The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences sits at the intersection of art, design, science and technology, and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues. Established in 1881, the Museum includes Powerhouse Ultimo, Sydney Observatory, the Museums Discovery Centre and will expand to include Powerhouse Parramatta — the largest cultural infrastructure project currently being undertaken in Australia.

The Museum is custodian to over half a million objects of national and international significance and is considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in Australia. The revitalisation of Powerhouse Ultimo and launch of Powerhouse Parramatta offers the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and collaborative team that is redefining and reinvigorating a much-loved institution.

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Open Positions

Visitor Service Officer, Clerk Grade 1/2

Closes August 28, 2022

Part Time & Casual Opportunities

Visitor Services

Visitor Service Officer, Clerk Grade 1/2
Part-Time and Casual Opportunities Available
Powerhouse Museum

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences sits at the intersection of art, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues.

Reporting to a Visitor Services Manager, Visitor Services Officers (VSOs) are primarily responsible for providing a warm, inclusive welcome and visitor experience through the provision of an exceptional standard of customer service to all visitors and museum guests. This includes visitor welcome and farewell, providing information and orientation services, gallery invigilation, cloaking, tours and spot talks. VSOs support the delivery of events and programs including assisting with programs ticketing as required. In addition, the team works closely with the museum’s Volunteer Program.

VSOs work variously across 7 days both day and evening shifts. The role plays a key role in site safety and emergency management.

The museum is open every day except Christmas Day. Visitor Services Officers are required to work across a 7 days/week roster including day and evening shifts; candidates should consider their availability to work across the full breadth of a 7days/week roster including evenings and school holiday periods when applying. The museum has a number of part-time and casual positions, candidates will have an opportunity to express their interest for casual or part time work during the application process.

To Apply: Submit a CV and cover letter via the 'apply' button below on

Enquiries: Eloise Eaton, Head of Visitor Services & Venues -

The Powerhouse welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in the selection process and join the Museum, please indicate this in your application.


Collections Officer

Closes August 22, 2022

Temporary, Full Time


Collections Officer
Clerk Grade 1/2
Full time, Temporary until 30 June 2023
Powerhouse Museum

The MAAS Project is the relocation of the Powerhouse Museum and part of a wider government project for the creation of a new arts and cultural precinct in western Sydney. Collections Officers will be undertaking the day-to-day activities required for the Collection Relocation and Digitisation (CRD) Project. This includes the handling, packing and transporting of museum objects within and between the Museum sites at Ultimo and Castle Hill.

Enquiries: contact Charm Watts, Collection Storage & Logistics Manager


Powerhouse Studio Administrator

Closes August 21, 2022

Fulltime, Ongoing


Powerhouse Studio Administrator
Powerhouse Museum
Fulltime Ongoing, Grade 3/4

The Powerhouse Studio Administrator provides administrative and support services to facilitate the operation of the Powerhouse Studio which includes the publishing design and digital teams. You will have strong attention to detail, a commitment to delivering outcomes and the ability to meet multiple deadlines. Through your collaborative approach, you will contribute to the development of new and streamlined administration processes across the Studio.