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

admissions supervisor   |   full time

In absence of the Admissions Manager, the Admissions Supervisor is responsible for daily operations of the entrance gate, including all ticket counters and group entrance as well as supervision of admissions staff. Serves as Admissions clerk as assigned. Prepares and makes bank deposits.

commissary tech   |   full time

The Commissary Tech is responsible for the daily diet preparation of the zoo’s animal collection. Duties include preparing diets and ensuring quality of food items fed to the collection; ordering food and related supplies and arranging for their delivery to the zoo; maintaining the zoo’s commissary, food storage areas, and food prep equipment; reading, studying, and learning about animal nutrition and nutritional content of the food items fed to the collection. A high degree of organization, attention to detail, good communication skills, professionalism, and a working knowledge of proper food handling techniques are essential for the position.

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.

primate keeper   |   full time

The Primate Keeper will work with all animals in all areas of the primate department. This area currently includes the following: siamang, buff-cheek gibbon, spider monkey, colobus, ring tail, collared, red ruffed, brown and white-fronted lemur. 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 department keepers in a team setting as well as independently and will require effective communication skills as well as the ability to understand primate specific behaviors. 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, operate landscaping equipment ( mower, string trimmer, etc.), work on varied uneven terrain, climb ladders, operate a canoe as well as a single engine pontoon boat and ride a bicycle.  The majority of the primates at Naples Zoo live in a unique open-air environment on an island system within a lake. Keepers often spend long periods of time on a pontoon boat or in a canoe. Experience preferred with similar species as well as operant conditioning/ positive reinforcement training in an AZA accredited zoological facility in addition to an associate’s degree in a zoological science or a related bachelor’s degree. Candidates must be able to work weekends, weekdays and holidays.

vet tech   |   full time

The Vet Tech 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. 

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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