About the team
Questacon is Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre, we strive to promote greater understanding and awareness of science and technology within the community. We're committed to making that experience fun, interactive, and relevant.
Questacon operates out of two locations in Canberra and also runs many national programs that take to the roads each year to bring science and technology to Australians across the country.
We create opportunities for our visitors to get hands on with science. We provide quality and relevant interactive exhibitions and programs that present science and technology in contemporary contexts. The exhibitions at Questacon aim to delight, engage, inform and inspire our visitors.
Our ideal candidate
We are seeking school students looking to gain work experience in a number of industries including science, technology, engineering, tourism or museum sectors and retail. Our work experience program covers a variety of work areas at Questacon.
What you will do
We are currently offering the following work experience program at Questacon.
Visitor Programs and Experience
Learn how our Visitor Service and Programs staff create positive and meaningful experiences at Questacon. Learn how to engage with the public through work in our gallery and retail spaces, as well as take part in the development and demonstration of STEM–related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities.
This is a 5 day program available for a block week in Term 3. Students will work across a variety of different programs and roles available at Questacon and will learn how to engage the public in questions about science and technology through the development and delivery of STEM-related programs and services.
To be eligible, students must be in Years 10, 11 or 12 only and be participating in a school sponsored work experience program.
There are limited places available for the programs which will be run during set times as indicated by Questacon. Submitting an application does not guarantee a placement.
Applications will be acknowledged on receipt, however only those applicants who can be offered a placement will receive further advice. To those applicants not offered a place, thank you for your interest.
How to apply
You are required to complete your application online. Applicants will be asked the following questions to complete your application for the work experience program.
- What school year are you currently in?
- School name and contact details?
- Your availability to complete the work experience program?
Please address the following statement of claims in your application:
- Tell us in 150 words or less why you would like to participate in a work experience program at Questacon.
For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Questacon Information on (02) 6270 2800 or email@example.com. Enquiries will be directed to the relevant business areas.
Learn more about the department
The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.
The department is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion and Capability team at Diversity@industry.gov.au for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application. Alternatively please refer to our Applying for a position information.
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