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Volunteer Roles

Interested in becoming a volunteer? For those people with the time and the will to learn and share, unique opportunities are available within different areas of Waikato Museum and ArtsPost. The interests and skills of all applicants are carefully matched with suitable volunteer opportunities.

Customer facing roles

Exhibition Host - Eureka: The Inventions of Archimedes

3 March - 24 June 2018

Become a host in our touring exhibition Eureka: The Inventions of Archimedes from 3 March to 24 June 2018.

As an Exhibition Host you will give our visitors a greater understanding and enjoyment of the exhibition and make sure things tick along during the day. You will be joining a team of committed individuals who all work to create a unique cultural destination in the Waikato. You will gain experience in public speaking and guiding while learning more about the Museum and our visitor services.

To thrive in this position you will need a passion for storytelling and be able to relate to people from all walks of life. You will need an excellent command of written and oral English, and great interpersonal skills.

Ideally, you will be available for at least one three-hour shift (either 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm) per week but can do more days if you prefer.


Waikato Museum is calling for applications to join our team of Volunteer Guides/Docents. Become part of the team at Waikato Museum creating a unique cultural destination for Hamilton and the greater Waikato. We are introducing museum-wide tours on an as-required basis. If you would like to join the first intake of Museum tour docents, click here.

For Us They Fell is an exhibition about the men and women of the Waikato during World War 1. It opened on Anzac Day, and will run until 11 November 2018. You will be provided with a thorough museum induction and training regarding the For Us They Fell exhibition. This role is a rare opportunity to work in a multi-faceted institution in our exciting new exhibition, and a chance to be part of the remembrance during this special 100th anniversary year. Find out more.


Our public programmes team are responsible for events and activities including school holiday programmes, Bat Tours, gallery concerts and more.  They work with artists, presenters and  groups of children, and also help with making and organising resources for programmes.  We look for people with great communication skills who enjoy being part of a team and working with people of all ages.

Other roles

We also have other roles available for volunteers within the Museum. If you have a particular passion for a specialist subject, it is worth while submitting an application just in case an opportunity arises. Our volunteers fulfil many varied roles throughout the organisation, and bring a wide range of skills with them that could include

  • Data entry/filing
  • Sewing/handcrafts
  • Surveying
  • Event support
  • Art tutoring
  • Storytelling
  • Catering assitance

The range of roles undertaken by volunteers in the Museum is vast, so no matter what your skills and interests, it is possible that somebody on the staff is waiting for you to come along and volunteer.