Nutrition Assistant

The Animal Nutrition Center (ANC), a department within The Department of Animal Health, is a centralized food preparation location that provides for the nutrition needs of the Walt Disney World live animal collection. Our mission is to :

Deliver uncompromising excellence in animal care & welfare through outstanding animal nutrition

Provide the highest quality of animal nutrition as part of the Animal, Science, and Environment (ASE) animal wellness program

Inspire guests to conservation action by sharing information about the science of animal nutrition

You Will :

As a Nutrition Assistant, you will report directly to the ANC Zoological managers and will be primarily responsible for the accurate preparation of animal diets .

This consists of proper diet preparation and packaging of diet items according to prep sheets and following food prep instructions accurately.

You must adhere to safety guidelines and maintain sanitary conditions as outlined in the ANC SOG, communicating inventory changes or needs and maintaining proper receipt, storage, rotation, and labeling of all food items.

You are also responsible for ensuring that facilities and all equipment are kept in a safe and orderly manner. This position must have a practical understanding of Basic Nutrition and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and how they apply to animal health and welfare.

You will be part of a team and will work effectively in a team environment for consistency. You also will interact on a regular basis with Animal Husbandry, Maintenance, Horticulture, Education and other partnering departments.

Nutrition Assistants also provide nutritional information and conservation messages through Guest and Cast interactions and magical moments.

You will serve as a backup for Nutrition Assistant Drivers, accurately delivering diets to animal areas with a majority of the time spent outdoors in the elements as needed.

The Animal Nutrition Center is a 7 day a week operation typically operating between the hours of 5 am - 4 pm, however extended hours may apply.

You Will Have :

Minimum of 2 years of experience in diet delivery or related field

Ability to follow delivery instructions including storing food items appropriately

Ability to use pallet lift or pallet jack

Ability to operate a company vehicle, which may include a 14 foot box truck. You must be comfortable, willing and able to operate a company vehicle under inclement weather, including during minimal lighting across the Walt Disney World Resort

Ability to move 200 pound carts daily

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and team lift 75 pounds (more or less) throughout the day

Knowledge of HACCP and basic Animal Nutrition

Experience working in a team environment

Valid U.S. driver’s license and personal mode of transportation to travel to and from the workplace and to behind-the-scenes work locations

Full availability for any shift, seven (7) days per week, including weekends and holidays

It Will Be Great If You Have :

Computer proficiency with Word and Excel

Proven knowledge of and use of a variety of food preparation equipment.

Ability to portion food items using standard weights and measurements (U.S. and metric)

Facilitate guest interactions

Required Education :

High school diploma or equivalent experience

Benefits and Perks :

Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide.

Learn more about our benefits and perks at https : / / / benefits


Posted in August 16, 2022

Expired in November 17, 2022


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