Records Officer

Sydney Zoo

Sydney Zoo is a new large metropolitan Zoo that opened December 2019. Sydney Zoo showcase a broad range of native and exotic animals using modern technology and advanced exhibit design. A strong focus on animal welfare and engaging our visitors with our animals’ natural history and their conservation challenges. Environmental and social awareness also plays a vital role in our messaging, focusing on indigenous culture and human influence on the environment. Sydney Zoo’s Animal Care Team continually work towards providing excellence in animal care and facilities with enthusiasm and motivation toward their individual learning and training.

The Position

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

The Records Officer is expected to perform all aspects of record keeping ensuring all ZIMS records for all animals in out care are done on time and in a professional manner and of a high standard to not put the Zoo’s reputation at risk. The Records Officer also ensures Animal Care staff are trained to record accurate concise records, that species records are up to date in accordance with DPI regulations and that records are kept of significant events in the Zoo’s development.

The Records Officer will establish and maintain positive and productive relationships with Animal Care staff and develop good working relationships with the ZAA Records SAG.
Skills, Knowledge and Relevant Experience


• Sound understanding of the ZIMS record keeping system
• Ten year’s experience in Zoo records keeping environment
• Understanding of DPI’s requirement regarding record keeping.


• People Management
• Decision Making & Problem Solving
• Relationship Management
• Planning & Organising
• Teamwork


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 on Tuesday 7th July 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.

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