Taronga Conservation Society Australia

Wait Staff

  • Taronga Western Plains Zoo is a multiple New South Wales and National award winner for Best Tourist Attraction and Best Unique Accommodation
  • Temporary Full Time, Part Time and Casual positions available for immediate start
  • Taronga Conservation Society Australia Retail & Restaurant Award
  • Located at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo


Looking to secure a shared future for wildlife and people?

Taronga is looking for an experienced, driven and motivated Wait Staff who is interested in joining a leading organisation in conservation, education, animal management and transformational guest experiences.

About us…

Taronga Zoo officially opened in October 1916, with Taronga Western Plains Zoo officially opening in February 1977!  We believe in a shared future for Wildlife and People. Taronga is working in partnership with wildlife conservation organizations and communities to develop ways to protect species and habitats. Taronga. For the Wild!

Our employees enjoy generous employment conditions including:

  • Complimentary family and friends passes
  • A wide range of discounts on our award winning accommodation
  • Discounted food and beverage purchases across the site
  • Reduced rates for other services including animal encounters 
  • To discover more about the benefits of working at Taronga, please visit our website here.


We value diversity…

Taronga is an equal opportunity employer, where we recognise the diversity of our workforce and community – be it on the basis of gender, age, culture, religion, language or personal circumstances.

Taronga is also committed to building on the perspectives, experience, knowledge and skills that this diversity brings to our organisation.

About the role…

To provide front-of-house waiting and bar services within the Commercial Division of Taronga Western Plains Zoo including Savannah Visitor Plaza, Waterhole Café, Zoofari Lodge and mobile food and beverage outlets.

Key accountabilities…

  • Deliver high quality customer service in order to provide excellent guest experience and promote repeat visitation.
  • Work effectively as a member of a high performing team to assist Taronga in its achievement of strategic outcomes.
  • Undertake general waiting duties of both food and beverage, including preparing and clearing tables and taking orders.
  • Comply with Taronga’s Customer Service Charter and suggest initiatives for further improvement to ensure industry leading standards are maintained.
  • Comply with and suggest sustainability practices in the workplace to help achieve Taronga’s sustainability targets and reduce environmental impact.
  • Comply with and report any Work, Health and Safety incidents in line with Taronga’s Work, Health and Safety Charter.


About you…

We are looking for candidates that have/ are willing to:

  • Experience in front-of-house waiting.
  • An ability to meet varying roster commitments, including out-of-hours, school holidays and weekends
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certification or the potential to obtain certification.
  • Obtain and maintain a current paid NSW Working with Children Check at own expense.


In the interest of the health and safety for everyone accessing a Taronga workplace, it is a requirement of the incumbent, who can safely vaccinate against Covid-19, to do so and provide their certificate prior to commencement.

About applying…

We value your safety, and the privacy of your information. Please only apply for this position via http://www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/. This is the only legitimate website to apply via, and the only website whereby applications will be accepted.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter of one page.  You are also required to complete the two target questions as part of your application.

  1. Please describe your experience working with meal and beverage service delivery.
  2. Outline the strengths you possess that would complement working in a large diverse team. 


Applications must be completed via http://www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/ using the reference number  00008XP2 or searching the word Taronga. For more information in relation to the vacant position please contact Josh Bernard at  jbernard@zoo.nsw.gov.au

To review a copy of the role description, please visit the careers page of the Taronga website https://taronga.org.au/work-at-taronga/current-vacancies

If you are experiencing technical difficulties in applying, please contact “I work for NSW” support team on 1800 562 679 or support@iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

Applications close:   11:59PM 10 July 2022




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Key Application Responses

  1. Please describe your experience working with meal and beverage service delivery.
  2. Outline the strengths you possess that would complement working in a large diverse team.