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


carnivore keeper   |   part time   |   Hourly

This part-time position will work within the Carnivore Department, participating in the daily responsibilities of both carnivore runs, Cat1 and Cat2.  Duties include, but are not limited to, daily care and feeding of assigned animals, maintenance of animal exhibits and night-houses, behavioral observations, record keeping, animal enrichment, assisting veterinary staff and public presentations.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential. The ideal candidate should have an introductory amount of knowledge to animal care, be flexible, able to work within a team setting, and able to work in inclement or hot weather.  Bending, stooping, lifting, twisting, climbing ladders, and riding a bike are all parts of the job.  Hours are not to exceed 24 hours a week and dependent on the applicant’s schedule could be spread over 3 or 4 days.  This is a non-benefited position.

Hoofstock keeper   |   part time   |   Hourly

This position will involve working with all animals in all areas of the hoofstock department to include bongo, giraffe, sitatunga, gazelle, duiker, muntjac, zebra, tortoise, cranes, giant anteater, agouti and tamarin. Under the general direction of the Animal Care Supervisor, this position 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 hoofstock keepers in a team setting as well as independently. Hoofstock keepers are required to work in extreme weather conditions typical to South Florida and have the physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds, work on varied uneven terrain and climb ladders.  Preferred experience in an AZA accredited zoological facility in addition to an Associates degree in a Zoological science or a related Bachelors degree.  Candidates must be able to work weekends, weekdays and holidays.

horticulture technician   |   full time   |   Hourly

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.

park services supervisor - boats  |   full time  | hourly 

The Park Services Supervisor - Boats will assume responsibility for the Primate Expedition Guides. He / she will be responsible for the daily running of the Primate Expedition Cruise, assists with the selection of new staff members, conducts orientation and training of team members, and assists with corrective action and evaluation of performance. Excellent guest relation skills are necessary in dealing with a sometimes complex zoo environment.

reptile keeper   |   part time   |   Hourly

Naples Zoo is seeking a knowledgeable and enthusiastic individual to join our Reptile Department.  The ideal candidate will possess a solid foundation in reptile biology, husbandry, and pertinent conservation issues.  This position will assist with the daily care of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. This includes venomous snakes, large pythons, and American alligators.  As part of the reptile department, they will also be responsible for daily public presentations using a variety of reptiles in different settings.  This is a part-time (24 hours per week) year-round position.

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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