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.
admissions attendant | part Time
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.
Educator | part Time
Educators teach on-site and off-site programs. They lead groups of all ages using interactive activities to teach them about the zoo, caring for animals, conservation, and our environment. This is a seasonal, part-time position. Educators are scheduled on an as-needed basis and the number of hours depends solely on the number of programs booked. Flexibility in schedule is a plus, as programs take place Mon-Sat.
Expedition guide | part Time
The Expedition Guide must possess the ability to learn how to navigate a 32-foot catamaran through a primate-inhabited island system, narrating a 20-25 minute tour while offering insight into primate behavior and conservation. This person must be comfortable dealing with the general public and able to communicate in a personable way to large audiences. The guide is required to interact with individual guests as well, answering animal and nature related questions.
Horticulture technician | full Time
The Horticulture Technician 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
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.