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It’s a question members of the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens Team get asked most frequently:
How can I get a job at the Zoo?

Many people have a passion for animals, but one of the most important qualifications for a position on the Zoo Team is a commitment to our mission to be an education and conservation resource providing experiences that excite and inspire children and adults to learn and act on behalf of wildlife.

As a non-profit organization, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens has many employment opportunities throughout the year in various departments including animal care, education, guest relations, horticulture, maintenance, as well as administration.

Join us at the Zoo!

Thank you for your interest in a position with the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens!

SSA Group will begin operating the culinary and admissions operations at the Zoo starting July 1st and they are looking for talented people to join the team.  If you are interested or know someone that would be a good fit send them the application linked here: https://apply.jobappnetwork.com/ssa/en?city=Sanford

Open Positions starting at $10 to $16/hour based on position and experience:

  • Culinary professionals or those looking to grow with a world-class team might enjoy:
    • Food Service Associate (Ages 18+)
    • Food Service Cashier (Ages 18+)
    • Food Service Cook (Ages 18+)
  • Guest Experience Associate (Ages 17+): Individuals comfortable in a sales role, meeting goals, and supporting a driven & informed experience and those who bring excitement and opportunity to engage with the team and guests would be a perfect fit.
  • Administrative Operations Manager (Ages 18+): This role will have the responsibility of the cash office and people processing functions for SSA at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens.

Be sure to apply now to be part of the launch team on July 1st!

All other job openings will be posted to Indeed or the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Please visit those sites for information on employment opportunities.

How do I apply?

Applications should be submitted as directed for each open position. Follow-up calls are not accepted.

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation, as well as Seminole Aerial Adventures, are operated by the Central Florida Zoological Society, Inc. (CFZS), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. A pre-employment drug test will be performed.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

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