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

expedition boat guide   |   part time

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. 

giraffe feeding station attendant   |   part time

This position requires a friendly, outgoing, and patient disposition at all times. The Giraffe Feeding Station Attendant must be able to handle cash transactions. He or she needs to have a basic knowledge of mammals, avian and reptiles in a zoological environment. This person also needs to stay updated on all of the park history, daily schedule and special events.

horticulture tech   |   full time

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.

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.

senior vet tech   |   full time

The Senior Veterinary Technician at the Naples Zoo is responsible for coordinating medical procedures with the Zoo’s veterinarian and managing the hospital and technician staff to achieve smooth daily operations while providing the highest standard of animal care. This is a leadership role that requires the knowledge and ability to perform all duties of the Veterinary Technician along serving as senior tech. Requires certification as CVT.  A minimum of 3 years experience as a veterinary technician working in a zoological facility or equivalent is preferred.

Submitting Applications:

email to:


or Mail to:

Human Resources Office, 1590 Goodlette Road, Naples FL 34102

or fax to:


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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