Employment

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Want to Work at the Park & Zoo?

At the Cape May County Park & Zoo, we are very proud of our free Zoo and take great care in its well thought out, spacious animal enclosures and our Zoo’s cleanliness.  We strive to stay on top of our animal care and exhibition, conservation programs, scientific study, environmental education and public service. 

Seasonal Animal Keeper



The Cape May County Zoo has openings for Seasonal Animal Keepers 40 HRS/Week for a 6 month duration. Preference will be given to Cape May County Residents. Duties include all related Keeper duties, Cleaning, Feeding, Observation, Minor Maintenance, and other duties performed by our Keeper Staff.

Please send application and resume to:
Kevin Wilson
Cape May County Park & Zoo
4 Moore Rd. - DN 801
Cape May Court House NJ, 08210
Fax: 609-465-5421


Seasonal Education Keeper



The Cape May County Park & Zoo Education Department is seeking an individual who is motivated, has great people skills, a passion for educating, and an up-beat personality to fill a Seasonal Education Keeper position. This employee, under the supervision of the Education Director will work alongside the education staff to present educational programs, conduct animal encounters with the public, guide tour groups through the zoo, assist with camps and outreach programs, assist in animal husbandry and animal training, and create and implement animal enrichment and new curricula.
Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Education, Zoo Science, Education, or related field.
• Animal care experience, preferably at an AZA facility.
• Child care experience.
• Excellent public speaking, communication skills, creative thinking and originality.
• Excellent decision making skills.
• Ability to handle and present ambassador animals in a safe, dignified manner.
• Ability to work 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays.
• Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.
All applicants must pass a drug and background check prior to employment.
Additional Comments:
This position is $12.00/hour, 40 hours a week. This position is SEASONAL it will be 6-months employment from your start date. Preference is given to applicants with a Cape May County address.
The candidate we are looking for must possess all the qualifications listed above as well as the ability to work independently and with a team, a passion for education, and mindset to achieve larger goals for the Education Department. This department is a FUN and FAST paced place to be! We consist of 4 full time staff members, and our team of approximately 30 ambassador animals ranging from toads to wallabies. We are a fun, upbeat, supportive, charismatic team, and are looking for an applicant that will help us grow.
Due to the nature of this position you must have a flexible schedule.
How to Apply:
Please send or email a copy of the CMC Zoo Job Application (located below), a cover letter, and resume to:
education@cmczoo.com
Please write Seasonal Education Keeper in the subject line.
- OR -
ATTN: Education Department
707 North Route 9,
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210


Seasonal Zoo Camp Counselor



The Cape May County Park and Zoo is seeking individuals with a passion for animals and education to fill the position of Seasonal Zoo Camp Counselor. Under supervision of the Education Staff these individuals will be in charge of our Summer Zoo Camp program which includes delivering engaging presentations, supervising campers at all times, assisting with games, arts and crafts, handling and presenting ambassador animals, and leading campers through the zoo while adhering to zoo protocol.

Zoo Camp Counselors are an integral part of the Education Department. This department is a fun and fast paced place to be! We consist of 4 full time staff members, and our team of ambassador animals (about 30) ranging from toads to wallabies. We are a fun, upbeat, supportive, charismatic team and are looking for 4 summer team members to bring our energy to the ‘next level’. We love to provide pizza and most of the time we are very funny!

Qualifications:
Must be 18 or older.
Excellent public speaking and communication
Experience working with animals is preferred.
Experience working with children is preferred.
Ability to stand or remain standing for an 8 hour shift.
Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.
Preferably working toward, or have a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Conservation Education, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Biology, Zoo Science, or related field.
Excellent creative thinking and originality.
Excellent decision making abilities.
Excellent teamwork skills.

All applicants must pass a drug and background check with the county prior to employment.

This position is $11/hour, 40 hours a week Monday-Friday (8:30-4:30pm). Weekends OFF. This position is a SEASONAL/SUMMER ONLY – early June through late August.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of the CMC Zoo Job Application (Located Below), a cover letter, and resume to: education@cmczoo.com
or mail to:
CMC Park & Zoo
4 Moore Road DN 801
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210


Seasonal Park Maintenance
Applicants must be 18 years of age & Cape May County residents. Park Maintenance is crucial in the day to day operations of the Park and Zoo. We will be hiring suitable and reliable individuals that will be responsible for; trash pickup, grounds keeping, pavilion clean up, light repair work, restroom maintenance and equipment operating. Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds. This is a 40 hours per week position for a duration of six months
Submit an application Attn: Ed Runyon
Application below

Please print, complete and mail the application to: Cape May County Park & Zoo
4 Moore Rd. DN 801
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Or deliver the application to the Park Office at:
Cape May County Park & Zoo
707 Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210


Click here for a County of Cape May Employment Application