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


Carnivore Keeper    I      Part Time     I     Hourly

Under the general direction of the Animal Care Supervisor this position is responsible for the daily care, feeding and enrichment of animals in the assigned section.  Duties include maintaining cleanliness of animal enclosures and ensuring that Zoo policies and protocols are followed consistently.  This position will regularly interact with Zoo guests to answer questions, provide animal information, and daily keeper talks.  Requires a minimum of two years in the care of carnivores in an AZA zoological or aquarium setting, a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and a strong behavior training background is preferred.

Good written and verbal communications skills are essential. We work closely as a team, and great interpersonal skills are a must. Employee must be able to work weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Good physical condition with the ability to lift a minimum of 35 pounds often, and 65 occasionally.

Expedition Guide    I      Part Time         I      hourly 

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. 


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.