Working at Stardome

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Career Positions

There are no current Career Positions available at Stardome. Please check back for future opportunities.

Volunteer Positions

Volunteers make a real difference to us at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium.  Everyday, our volunteers teach our visitors about space, through showing them what can be seen through a telescope, or through helping kids learn about space at our school holiday programs.  Please contact us on info@stardome.org.nz if you are interested in volunteering at Stardome.

Telescope Volunteers

There are currently no Telescope Volunteer positions available. Check back again for future opportunities to volunteer at Stardome.

School Holiday Volunteers

We are searching for enthusiastic secondary school student and adult volunteers to help run our school holiday experience for our visitors!

Every school holidays we run five shows (10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm) per day for two weeks. We have around 75 children and adults in each group. Each session has a feature show in our Planetarium theatre, and a fun activity trail. Volunteers are rostered from 10am to 4pm. You can nominate how many days you wish to work over the holidays.  We welcome all the help we can get, and usually ask for two or three days from each volunteer.

The job consists of assisting with setup, helping children with the activities on the trail – there may be face painting colouring in and fun tasks for the kids to complete – and then helping with clean-up. There will be time during the day for coffee/lunch break. At the end of the holiday, each volunteer receives a written reference from us and a pass to come back and see a show in the Stardome Planetarium.

You just need to bring your lunch and your sense of fun!

How to apply: email education@stardome.org.nz