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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. Please e-mail your resume or print the Zoo Employment Application, complete it, and e-mail it to email@example.com.
(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.)
Director of Education
Naples Zoo is seeking creative, experienced, entreprenurial candidates for the newly created position of Director of Education reporting directly to the President/CEO. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to build an educational program portfolio to continue to position Naples Zoo as the leader in conservation and envrironmental education in the Southwest Florida market. Additionally, the Director of Education will serve as a lead designer of a new 9,000+ square foot educational facility to be built as the centerpiece to the Zoo's new entrance experience. The Director of Education will also serve on a newly formed senior management team that is eager to see Naples Zoo grow and improve from its already strong and respected foundation.
Interested candidates should have significant experience in designing, implementing and evaluating conservation and environmental education programs in an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium or comparable mission-based organization and should have demonstrated and successful experience in recruiting, evaluating and leading staff and in building a successful team. Bachelors degree in an applicable field is required. Masters degree will be viewed as a plus. Ability in building, monitoring and managing a departmental budget is a must.
Naples Zoo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit receiving no operational funding from city, county or state sources. The Zoo is in a strong financial position and is in the silent phase of a $25 million capital campaign that will result in a new entrance experience, new exhibits, major exhibit renovations, a new veterinary hospital and a major Zoo endowment in addition to the new educational facility. To date, nearly $8 million has been raised toward the $25 million goal.
Again, this is a unique and exciting opportunity for the right individual. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and no later than February 28, 2015. Given the right qualifications, select candidates will be notified by the Zoo and may be interviewed for the position before February 28th. Candidates not selected for interview will not be notified and follow up calls will not be returned. Salary and benefits will be consistent with the AZA's most recent Salary Survey and/or commensurate with experience and potential.
Staff Veterinarian (FULL TIME)
Most specifically, the Staff Veterinarian will provide comprehensive medical care to the collection including but not limited to maintaining a preventative medical program, providing acute care for sick or injured animals, providing convalescent care for animals recovering from illness or injury, and providing complete pathology services.
Direct responsibilities include:
To apply: Send cover letter, CV and references to HR@napleszoo.org
Send resumes to
or fax to: 239.262.6866
can also fill out an application or drop resumes off at the zoo itself.