Powerhouse opportunities span careers, volunteer projects, residencies, fellowships, design accelerators and research programs. We are always looking for new talent and great collaborations.

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We support and invest in a range of initiatives that sustain industry development and individual creative practice across the applied arts and sciences and creative industries.

Powerhouse Associate

Engaging practitioners of the applied arts and sciences to enrich their practice and professional standing through collaboration with Powerhouse curatorial, collections, digitisation, exhibitions and public program teams.

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Powerhouse Residency

Providing subsidised work space for NSW-based practitioners and organisations of the applied arts and sciences that reflect the diversity of the Powerhouse Collection.

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Generations Western Sydney Music Fellowship

The Generations Fellowship connects artists with established industry experts and mentors to share intergenerational knowledge and create pathways in the music industry.

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Powerhouse is committed to bringing together a diverse staff of professionals with outstanding expertise in their areas. We are a collaborative, entrepreneurial and creative institution dedicated to working with equity and respect as we deliver original new practice in the service of our communities.

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Powerhouse Tertiary Internships and Secondary Student Placement Programs give students a snapshot into the world of cultural institutions and an industry they might one day be part of.​

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Volunteering at Powerhouse provides opportunities to expand knowledge, skills and experience.

Visitor Experience Volunteer

Volunteers play a significant role in enhancing the visitor experience at Powerhouse Ultimo, Sydney Observatory and Powerhouse Castle Hill. They actively promote visitor engagement by initiating conversations, narrating stories in the exhibitions, collaborating in guided tours and facilitating interactive activities.

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Museum Research Volunteers

Volunteers support staff in researching recently acquired objects in our collection. This role involves working with museum staff and volunteers on-site or virtually across a range of activities related to recently acquired objects.

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Collection Conversations

Experience the Powerhouse Collection from home through our virtual Collection Conversations series. Our passionate volunteers share captivating stories that spark memories and conversations

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Volunteer FAQ

Commonly asked questions about being a Powerhouse volunteer

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For questions about joining the Volunteer Team please email our team

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