Employment Opportunities

Join Us at the Zoo!

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


 

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 2017 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 PHYSICALLY 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 with 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 a starting pay of $9.00 per hour. Upon completion of training, the pay will be $10.00 per hour. 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.

 


 

Join TEAM ZOO! –

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is undergoing tremendous progress and growth and is searching to expand the Facilities 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 a clean and safe environment.

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

Facilities Team

The Facilities 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 the entire facilities, including but not limited to habitat building and repair, maintenance of interior and exterior buildings, and general labor repairs. This team reports to the Facilities Supervisor. Additional guidance is received through established policies and procedures, plus verbal and written communications.

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Previous general labor experience at an outdoor facility is preferred.

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 submit a current, detailed resume 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.


 

JOIN TEAM ZOO!

Public Area Associate – PART TIME

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is recruiting for the Public Area Team. As a part of the team, you will be trained to provide the staff and guests with a clean, healthy and happy environment during the day.

Housekeeping skills are essential to provide our guests with an exemplary experience during their visit to the Zoo. Though this position does not interact with the animals, you will still work in an animal atmosphere and mingle with the animal specialists who will teach you all about our exotic residents.

This position is a permanent, 24 hours a week position and position starts at $9.00 an hour with an increase to $10.00 an hour upon completion of training.. Uniform shirts are provided upon completion of the required introductory period (90 days). A high school diploma or equivalent is required, as well as a valid Florida driver’s license.

Some weeks, due to school breaks, vacations, Zoo events and holidays, additional hours may be required. Weekends and holidays are a must. Attempts will be made to accommodate prior commitments: school, family, outside employment.

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 resume to hr@centralfloridazoo.org. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for consideration. Please do not contact the Zoo for a status of your submission.

Visit www.centralfloridazoo.org to learn more about this wonderful organization.

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

 


 

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.

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.

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.

For additional information about the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, please visit www.centralfloridazoo.org.


 

Zoo Educator Position

Job Title:  Zoo Educator - Outreach and Discovery Courtyard Animal Encounters
Department:  Education  

FLSA Status: Non-exempt, part time.

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 one 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 weather
  • Must 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.

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.

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.