Work with us

Museum of Tropical Queensland is part of the Queensland Museum Network, a dynamic statewide organisation that enriches the cultural, social and intellectual life of Queensland communities.

The diverse network team of almost 300 people features scientists, historians, customer service staff, designers, conservators, administrators, photographers and librarians.

Why join the museum?

  • We are the custodian of Queensland’s natural and cultural heritage with a unique collection and respected researchers.
  • We support work/life balance including flexible work arrangements.
  • 36.25 hour working week.
  • Generous leave provisions including four weeks recreation leave and ten days sick leave per year, and long service leave after ten years (pro rata for part-time arrangements).
  • Generous superannuation (employer contribution of up to 12.75%).
  • Salary sacrificing arrangements (conditional).
  • Opportunities for challenging work, professional development (including study assistance) and networking.

Current vacancies

The Galley Cafe - Supervisor
Permanent part-time

If you have a passion for delivering fabulous food and coffee this an opportunity to work in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment.  We're looking for a leader with strong customer-service skills who is organised and motivated to provide an amazing experience for museum visitors.


  • Lead and train the café team to achieve targets
  • Assist in setting café targets
  • Design and cost café menus
  • Point of sale and money handling
  • Preparation of food and drinks
  • Deliver food and beverage for functions
  • Stock ordering and rotation
  • Manage café operations in compliance with the café food safety program 


  • Relevant hospitality experience in cooking, food service, café management and functions.
  • Current Responsible Service of Alcohol or ability to rapidly acquire one.
  • Current Responsible Management of Licensed Venue (RMLV) or ability to rapidly acquire one.
  • Current Food Handler and Food Safety Supervisor certificate or ability to rapidly acquire one.


Possession of a Certificate 3 in Hospitality Operations or equivalent qualification.



Please email your current resume, including two recent referees with a thorough knowledge of your work performance to the Visitor Services Manager at

Download the Cafe Supervisor Position Description here (201 KB) pdf document icon.


Other Queensland Museum Network vacancies, including those based at the Museum of Tropical Queensland are advertised online at the Queensland Government Smart Jobs and Careers site.


Being a volunteer is a very rewarding way to become involved with the Museum. Volunteers are a vital part of our operations as they help to ensure our visitors' experience is an unforgettable one. The Museum currently offers several types of volunteer work for adults of all ages, interests and skill levels. 

Benefits of volunteering include:

  • Learn more about your own backyard , the natural and cultural heritage of North Queensland.
  • Educate visitors about heritage of North Queensland. 
  • Participate in Public Programs activities, including guided tours.
  • Discover how the museum works behind the scenes.
  • Assist our team behind the scenes.
  • Make new friends, we have a fantastic team of volunteers!

For further information please visit our Become a Volunteer page or contact our Volunteer Coordinator via email or 07 4726 0600

If you would like to become a volunteer, complete the Application to Volunteer (273 KB) pdf document icon and return it to us:

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