Employment Opportunities

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Zoo Teacher Position

Department:  Education  

FLSA Status: Non-exempt, part time

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is currently seeking an individual for a part time Zoo Teacher position. Zoo Teachers work as a team to teach a variety of programs during the year including kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade curriculum-based programs, boy scout and girl scout programs, preschool age programs, and camp programs during school breaks and summer. This position requires the ability to interact with a wide age range and diversity of people and the handling of several different species of animals. Excellent communication and teamwork skills are necessary. Attention to detail and the ability to complete tasks promptly and accurately are also essential.   

College degree required, teaching experience preferred. Hours are approximately 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. during the school year, but vary during the summer. Days vary and can include weekend work also.

Special requirements include:

  • Valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain Zoo standards of insurability
  • Must successfully pass a background check


The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates to apply for this position.

For consideration, please send a resume with cover letter to dawnd@centralfloridazoo.org. Only qualified candidates being considered will be contacted. Please do not call or email to check on the status of your submission.


Equal Opportunity Notice

The Central Florida Zoological Society is an equal opportunity employer and makes decisions related to compensation and all terms, conditions or privileges of employment on the basis of merit. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender orientation, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic, military status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful and prohibited by the CFZS.    

Additionally, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is a Drug-Free Workplace, a pre-employment drug test will be performed.