Working at NAS

The National Art School (NAS) is Australia’s longest standing visual arts school, acknowledged nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence for the provision of higher education, artistic practice and scholarship. NAS is a registered Higher Education Provider housed in the historic walls of the old Darlinghurst Gaol in Sydney’s premier Arts precinct.

At the heart of our success is our staff of academics, sessional teachers and general staff that are committed to creating an environment of artistic and education excellence. If you are interested in joining the team, we encourage you to check this page regularly to see what opportunities are currently available. The National Art School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Current Vacancies

Project Administrator – Dobell Drawing Prize

The National Art School requires a casual Project Administrator to assist in coordinating the Dobell Drawing Prize, an exhibition and acquisitive art award to be presented in the National Art School Gallery from 28 March to 25 May 2019.

This role will support the NAS Gallery Curatorial team and the Marketing and Development teams. The role is casual and the days of work will vary according to the needs of the role and critical time frame of the Award.
The Project Administrator role commences on 31 October 2018 therefore the successful applicant needs to be immediately available. Previous experience in art prize administration is essential.

Please provide your resume along with a 1-2 page document responding to the selection criteria in the position description which is available here.

Applications close: 9am Monday 22 October 2018.

Please email your application or any questions you may have to Juanita Hyde at

Disclaimer – Artists who have submitted entries to the 2019 Dobell Drawing Prize are ineligible to apply.



Artist Models (casual positions)

The National Art School will be conducting our next Artist Model recruitment program in November 2018 – more details to follow on this page in early November 2018.

Volunteers & Interns


The National Art School Gallery, Sydney, is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to work across a variety of areas and provide support to the Gallery’s activities.

The NAS Gallery is a dynamic non-profit exhibition space featuring a program of multi-discipline group and solo exhibitions by Australian and international artists, including the end-of-year showcase of graduating students.

Volunteers are required to undertake front-of-house duties, and may also be asked to assist in exhibition preparation, events coordination and contribute towards the education and access aims of the Gallery. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to work in a small friendly team and learn more about the National Art School and related activities, receive invitations to exhibition openings, lectures and special events, complimentary publications and library borrowing benefits.

We ask volunteers to work for at least one or two half days each fortnight and commit to the program for 12 months. We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with our full program in 2018 and 2019. Volunteers may choose their preferred shifts on a weekly roster Monday to Saturday, either in the morning 11.00am  ̶  2.00pm or afternoon 2.00  ̶  5.00pm

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please download the application form and email to the Gallery Curator Judith Blackall to set up a meeting.


The NAS Gallery provides an internship program each year for a tertiary student or recent graduate with experience in the disciplines of Art History, Fine Arts, Curatorial Studies, Art Administration, Museum Studies, and other related fields. The internship provides opportunities to acquire practical experience in an active art gallery environment.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please email NAS Gallery Curator Judith Blackall on, explaining briefly your experience and interest in being involved, and include a current CV.


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