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!

Guest Services Associate – PART TIME

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is recruiting for the Guest Services Team. As a part of the team, you will be trained to operate the admissions window, train rides, carousel rides, giraffe feedings, and barnyard ambassadors.

Customer service 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 pays an hourly rate of $10.00. Uniform shirts are provided upon completion of the required introductory period (90 days).

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 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***


 

Join us at the Zoo –

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is undergoing tremendous progress and growth and is searching for a new member of the Public Area Team to achieve our goals for 2016 and beyond. It is the Zoo’s intention to provide guests with exemplary customer service.

****AT NO TIME DOES EITHER OF THESE POSITIONS
INTERACT WITH THE ANIMALS***

Public Area Team

The Public Area 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 public areas at the Zoo. Duties may include but, are not limited to; maintaining Zoo grounds, pickup and removal of all litter, cleaning of restroom facilities, rental equipment, picnic and playground areas, upkeep of signs, benches and surrounding areas, pressure wash areas as needed and assistance with special events set up.

These positions require a high school diploma or equivalent. Previous experience at an outdoor facility is preferred. A valid Florida driver’s license is a must.

These positions are permanent, part time with an hourly pay of $10.00. For consideration, please submit a current resume with contact information to: hr@centralfloridazoo.org.  These positions do 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.


 

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 2016 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 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 Team member will work independently under the direction of the Horticulture Manager (Manager). The responsibility of this team member is to pressure wash the boardwalks and any other area of the Zoo, under the direction of the Manager, and maintain the cleanliness and safety of the boardwalk. 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 an hourly pay of $10.00. The schedule will be decided upon hiring. For consideration, please submit a current resume with current contact information. 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 in 2016 and beyond! The Zoofari Gift Shop located in the Zoo is in need of a permanent, part time retail associate. It is the Zoo’s goal 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***

Zoofari Associate

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, is seeking energetic, customer focused employees for its gift shop operation. We offer part time hours, flexible scheduling, a fun, guest focused atmosphere, and a unique work environment. Additional guidance is received through established policies and procedures, plus verbal and written communications.

Candidates should possess the following skills:

Driven to deliver superior service by exceeding customer expectations.
Demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with customers and co-workers.
Proven ability to plan, set and achieve goals.
Able to work well as a team player in a fast-paced, energetic environment.
Strong organizational and follow-up skills.
Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills.
Present a professional image in appearance, words and actions.
Be reliable and use good judgment in all situations.

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. A minimum of one year prior retail sales experience is required.

This is a permanent, part time position with an hourly pay of $10.00. This position does not offer any benefits. This position works on a rotating schedule and takes into consideration outside commitments – outside employment, school, and children, etc. Must be available weekends, holidays and school closing days.

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 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!

Communication Specialist

The Communication Specialist is responsible for establishing and implementing the strategic communications plans designed to capitalize on market opportunities.   Responsible for planning, development and implementation of the Zoo’s marketing strategies, marketing communications (both internal and external), and ZOOviews newsletter.  Oversees development and implementation of support materials and services. Is responsible for all the materials needed for the tourism industry.

This position reports to the Director of Communications & Community Resources and participates with other management staff in charting the direction of strategies to increase communication of Zoo information.

  • Responsible for implementing and measuring the success of the Zoo’s comprehensive marketing and  communication plans that will enhance the Zoo’s image and position within the marketplace and the general public, and facilitate internal and external communications; and, all Zoo marketing, communications and tourism materials including publications, media relations, ZOOviews and so forth.
  • Ensure articulation of the Zoo’s desired image and position, assure consistent communication of image and position throughout the organization, and assure communication of image and position to all constituencies, both internal and external.
  • Responsible for editorial direction, production and distribution of all Zoo publications including but not limited to eBlast, ZOOviews, brochures, flyers, and temporary signage.
  • Coordinate the appearance of all the Zoo’s print and electronic materials such as letterhead, use of logo, brochures, etc.
  • Develop, coordinate and oversee programs, technical assistance and resource materials to assist other Zoo departments in the marketing, communications and positioning of their activities.
  • Ensure that the Zoo regularly conducts relevant market research and coordinate and oversee this activity and monitor trends.
  • Leads projects as assigned, such as cause-related marketing and special event marketing.
  • Works directly with the Zoo’s Web Site administrator to continually update and refresh the Zoo’s website image.

Ensure that evaluation systems are in place related to these goals and objectives and report progress.

Develop short- and long-term plans and budgets for the communication programs and its activities, monitor progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance.

Recommend short- and long-term goals and objectives to the Director.

Keep informed of developments in the fields of marketing, communications and public relations and use this information to help the Zoo operate with initiative and innovation.

Please send resume to hr@centralfloridazoo.org by July 31. 


 

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.

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.