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 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.)

Employment Application

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

Current Openings

animal care professional - carnivore   |   full time

The Animal Care Professional – Carnivore should possess a solid foundation in biology and husbandry of carnivores. The animal caregivers in the carnivore department are responsible for daily husbandry of our unique and varied collection including the following species: lions, clouded leopards, ocelots, tiger, striped hyena, honey badger, black bear, fosa, coyote, Florida panther, and radiated tortoises. They will also be responsible for daily public presentations and keeper talks.

animal care professional - shows   |   full time

The Animal Care Professional will have previous experience in presenting live animals, public speaking and a strong background utilizing operant conditioning techniques. General husbandry and care of assigned animals (birds, mammals and reptiles). Close observation of animal behaviors. Shift animals according to area’s safety protocol. Maintain detailed daily records on assigned animals. Inspect, clean, and maintain both exhibit and off-exhibit areas. Propose and perform species-specific enrichment. Knowledge of husbandry requirements, and the prevention of zoonotic diseases. Knowledge of operant training techniques. 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. Observe safety policies and procedures in regards to the use of zoo’s equipment, materials, chemicals, and vehicles.

educator   |   part time

Educators are responsible for developing and teaching engaging and accurate informal education programs both on the zoo’s grounds and at off-site locations. The Educator will lead groups of all ages through effective interpretation, interactive activities, and lessons that teach about conservation, the zoo, animals, and the natural world. Educators are scheduled on an as-needed basis, and the number of hours depends on the number of programs booked. For the full job description and preferred qualifications, click here.

events coordinator   |   full time

The Events Coordinator is responsible for creating a layer of entertainment at the Zoo, including orchestrating consumer and private events and collaborating with other departments to develop themed environments and guest touch-points that elevate the Zoo experience. This includes but is not limited to executing event sales strategies, assisting with marketing initiatives, database development, development event management and customer service. The events consist of fundraising, mission-driven, and added value events geared towards increasing attendance and revenue throughout the year.

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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