Work Experience

A volunteer sorting and pinning butterflies

Volunteer testimony

‘My week of work experience was amazing, and opened my eyes to many possible careers in natural history that I hadn't considered before.’

Katrina, work experience student

Are you in Year 10 and aged up to 18 years old? Do you want to pursue a career in science, history or museum work?

Spend one or two weeks away from the classroom learning about a specific job or area of museum work. You could help re-box and photograph a collection, make unit trays for specimens, re-pin insects, or repair and conserve gallery displays.

Work experience placements are typically offered during holiday periods only. We regret that placements are limited and heavily oversubscribed and we cannot involve all students who meet our criteria.

Current opportunities

Opportunities for work experience will be advertised through our Search opportunities portal when available. If no opportunities are currently shown, then please register for relevant alerts.