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


Development Associate       I        Full Time

This position requires a friendly, outgoing, and patient disposition at all times. The Development Associate is responsible for ensuring donor gifts are processed and recognized in a timely fashion. He or she plays a major role in donor and member stewardship and ensures certain aspects of the development program run smoothly. Must be comfortable with technology. Candidate must be able to work independently and efficiently. 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 Associate Degree with Bachelors preferred.

park services supervisor - primate expedition       I        Full Time

Responsible 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.

animal care staff - commissary      I       part Time

This position is responsible for the daily diet preparation of the zoo’s animal collection.  Duties include preparing diets and ensuring quality of food items fed to the collection; ordering food and related supplies and arranging for their delivery to the zoo; maintaining the zoo’s commissary, food storage areas, and food prep equipment; reading, studying, and learning about animal nutrition and nutritional content of the food items fed to the collection. A high degree of organization, attention to detail, good communication skills, professionalism, and a working knowledge of proper food handling techniques are essential for the position.

Volunteer Operations Coordinator       I      Part time 

This position is responsible for helping the Volunteer Program Manager with planning, organizing and directing the volunteer programs associated with the Naples Zoo. Requires degree or experience in human resources, volunteers, or related field.  Requires some weekends and evenings.

camp counselor        I        full time and part time openings

The purpose of this position is to teach children an appreciation for wildlife and the natural world. Naples Zoo prides itself on its mission to conserve biodiversity, educate, entertain and contribute to the cultural life of the community. Camp includes: crafts, activities, tours, exclusive experiences and animal encounters.  Must be age 20 + and commit to orientation and working June 5-August 11 between the hours of 7:30 am – 6 pm.