The National Museum of Australia has a number of temporary registers, covering a range of positions across the agency.  This register focuses on roles within the General Administration streams.  Suitable applicants will be sourced from this register for casual, part-time, short-term and longer term employment opportunities (up to 18 months).

If you are interested in making a contribution to the work of the National Museum of Australia, please lodge your interest via this temporary register.

The Museum was established to develop and maintain the National Historical Collection for the benefit of the nation, and to bring to life the rich and diverse stories of Australia.

Central to the Museum’s role as a national institution is its focus on meaningful engagement with all Australians in the telling of their stories, and its commitment to the history and cultures of the First Australians.

The Museum achieves this by caring for and expanding the collection, and by sharing the stories of Australia’s people and places, and its social and natural environment, with national and international audiences.

The National Museum of Australia is the only institution equipped to tell the comprehensive story of Australia from deep time to the present day.

To be a trusted voice in the national conversation, and recognised as one of Australia’s premier cultural destinations exploring Australia’s past, illuminating the present and imagining the future.

The Museum’s mission is to bring the world’s cultures to Australia and present Australia’s history and culture to the world. In pursuit of this goal, the Museum has developed its ambitious Master Plan 2017–2030.

The key duties of the position include:

We are looking for people with a range of skills, experience and personal qualities for roles across the National Museum of Australia.

In particular, we may fill roles in the following areas via this temporary register:

  • Communications and Marketing
  • Education
  • Facilities and Security
  • Finance
  • People and Culture
  • Information Technology
  • Programs and Learning
  • Publishing/Editing
  • Retail/Sales
  • Visitor Services
  • Commercial and Enterprise
  • Digital and Content Production
  • Governance and Legal Services
  • Projects and Design

If this interests you, please submit a current CV, along with a cover letter for temporary positions at the Museum. In your covering letter, please indicate which area/s you are interested in and the skills and qualifications you will bring to these roles. Applications should also include the names of at least two referees in your CV.

Once you have registered, please ensure you keep your contact details updated on our system, as the details you have recorded will be used to contact you if a position becomes available.

If you require any assistance with your application, please email [email protected] or call (02) 6208 5094.


To be eligible to apply for this vacancy, applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • undergo pre-employment checks, including a police records check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The National Museum of Australia is an equal employment opportunity workplace.

The National Museum of Australia is committed to ensuring a child-safe and child-friendly environment. All employees are expected to demonstrate a commitment to, and support for these principles in theory and practice.


Please note that this temporary register is open for 12 months and will expire on Friday, 19 January 2024.