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About Museums of History NSW

Museums of History NSW is a state cultural institution that cares for and enables public access to a group of museums, historic places and collections, including the NSW State Archives and the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Hyde Park Barracks.

MHNSW also operates commercial functions that contribute significantly to the sustainability of the agencies. These include retail, food and beverage, venue hire and the Government Records Repository, which provides commercial storage, records management, digitisation and consultancy services.

Diversity and flexible working

We are expert keepers and tellers of history, and its many stories, peoples and cultures. We want to create a team and workplace that reflects this diversity as well as the diversity in the communities we serve. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds build a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better, more inclusive results and connects our people to our communities, history and each other.

Our vision is to support and empower First Nations people, communities and culture, and across the sites that we care for, we are committed to shifting perspectives, truth telling and delivering honest reflections on history.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our team can provide alternative application formats, make adjustments to the recruitment process, and offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks.

If you have a disability and require more information or assistance you can contact the team at

Please note:

  • We do not accept unsolicited resumes
  • All applications must be submitted through the I work for NSW website.

Roles will be listed below as they become available.

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Employment Opportunity

24/EXE015 Chief Operating Officer

Utilise your strategic financial expertise and strong leadership and innovative skills to make an impact in a leading state cultural institution, Museums of History NSW (MHNSW), committed to enhancing access and sharing NSW’s unique history.

Employment Opportunity

24/CAR003 Senior Advisor, Conservation

Take this opportunity to join our organisation in caring for our invaluable collections and preserving them for current and future generations. As the Senior Advisor, Conservation you will utilise your management and conservation skills working with a passionate and professional team to achieve MHNSW’s goals.

Employment Opportunity

24/ALT003 Access Advisor, First Nations Community Access to Archives (Identified)

Are you passionate about the return of First Nations language and cultural material into communities across NSW? Do you want to support Aboriginal communities in their language and cultural revitalisation and education journeys? Come work on an exciting new project with a strengths focused team improving First Nations Community Access to the archives. In a highly supportive environment gain a deep understanding of the archival collection, what’s involved in archival research and analysis, and grow your leadership potential within a First Nations archival workforce.