Junior Cultural Aboriginal Guide

Education · Eastern Creek, New South Wales
Department Education
Employment Type Casual
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Junior Cultural Aboriginal Guide at Sydney Zoo

Sydney Zoo is a new, 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 role of Junior Cultural Aboriginal Guide on a casual basis, utilising your skills in an area that you are genuinely passionate about. This role will commence as soon as possible.

The Junior Cultural Aboriginal Guide will be responsible for presenting lively and engaging Educational Cultural programs to Sydney Zoo audiences of all ages including school groups and the general public.

Skills, Knowledge and Relevant Experience

  • Aboriginality (Note that this is a genuine Aboriginal position as defined by Section 14 of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977)
  • Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent studies) or prepared to undertake suitable bridging studies as part of a pre-employment course.
  • Interest in presenting Aboriginal cultural information to Sydney Zoo visitor groups and developing presentation skills.
  • Ability to take instruction from team supervisor, contribute effectively within a team, and be prepared to share the workload with fellow team members.
  • Interest to undertake and learn about Aboriginal and Darug culture during on-the-job training.
  • Interest to undertake tertiary studies in Aboriginal culture and tour guiding.


Please apply directly via the Sydney Zoo Website Careers Page https://sydneyzoo.com/about/careers.

Applicants will be required to provide a current resume and a covering letter outlining your ability to meet the above selection requirements. Applications close at 5pm Monday 20th December 2021.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all Sydney Zoo positions.

Sydney Zoo is a fully COVID-19 vaccinated workplace. We will require proof of your vaccination status prior to commencement. Please contact us for general enquiries, including if you have any queries regarding our policy or to obtain a copy of the Sydney Zoo Vaccination policy.

You can contact us by email careers@sydneyzoo.com or by phone to 1800 843 966.

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
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