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 for career development, teaching opportunities, museum experience or interaction with people, then join our team of volunteers.


Positions currently available

School Program Instructor

Join the Museum of Natural History’s volunteer team as a School Program Instructor and work with elementary students in an interactive, educational setting! Volunteers gain experience in public speaking, working with youth, and working in a museum, as well as knowledge of Nova Scotia’s natural and cultural heritage. Volunteers are also able to expand their network of professional contacts and attend special events.

Volunteers are required to commit to one set morning a week for a period of 3 months (October, November, mid-December). Volunteers who facilitate our education programs must be 18 years of age. Training is provided for all educational programs and takes place in late September.



  • Tuesday mornings, 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Wednesday mornings, 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Thursday mornings, 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Friday mornings, 9:00am – 12:00pm


Benefits Volunteering at the Natural History Museum

  • Gain experience working in public speaking and museum interpretation.
  • Opportunities to learn and participate in various professional development activities
  • Meet new people and attend volunteer social activities
  • Invitations to exhibition openings, special lectures and activities
  • Receive an annual pass to all Nova Scotia Museum sites


How do you apply?

If you are interested in working with our School Programs and are available weekday mornings, please contact Liz Spence, Assistant Curator of Interpretation for an application form: elizabeth.spence@novascotia.ca