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Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami Employment Information

The following departments at Zoo Miami are managed by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:

  • Admissions & Visitor Services
  • Animal Science & Veterinary Services
  • Group Sales
  • Landscaping & Maintenance

To apply for available jobs at Zoo Miami in these areas, please click here.

Zoo Miami Foundation

Zoo Miami Foundation Employment Information

The following departments are managed by the Zoo Miami Foundation:

  • Development & Membership
  • Education & Volunteers
  • Marketing & Public Relations

Current Openings:

Seasonal Camp Counselor

The primary function of the Camp Counselor is to implement informal education programs, located on Zoo Miami grounds, for various audiences attending camps. Read More>>

Volunteer Coordinator

The primary function of the Volunteer Coordinator is to supervise the day-to-day activities of Zoo Miami volunteers. This individual performs a variety of administrative tasks, including record-keeping of volunteer schedules and hours; the coordination of volunteer recruitment, training and retention/recognition under the direction of the Education Director. Read More>>

Part-Time Education Coordinator

The Part-Time Education Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operation of the Learning Experiences Department as well as for the coordination of training and facilitation of assigned projects. The Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Learning Experiences to ensure smooth operation of the department. As a highly visible department representative, this person consistently demonstrates a strong service commitment by continually striving to meet and exceed customer expectations. Read More>>

Special Events Manager

The Special Events Manager works cooperatively with Zoo Miami Foundation and Zoo Miami staff, volunteers, sponsors, donors and vendors to plan and execute a variety of ZMF special events – large and small.  Those events include its annual fundraisers, donor engagements, Board socials, Board meetings, Wild Bunch events, Member events and other special events on and off-site throughout the year in support of the mission and as required by the Development, Executive and Marketing departments as well as the Board. Read More>>>

Part-Time Educator

The primary function of the Educator is to implement informal education programs, located both on and off Zoo Miami grounds, for various audiences. Read More>>>


For more information on employment with Zoo Miami Foundation, please call 305-255-5551 or email jobs@zoomiami.org

Catering/Gift Shop/Food Services

Service Systems Associates (SSA) Employment Information

SSA: Built by family for families, SSA activates the moments between the experiences.

The following departments are managed by SSA at Zoo Miami:

  • Gift Shop
  • Food Services
  • Catering

Job Listings:

Food Service Cashier

Are YOU the perfect addition to our team?  We are looking for the following traits:

  • Goal-oriented and flexible to meet the needs of the operation.
  • Demonstrates desire to help the team succeed.
  • Cash handling / Cashier experience and register / point of sale knowledge a must.
  • Basic math and counting skills necessary for cash handling.
  • People person that is guest service oriented.
  • Individuals with culinary experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge of food safety standards, quality, and presentation or willing to learn all aspects.
  • Individual who brings excitement and opportunity to engage with the team and guests. Learn More>>

Food Service Supervisor

Are YOU the perfect addition to our team?  We are looking for the following traits:

  • Goal-oriented and flexible to meet the needs of the operation.
  • Demonstrates desire to help the team succeed.
  • Driven by cultural attractions and the environment they support.
  • Experience working in a high-volume, quick-service, or full-service restaurant.
  • Basic culinary experience preferred (but training offered); with ability to navigate multiple menu items and support food quality, presentation, and service to the standard of service per location.
  • People person that is guest service oriented.
  • Leads team through active coaching and upholding the standard of service as necessary to the success of the operation.
  • Operational oversight varies based on location - with focus towards quick-service location(s) and potential carts, kiosks, & food truck (where applicable) locations.
  • Knowledge of food safety standards, quality, and presentation.
  • ServSafe or Food Handling Certification a plus.
  • Individual who brings excitement and opportunity to engage with the team and guests.
  • Responsibly geared towards presenting a clean and welcome experience for guests through upholding sanitation requirements. Learn More>>

Food Service Cook

Are YOU the perfect addition to our team?  We are looking for the following traits:

  • Goal-oriented and flexible to meet the needs of the operation.
  • Demonstrates desire to help the team succeed.
  • Experience working in a high-volume, quick-service, or full-service restaurant.
  • Culinary experience preferred, with ability to navigate multiple menu items and build to the standard of service per location.
  • People person that is guest service oriented.
  • Knowledge of food safety standards, quality, and presentation.
  • ServSafe or Food Handling Certification a plus.
  • Individual who brings excitement and opportunity to engage with the team and guests.
  • Responsibly geared towards presenting a clean and welcome experience for guests through upholding sanitation requirements. Learn More>>

Catering Supervisor

Are YOU the perfect addition to our team? We are looking for the following traits:

  • Goal-oriented and flexible to meet the needs of the operation.
  • Demonstrates desire to help the team succeed.
  • Driven by cultural attractions and the environment they support.
  • People person that is guest service oriented.
  • BEO or events captain experience necessary, with dedicated focus to food setup, presentation, room presence, and overall event flow.
  • Leads team through active coaching and upholding standard of service as necessary to event style.
  • Individual who brings excitement and opportunity to engage with the team and guests.
  • Responsibly geared towards presenting a clean and welcome experience for guests through upholding sanitation requirements. Lean More>>

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