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Internships and work experience

Internships

We recognise the importance of internships and enabling tertiary students to gain valuable workplace experience to develop industry-specific abilities in a chosen area.


The Museum values the contribution that interns make to our work and are committed to providing opportunities for students to develop personally and professionally.


Interns are placed within the Museum to work on structured projects under the supervision of our staff. Participation in the Museum of Fire internship program requires that students are currently enrolled in a relevant course at a recognised Australian tertiary education institution and that the student’s insurance be covered by their educational institution. Internships run for 20-30 days, depending on the needs of the project and those of the student’s educational institution.


Please note that Museum of Fire internships are unpaid.

Internship eligibility

  • Students wishing to apply for one of our internships must meet ALL of the following criteria:

    • You must be currently enrolled in a relevant course at a recognised Australian tertiary educational institution.

    • The placement must be a required component of the student’s course or subject.

    • Your educational institution must provide endorsement for you to undertake the internship and provide insurance cover.

    • The Museum of Fire internship program is only available to current students.

    • Anyone who is not eligible to apply for internships are welcome to apply for volunteer roles – information above.

How to apply

 

Email the completed internship application form with insurance information and letter of endorsement to ea@museumoffire.com.au at least one month prior to the start date of placement.

Work Experience

The Museum values the contribution that work experience students make to our work and are committed to providing opportunities for students to develop personally and professionally.


Participation in the Museum of Fire work experience program requires that students are currently enrolled in high school and that the student’s insurance be covered by their educational institution.

The Museum of Fire work experience program for high school students is designed to provide students with an understanding of what it is like to work across the different aspects of a museum. The two areas students would be able to work is with our Front of House/Operations team and/or our Heritage/Collections team.

Work with Front of House team

  • Welcoming visitors to the Museum

  • Selling tickets and merchandise

  • Opening and turning on the Museum displays

  • Answering visitor enquiries

  • Conducting any other Front of House tasks outlined by the Operations Manager

Work with the Heritage team

  • Learn how collections are stored and recorded

  • Assisting with research

  • Assisting with exhibitions and curatorial tasks

  • Shadow tours and education programs

Work experience eligibility

  • Students wishing to apply for work experience must meet ALL of the following criteria:

    • You must be currently enrolled in a recognised Australian tertiary educational institution.

    • The placement must be a required component of the student’s course or subject.

    • Your educational institution must provide endorsement for you to undertake the internship and provide insurance cover.

    • The Museum of Fire work experience program is only available to current students.

    • Anyone who is not eligible to apply for work experience are welcome to apply for volunteer roles – information above.

How to apply

 

Email your completed work experience form with a letter from your school outlining the placement obligations and information about insurance, along with one referee’s contact details and a copy of your school placement record to ea@museumoffire.com.au at least one month prior to the start date of placement.

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