Cromwell Museum Trust


Organisation Summary

The Cromwell Museum Trust was formed early in 2014 as a joint initiative of the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust and the Cromwell Geneology group. The need for the Cromwell Museum Trust arose when CODC decided to relocate the Cromwell I-Site, and the Trust saw an opportunity to expand and manage the existing museum space. From 22 December 2014 the I-Site will relocate and the new museum will open 7 days a week between 10am and 4pm statutory holidays excluded.


  • Manning the front desk and greeting visitors to the museum.
  • Undertaking retail sales transactions.
  • Relaying information about the museum,its displays and activities that occur there.
  • Assisting with any museum projects based on their needs and your skills and interests.

Time Commitment:

Shifts will be rostered 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm.  2 people will be rostered for each shift.  Most volunteers commit to 1 shift per week, but weekends may be a fortnightly roster.  Volunteers can also choose to go on the emergency roster.  Located in Cromwell.

Skills required:

  • Welcoming and polite verbal communication and tidy presentation.
  • Be honest, reliable and able to promote the museum positively to locals and visitors.
  • Ability to work well with others, show initiative and keep the museum tidy and well presented.
  • Undertake retail duties as required.
  • Basic computer literacy is ideal.
  • Ideally hosts will be passionate about local history and willing to share their knowledge with others.

 Skills gained:

  • Increased knowledge of Otago’s Heritage and genealogy
  • Fantastic opportunity to meet both locals and visitors and work with an enthusiastic team of people.
  • Great personal development with opportunities to both share your skills and learn many more.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon