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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expedition guide   |   full time   |   seasonal

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. 

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.

reptile keeper   |   full time   |   hourly

Seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our Reptile Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for the daily care of reptiles and amphibians including venomous snakes, large pythons, and crocodilians. As part of the reptile department, you will also be responsible for daily public presentations using a variety of reptiles in different settings. Ideal candidates will have paid experience with venomous snakes and crocodilians. Previous experience with operant conditioning and presenting live animals is preferred.

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