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Careers with us

We are an Australian Government agency within the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) that employs people who have the capabilities and a strong desire to help us realise our vision.

This vision includes making our visitor destinations accessible to diverse audiences, amplifying their heritage values through storytelling and – through their conservation, remediation, and adaptive reuse – fostering a sense of place and belonging. If you wish to work for an employer that is responsible for extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour, consider a career with us and check for current job vacancies on this page.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or cultural background. This includes First Nations and LGBTIQA+ people. Note: We don’t accept unsolicited applications. When there is a vacancy, it will be listed on this page or advertised on an online job marketplace.

Ranger (Identified Indigenous role)

The Ranger’s role plays a vital role in ensuring the safety, security, and enjoyment of visitors across all Harbour Trust sites. This will be achieved by providing exceptional customer service to visitors and stakeholders while also being prepared to respond to emergencies. You will also be providing guidance to the public, contractors, and tenants on Harbour Trust regulations and enforce these regulations when necessary, including issuing cautions/warnings and infringement notices. You must have the ability to work rotating shifts, public holidays, and four weekends in a seven-week period, at all the Harbour Trust sites listed above.

This is an identified position, reserved only for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

This is a full- time, ongoing position with a salary of $69,176 - $76,183 plus 10% loading, superannuation and benefits. The closing date for applications is 10 June 2024. Applications and resumes are to be submitted to hr@harbourtrust.gov.au.

WHS Officer (12-month parental leave cover)

This role is responsible for the ongoing development, implementation and embedding of the Safety Management System including the provision of Work Health & Safety (WHS) support across the Harbour Trust.

This is a 12-month parental leave cover with the potential to be extended. Commencing at the end of July 2024, this role has been classified at Level 6 which attracts a salary $92,551 to $107,110 (excluding superannuation). The closing date for applications is 16 June 2024. Applications and resumes are to be submitted to hr@harbourtrust.gov.au.

Education & Engagement Program Assistant

The Education and Engagement Program Assistant is required to take an active role in driving new and repeat bookings for both schools and private tour groups using different strategies, such as cold-calling groups and, as required, liaising with the Bookings Officers. The role also requires completing various administrative tasks under the direction of the Education and Engagement Program Officer, such as market research, writing information sheets and other small projects. The setting up and packing down of equipment and resources, such as furniture and other materials, is also required.

This is a part-time 4 days per week (Tuesday to Friday), non-ongoing position for 12 months. The role is classified as a Level 2 with a salary of $67,723 (excluding superannuation). The closing date for applications is 27 May 2024. Applications and resumes are to be submitted to hr@harbourtrust.gov.au.

Education Program Guide (casual)

The Education Program Guide is responsible for communicating the history and significance of Harbour Trust sites (predominantly Cockatoo Island but including other sites as required) mainly through program tours to primary and high school groups and students at a Tertiary level.

The Education Program Guide is responsible for communicating the history and significance of the Harbour Trust properties, while linking this to the relevant NSW Syllabus for primary and high school students or relevant program outcomes for Tertiary students. Education programs for school students are linked to NSW Syllabus and Australian Curriculum Outcomes. All education programs have been developed to ensure student engagement, connection, and historical learning.

This is a casual position and is classified as a Level 2 with a hourly rate of $34.62, plus 25% loading, penalty rates and superannuation. This is a talent pool and will be assessed on monthly basis. 

Applications and resumes are to be submitted to hr@harbourtrust.gov.au. In your cover letter, please include what interests you about sharing history and its stories with the public.

Public Program Guide (casual)

The Public Program Guide is responsible for providing a safe and enjoyable visitor experience while communicating the history and significance of the Harbour Trust sites, including Cockatoo Island and Sub Base Platypus. Tour groups comprise of the general public, families and special interest groups.

This is a casual position and is classified as a Level 1 with an hourly rate of $32.58, plus 25% loading, penalty rates and superannuation. This is a talent pool and will be assessed on monthly basis. Applications and resumes are to be submitted to hr@harbourtrust.gov.au. In your cover letter, please include what interests you about sharing history and its stories with the public.

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