Sydney Zoo to hold inaugural jobs fair, opening hundreds of positions in Western Sydney

Sydney Zoo - Nocturnal House artist impression.
Sydney Zoo - Nocturnal House artist impression.

Sydney Zoo, the first new zoo to be built in Sydney for more than 100 years, is hosting its first jobs fair on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Sydney Zoo, which will be located in Western Sydney, will cover 16.5 hectares of the Western Sydney Parklands near Eastern Creek.

It is expected to open in the second half of 2019 and will feature over 30 exhibits.

The jobs fair will provide future employees the opportunity to learn about the Life Sciences roles now available at Sydney Zoo.

Sydney Zoo - Tigers area artist impression.

Sydney Zoo - Tigers area artist impression.

The Tuesday session is sold out, but a Wednesday session has been organised for 7.30pm.

Held at Novotel West HQ in Rooty Hill, the inaugural jobs fair is set to attract applicants for full time senior keeper and general keeper roles across Australiana, reptiles, elephants and ungulates, aquatics, primates and carnivores.

The zoo is looking to recruit a workforce to take on over 150 casual and full-time jobs across life sciences, zoology, hospitality, maintenance, retail and admin.

The zoo will host its second jobs fair in late April to announce additional casual and full-time roles in the hospitality sector.

Once complete, Sydney Zoo will generate an estimated $45 million per annum to the NSW economy and attract up to one million visitors each year, a statement from Sydney Zoo said.

Artist's impression.

Artist's impression.

Sydney Zoo will also be offering job training for its employees as it looks to partner with TAFE in development of a range of Cert III and Cert IV qualifications for its employees.

RSVPs for the jobs fair are essential, with sessions being held in Concept Room 1 at Novotel West HQ, Rooty Hill..

Register online at Eventbrite (search for Sydney Zoo Life Sciences job fair).

To register for the Wednesday session, click here.