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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. Please e-mail your resume or print the Zoo Employment Application, complete it, and e-mail it to

(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

Park Services Manager 40 hours/week Salaried
The Park Services Manager manages and oversees all aspects of the Primate Expedition Cruise, Park Attendants, Security and the Giraffe Feeding Station. A background in focusing on animals and conservation is a must for this position. Previous leadership experience and Associates Degree required. Excellent guest relation skills are necessary in dealing with a sometimes complex zoo environment.

Park Attendant     40 hours/week Hourly
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.

Carnivore Keeper     40 hours/week Hourly
The Naples Zoo has an opening for a full time carnivore keeper. The Zoo has a diverse collection of carnivores – lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, Florida panther, hyena, black bear, fossa and honey badger.

The keeper is responsible for maintaining exhibits, animal care, assisting with veterinary procedures, record keeping, public speaking (keeper talks), training and enrichment. This position requires 2 years paid experience in the care of carnivores preferably at an AZA accredited facility. When applying, please include cover letter, resume, and references.

Hoofstock Keeper 40 hours/week     Hourly
The Naples Zoo is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our hoofstock team. The successful candidate will be experienced in the care and husbandry of hoofed animals, specifically giraffe. The person in this position will care for a bachelor herd of 5 giraffe as well as cross train on other species. Training and enrichment for the giraffe are key components for this position. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:• General husbandry and care of assigned animals.• Close observation of animal behaviors to monitor health and wellbeing.• Maintain detailed daily records on assigned animals. • Inspect, clean, and maintain both exhibit and off-exhibit areas. • Propose and perform species-specific enrichment. • Interact with guests during both formal and informal presentations .• Assist in animal procedures including translocations, immobilizations, crating, and veterinary procedures. • Respond to and assist management in guiding the resolution of emergency situations within the zoo.• Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE A minimum of 2 years paid experience working with giraffe in a zoological setting is required for this position. Experience at an AZA accredited facility and a four year degree in biological sciences is preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. • Minimum 18 years old.• Must have or be able to obtain a valid Florida driver’s license.• Must be able to work as part of a team. • Must be self-motivated and goal-oriented.• Must be able to use a bicycle or tricycle.• Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills are essential.• Must have the ability to work flexible hours, including weekdays, weekends, holidays and evenings. • Must be able to work outdoors in various weather conditions including rain, wind, extreme heat and occasional cold.• The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 65 pounds, stand for long periods of time.  The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, reach or feel and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The employee is frequently required to sit, walk distances, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel and crouch.• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

Maintenance Tech    40 hours/week     Hourly
This position requires a working and practiced knowledge of a wide variety of maintenance and construction skills and principles including, but not limited to: carpentry, roofing, small and large engine maintenance and repair, automotive, tractor, golf cart and lawn equipment maintenance and repair, fencing, welding, painting and basic electrical and plumbing skills.  Proper safety equipment is provided for this job.

Show Keeper   24 hours/week     Hourly
As part of the Show Department, the successful candidate will be responsible for the care and training of various animals including birds, mammals and reptiles. This position requires daily participation in formal and informal presentations with a variety of species.

Send resumes to

or to address below.

Mail resumes to:

Human Resources Office, 1590 Goodlette Road, Naples FL 34102

or fax to: 239.262.6866

You can also fill out an application or drop resumes off at the zoo itself.
The zoo is conveniently located in the heart of Naples.


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