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Every day at the Australian Museum is different. Our work experience program offers high school students the chance to explore a variety of careers including science and cultural research, education, public programming, curatorial and exhibition design, marketing, communications and corporate services.

All work experience opportunities provide practical learning to consolidate classroom teaching. This will support students' personal development and professional skills as they prepare to enter the workforce and make choices about their careers.

The program is available for students in years 10, 11 and 12.

Placements will be available in Term 2, 3 and 4 and all successful applicants for 2019 will be notified from 29 April. Each placement is limited to 5 days (Monday to Friday) working 10am to 4pm each day.

  • Applications open - Monday 4 March 2019
  • Applications close - Friday 5 April 2019

The work experience program at the Australian Museum is in high demand and number of applications far outweigh places available each year. All applications will be assessed by a panel based on application, areas of interest and available dates. We recommend that you are fully aware of our process dates as outlined above, and have alternative arrangements in place in case your application is unsuccessful.

Please note the 2019 work experience program is now closed. All successful and unsuccessful applicants have now been notified via email.