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 firstname.lastname@example.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.)
Please note: INTERNSHIP information and VOLUNTEER opportunities are listed separately.
hoofstock keeper | full time
The Hoofstock Keeper will work with all hoofstock animals including the following: bongo, giraffe, sitatunga, gazelle, duiker, muntjac, zebra, tortoise, cranes, giant anteater, agouti and cotton top tamarin. Under the general direction of the Animal Care Supervisor, this keeper will be responsible for the daily care, feeding, enrichment and training of animals in the assigned areas. Duties will include but are not limited to maintaining cleanliness of animal habitats, assisting with veterinary procedures, developing and implementing training plans and keeping daily records while following Naples Zoo policies and protocols. This position will also require guest interaction through scheduled keeper talks, Wild Encounters, Zoo Camp and possible media events. This position will regularly work with other department keepers in a team setting as well as independently. Keepers are required to work in extreme weather conditions typical to South Florida and have the physical ability to lift or move up to 50 pounds, work on varied uneven terrain, climb ladders and ride a bicycle with an attached cart. Prefer experience in an AZA accredited zoological facility in addition to an Associate degree in a Zoological science or a related Bachelor degree. Candidates must be able to work weekends, weekdays and holidays.
horticulture technician | full time
This position 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.
HOspital manager / vet tech | full time
The hospital manager/vet tech is responsible for managing the hospital so it runs smoothly and keeps up to date on all current veterinary best practices. He/she is responsible for ensuring that the hospital operates according to USDA, AVMA, and DEA protocols. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating medical procedures with the zoo’s consulting veterinarian, managing the inventory of veterinary supplies, performing routine diagnostic tests, monitoring the health of the collection, caring for animals in quarantine, assisting with diet preparation and analyzing diets and maintaining medical records. Requires certification as veterinarian technician and 3 years experience.
maintenance tech | full time
The Maintenance Tech 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.
park attendant | part time
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.
vet tech | part time
The Vet Tech position at Naples Zoo will be responsible for coordinating medical procedures with the zoo’s consulting veterinarian, managing the inventory of veterinary supplies, performing routine diagnostic tests, monitoring the health of the collection, caring for animals in quarantine, assisting with diet preparation and analyzing diets and maintaining medical records. Requires certification as CVT.
zoo veterinarian | full time
Reporting to the Director of Animal Programs and practicing in a new veterinary hospital opened in 2019, the Zoo Veterinarian will provide comprehensive medical care to the animal collection. Responsibilities include maintaining a preventative medical program, providing acute care for sick or injured animals, providing convalescent care for animals recovering from illness or injury, and providing complete pathology services. Must possess a DVM/VMD degree from an accredited institution, with post –doctoral experience in a zoological park or with exotic animals preferred.
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Human Resources Office, 1590 Goodlette Road, Naples FL 34102
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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.