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Work Experience

2021 Questacon Work Experience Program

Key Dates

The 2021 Questacon Work Experience Program will be running during Term 3:

  •  2 August 2021 to 6 August 2021 (Week 4, Term 3)
  •  9 August 2021 to 13 August 2021 (Week 5, Term 3)

Applications open: Thursday 13 May 2021

Applications close: Sunday 20 June 2021

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 candidates

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 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.

Eligibility

To be eligible, students must be in Years 10, 11 or 12 only and be participating in a school sponsored work experience program.

Notes

Programs will be run during set times as indicated by Questacon above. 

There are limited places available for the programs, therefore 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 before 20 June 2021 (11:55pm). To apply please visit the current vacancies page on our website.

In your application you will be asked to provide:  

  • What school year are you currently in?
  • School name and contact details?
  • Your availability to complete the work experience program?

Please also address the following statement of claims in your application:
1. Tell us in 150 words or less why you would like to participate in a work experience at Questacon.

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Questacon Information on (02) 6270 2800 or info@questacon.edu.au