Sydney Zoo, the first new zoo to be built in Sydney for more than 100 years, is hosting its first jobs fair tomorrow, Tuesday March 12, to provide future employees the opportunity to learn about the Life Sciences roles now available at Sydney Zoo.
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 & Ungulates, Aquatics, Primates and Carnivores.
Prior to its opening in the second half of 2019, the zoo is looking to onboard a workforce of over 150 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.
Sydney Zoo’s Managing Director Jake Burgess says the zoo is committed to creating hundreds of jobs and boosting the Western Sydney economy, providing opportunities for local Western Sydney residents, heroing diversity and meeting its target of a 10 percent Indigenous employment rate in partnership with not-for-profit organisation Muru Muttigar.
“This is a major milestone for Sydney Zoo. We are delivering on our promise to create a new major institution for the people of Western Sydney.
“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,” Mr Burgess said.
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. It 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 for its employees.
Janete Sampaio, Red Agency
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