Student Positions

We are committed to inspiring creativity and curiosity through placement programs at the Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory that enhance students’ educational experiences.

Our Secondary Student Placement Program provides a snapshot into the world of museums and cultural institutions. It gives high-school students a taste of an industry that they might one day be part of.

Our Tertiary Internship Program provides hands-on learning in a particular department. This professional experience solidifies the theoretical learning of a degree program.

I am a Curatorial Intern at the Powerhouse Museum from the United States. For the past few months, I have been working with 20 of the Museum’s Greek ceramic vessels from antiquity. I have been undertaking a myriad of tasks, under the supervision of a curator, Dr Paul Donnelly, including researching and writing about each of the vessels and improving their documentation for the web.

At the Powerhouse Museum, I get the joy of coming in and working with objects many centuries old. I like to compare the Museum to a box of chocolates, you don’t know what you’ll get until you open the box up. Each and every object has its unique story to reveal.

— Matthew Sawina, Curatorial Intern