Working at Stardome

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Career Positions

There are currently no 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 four shows (10am, 11am, 1pm & 2pm) per week day for two weeks. We have around 75 children and adults in each group. Each session includes a feature show in our Planetarium theatre, and interactive activities. 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. Check out our most recent school holiday experience here!

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

You just need to bring your sense of fun!

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