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     |     Full Time   

Naples Zoo is looking for a qualified applicant to work with: African lions, Malayan tigers, cheetahs,  striped hyena,  African leopard, clouded leopards, honey badgers, fosa, coyotes,  Florida panther, and black bears.

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.

Experience Required
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 background in operant conditioning. 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. Work is done outdoors in a coastal setting, and employees should expect hot and humid working conditions.

Education coordinator     |     full Time     |     hourly   

The purpose of this position is to provide overall administrative support to the varied aspects of the Education Department operations including: managing program reservations, collecting payments for programs, returning calls, creating and preparing program materials, and supporting camp WILD. The Coordinator manages the bulk of database management including many of the reporting needs for the department. This position manages the day-to-day use of the education classroom and ZooMobile vehicles. This person negotiates partnerships and supports the management of grants and grant reporting. The Coordinator supports education marketing endeavors including mail, email, and/or working events.

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.