Employment

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

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Education Specialist    I      full Time       I      hourly 

Naples Zoo is seeking an Education Specialist! The Education Specialist has two primary functions: create and lead Wild Encounter Programs and conduct animal husbandry for education animals. The Specialist will create and facilitate Wild Encounter behind the scenes animal programs. The Specialist will teach educational content, lead animal experiences, and sell Wild Encounter programs. They will also conduct daily animal husbandry for education program animals. This position will work closely with the Animal Care team. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, informal teaching experience and animal care experience. This is a year-round, hourly, full-time position with a Wednesday – Sunday schedule.
 

Volunteer Operations Coordinator     |     Part Time    |      Weekend Schedule Required

This position is responsible for helping the Volunteer Program Manager with planning, organizing and directing the volunteer programs associated with the Naples Zoo.  The incumbent helps to organize, coordinate and manage the recruitment of volunteers as needed.  Assists with maintaining updated records on all volunteers and the collection, analysis, and communication of data, including, volunteer hours, projects completed, etc. as needed.  Acts as the point of contact for weekend volunteers and some evening/weekend events.  Assists with the volunteer recognition program.  Provides new volunteer screening and comprehensive onboarding as needed.
 

Early Education 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. The Early Educator must have experience teaching ages 0-6 and willing to sing, play, use puppets, etc., that are instrumental for that age level is required. 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, as programs take place Mon-Sat. Willingness to teach all age groups is important, including for the Early Educator.
 

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, as programs take place Mon-Sat. Willingness to teach all age groups is important.