Employment - Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens


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 [email protected]. Naples Zoo is a non-profit inclusive business.

Employment Application

(Due to the high volume of applicants, we may not be able to 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.) Naples Zoo is a Drug Free Workplace.

Please note: INTERNSHIP information and VOLUNTEER opportunities are listed separately.

Current Openings

Admissions Attendant     I     Seasonal Part-time

The Admissions Attendant requires a friendly, outgoing, and patient disposition at all times. The admissions attendant must be able to handle cash and charge transactions. He or she needs to have a basic knowledge of mammals, avians, and reptiles in a zoological environment. This person also needs to stay updated on all of the park history, daily schedule, and special events. Weekend shifts required.

horticulture Technician   I   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.

Park Operations Assistant Manager     I     Full Time

The Park Operations Assistant Manager will supervise Park Attendants, Primate Expedition Guides (boat tours) and Security. Will assist with hiring of new staff members, conduct orientation and training of team members, and assist with corrective action and evaluation of performance. Excellent customer service skills are necessary in dealing with a sometimes complex zoo environment.

Reptile Keeper    I    Part-Time

Naples Zoo is seeking a knowledgeable and enthusiastic individual to join our Reptile Department. The ideal candidate will possess a solid foundation in ectotherm biology and husbandry. The keepers in the reptile department are responsible for daily husbandry of our collection of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates in the zoo in both exhibits and behind the scenes locations. As part of the reptile department, they will also be responsible for daily public presentations and keeper talks. This is a part-time, permanent position.  

Submitting Applications:

Employment Application
email to:

[email protected]

*All applications are to be completed online.

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