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


Hoofstock keeper   |   part time   |   hourly

The part time hoofstock keeper position will involve working with all animals in all areas of the hoofstock department to include bongo, giraffe, sitatunga, gazelle, duiker, muntjac, zebra, tortoise, cranes, giant anteater, agouti and tamarin. 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 hoofstock keepers in a team setting as well as independently. Hoofstock keepers are required to work in extreme weather conditions typical to South Florida and have the physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds, work on varied uneven terrain and climb ladders.  Preferred experience in an AZA accredited zoological facility in addition to an Associate’s degree in a Zoological science or a related Bachelor’s degree.  Candidates must be able to work weekends, weekdays and holidays.

Education Coordinator    |    Full time     I    Hourly

The full time education coordinator will provide overall administrative support to the varied aspects of the Education Department operations including: answering phone calls and emails, managing program reservations, collecting payments for programs, returning calls, creating and preparing program materials, and supporting all programs. The coordinator manages the bulk of database management including many of the reporting needs for the department. This position manages the day-to-day use of the education classroom and ZooMobile vehicles. This person supports partnerships and supports the management of grants and grant reporting. This position is full-time, and typically is M-F, with occasional nights and weekends.

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.

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