Working at NAS

About the National Art School

The National Art School (NAS) is at the forefront of innovative arts practice utilising our distinctive studio-based teaching model to deliver exceptional higher education and research, scholarship and professional practice. NAS has a firm commitment as a 21st century art school in preparing the next generation of artists to take our stories to the world. NAS is an independent art school with an Academic Board focussed on dynamic studio-based education to enable, educate, enhance, and propel students as the artists of tomorrow to shape the future of art. The National Art School is accredited through TEQSA and offers Bachelor of Fine Art, Master, and Doctorate courses in Painting, Photomedia, Sculpture, Ceramics, and Printmaking, and core subjects in Drawing and Art History and Theory. We are a State Significant organisation (SSO) in NSW with a dedication to become the leading art school in the Asia Pacific.


The Position

The National Art School welcomes those with good communication skills to support front-of-house activities in our NAS Galleries. Gallery Volunteers require:

  • The ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and ages and direct them, as required.
  • An understanding of gallery access that is inclusive to all audiences, cultural awareness and an ability to cultivate an inclusive dialogue.
  • Commitment to the National Art School’s workplace values and code of conduct.
  • Interest, education, or experience in the arts and/or creative sector.
  • Willingness to take direction and instruction from staff.
  • A positive and proactive attitude.
  • Excellent people skills and a friendly, professional manner.

As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to work in a small friendly team and learn more about the National Art School and the inner workings of a busy public art gallery.

Volunteers receive special curatorial walk-throughs of exhibitions, invitations to lectures and special events, complimentary publications and library borrowing benefits.

We ask volunteers to work a minimum of one three-hour shift each fortnight and commit to the program for 12 months. Volunteer work takes place Monday to Saturday between 11am and 5pm.

How to Apply

Please include the following in your application:

  • A covering letter addressing how your experience matches the volunteer requirements.
  • A resume citing your qualifications and outlining professional experience.

The National Art School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

If you have any questions or if we can assist in making the application process more accessible for you, please call Juanita Hyde on 02 9339 8672 or email [email protected].

Please email your application to [email protected]

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