Thank you for your interest in a role with Sydney Living Museums.

Sydney Living Museums is a leading government agency in Australia with responsibility for conserving, managing, interpreting and activating places and sites of local, national and international significance. Established in 1980, our collection includes the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks, The Mint, Australia’s oldest surviving government building through to the twentieth century Rose Seidler House, which marks the arrival of the modernist movement to Australia. The collection is unlike other museums in that the significance of each is in the whole, and not just in the parts. The awareness of place frames each narrative. Our audiences are local, regional, national and international. Sydney Living Museums is a state cultural institution, reporting to the Minister for the Arts.

To achieve our goals and aims, Sydney Living Museums is committed to attracting, developing and retaining highly qualified employees. Employment at Sydney Living Museums provides employees the opportunity to develop their appreciation of Australia’s diverse histories and cultural heritage while contributing their knowledge and talents towards achieving our goals and vision. Roles within Sydney Living Museums are varied, challenging and very rewarding.

Our agency is divided into four main divisions (Corporate & Commercial, Curatorial & Museums, Heritage & Collections and Strategy & Engagement) each offering a range of roles in areas such as visitor and customer services, gardening, interpretation, conservation, marketing, finance, education, exhibitions and many more.

Child Safety Commitment Statement

All children and young people visiting or engaging with Sydney Living Museums (SLM) have a right to feel and be safe, respected, valued and protected from harm.

 SLM takes its responsibility to deliver safe and welcoming visitor and education experiences in a caring, nurturing and safe environment for children and young people at our properties, gardens, exhibitions, public and education programs very seriously. We are committed to delivering and maintaining a child safe environment. The welfare of children and young people is a top priority and we have zero tolerance for child abuse, this includes protecting children from other children, visitors, parents, carers and contractors/consultants.

We have recruitment and pre-employment screening practices in place for all child related roles and have specific policies, procedures and training in place to support these commitments. All staff and volunteers in child related roles have undergone an NSW Police check and NSW Working with Children Check. All allegations and safety concerns are treated very seriously and consistently in line with our child safety policies and procedures.

Please note:

  • Sydney Living Museums is an equal opportunity employer and applies merit selection based selection techniques to all recruitments

  • We do not accept unsolicited resumes

  • All applications must be submitted through the I work for NSW website.

As roles become available they will be listed below:


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We offer a range of project-based internships that allow students to gain direct experience working in areas such as exhibition development, heritage interpretation, collection cataloguing, research, marketing and event coordination. SLM internships are unpaid and are available to students undertaking relevant courses at Australian universities.

Work Experience

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The Sydney Living Museums work experience program for Year 10, 11 and 12 students is designed to provide students with an understanding of what it is like to work in a museum environment and as part of a team.

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