Our Secondary Student Placement Program provides a snapshot into the world of museums and cultural institutions. It gives high-school students a taste of an industry that they might one day be part of.

This program can be used as part of a secondary student’s work experience requirement in Year 10, 11 and 12. The program gives insight into the operational aspects of a cultural institution, including museum practices, entertainment, education programs and visitor services. Here you will support the delivery of public programs at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and the Museums Discovery Centre, working alongside staff and volunteers.

The program is ideal for students who want insight in Museums, Entertainment, Education programs and/ or Visitor Services.

Student placements are offered on the following dates ONLY in Winter 2021:
Winter Holidays
Week 1: 29 June – 02 July
Week 2: 06 July – 09 July

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Schedule and Availability

Please indicate which week you would prefer:
Winter Holidays
Week 1: 29 June – 02 July
Week 2: 06 July – 09 July


Please indicate your School and year group

Emergency Details

These are kept on file in case of an emergency

Application Question

What is the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences' mission statement and how do you think it is reflected in the exhibitions currently on display?


Let us know why you would like to volunteer at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.


I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a work experience student with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established work experience policies and procedures before I may begin a placement.

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.