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New Sydney Zoo begins recruitment of more than 150 staff

New Sydney Zoo begins recruitment of more than 150 staff
March 11, 2019

The new Sydney Zoo in Blacktown has commenced a series of jobs fairs as it looks to recruit more than 150 staff ahead of its opening later this year.

The inaugural jobs fair will be held tomorrow (Tuesday 12th March) in Rooty Hill, with job seekers able to learn about future opportunities at the first zoo to be built in Sydney in more than 100 years.

Roles available include full-time senior keeper and general keeper roles across Australiana, reptiles, elephants and ungulates, aquatics, primates and carnivores.

Interested applicants will also be able to learn about life sciences roles now available at the new western Sydney attraction.

The Zoo is set to open at Bungarribee Super Park in late 2019 and has upwards of 150 positions available in the areas of life sciences, zoology, hospitality, maintenance, retail and administration.

A second jobs fair is scheduled for late April, with further casual and full-time hospitality roles expected to open.

Sydney Zoo Managing Director Jake Burgess said the attraction was committed to creating hundreds of jobs for Western Sydney residents.

Burgess advised that the Zoo had a target of 10% Indigenous employees and would partner with not-for-profit organisation Muru Muttigar in its recruitment.

Burgess advised “Sydney Zoo is proud of the projected growth we will offer the Western Sydney economy. We anticipate these roles to be filled by a mix of local and greater Sydney talent.”

Aiming to attract up to one million visitors each year, the Zoo has already created 160 full-time jobs during construction, and is looking to fill a further 150 casual and full-time jobs for operation.

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.

Click here for more information on the Sydney Zoo Jobs Fair.

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