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 jobs@napleszoo.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.)

Employment Application

Please note: INTERNSHIP information and VOLUNTEER opportunities are listed separately.

Current Openings


education specialist   |   full time   |   Hourly

This position is responsible for the development and instruction of Camp WILD programs. This position is responsible for cross-training and supporting all educational programs for varying audiences. The Specialist may also develop and oversee other programs such as Wild Encounters, homeschool and/or scout programs. The Specialist hires, trains and evaluates the camp staff and interns.  Ensures that all programming presented is STEM-based, innovative and effective (as determined by evaluation), is in direct support of the purpose/vision/mission/values of Naples Zoo, and is cost-effective. View full job description here.

expedition guide   |   full time   |   Hourly

Must possess the ability to learn how to navigate a 32-foot catamaran through a primate-inhabited island system, narrating a 20-25 minute tour while offering insight into primate behavior and conservation.  This person must be comfortable dealing with the general public and able to communicate in a personable way to large audiences.  The guide is required to interact with individual guests as well, answering animal and nature related questions. 

horticulture technician   |   full time   |   Hourly

This position is responsible for landscape duties and functions as necessary to meet operating needs with a high degree of efficiency and independence to maintain performance standards. The horticulture technician must have the ability or the ability to learn the use of mowers, edgers, trimmers, chainsaws and other landscape equipment that pertains to the work. The ability to drive a golf cart and tractors is also necessary for this position.  Proper safety equipment and training is provided for this job.

park services supervisor - boats  |   full time  | hourly 

The Park Services Supervisor - Boats will assume responsibility for the Primate Expedition Guides. He / she will be responsible for the daily running of the Primate Expedition Cruise, assists with the selection of new staff members, conducts orientation and training of team members, and assists with corrective action and evaluation of performance. Excellent guest relation skills are necessary in dealing with a sometimes complex zoo environment.

veterinary technician / assistant  |   part time  | hourly 

The part-time vet tech position will be responsible for maintaining quarantine and caring for animals in quarantine, maintaining medical records, maintaining and cleaning veterinary equipment, performing routine diagnostic tests, and helping with medical procedures. View full job description here.

Submitting Applications:

email to:


or Mail to:

Human Resources Office, 1590 Goodlette Road, Naples FL 34102

or fax to:


You can also fill out an application or drop resumes off at the zoo itself. The zoo is conveniently located in the heart of Naples.

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