Careers at Sydney Zoo
Sydney Zoo aims to be an industry leader, setting new benchmarks in the visitor experience. We aim to delight, inspire and educate our customers, and to promote community values and conservation on both a local and global scale. Safety, animal welfare and outstanding customer experience are the central objectives of our employee training and standards.
Sydney Zoo is committed to developing and retaining highly qualified employees. The Zoo will be a significant contributor to job creation for the Western Sydney area. We anticipate employing approximately 50 full time staff and over 100 casual staff. These positions will be in a range of roles including zoo keeping, administrative, landscaping, repairs and maintenance, customer service, retail, food service, cleaning and assorted other areas. These positions will be available on a mix of full-time, part-time and casual bases and will be a mix of skilled, unskilled, paid and volunteer roles.
Importantly, we will have a number of entry-level, flexible positions for young people seeking to gain experience. We anticipate that our brand will be widely recognised, and working for us will represent a good entry to the workforce. We will offer opportunities for both internal progression and development at the zoo, and as a credible ‘brand name’ employer will positively contribute to the CVs of our staff.
We’re so excited to see so many people interested in working at our zoo! The best way to get a job is by checking our careers page and applying directly for any available positions. With so much interest, unfortunately we cannot accept job applications via email or social media messages for roles that aren’t currently advertised.
Sydney Zoo Jobs Fairs
We will soon be holding jobs fairs where information on our recruitment plans and roles will be shared. You’ll be able to meet current staff, get info on roles and job descriptions and have general discussion. Exact dates for these will be announced shortly. In the meantime, any immediate job vacancies are listed below.
The Application Process
Future job openings will be announced on the Sydney Zoo Facebook Page and are accessible below (on the Careers tab on the Sydney Zoo Website). To apply for an available position, you will need to click on the link in each advertisement.
If you have any questions pertaining specifically to an advertised position, please contact us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in a role with Sydney Zoo that has not been advertised yet, keep an eye on our Facebook Page and this Careers page for future advertisements.
What to expect after submitting an application
After submitting an application with Sydney Zoo, you will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please contact us to ensure your application has been received.
Our recruitment team will assess all applications and contact those people who are short-listed for interview.
Applicants who are unsuccessful will be advised via email. If you are unsuccessful, don’t be disheartened, we at Sydney Zoo value our job candidates and invite you to review future job openings. We hope you see another position that sparks your interest!