Employment Opportunities

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Thank you for considering a position with the Zoo, please see below for currently available employment opportunities.



JOIN TEAM ZOO!

The Zoo is recruiting for a team member in the Herpetarium collection. The Zoo’s collection is one of the largest venomous reptile collections in the southeast. We are adding to the Herpetarium Team to provide additional educational opportunities to the community and visiting guests.

This is a full time, hourly position. Competitive benefits package available upon completion of the 90 day introductory period. Pay rate will commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates must possess a college degree and a minimum of one (1) year verifiable experience with venomous reptiles.

For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to hr@centralfloridazoo.org.


Come join TEAM ZOO! –

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is undergoing tremendous progress and growth and is searching to expand the Horticulture Department to achieve our goals for 2016 and beyond. It is the Zoo’s intention to provide guests with exemplary customer service and at the same time enjoy the Botanical environment.

****AT NO TIME DOES THIS POSITION INTERACT WITH THE ANIMALS***

Horticulture Team

The Horticulture Team provides our guests at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens a clean and safe environment during their visit. The Team member will work independently under the direction of the Horticulture Manager (Manager). The responsibility of this team member is to pressure wash the boardwalks and any other area of the Zoo, under the direction of the Manager, and maintain the cleanliness and safety of the boardwalk. Additional guidance is received through established policies and procedures, plus verbal and written communications.

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Previous horticulture/landscaping experience at an outdoor facility is preferred.

This is a permanent, part time position with an hourly pay of $10.00. The schedule will be decided upon hiring. For consideration, please submit a current resume with current contact information. This position does not offer any benefits.

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

Only qualified candidates being considered will be contacted. Please do not call or email to check on the status of your submission. For additional information about the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, please visit www.centralfloridazoo.org.


Come join TEAM ZOO! –

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is undergoing tremendous progress and growth and is searching to expand the Horticulture Department to achieve our goals for 2016 and beyond. It is the Zoo’s intention to provide guests with exemplary customer service and at the same time enjoy the Botanical environment.

****AT NO TIME DOES THIS POSITION INTERACT WITH THE ANIMALS***

Horticulture Team

The Horticulture Team provides our guests at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens a clean and safe environment during their visit. The members work together as a team and are responsible for the upkeep of landscape and gardens at the Zoo. Duties may include but, are not limited to; maintaining lawns, shrubs and hedges, tree removal, planting and spraying, weed eradication and all areas associated within the horticulture department. This team reports to the Horticulture Manager. Additional guidance is received through established policies and procedures, plus verbal and written communications.

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Previous horticulture/landscaping experience at an outdoor facility is preferred.

This is a permanent, part time position with an hourly pay of $10.00. For consideration, please submit a current resume with contact information to: hr@centralfloridazoo.org.  This position does not offer any benefits.

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

Only qualified candidates being considered will be contacted. Please do not call or email to check on the status of your submission. For additional information about the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, please visit www.centralfloridazoo.org.


Organization: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (AZA Member) Location: Sanford, Florida, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Zoo Educator - Outreach and Discovery Courtyard Animal Encounters
Part time position

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is seeking energetic, innovative Zoo Educators to join our growing Education department.

This position has primary responsibility for the execution of the following programs:  

  • Outreach (Conducting educational programming with our education collection Animal Ambassadors at off-site locations such as libraries, schools, special events, etc.)  
  • Animal Encounter (Conducting daily scripted educational programming with our education collection Animal Ambassadors on-site for scheduled groups).  

Regular workdays will be Monday through Saturday. A typical day may include teaching, program development, animal handling, daily training and enrichment of the program animal collection and record keeping.  

To qualify for this position, you must:
Possess a Bachelor’s Degree with a strong background in biology, zoology or life science. Have worked for a minimum of 1 year as a teacher with children in an informal setting (Zoo, Museum, Nature Center, Parks Department, etc.). Experience utilizing animals in program settings is preferred.

Skills and Abilities required:
Comfortable with public speaking, including speaking over a microphone or loud speaker. Ability to operate as a member of large, diverse team
Strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to work irregular hours (weekends, evenings and holidays)
Ability to work special events and functions as required
Ability to work outdoors in heat, cold and inclement weatherMust be able to stand for long periods of time
Must be able to traverse Zoo grounds on foot
Must be able to bend, squat, sweep and lift 40 lbs. without difficulty  

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

EOE / DRUG FREE WORKPLACE  

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

To apply, please submit your résumé via email to Dawn Danzi, Education Manager, at dawnd@centralfloridazoo.org.


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.