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It’s a question team members of the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens 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 Experience, Horticulture, Facilities/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! Please view open positions below. Please email your resume, cover letter & 3 professional references to HR@CentralFloridaZoo.org and indicate which position you are interested in. Please note that a cover letter is required for consideration.


Open positions in Animal Care:
Animal Keeper – Birds – Part Time
Animal Keeper – Hoofstock – Part Time
Animal Keeper – Carnivore – Part Time
Animal Keeper – Reptile & Amphibian – Full Time

Open positions in Attractions:
Attractions Associate

Open positions in Development:
Development Officer

Open positions in Facilities/Maintenance:
Facilities Technician

Open positions in Public Safety:
Public Safety Associate – Part Time – Seasonal

Open positions in Seminole Aerial Adventures:
Seminole Aerial Adventures – Zipline Guide

Open positions at ZooFari Gift Shop:
Retail Sales Associate


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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