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Volunteer roles

Visitor Experience Volunteers

Visitor Experience volunteers bring the museum alive by facilitating visitor interaction at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery Centre, by encouraging curiosity and conversation around the collection. This position suits volunteers who have a passion for design, textiles, engineering, science and/or museums, a friendly manner and excellent customer service. Recruitment is based on the Exhibitions schedule and are advertised here.

Volunteer with the Sydney Design Festival

Love Design? If so, then consider volunteering for Sydney Design Festival 2019 from 1–10 March. Every year Sydney Design Festival celebrates the creativity and diversity of the Sydney design industry and hosts many lectures, tours, exhibitions and workshops throughout the city. We are currently recruiting volunteers to help run events, contribute to our social media campaigns and to photograph partner events.

Please apply via the online application form here.

Behind the Scenes Volunteers

Behind the Scenes volunteers support staff in work that happens outside the public areas of the museum in a wide range of departments including: Education and Visitor Services, Curatorial, Registration, Conservation and IT.

Please note: Positions in Behind the Scenes departments are limited and are first made available to our existing pool of volunteers and are then advertised here.