Careers and Volunteers

Joining the team at the Cascades Female Factory offers a unique opportunity to become part of the continuing story of one of Australia’s most significant World Heritage-listed historic sites.


Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) offers exciting career and employment opportunities. During our peak summer season December – April, we advertise fixed term, casual and seasonal vacancies in positions ranging from tourism operations and guiding at our three World Heritage-listed sites – Port Arthur, Coal Mines and the Cascades Female Factory – to jobs in hospitality, visitor services, conservation, administration, retail, and maintenance.

We value every member of our team and warmly welcome new staff. We offer a friendly, stimulating and enjoyable working environment, and we invest in our people with high-quality training and support. Our pre-employment programs provide nationally-recognised training in guiding, hospitality and tourism, and are offered free of charge.

Many of our seasonal vacancies are advertised on our Fixed Term Register, including but not limited to guiding, retail assistants, food and beverage assistants, cooks and grounds and gardens staff.

All current available positions are advertised through the Tasmanian Government Careers website, and in the Mercury and Tasman Gazette newspapers.


PAHSMA has a history of inviting volunteers to assist on a range of projects and activities.  From project support to the transcribing of convict records and other colonial documents, there may be opportunities to work at one of our three sites, or even from home.

There can be tasks that do not require any specific skills or experience, but if any skills are required, they will be specified in the task description.  If there are projects or activities that reflect your skills and interests, we welcome your contribution.

Currently, there are no vacancies for volunteer positions at the Cascades Female Factory, however if you’re interested in volunteering in any capacity at our other sites please contact us.