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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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.

Exhibition Project Coordinator

Closes 8 December 2023
Sydney Region

We seek an experienced Exhibition Project Coordinator to join our team as we embark on a once-in-a-lifetime renewal program and establish a new museum in Parramatta, in the heart of Western Sydney. In the role, you will collaborate closely with the Exhibitions Manager and the Head of Technical Production to develop and deliver exhibitions across Powerhouse Parramatta, Powerhouse Ultimo, Powerhouse Castle Hill, and the Sydney Observatory on schedule and within budget. 

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Operations and Governance Officer

Closes 17 December 2023
Sydney Region

We are seeking an Operations & Governance Officer to provide high-level executive and administrative support to the Director, Office of the Chief Executive, and members of the Executive team in support of the operations and governance functions of the Museum, including the secretariat for the Trust and Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee, ensuring all administrative, operational and governance matters are prioritised.

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Open Initiatives

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. Subscribe below for updates

Research Scholars Program

Our Research Scholars program provides a supportive environment for researchers to undertake research related to the museum’s collection, education, conservation and museum practice. The program is targeted at established researchers such as university academics and independent scholars.

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Resources, eligibility and the application process

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Email the application requirements detailed in the Information Booklet

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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.​

Our Secondary Student Placement Program gives students a snapshot into the world of museums and cultural institutions. Limited placements are available during the school holidays.

Applications reopen 1 February 2024


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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Venue Hire

Powerhouse Museum offers spectacular architectural spaces for hire at our Powerhouse Ultimo and Sydney Observatory sites.

We provide innovative environments for events ranging from large-scale product launches, conferences and corporate functions to cocktails and fine dining. Select from a range of venues including our exhibition areas, function spaces and theatres. Audiovisual hire packages are available for events held in the museum’s exhibition areas and meeting rooms.

Venue Hire Form

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Filming and Photography Form

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