Being a Guide is a truly rewarding way to become involved in Auckland Museum.
Share your passion and enthusiasm for your Museum with people from all over the world. Bring to life the treasures and stories of the collections. Learn and help others to learn about our culture and heritage.
We provide the training.
You provide the commitment.
Every year, we run one intake of new volunteer guides, who receive extensive training before starting as a guide. The training for the current intake of English speaking Guides is taking place in August and September 2019. The deadline for applications is Friday 19th July. The training for the current intake of Mandarin speaking Guides is taking place from mid-August until mid-October. Applications close Friday 2nd August.
The qualities we look for
Guides should have a real interest in history and in Museums, and have excellent communication skills and a passion for continuing to learn. The training is extensive and requires full commitment in order to successfully complete the course.
We run only one intake of guides per year, and successful guides are asked to commit to guiding for at least two years, and to be available for a minimum of one tour per week. Guides who work full time and only volunteer on weekends are asked to commit to alternate weeks. As well as being regularly rostered, guides are expected to make themselves available for occasional group tours as they arise, and as they can fit around other commitments.
Hear from our Guides