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 week 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.

We regret that placements are limited and heavily oversubscribed and we cannot involve all students who meet our criteria.