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 email@example.com. 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.
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 attendant | part time | seasonal
The Park Attendant is mainly responsible for park cleanliness and guest safety. This person must be comfortable communicating with guests as individuals or in large groups. The ability to enforce zoo rules and policies is important as well as the ability to communicate in a personable way with guests when answering queries.
Show department keeper | full time | hourly
Do you enjoy conveying your passion for conservation to the public in an entertaining yet informative manner? If so, we encourage you to apply at Naples Zoo! The Show department is seeking a Full Time candidate with an outgoing personality that can captivate an audience. The qualified candidates will have previous experience in presenting live animals, public speaking and a strong background utilizing operant conditioning techniques. We invite you to bring your skills to our team! Essential duties and responsibilities: general husbandry and care of assigned animals (birds, mammals and reptiles); close observation of animal behaviors; shift animals according to area’s safety protocol; maintain detailed daily records on assigned animals; inspect, clean, and maintain both exhibit and off-exhibit areas; propose and perform species-specific enrichment; knowledge of husbandry requirements, and the prevention of zoonotic diseases; knowledge of operant training techniques; interact with guests during both formal and informal presentations; assist in animal procedures including translocations, immobilizations, crating, and veterinary procedures; respond to and assist management in guiding the resolution of emergency situations within the zoo; observe safety policies and procedures in regards to the use of zoo’s equipment, materials, chemicals, and vehicles.Other duties as assigned.
summer camp counselor | june 3 - august 9 | part time
Naples Zoo is seeking summer camp counselors! Camp Counselors teach children an appreciation for wildlife and the natural world. Naples Zoo prides itself on its mission to inspire people of all ages to respect, value and help conserve wildlife and our natural world. Camp includes: crafts, activities, tours, exclusive experiences and animal encounters. Counselors will enthusiastically engage campers by leading them through environmental and conservation education lessons, Zoo tours, animal encounters, arts and crafts, games and activities for age groups ranging from 5-12 years old. Counselors are responsible for the achievement, learning, conservation action, overall enthusiasm and safety of your campers at all times. Counselors are required to be available full time, Monday-Friday, from June 3 to Aug 9 and pass an extensive background check. Counselors are required to be at least 20 years old, have experience working with children and have an enthusiasm connecting others to nature and wildlife.
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.