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Volunteer roles

Calling Film Students!

Help us with the MAAS Volunteers Video Project

We have over 300 volunteers assisting at the Museum both behind the scenes and working front of house with the public. With your help, we would like to create a video library of 100+ volunteer vignettes, either in a group video or an individual interview to help celebrate the diversity, contribution and potential of the volunteers working here. We will give you guidance and support to shoot the interviews on site here at the Museum and facilitate the connection with the volunteer who you will be interviewing.

Find out more and apply here.

Volunteer with an Exhibition by Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian

About the Exhibition:
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian: I Prefer Talking to Doctors About Something Else

Dubai-based artists Ramin, Rokni and Hesam’s collaborative work is created using artefacts from the Powerhouse Museum’s collection. Incorporating and disorganising objects, the artists make a sweeping arc across themes of grief, the body and healing. The installation also includes video work by Javad Azimi and Hamid Hosseini.

MAAS is recruiting Visitor Experience volunteers to:

– Speak with visitors about the creative intent of the artists’ installation
– Talk about specific objects in the installation (there are approx. 109 from the collection) so there are many varied stories captured in the one installation
– Relate this Exhibition to the Powerhouse Biennale programs at the Biennale project throughout Sydney for that period

Find out more and apply here.

Volunteer at the Discovery Centre in Castle Hill

The Discovery Centre provides a world-standard museum storage and collection care facility that is publicly accessible to diverse audiences through a range of public and education programs. The annual MDC Program aims to encourage inclusion, participation and partnership with both the local and broader community. It includes ‘open day’ events, collection store tours, educational programs and workshops, and community engagement programs. The MDC Program is delivered as part of a collaborative, ‘whole of site’ approach with the Programs, Visitor Services and Volunteers teams.

Volunteers play an important role at the Museum Discovery Centre by contributing to the creation of a lively, welcoming, interactive public environment. Volunteers encourage and foster visitor interaction by starting conversations and sharing stories with visitors about objects, co-delivering tours and facilitating hands-on activities.

Find out more and apply here.


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.