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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Here are the volunteer positions we have available for those 14 and up at The Manitoba Museum over the coming months. Training is provided for each position.

NEW! ANIMAL INSIDE OUT EXHIBIT ASSISTANT

The Animal Inside Out exhibit takes visitors on an anatomical safari of more than 100 specimens. Each animal is painstakingly preserved by the remarkable process of plastination, invented by anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens.

From goats to giraffes and octopuses to ostriches, visitors will discover the form and function of animals both exotic and familiar. Highlights of plastinates featured in the exhibit include the world’s tallest mammal, the giraffe, and the rarely seen giant squid; a magnificent bull, with a heart five times the size of a human’s; and a reindeer, with hooves adapted to the changing seasons.

Volunteering in the Animal Inside Out exhibit at The Manitoba Museum means helping the people of Manitoba and visitors to our province engage in hands-on science learning. Furthermore, our volunteers help to preserve and maintain the exhibits for our visitors and future visitors at other institutions. An Animal Inside Out volunteer should have a passion for science, especially anatomy and/or biology; be committed to helping a wide range of visitors make the most of their Animal Inside Out experience; and be able to work in sometimes high stress situations. (WEEKDAYS, WEEKENDS AND SOME EVENINGS DURING THE SUMMER)

MUSEUM SHOP ASSISTANT

Acquire valuable retail experience while you help our visitors discover the unique shopping opportunities at The Museum Shop. (CURRENT OPENINGS ON SELECT WEEKDAYS  AND WEEKENDS)

EDUCATION PROGRAM GUIDE

Lead groups of school children through structured human and natural history tours. We are looking for volunteers who are comfortable leading tours in English only, or in both French and English. Volunteers are required to make a school-year commitment to this program. (WEEKDAYS ONLY)

GALLERY HOST

Do you have a favorite Museum Gallery? Share your knowledge of this gallery with visitors as they make their way through on a visit. Gallery Host positions are flexible and can be done on shorter shifts, making them a perfect option for volunteers with less time available. (WEEKDAYS AND WEEKENDS)

NONSUCH GUIDE

Help Museum visitors experience what life was like aboard a 17th century sailing vessel through hands-on interpretation of the Fur Trade and the important role the Nonsuch played. (WEEKDAYS AND WEEKENDS)

GALLERY INTERPRETER

Share interesting Human and Natural History facts, artifacts and specimens with our visitors as a Museum Ranger or using our Interpretation Stations. (WEEKDAYS AND WEEKENDS)

SCIENCE GALLERY EXPLAINER

Share your interest in science with our visitors in the Science Gallery by helping visitors with the hands-on exhibits. (CURRENT OPENINGS ON SELECT WEEKDAYS ONLY)

MUSEUM GREETERS

We are looking for volunteer greeters to assist with the crowds visiting the Museum by answering questions and giving directions. If you like talking to people and have some free time on weekends this could be the perfect role for you!(CURRENT OPENINGS ON WEEKENDS)

CONTACT THE MUSEUM’S VOLUNTEER OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 
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