Careers and Volunteering at Stardome

Stardome is supported by passionate people who love making space fun. 

Astronomy Volunteers 

We are looking for friendly, helpful and reliable communicators that are comfortable communicating with all ages and levels of knowledge. 

The role of an astronomy volunteer is to help inspire visitors to look up and wonder. On clear nights, our volunteers operate the courtyard telescopes that are made available to visitors during the evenings. No experience or knowledge is necessary, but a willingness to learn and interest in astronomy is important.

If you'd like to apply to volunteer at Stardome please fill in this form and email it to


Job Vacancies


Kaiako o Tātai Arorangi/Astronomy Educator - 30-40 hours per week or 0.75 - 1.0 FTE

We are currently looking for an experienced and confident educator to join our Education Team as Kaiako o Tātai Arorangi/Astronomy Educator. This role will be responsible for the delivery of our educational programming across all ages, from pre-school through to adult learners. 

To view the full position description and apply, please click here. 


Planetarium Presenter - Permanent part-time, subject to availability + rostering  

Stardome Planetarium Presenters deliver informative and entertaining planetarium shows to an exceptionally high standard, for a wide range of visitors. In a role focused on both entertainment and education, key responsibilities include presenting public planetarium programming to a high standard, answering questions from visitors on a wide range of science and astronomy topics, and using specialised equipment to deliver a captivating look at our night sky. 
An interest in space/science and astronomy is essential. 

To view the full position description and apply, please click here.


Applicants for all positions should be eligible to work in New Zealand and have a current New Zealand citizenship, residency or valid work visa.