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The National Museum of Australia welcomes applications from candidates interested in non-ongoing (temporary) employment opportunities.

These positions are short term, up to 18 months and may be filled on a full-time, part-time or casual basis, depending on business requirements.

Your details will remain on our register for a calendar year and it is your responsibility to have your details updated with the Museum.


Submit your temporary register application

Register closes each December. Preferred titling of attachments is ‘Name — Cover letter’ and ‘Name — Resume’

Email or phone 02 6208 5037 weekdays if you have any questions or need help with the application process.

Temporary employment registers

There are three temporary employment registers.

Exhibitions and Curatorial which includes:

  • Exhibitions planning and development
  • Repatriation and community engagement
  • Curatorial and research
  • Collections development and information
  • Gallery management and development
  • Community programs and engagement

General Administration which includes:

  • Communications and marketing
  • Education
  • Facilities and property operations
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Public programs
  • Publishing/editing
  • Retail/sales
  • Commercial and tourism
  • Digital production
  • Governance
  • Project and design

Registration and Conservation which includes:

  • Registration
  • Conservation
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