Do you want to work at the Park & Zoo?

The following Positions are now accepting applications:

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

Permanent Part-Time Animal Keeper

The Cape May County Zoo is accepting applications for a Permanent Part-Time Animal Keeper. The duties include but are not limited to:

  • Carries out a regular scheduled program designed to insure prompt feeding and proper care for all mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians in a zoo.
  • Reports immediately any mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians that are not well.
  • Carries out regular daily maintenance program involved in keeping cages, pens, paddocks, and animal areas in good repair and in a manner that insures maximum cleanliness and neatness.
  • Carries out regular daily enrichment and training for animals in assigned areas  and ensures proper animal welfare.
  • Performs minor repairs to animal displays and exhibits.
  • Carefully enforces established zoo regulations relating to protection of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians in a manner that insures maximum protection to them and maximum safety to the public.


        One (1) year of experience in the care and feeding of non-domesticated animals in a zoological park, or other animal sanctuary. Preference given to AZA or ZAA experience

    Position is considered Permanent Part-time which consists of 28 hours per week and offers the ability to earn paid time off. Position offers future opportunities for full time work.  

    Please send resumes and applications to:
    Dr. Hubert Paluch
    Cape May County Zoo
    4 Moore Rd. DN 801
    Cape May Court House, NJ  08210

 6-Month Seasonal Education Keeper 2022

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, create and implement animal enrichment, and assist with developing new curricula. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Education, Zoo Science, Education, or related field. 
  • Animal care experience, preferably at an AZA facility.
  • Childcare 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 can lift at least 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 for 40 hours a week and 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 FUN and FAST paced!  We consist of 4 full time staff members, and our team of approximately 30 ambassador animals ranging from toads to wallabies.  We are an 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, a cover letter, and resume to:

education@cmczoo.comPlease write Seasonal Education Keeper in the subject line/Positions Applied For

Or mail to:


4 Moore Road DN 801

Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Park Maintenance 

 Applicants must be 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. Full time, Part-time and Seasonal positions available.  Looking for grounds keeping experience.

Apply with details below to the Attention of Ed Runyon

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