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 | seasonal
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.
bookkeeper | part time | 24 hrs per week
The Bookkeeper will assist in managing the Zoo’s day-to-day accounting and finance requirements. Confidentiality, excellent organizational skills and accuracy are important qualifications for this position, as well as good customer relations and the ability to communicate clearly. The ideal candidate for this position is a skilled multi-tasker, is reliable and is committed to consistently meeting deadlines. The candidate should have an Associate’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration or equivalent accounting experience, as well as a knowledge of bookkeeping and GAAP. Candidates with non-profit accounting experience preferred.
education programs manager | full time
This position is responsible for the development and instruction of all educational programs for varying audiences. The programs currently include camps, outreach, school programs, distance learning, wild encounters, toddler classes, tours, and is always growing. The manager hires, trains and evaluates the Education Specialist, camp staff, and other teaching staff. The manager oversees and conducts animal husbandry for education program animals and assists with the training of staff on animal handling and presentation. Ensures that all programming presented is innovative and effective (as determined by evaluation), is in direct support of the purpose/vision/mission/values of The Naples Zoo, and is cost-effective. A bachelor’s degree is required. A minimum of two years of teaching experience is required. Animal husbandry and training experience required. Previous education program supervisory experience in a zoo, aquarium, or nature center is preferred. CIG is a plus. View full job description here.
park attendant | full 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.
security guard | full time | Midnight to 8 am shift
The Security Guard is mainly responsible for park security. This person must be comfortable working independently. A meticulous eye for detail is essential. This person works completely independently and therefore must be able to solve problems and evaluate situations effectively.
or Mail to:
Human Resources Office, 1590 Goodlette Road, Naples FL 34102
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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.