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CLOSED Job Opportunity: Casual Visitor Services Officers

We are hiring visitor services officers

Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest, is seeking applications for casual Visitor Services Officers (VSO). There are several positions available, commencing as soon as possible.

If you are a motivated, well organised individual who is both an able team player, and able to work independently, this could be the role for you.

The VSO is primarily employed to work weekends, with some week days and evening work as required by Gallery programs. This position is generally located at Reception and in Gallery spaces across the site with a strong customer focus and consideration for a good visitor experience. The VSO must be well presented, be a skilled communicator, and be a willing and friendly face of the organisation.

The Visitor Services Officer:

  • Provides excellent Customer Service and acts as the interface between the Gallery and Public
  • Ensures relevant and accurate information is communicated to visitors in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Provides administrative and active support for the delivery of Gallery activities, programs and events
  • Supports and collaborates with other Gallery staff
  • Assists with retail presentation and sales
  • Provides reception services – responding to public enquiries (visitor, email and phone)
  • Handles necessary cleaning as required (such as COVID hygiene and other unplanned urgent cleaning)
  • Assist with the set-up and pack down of events as required

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to staff a busy reception area with competing priorities and good attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated good customer service skills and understanding of what contributes to good visitor experiences in galleries
  • Good attention to detail and ability to handle competing priorities
  • Empathy and cultural awareness, an ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Problem solving skills with an ability to discuss and resolve problems internally and with visitors
  • Interest in visual arts, craft, art galleries and/or museums
  • First Aid Certificate


  • Retail Experience and financial handling
  • RSA (or willingness to obtain at appointment)
  • WWC Check (or willingness to obtain)


Please email your CV and an application addressing  the Essential Selection Criteria to the Venue Manager, Mychelle Vanderburg.

If you’d like further information please email Mychelle Vanderburg or Dave Garner, Operations Director.

Closing date: Sunday 17 April 11.59pm
Award/Rate: $29.16 /hr