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 jobs@napleszoo.org. 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

Digital Marketing Associate      I    FULL TIME 

The digital marketing associate will provide overall support to the varied aspects of the Marketing and Public Relations Department including: coordinating posts and engagement on all social media outlets, coordinating paid ads for digital campaigns, evaluate the effectiveness of social media and digital campaigns, measure web traffic, and assist with promotions and partnerships to advance the visibility of Naples Zoo with the goal of driving attendance and revenue.

Educator     I    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.

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.

Veterinary Technician   I   Full Time

The veterinary technician position at Naples Zoo will be responsible for coordinating medical procedures with the Zoo’s veterinarian, managing the hospital, and working with other technician staff to achieve smooth daily operations while providing the highest standard of animal care. Essential duties include, but are not limited to, set-up and clean-up of animal procedures, performance of clinical labwork, distribution of prescriptions, facility and equipment maintenance, maintenance of pharmaceutical and supply inventories, participation in gross necropsies, performance of daily husbandry of quarantined/hospitalized animals, and input of animal records. Candidates must be a graduate of an AVMA accredited program, and at least 3 years of experience with zoo or exotic medicine is preferred. Compensation is commensurate with experience. A complete job posting is available on the AZA website.

Volunteer Operations Coordinator       I      Part-Time                         

This position will support all aspects of the Naples Zoo Volunteer Program with a focus on the goals and objectives of the volunteer and internship program, including recruitment.  They will assist with promoting positivity and engagement of our volunteers by keeping the volunteers inspired, informed, and making sure that they have the necessary tools and information needed to fully support the mission of the Naples Zoo.  This position does require working most weekends and occasional evening events.

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. The Zoo is conveniently located in the heart of Naples.

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