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The Old Treasury Building is accepting applications for Education Sessional Guides.



The Old Treasury Building is regarded as one of the finest nineteenth-century buildings in Australia. The Building occupies a unique position in the history of Melbourne. It is located at 20 Spring Street at the top of Collins Street. The OTB Director has responsibility for the overall management of the site, staff and volunteers.

At the Old Treasury Building we aim to bring the museum to life and nurture it for the people of Victoria and beyond. We present lively and inclusive programs that tell Victorian stories, contribute to community connectedness and inspire a sense of place.


Guide Purpose

Education Sessional Guides aim to deliver high quality and dynamic programs within the museum at the Old Treasury Building. They ensure that the museum’s exhibits act as a learning resource for all ages.

Education Sessional Guides assist with developing and delivering the museum’s learning program to primary and secondary schools, based on the curriculum. They may also work with tertiary students and adult groups.

Find out more about the programs offered to schools by the Old Treasury Building on our dedicated school page.

Responsibilities and Duties

-Deliver programs that link exhibits with relevant curricula.
-Create a welcome environment for visiting groups, conducive to learning, through quality customer service standards.
-Participate in professional development opportunities and other training.
-Additional duties may be requested within the scope of your abilities.

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Basic requirements to be an Old Treasury Building guide

A teaching qualification recognised for registration as a teacher in Victoria. Preference will be given to teachers with a history teaching qualification.
Relevant teaching experience: primary, secondary, other.

Current VIT registration (or Working with Children Card- application form below) and current Police Check are requirements of employment.

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-Strong interest in and knowledge of Victorian history.
-Ability to work well as part of a team.
-Enthusiastic about working with youth and adults.
-Good time management.



On–site training for this position will be provided including:
-Briefings about the building and its exhibits.
-‘shadowing’ of current guided tours.
-Notes about the building and its exhibits.
-Presentations related to curricula.
-4 additional paid training sessions per year.


Terms of Employment

Casual hourly rate $48 plus superannuation when applicable.
Minimum engagement period of 1 hour.
12 month contract.


Time Commitment

Employment is on a casual basis.


Dress Code

Business casual.


Reports to

Education Officer – for educational matters.
Operations Manager - for administrative purposes.


If you are interested in joining our motivated team we welcome your application. Please download and complete the application form below.

Application Form (external link)
Position Description
Working With Children application (external link)


If you have any questions please contact:

Sally Bodinnar
(03) 9651 2233 or email


The Old Treasury Building is an equal opportunity employer. The Old Treasury Building’s guide program is open to all people who are enthusiastic, flexible, interested in Melbourne history and culture, and able to communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds. A teaching qualification or equivalent is required. Ongoing training will be provided, including lectures, workshops, field trips, and seminars.


NOTE: Acceptance into the guide program is subject to successful completion of a police check. Working with Children Cards or VIT registration will need to be current and sighted before employment can commence.

The Old Treasury Building cannot offer internships or work experience placements.