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.
Educator | part Time
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.
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 | temporary
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 Services supervisor - boats | full Time
The Park Services Supervisor will assume responsibility for the Primate Expedition Guides. He / she will be responsible for the daily running of the Primate Expedition Cruise, assists with the selection of new staff members, conducts orientation and training of team members, and assists with corrective action and evaluation of performance. Excellent guest relation skills are necessary in dealing with a sometimes complex zoo environment.
Park Services supervisor - park | full Time
The Park Services Supervisor – PA / Admin will assume responsibility for Park Attendants. He / she will be responsible for the daily operations of Park Attendants as well as assists with the selection of new staff members, conducts orientation and training of team members, and assists with corrective action and evaluation of performance. He / she will also assist with various administrative tasks. Excellent guest relation skills are necessary in dealing with a sometimes complex zoo environment.