Nutrition Assistant

Life Sciences · Eastern Creek, New South Wales
Department Life Sciences
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Nutrition Assistant at Sydney Zoo

Sydney Zoo is a large metropolitan Zoo in Western Sydney. Sydney Zoo showcases a broad range of native and exotic animals using modern technology and advanced exhibit design with a strong focus on animal welfare and conservation, educating our visitors about animals and their habitats. Environmental and social awareness also plays a vital role in our messaging, focusing on indigenous culture and human influence on the environment.

The Position

This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of an exciting new zoo in the full time role of Nutrition Assistant, utilising your skills in an area that you are genuinely passionate about. This role will commence as soon as possible.

The Nutrition Assistant will be responsible for working with the Nutrition Team Leader to ensure efficient and effective operations with regards to nutrition standards and preparation of daily diet provisions for the animals at Sydney Zoo, as well as maintaining and cleaning the Nutrition Centre facilities.

Skills, Knowledge, and Relevant Experience

  • An understanding of animal science in terms of husbandry, nutrition, and hygiene.
  • A minimum of one year working professionally in the food industry or related field.
  • Ability to understand the role nutrition plays in ensuring a positive animal welfare state, lined to the Five Domains.
  • Experience using computer programmes including spreadsheets.
  • Valid Driver’s License.


Please apply directly via the Sydney Zoo Website Careers Page

Applicants will be required to provide a current resume and a covering letter outlining your ability to meet the above selection requirements. Applications close Midday Friday 4th December 2020.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all Sydney Zoo positions. If you require assistance, please be sure to contact us by email to or by phone to 1800 843 966.

Please direct any requests for further information to

Sydney Zoo is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity and Cultural Diversity.

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  • Location
    Eastern Creek, New South Wales
  • Department
    Life Sciences
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience