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.

Finance Business Partner

Closes 30 June 2024
Full Time

We are looking for a finance business partner who can act as a bridge between finance and business. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator who can help shape the museum's financial strategies and optimise its operations. The role is instrumental in enhancing the organisational maturity by identifying and implementing continuous improvement opportunities.


Conservator – Collection Grade 3

Closes 30 June 2024
Full Time

This role is for an experienced conservator to implement best practice to conserve and develop the Powerhouse multi-disciplinary collection to deliver excellent collection care and enable optimal access in exhibitions, research, digital, public and associated programs and by external stakeholders, ensuring optimal internal and external access to the collections.


Conservator – Program Grade 3

Closes 30 June 2024
Full Time

This role is for an experienced conservator to implement best practice to conserve and develop the Powerhouse extensive collection with a focus on working collaboratively to enable delivery of programs across all museum sites with an emphasis on the Parramatta Program schedule. Key internal program deliverables include exhibition, public and associated programs, and external stakeholders.



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.

Holdmark Innovation Award

The annual Holdmark Innovation Award recognises excellence and innovation in the built environment. Supported by Holdmark, the Award will be presented to the recipients at an annual event during Sydney Design Week. The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

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Carl Nielsen Design Accelerator

An annual initiative supporting Australian industrial designers working in sustainable design. Supported by a generous bequest from Carl and Judy Nielsen, Powerhouse selects one project designed in Australia that demonstrates outstanding design in sustainability.

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Powerhouse Initiatives

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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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The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.

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