Museum Host- Waikanae

Kāpiti Coast Museum Inc.

Bring local history to life for our visitors! Walk and talk them through the domestic, educational, social, occupational, transportation, telecommunications or military life of early Waikanae and Kapiti. Enrich the experience of each visitor with your own blend of knowledge and interest. To begin with you certainly don't need to be an expert but will learn on the job according to your own wishes. The organisation is currently interested in finding volunteers that are available once a month on Friday, Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

An induction will be provided and you will always be on duty with another volunteer.


a) The prime requirement is an interest in local Kapiti history and the lives of people in days gone by.
b) We have a broad collection of social history items connected to the Kapiti Coast. As a host to visitors to the Museum volunteers should enjoy meeting and chatting to people from NZ and overseas about our displayed items.
c) Imagination and creativity are positive attributes for those interested in contributing to new exhibit design and installation.
d) The Museum's collection includes radio-ham equipment, telephones, and early sound equipment such as gramophones. We would welcome people with a knowledge and interest in these old technologies just to lend a helping hand as needed rather than committing to being a museum host on a regular basis.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

Rostered shifts available Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Beyond these fixed timings volunteers may wish to offer their help outside these normal opening hours.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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