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 Reflections of Asia Exhibition

Love Museums? Asian Art? Collecting? If so, then consider volunteering for our upcoming exhibition Reflections of Asia opening on the 7th July 2018. We are currently recruiting volunteers to engage with visitors about the exhibition content, deliver Exhibition tours, and demonstrate hands-on activities


Reflections of Asia is the first MAAS exhibition to profile its Asian collection, the exhibition will document the fascination of the West with Asia. It will reflect changes in collecting trends in Western museums; and show how Asian culture, art and technologies inspired Western artists and manufacturers.


Volunteers will play an important role in introducing visitors to the Exhibition and the MAAS Collection. Volunteers will lead exhibition tours, engage visitors in conversations about the exhibition, and encourage hands-on learning. We would love to offer tours in different languages, bi-lingual volunteers are encouraged to apply.

Reflections of Asia Exhibition – Information and Application


2018 Weekend Volunteers

Interested in design, fashion, engineering, science, and / or history? Do you love to talk with people and support learning experiences? Do you have some free time on the Weekends?


Our Visitor Experience volunteers are a very important part of the Museum team. They work face to face with the visitors at all three of our sites and interact with a diverse range of audiences bringing additional fun, learning and meaning to Museum experiences. Interactions with visitors are varied, from prompting visitors through ‘See, Think, Wonder’ style thinking routines about museum objects, to demonstrating and assisting visitors with hands-on crafts and science activities.

2018 Weekend Volunteers – 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.