Careers and Volunteers

Joining the team at the Port Arthur Historic Sites offers you a unique opportunity to become part of the continuing story of one of Australia’s most significant World Heritage-listed historic sites.


Working with the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) offers exciting career and employment opportunities. During our peak summer season December – April, we advertise fixed term, casual and seasonal vacancies in positions ranging from tourism operations and guiding at our three World Heritage-listed sites – Port Arthur, Coal Mines and the Cascades Female Factory – to jobs in hospitality, visitor services, conservation, administration, retail, and maintenance.

We value every member of our team and warmly welcome new staff. We offer a friendly, stimulating and enjoyable working environment, and we invest in our people with high-quality training and support. Our pre-employment programs provide nationally-recognised training in guiding, hospitality and tourism.

All current available positions are advertised through the Tasmanian Government Careers website, and in the Mercury and Tasman Gazette newspapers.


PAHSMA has a history of inviting volunteers to assist on a range of projects and activities.  From project support to the transcribing of convict records and other colonial documents, there may be opportunities to work at one of our three sites, or even from home.

There can be tasks that do not require any specific skills or experience, but if any skills are required, they will be specified in the task description.  If there are projects or activities that reflect your skills and interests, we welcome your contribution.

If you’re interested in volunteering in any capacity please contact us.

Position Vacant:

Business Development/Marketing/Tourism Focus

A Non-Executive Director is being recruited to contribute leadership towards PAHSMA’s vision of being globally recognised for excellence in telling the Australian convict story through outstanding conservation and tourism experiences.

Candidates must have corporate governance experience and expertise necessary to enable PAHSMA to achieve its objectives, with specific proven skills in Business Development in addition to Marketing and/or Tourism.

In accordance with the Tasmanian Government’s Women on Boards Strategy 2015-2020, women are strongly encouraged to submit an application for this position.

A Role Statement can be found HERE.

To express your interest, submit a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) and your resume to by
COB Wednesday 10 June 2020.

For queries or further information, please contact Tanya Dalton on the above email or on 0408 864 966.