Volunteer with us

Have you ever wanted to contribute your skills, life experience, diverse background, and interests to a broader purpose, working in an inclusive and stimulating environment?

Volunteer opportunities include front of house (FOH) and back of house (BOH).

Front of House (FOH) roles

Front of House volunteers enrich the visitor experience through friendly customer service and supporting Museum functions in presenting and interpreting gallery and exhibition content, public outreach and education programs.

Front of House volunteer roles include:

  • Exhibitions, Public and Education Programs
  • Submarine Guides (WA Maritime Museum only)
  • Robert Steele Steam Machinery Exhibition Operators (WA Maritime Museum only)
WAMBB volunteers

WA Museum Boola Bardip

At the WA Museum Boola Bardip, we welcome those from a diverse range of backgrounds and communities who seek to further their own knowledge whilst also giving back to the community in meaningful ways.

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WA Maritime Museum

The WA Maritime Museum is looking for volunteers in our Robert Steele Steam Machinery Exhibition. Are you curious about engines, fascinated by history, or simply enjoy learning about the mechanics of how things work? We'd love to hear from you.

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WA Shipwrecks Museum

The WA Shipwrecks Museum welcomes those who have an interest in all things maritime, would enjoy deepening their knowledge and give back to the community by enhancing our visitor experience. You’ll gain opportunities to help run our broad range of ongoing community programs and facilitated visits.

An older man in a dark blue jacket and jeans, and a hat that reads 'Brig Amity' stands on an old sailing vessel and smiles as he holds onto a large white rope. Behind him is a bright blue sky and the sprawling coast of Albany

Museum of the Great Southern

The Museum of the Great Southern welcomes volunteers on our Brig Amity replica. Volunteers develop a deeper knowledge with on-board training and assist in day to day customer service of our visitors. Come aboard and find out more.

Back of House (BOH) roles

Back of House volunteers support the work of the Museum’s curatorial and conservation staff and may assist with research, cataloguing, labelling, cross checking and field-work preparation.

Specimen jars on white shelves

Collections and Research

Back of House volunteers support the work of the Museum’s curatorial and conservation staff and may assist with research, cataloguing, labelling, cross checking and field-work preparation.

Back of House volunteer roles description
  • be able to work alongside paid curatorial, conservation and other staff to enhance our programs and services
  • attention to detail, patience and physical dexterity
  • have basic computing skills
  • be knowledgeable in the areas of science, humanities, library or conservation, but it is not essential.
  • assist in research and basic collection management duties
  • undertake data entry, sorting, cataloguing collection items, labelling, cross-checking, packing artefacts, shelving and some item identification
  • participate in collection background research, transcription of oral history recordings, digitisation of images and scanning and OCR’ing documents
  • assist conservators in conservation treatments, monitoring treatment solutions, packing and supporting artefacts
  • assist with research projects and helping to maintain the some of the interactives and displays at the Museum
  • contribute to field work, especially if they have a relevant interest, in natural history survey work, fossil collecting, diving, caving or cave diving, maritime archaeology survey work, and remote sensing, but also for general field support and camp management
  • play a part in mentoring programs for new volunteers.