position is a full time keeper position. This position will involve working with all animals in all areas of both the primate and hoofstock department. These areas currently include the following: Hoofstock- bongo, giraffe, sitatunga, gazelle, duiker, muntjac, zebra, tortoise, cranes, giant anteater and agouti. Primate- cotton top tamarin, siamang, buff-cheek gibbon, Hanuman langur, spider monkey, colobus, ring tail, collared and white-fronted lemur. Under the general direction of the Animal Care Supervisor, this position will be responsible for the daily care, feeding, enrichment and training of animals in the assigned areas. Duties will include but are not limited to maintaining cleanliness of animal habitats, assisting with veterinary procedures, developing and implementing training plans and keeping daily records while following Naples Zoo policies and protocols. This position will also require guest interaction through scheduled keeper talks, Wild Encounters, Zoo Camp and possible media events. This position will regularly work with other department keepers in a team setting as well as independently. Keepers are required to work in extreme weather conditions typical to South Florida and have the physical ability to lift or move up to 50 pounds, work on varied uneven terrain, climb ladders, operate a canoe as well as a single engine pontoon boat and ride a bicycle. The majority of the primates at Naples Zoo live in a unique open-air environment on an island system within a lake. Keepers often spend long periods of time on a pontoon boat or in a canoe. Preferred experience in an AZA accredited zoological facility in addition to an Associates degree in a Zoological science or a related Bachelors degree. Candidates must be able to work weekends, weekdays and holidays.