Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities at the Gulf Breeze Zoo



Requirements for all positions

• Gulf Breeze Zoo is a non-smoking workplace.
• Must have a neat, clean appearance.
• No visible tattoos or piercings.
• Must have great people skills.
• Apply in person or email resume to appropriate address.  


Current Openings

Guest Services Cashier


The Gulf Breeze Zoo is seeking a motivated individual that can be the first point of contact for our guests. The ideal candidate must be friendly and inviting, while working in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs. Will be required to work weekends and holidays.

Position Requirements:

Operating a cash register in the gift shop or at a small counter outdoors selling rides, animal feed, gifts, snacks, etc.
Assisting in set up of birthday parties, field trips, and for other events and groups.
Cleaning duties
Answering phones
Assisting visitors with questions or concerns
Past experience in customer service and/or retail a plus. This is a seasonal position, full-time and part-time positions available. This is a non-smoking facility. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are permitted.

Pay to be determined based on experience.

Contact:  Guest Services Manager: gsmanager@gulfbreezezoo.org

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Zookeeper Internship


Zookeeper Internship

Position Requirements:

Animal Care: Daily husbandry, exhibit maintenance, supervised animal training, animal observations and diet preparation.
Guest Interactions: Formal and informal interactions with Zoo guests through animal encounters, talks, tours etc.
Project: All interns are required to complete a project, determined by curator.
Research: Become familiar with zoo population management strategies, natural history, current research and conservation studies related to animals in area of internship.
Other related duties as assigned.

Must receive college credits for internship and provide proof from college adviser.
Minimum 1 year of college with minimum 2.5 overall GPA
Required levels of animal care experience vary between animal area placements.
Interns must agree to a 10 consecutive week commitment
o   At least 3, 8 hour days a week

o   Longer internships are available and highly recommended

Additional Notes:

Interns will be expected and required to interact with a diverse team of animal care staff, interns and volunteers. Interns will be expected to follow direction of full time staff for their personal safety and safety/care of all animals in the area. Interns will be expected to work regular animal care schedules including weekends and holidays if applicable during placement term. This internship is a physically demanding experience and will require intermediate levels of strength and flexibility as well as the ability to work outdoors and in all types of weather conditions. Uniforms will be provided to all interns upon start of internship. Interns will be evaluated regularly by mentors on performance and knowledge. Gulf Breeze Zoo reserves the right to dismiss an individual from the keeper internship at any point during the term.

Wages: All Zookeeper Internships are Unpaid

Enrollment fee: $50.00 to be paid upon acceptance

Application deadline:  Spring Deadline: April 1st                             

Contact:  Intern Coordinator, zookeepers@gulfbreezezoo.org