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Dunedin Gasworks Museum Trust







The Dunedin Gasworks Museum is a small industrial history museum based on the site of the New Zealand's oldest gasworks, in South Dunedin. It is entirely volunteer-run.

We are one of only a handful of preserved gasworks museums in the world, and are a significant local and world heritage site.

Become an important part of keeping Dunedin's history alive by welcoming visitors to our Museum and showing them around.

Main tasks involve:

  • Meeting and greeting visitors
  • Collecting admissions
  • Introducing visitors to the Museum and its exhibits
  • Showing small groups of visitors around the site, if required
  • Optional tasks: cleaning and social media marketing


  • A good chance to gain some customer service experience
  • Practise your public speaking in a low-stakes environment
  • Witness our (sometimes) working Victorian steam engines
  • Impress your pub quiz team with your newly acquired knowledge about industrial gas production through the ages
  • Hang out in our heritage forge and live out your dreams as a Victorian blacksmith
  • Learn how to use our Italian 1950s espresso machine and make your friends retro cappuccinos (optional)
  • Free wi-fi


  • Good communication and people skills
  • Knowledge and/or enthusiasm for industrial heritage or local history
  • Money handling skills are a bonus
  • Full training is provided

Time commitment

You will need to commit to one Sunday afternoon per month for four hours, from 12pm - 4pm.
Ideally, we ask for a commitment of at least a year from volunteers.

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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