The Sovereign Hill Museums Association is a dynamic group of museums comprising of the Sovereign  Hill Outdoor Museum, Gold Museum and Narmbool. Our purpose at Sovereign Hill and the Gold Museum is to inspire an understanding of the significance of the central Victorian gold rushes in Australia’s national story, and at Narmbool of the importance of the land, water and biodiversity in Australia’s future.

An opportunity now exists for an experienced educator to join the Costumed School team in the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum Ragged School on a Fixed-term, Part-time (2 days per week) basis for Term 4. This two day immersive experience highlights the vast differences between schooling on the 1850’s Victorian goldfields and education today. You will be trained to role-play a Headmaster or Headmistress delivering an authentic 1850s Irish National School Curriculum, supporting visiting schools in maximising their learning.

This teaching role requires you to be skilled in teaching, role play and managing student wellbeing and in effective communication with visiting teachers.

We are particularly seeking a person with a knowledge and keen interest Australian history, along with demonstrated interest in Australia’s heritage, museums and education in informal settings. Classroom experience in schools is ideal but experience in education in museums is also relevant. You will have a sound knowledge and understanding of Victorian school curricula and current curriculum developments.

This position requires a reasonable level of physical fitness and much of the work will be outdoors.

For full details on the position including the required Key Selection Criteria and details on how to apply please visit our website at

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and VIT registration, appointment is subject to satisfactory Police Record and Working with Children Checks.