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 former 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

Student Counsellor (Part Time)

This position is a standalone role responsible for the delivery of appropriate counselling services to enrolled students of the National Art School.

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Marketing Coordinator

The Marketing Coordinator plays a pivotal role in assisting with marketing and communication activities across all business areas including degree recruitment, public programs, NAS Gallery, events and venue hire, sponsorship and alumni engagement.

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Academic Support Officer

The Academic Support Officer provides academic governance support and assists with the development and delivery of degree courses at NAS.

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Volunteers & Interns


The National Art School Gallery, Sydney, is currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers to work across a variety of areas and provide support to the Gallery’s activities in 2019.

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 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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