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Cromwell Museum Trust




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The Cromwell Museum Trust was formed early in 2014 as a joint initiative of the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust and the Cromwell Geneology group. The need for the Cromwell Museum Trust arose when CODC decided to relocate the Cromwell I-Site, and the Trust saw an opportunity to expand and manage the existing museum space. The museum is open 7 days a week between 10am and 4pm statutory holidays excluded.

Volunteers are need to assist with:

  • Manning the front desk and greeting visitors to the museum.
  • Undertaking retail sales transactions.
  • Relaying information about the museum,its displays and activities that occur there.
  • Assisting with any museum projects based on their needs and your skills and interests.

Volunteers will gain:

  • Increased knowledge of Otago’s Heritage and genealogy
  • Fantastic opportunity to meet both locals and visitors and work with an enthusiastic team of people.
  • Great personal development with opportunities to both share your skills and learn many more.


Skills required:

The ideal type of volunteer interested in this role will be/have:

  • Welcoming and polite verbal communication and tidy presentation.
  • Honest, reliable and able to promote the museum positively to locals and visitors.
  • Able to work well with others, show initiative and keep the museum tidy and well presented.
  • Able to undertake retail duties as required.
  • Basic computer literacy is ideal.

Ideally hosts will be passionate about local history and willing to share their knowledge with others.

Time commitment

Shifts will be rostered 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm.  2 people will be rostered for each shift.  Most volunteers commit to 1 shift per week, but weekends may be a fortnightly roster.  Volunteers can also choose to go on the emergency roster.

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.

Ref: 1836

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