Volunteering at the Museum

Share your knowledge and passion for natural history with others! 

The Museum of Natural History depends on the contributions of our volunteers. Elementary education programs, gallery programs and special events like March Break are only possible with the help of volunteers. If you are looking to share your interest and enthusiasm on natural and cultural history, then join our team of volunteers!

Positions currently available:

Public Program Assistant

Join the Museum of Natural History’s volunteer team as a Public Program Assistant and engage with visitors in an interactive, educational setting. You will guide visitors through hands on activities and provide conversational interpretation for displays like the honeybee hive and ocean tanks. Training is provided for all programs.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Gain experience in public speaking and museum interpretation.
  • Develop your knowledge of Nova Scotia’s natural history.
  • Volunteers can expand their network of professional contacts and attend special events.


  • Sunday mornings or afternoons (10:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 3:00pm).
  • A minimum commitment of three-six months.

How do you apply?

If you are interested in working with our Public Programs this fall and are available on Sunday afternoons, please contact Liz Spence, Assistant Curator of Interpretation for an application form or with any questions: elizabeth.spence@novascotia.ca