Do you love interacting with people? Have you got a passion for museums and a desire to help share historic places with the public?
Sydney Living Museums offer a diverse mix of opportunities and roles for volunteers, which draw on a diverse range of skills and qualities. The opportunity to volunteer is currently available in the following roles.
Elizabeth Bay House. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: ELIZABETH BAY HOUSE
With commanding views over Sydney Harbour, Elizabeth Bay House is one of the most splendid private houses ever built in Australia. Its elegant rooms and fine proportions, sweeping staircase and lavish furnishings reveal the tastes and aspirations of its original owner, Alexander Macleay, one of the most important public officials in colonial Sydney. Elizabeth Bay House is an iconic Sydney home, with an iconic Sydney back-story of obsession for property and position stretched beyond means and undone by changing financial times.
Museum Volunteers at Elizabeth Bay House lead formal and informal guided tours and engage visitors by sharing the stories & rich history of the property. Museum Volunteers are ambassadors for Sydney Living Museums, letting visitors know how they can get the most out of their visit.
Volunteers will receive training, a manual and ongoing support to learn the property’s stories to be able to share these with the public.
Museum Volunteers receive a free Sydney Living Museums membership. This includes unlimited free entry to all our museums and properties plus a huge range of member-only benefits!
Rose Seidler House. Photo © Nicolas Watt for Sydney Living Museums
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: ROSE SEIDLER HOUSE
Rose Seidler House is one of the finest examples of mid 20th-century modern domestic architecture in Australia, and when completed in 1950 its radical concept overturned almost every convention of suburban home design. Today its furniture and fittings form one of the most complete and intact post World War II design collections in public ownership.
Museum Volunteers at Rose Seidler House lead formal and informal guided tours and engage visitors by sharing the rich stories of the property. Museum Volunteers are ambassadors for Sydney Living Museums, letting visitors know how they can get the most out of their visit. Volunteers will receive training materials and ongoing support to learn the property’s stories to be able to share these with the public.
Rouse Hill House
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: ROUSE HILL HOUSE & FARM
Would you love to be a museum ambassador and help share the stories of historic Rouse Hill House & Farm through the medium of LEGO® bricks?
Then this may be the volunteer role for you.
Sydney Living Museums is delighted to offer volunteers the chance to support our exciting new LEGO® Bricks exhibition and also lead guided tours of this unique historic property.
The Rouse Hill House & Farm in LEGO® Bricks exhibition features amazing models of the iconic Rouse Hill House and its outbuildings constructed from LEGO® bricks with breathtaking architectural detail by Australia’s LEGO®-certified professional, Ryan McNaught. Using loose LEGO® bricks provided, visitors will piece together their own Rouse Hill inspired creations, adding these to a growing LEGO® bricks display right in the heart of the exhibition.
Museum Volunteers will support visitor services staff to deliver an enjoyable and well-organised experience for visitors to the LEGO® bricks exhibition and Rouse Hill House & Farm. Duties will include welcoming visitors, encouraging engagement with the LEGO® bricks exhibition, supervising visitor activities, responding to questions and setting-up and breaking down LEGO® Bricks.
After the July school holiday period all Museum Volunteers will be trained to deliver guided tours of Rouse Hill House & Farm to general visitors. Volunteers will receive training, a manual, and ongoing support to learn the property’s stories and rich history to be able to share these with the public.