Employment Opportunities

Join Us at the Zoo!

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


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.

Must be available to work a flexible schedule; days, nights, weekends and holidays. If accommodations are needed, please discuss them if you are contacted for an interview. 

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.


 

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.