If you’re looking for a role that gives back to the community, inspires connections with nature and heritage, and values diversity and inclusion, the National Trust (NSW) is a great place to work.

We are the largest community based, not-for-profit conservation organisation in Australia, operating for over 75 years.

The National Trust has a wide variety of roles in different locations across New South Wales. Whether it’s working in bushland management, caring for historic places, or working with the public to provide a memorable visit, there are many ways to get involved with the National Trust and further your career.

Listed below are our current vacancies. If you have any questions about a role, please contact us on 02 9258 0159 or email hr@nationaltrust.com.au.

To find out more about what we do, visit the about us page.

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Manager, Old Government House and Experiment Farm Cottage

An exciting opportunity for a Property Manager with an appreciation of heritage to coordinate daily operations at two incredible sites – Old Government House (UNESCO World Heritage site) and Experiment Farm Cottage. Manage activities to facilitate growth, while also working to enhance visitor experience and engagement with these unique heritage properties.

 

National Trust of Australia (NSW)

  • Location: Parramatta/Harris Park, NSW
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Sectors: Arts, Culture, Heritage
  • Hours: 35/week inc 1 weekend a month
  • Reports to: Commercial Director

 

Overview

The National Trust NSW is the State’s largest community-based conservation organisation. It operates a number of important museums and leased historic properties while also looking after a large collection of objects and archaeological artefacts. The National Trust is committed to providing educational and cultural services that enhance public knowledge and protect our State’s special places.

Located in Parramatta Park, Old Government House (OGH) was home to the first 10 Governors of NSW and is an UNESCO World Heritage site, listed as part of the Australian Convict Sites serial listing. Experiment Farm Cottage (EFC) in Harris Park was built on the site of Australia’s first land grant and is State Heritage Listed. These properties are two of the most highly significant historic museum properties in the Western Sydney region.

This role offers a unique and exciting opportunity to activate the sites’ potential as a year-round cultural tourism destination.

The Manager OGH and EFC has responsibility for all aspects of the visitor experience and management of the two properties, ensuring they are welcoming, accessible and inclusive environments.

The position holder works closely with the Director, Commercial to enable growth and development of commercial opportunities at the two properties.

The role will also liaise with the Parramatta Branch of the National Trust and Friends of Old Government House, providing them with guidance and support as required.

 

About the Role – What you’ll be doing

We are seeking an engaging and charismatic manager to run all operational aspects of the properties, with support from a small crew of dedicated staff and a team of enthusiastic volunteers.

Ideally this role will suit someone who has a deep understanding of what makes a good customer experience and can demonstrate exceptional people skills.

It is also essential that you are able to realise revenue generating opportunities, with experience in activating a site to maximise its commercial potential.

 

About you – Who we’re looking for

This is a key role at a significant heritage site, and we need someone who is keen to move the visitor experience at these sites to the next level. To deliver this role successfully you will have:

A keen eye for detail, taking on responsibility for all aspects of the visitor experience at a heritage site.

A flexible approach to leadership, managing a small team of staff and volunteers across a 76-day operation.

Outstanding organisation and planning skills, as you’ll be supporting and ensuring the delivery of property operations across a wide range of activities ranging from site maintenance and presentation, events and venue hire, contractor management, partnerships and programming.

A passion for enabling access to cultural heritage sites and ensuring all visitors feel welcome.

Experience in activating commercial opportunities, including venue hire, food & beverage and third partythird-party operators.

An understanding of the aims and ethos of the National Trust, in particular the ambition for developing the financial sustainability of the properties

 

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

  • Free parking at the workplace
  • Free entry to our properties

 

This is a big job, but it is a rewarding role. We would love you to apply if you are innovative and know how to bring a property to life in ways that engage the community while still honouring our conservation ideals.  We offer a flexible work environment and value the highest levels of professionalism.

You must be fully vaccinated and have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

For a full position description or any enquiries call: 02 9258 0159 or email hr@nationaltrust.com.au

To apply, your application must include a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and an up-to-date resume that details your capabilities and experience in relation to the above role: hr@nationaltrust.com.au

While Applications close 13 March 2024, don’t delay! We review applications when we get them, and if we discover the ideal candidate, we may close the role earlier than the advertised close date.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Are you available to work outside your usual hours when required? (e.g. weekends, evenings, public holidays)

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Bush Regeneration – Field Staff

Do you have experience in Bush Regeneration or are looking to get into this industry?

The National Trust, Australia’s pioneering Natural Area Restoration NGO is looking for casual bush regenerators. We’re happy to train if you’re new to the industry, but ideally you’ll have started your Cert III in Conservation and Land Management and want to work at least 3-5 days a week for above Award wages.

Applicants must be passionate, hard-working, motivated and keen to learn, and share our passion for conservation work. Vacancies are available working with crews on projects located in the West, North and South of Sydney.

Projects will include, bush regeneration, revegetation, noxious weed control, environmental construction, burn prep and asset protection.

The National Trust values motivated staff and rewards employees by

  • Offering professional opportunities for growth and flexibility
  • Offering interesting and challenging projects in a supportive team environment
  • Actively encouraging employee feedback and ownership of projects

 Ideally you’ll have:

  • Cert II or III in Conservation and Land Management or current enrolment
  • Current Chemical Certificate AQF3 or willingness to acquire
  • Knowledge of local native and exotic plant species and invasive weeds
  • Current Drivers Licence and own vehicle
  • OHS Green/White Card
  • Physically fit for the inherent requirements of the role
  • Ability to work as part of a team and under direct supervision
  • Strong work ethic

It would be great if you also had:

  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Certificate in Chainsaw Operations (level 1) and demonstrated experience using chainsaws
  • Demonstrated experience using brushcutters and augers
  • Demonstrated experience in herbicide spraying using backpacks and high-volume units
  • Previous bush regeneration experience highly regarded
  • Field ID skills for relevant flora and fauna highly regarded
  • Other relevant training and/or experience (e.g. Horticulture) will be considered

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for and you would like to work with a highly respected organisation with a rich history in natural area conservation and restoration, please send your resume to bms@nationaltrust.com.au. Immediate start available

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Volunteer

Do you have a passion for history or are you a great communicator?

Do you enjoy hands-on work in interesting places, or are you passionate about our natural environment?

We have a variety of roles available including:

  • Tour guides
  • Customer service
  • Event support
  • Hospitality
  • Gardening
  • Maintenance
  • Bush care

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Site Supervisors, Sydney region – Bushland Management Services (BMS)

The National Trust of Australia (NSW) is Australia’s pioneering Natural Area Restoration NGO and its Bushland Management Services (BMS) Division has been in continuous operation for over 38 years.

BMS provides a range of services to public and private landowners who require quality expertise in managing conservation of bushland and biodiversity in the Greater Sydney region. The goal of the National Trust’s Bushland Management team is to advocate and implement best practice methods for natural area restoration and management of our natural areas.

We are seeking a Site Supervisor for our City/South region for a permanent full-time role.

Applicants must have a passion for bush regeneration and natural area restoration and have the experience and capacity to lead and develop their team to reach their full potential. You need to be competent in the use of technology, have a qualification in regeneration techniques and a desire to be the best in the business.

The National Trust values motivated staff and rewards them by:

  • Offering professional opportunities for growth.
  • Offering interesting and challenging projects in a supportive team environment.
  • Actively encouraging employee feedback, initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Offering great remuneration packages.

 BMS is currently in a growth period and this is a rare opportunity to become part of the National Trust Bush Regeneration Team on a permanent basis.

What you’ve got: the essentials

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Cert III or Diploma in Conservation and Land Management.
  • Thorough knowledge of indigenous and introduced plant species.
  • Excellent organisational, planning and time management skills.
  • Logical thinking and creative problem-solving ability.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of WHS requirements and EEO principles.
  • Great communication, client relationship and negotiation skills.
  • The ability to motivate and inspire a team.
  • Strong work ethic and a desire to succeed.
  • Physically fit for the inherent requirements of the role
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence (manual vehicle).
  • Current Chemical Certificate AQF3.
  • OHS Green/White Card.
  • Tech savvy and ability to apply this knowledge to an android platform
  • Fully vaccinated
  • Full work rights in Australia

Also good to have – the desirables

  • Current First Aid Certificate (or willingness to be trained)
  • Positive attitude to work and ability to actively promote the services of the National Trust of Australia (NSW) to clients.
  • Mechanically inclined.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who have a passion for natural area restoration and conservation, likes to lead by example and wants to share their knowledge with their team to build a great crew. If this sounds like the environment you’ve been looking for, send your resume and a covering letter addressing the job essentials to hr@nationaltrust.com.au

Immediate start available

You must have the right to live and work in Australia and be fully vaccinated to apply for this role.

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