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


commissary keeper   |   Full Time   |   Hourly

This position 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.

Director of Design, Planning, and Capital Project Management   |   Full Time   |   salary

Direct and manage all aspects of design, planning, management and construction of new zoo exhibits, exhibit renovations and all major capital projects associated with the zoo’s current and future master plans.  The role of the Director of Design, Planning and Capital Project Management is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within established budgets and includes coordinating the efforts of the Zoo’s design team members and third-party contractors, consultants and vendors.  Will be responsible for coordinating the applications, approvals and maintenance of all necessary Collier County required site development plan changes (SDPA/SDPI), permits, licenses and other required documentation related to zoo capital projects. This is a full time position with benefits and reports to the President/CEO.

Director of Education   |   Full Time   |   Salary

The Director of Education reports to the President and CEO and serves as an integral external ambassador and representative for Naples Zoo. She/he is responsible for developing and implementing education programming throughout the Zoo and within the community. The Director of Education serves on the Naples Zoo Senior management team.

horticulture technician   |   Full Time or part 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.

night security guard   |   Full Time   |   Hourly

The Security Guard is mainly responsible for park security. This person must be comfortable working independently. A meticulous eye for detail is essential. This person works completely independently and therefore must be able to solve problems and evaluate situations effectively.   Hours are midnight to 8 a.m.

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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