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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


Do you love the Waikato? Would you be keen to share its history, culture and stories in a fun and memorable way? Do you want to learn new skills, make new connections and join a team of volunteers?

If you answered yes to any of the above then read on, Waikato Museum wants to hear from you.

Waikato Museum is introducing three new guided tours to show visitors what makes Hamilton and the Waikato special, and help build our city and region’s reputation as a unique cultural destination.

Visitors will be taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum’s collection store, full of hidden treasures, guided through the Museum’s galleries, or led outside to explore the hidden history of the CBD and riverbank. But what is really going to make our tours special is the person guiding them. The Museum has the content, but what we need are outgoing locals who can provide a fun and memorable tour experience.

All guides will be given a full Museum induction, training as well as being welcomed into the wider Museum team.



Waikato Museum is seeking volunteers to be Gallery Hosts from March to June 2020. You will be an integral part of our Visitor Host team responsible for welcoming our visitors to the exhibtion Dinosaur rEvolution, providing information to other exhibitions and events, and ensuring the safekeeping of exhibited objects. There are morning and afternoon shifts available on a rostered basis. To apply, please complete this form.



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.



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 worthwhile 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/handicrafts
  • Surveying
  • Event support
  • Art tutoring
  • Storytelling
  • Catering assistance

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.