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Volunteer roles

Volunteer at the Discovery Centre in Castle Hill

The Discovery Centre provides a world-standard museum storage and collection care facility that is publicly accessible to diverse audiences through a range of public and education programs. The annual MDC Program aims to encourage inclusion, participation and partnership with both the local and broader community. It includes ‘open day’ events, collection store tours, educational programs and workshops, and community engagement programs. The MDC Program is delivered as part of a collaborative, ‘whole of site’ approach with the Programs, Visitor Services and Volunteers teams.

The public facing team at the MDC consists of a Visitor Experience Coordinator supported by a small group of Visitor Hosts. Educators and other staff , while not based on-site, also support and assist this team to deliver a diverse range of education and public program activities as part of a holistic visitor experience.

Volunteers play an important role at the Museum Discovery Centre by contributing to the creation of a lively, welcoming, interactive public environment. Volunteers encourage and foster visitor interaction by starting conversations and sharing stories with visitors about objects, co-delivering tours and facilitating hands-on activities.

Please apply by the online application form here.


Behind the Scenes Volunteers

Behind the Scenes volunteers support staff in work that happens outside the public areas of the museum in a wide range of departments including: Education and Visitor Services, Curatorial, Registration, Conservation and IT.

Please note: Positions in Behind the Scenes departments are limited and are first made available to our existing pool of volunteers and are then advertised here.