Employment Opportunities

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


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.

Zoo Teacher Position

Job Title:  Zoo Teacher
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. The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates to apply for this position. Only candidates being considered will be contacted. Please, no phone calls or status requests.  

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

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.