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.

Recruitment Day Saturday 23 September

Port Arthur Historic Site is hosting a Recruitment Information Day from 11.30am - 2:30pm on Saturday 23 September. Summer is fast approaching and we will be recruiting a number of positions in the coming weeks. Anyone seeking to better understand the different employment opportunities across a range of business units such as guiding, ticketing, retail and food and beverage are welcome to attend. You will be able to meet Port Arthur Managers and ask questions about the roles and responsibilities. Attendance is free. If you would like to register to attend, then please fill out the form below. Please remember to dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes on the day as there will be some walking involved, both indoors and outdoors.


Working with the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) offers exciting career and employment opportunities. We advertise fixed-term and casual 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 in preparation for our peak summer season December – April.

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. All current available positions are advertised through the Tasmanian Government Careers website, Seek website and LinkedIn.


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.