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

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

It's on tonight and is intended 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 and ungulates, aquatics, primates and carnivores.

Sydney Zoo - Nocturnal House artist impression. Picture: Supplied

Sydney Zoo - Nocturnal House artist impression. Picture: Supplied

The zoo, which will open in the second half of the year, 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 fulltime 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.

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.

Sydney Zoo - Tigers area artist impression. Picture: Supplied

Sydney Zoo - Tigers area artist impression. Picture: Supplied

RSVPs for the jobs fair are essential, with sessions being held in Concept Room 1 at Novotel West HQ, Rooty Hill, at 6:30pm and 8pm.

Register online at Eventbrite (search for Sydney Zoo Life Sciences job fair), or click here.

The new zoo will be based at Eastern Creek. Find out more here.