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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.

Naples Zoo has partnered with PMI, a professional employer organization. Employees are hired as PMI employees to work at the Naples Zoo. Please complete the online PMI employment application and email it to jobs@napleszoo.org.

(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


Horticulture Technician     Hourly 40 hrs/wk
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.

Animal Keeper
40 hrs/wk Hourly


This position is responsible for the care and well-being of the Naples Zoo animal collection.  Duties include, but are not limited to, daily care and feeding of assigned animals in collection, maintenance of animal exhibits and night-houses, behavioral observations, record keeping, animal enrichment, operant training, assisting veterinary staff and public presentations.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for the educational programs. 


Show Department - Part Time Position
24 hrs/wk Hourly

The Naples Zoo is looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to fill a part time position within the Show Department. The successful applicant will be responsible for the daily care and wellbeing of a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning/maintenance of exhibits and off display enclosures
  • Feeding and providing enrichment
  • Behavioral observations and accurate record keeping
  • Assisting with medical procedures, public presentations and training when needed

This position is part time and may include working on holidays and weekends.


Part-Time Animal Care/Commissary Keeper
24 hrs/wk Hourly

This position has responsibilities that include working in the commissary as well as responsibilities as an animal keeper.

Responsibilities in the commissary include daily diet preparation of the zoo’s animal collection, ensuring quality of food items fed to the collection as well as assisting in maintaining the zoo’s commissary, food storage areas, and food prep equipment.  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.

As an animal keeper, this position is responsible for the care and well-being of some of the Naples Zoo animal collection, mainly including muntjac, duiker, and wallabies.  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.

This position is part time, and could include working on holidays or weekends.


Part-Time Commissary Keeper
24 hrs/wk Hourly

This position is responsible for assisting the primary commissary keeper with the daily diet preparation of the zoo’s animal collection.  Duties include preparing diets and ensuring quality of food items fed to the collection as well as assisting in maintaining the zoo’s commissary, food storage areas, and food prep equipment.  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.

This position is part time and could include working on holidays or weekends.


 

Send resumes to

or to address below.

Mail resumes to:

Human Resources Office, 1590 Goodlette Road, Naples FL 34102

or fax to: 239.262.6866

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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