As an independent, community-run museum, Maritime Museum Tasmania offers a range of fun and rewarding volunteer roles that help us preserve and interpret Tasmania's maritime heritage.

Volunteers are central to the work of the Museum, and we have a team of over 100 indispensable people involved in activities ranging from greeting visitors to caring for our collection to maintaining heritage vessels. 

If you've ever felt the allure of Tasmania's maritime past, or simply wish to be a part of an organisation that values history and community, then we wholeheartedly invite you to embark on this rewarding journey with us. Whether you're a seasoned mariner or just starting to dip your toes into the waters of local history, there's a place for you here at Maritime Museum Tasmania.

Volunteering with us also offers a unique opportunity for those seeking work experience, providing a valuable stepping stone towards a career in tourism or hospitality. Gain hands-on experience, build your network, and make new friends as you become an integral part of our Museum family.

You don’t have to be an expert in all things nautical - all you need is an interest in local history and plenty of enthusiasm.

To become a volunteer at Maritime Museum Tasmania, you must:

  • be 18 years of age, or older
  • undergo a National Police Check
  • be able to volunteer on a regular, ongoing basis

For more information, and to take the first step towards joining our volunteer crew, please don't hesitate to contact us.