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 for Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear

2 May – 14 October 2018

Love Fashion? If so, then consider volunteering for our upcoming exhibition Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 from 2 May 2018 till 14 October 2018. We are currently recruiting volunteers to engage with visitors about the exhibition content, deliver fashion tours, and demonstrate hands-on activities.

This volunteer role is perfect if you:

  • Are familiar with or have an interest to learn about: men’s fashion, design, contemporary culture
  • Have great communication skills
  • Are interested in working with the public
  • Are interested in learning about object interpretation and visible thinking strategies

MAAS Reigning Men – Information and Application

 

Volunteer with the SYDNEY DESIGN FESTIVAL 2018

2-11 March 2018

Love Design? If so, then consider volunteering for Sydney Design Festival 2018 from 2-11 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 with the running of events, delivering design tours, contribute to our social media campaigns and to photograph partner events.

This volunteer role is perfect if you:

  • Are interested in or desire to learn about design
  • Enjoy communicating design concepts to museum visitors
  • Have great organisation and time management skills
  • Have a friendly manner and excellent customer service
  • Have a can do attitude and enjoy working in a team
  • Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply

MAAS 2018 SYDNEY DESIGN FESTIVAL – Information and Application

 

Volunteer with the 2017 Future Park Exhibition

December 2017 to April 2018

Interested in immersive digital art installations? We are recruiting volunteers to work in the Future Park Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo.

Future Park is a touring exhibition from TeamLab, the renowned Japanese art collective, recognised internationally for their immersive digital art installations. Visitors of all ages will be immersed in a world of art, technology, science and magic as eight installations dynamically evolve in response to their presence and participation. Visitors are invited to have fun, to play and to explore in #TeamLabFuturePark where art, science and technology collide! Future Park is an interactive creative digital experience that can be enjoyed not only by kids but also by families.

This volunteer role is perfect if you:

  • Are familiar with, or interested to learn about:
    • contemporary art, science, digital technology
    • visible thinking strategies / creative learning techniques
  • Enjoy communicating technological advances, concepts and methods to museum visitors
  • Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply

MAAS 2017 Future Park Exhibition – Information and Application

 

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.