Working at NAS

The National Art School is a vibrant creative precinct at the forefront of learning, creativity and innovative practice; nationally and internationally. The School utilises its independent identity and distinctive studio-based teaching model to deliver exceptional higher education and research, scholarship and professional practice in the visual arts and related fields. The School is the longest established publicly funded art school in Australia with John Olsen, Margaret Olley, Tim Storrier, Fiona Hall and Cressida Campbell among many successful alumni. The Australian Government’s QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching) National Report on the 2016 Student Experience showed the National Art School is rated number one in the overall quality of educational experience when compared to all universities and tertiary providers in Australia.

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.

Volunteer at the National Art School Gallery

The National Art School welcomes enthusiastic volunteers with strong communication skills to support front-of-house activities in our flagship exhibition venue, the NAS Gallery, and our soon to open Drawing Gallery.

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 our exhibitions program.

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 an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity. People from different cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culturally and linguistically diverse people.

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

Please email your application to


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