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Careers at Sovereign Hill

The Sovereign Hill Museums Association offers a diverse range of employment opportunities from administrative and senior management roles to front-line positions including customer service, mine guiding, retail assistance, historical interpretation, general services, maintenance and gardening, cleaning and horse handling. All vacancies are advertised on this website. In some instances, vacancies may be advertised on seek.com.au or in Saturday’s edition of ‘The Courier’, Ballarat.

As Sovereign Hill is open 7 days per week, 364 days per year, our committed and dedicated staff work rosters which include weekends, public holidays and school holidays. Our major seasonal recruitment period is the December/January Christmas season. Expressions of interest for this period are sought by advertisement towards the end of each year. If you would like to express an interest in joining the Sovereign Hill team, please submit an up-to-date resume and cover letter by email to careers@sovereignhill.com.au or mail to:

People & Performance Department
Sovereign Hill
39 Magpie Street
Ballarat VIC 3350

Unsolicited applications will be kept on file for 6 months and applications for specific positions will be retained for 12 months.

View our current career opportunities

Delaware North careers

Delaware North has operated food and beverage services at both Sovereign Hill and Narmbool Function & Education Centre since 2004.

Delaware North team members operate the New York Bakery, Hope Bakery, various functions and the Sovereign Hill Café, so there’s sure to be a role in our team suited to you!

Please follow this link to see what roles we currently have available in Sovereign Hill.

Work Experience

Humans of The Hill

The Volunteer Coordinator

Meet Kelly - Sovereign Hill's Volunteer Coordinator.

Kelly manages over 200 volunteers at Sovereign Hill, who support the interpretive activity of museum, with ‘hands-on’ activities such as demonstrating the use of 19th century domestic and industrial technology, gold panning, horse care, flag making, scrimshaw, gardening, sewing and more.

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The Costume Designers

Meet Erin - Costume Manager at Sovereign Hill.

Every day, the Sovereign Hill costume team work behind the scenes to create one of the most important parts of the 1850's story.

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The Leading Hand

Meet Andre - One of Sovereign Hill's Leading Hands.

Everyday at Sovereign Hill a number of different departments work together to bring you a truly unique experience.

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The Organiser

Meet Lucy - Sovereign Hill's Interpretive Programs Officer.

Coordinating a program at Sovereign Hill takes a lot of time, research and resources. Lucy gives you insight into how these programs get bought to life, for all visitors to enjoy.

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The Confectioner

Meet Ben - Head Confectioner at Sovereign Hill.

At Sovereign Hill you can watch confectioners use original equipment and processes to make traditional boiled lollies.

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The Gardener

Meet Cherrie - Head Horticulturalist at Sovereign Hill.

When visiting the museum you can see the amazing work that Cherrie and her team do, everyday, throughout the Sovereign Hill gardens.

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The Wheelwright

Meet Mick - A talented Wheelwright at Sovereign Hill.

At Sovereign Hill you can watch Mick and his team of skilled craftsmen make a hub and spokes, and then assemble a coach wheel.

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The Blacksmith

Meet Tim - A skilled Blacksmith at Sovereign Hill.

Tim has spent the last 16 years as the proprietor of Dilges Blacksmith. Each day his role not only involves producing goods, but interpreting the trade and educating visitors.

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