The Visitor Host welcomes and guide visitors to our Museum and assists the Manager/Business Builder and the Museum Board to unlock the full potential of the Museum and its collections.
The Museum has two Visitor Host roles and we are currently seeking suitable candidates to fill one of these positions for an immediate start.
Visitor Hosts are rostered on in rotation during the Museum’s public opening hours (see hours of work below and in the Job Description).
The Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum has the potential to be a major visitor attraction and educational resource for the province of Canterbury.
The Museum is part of the historic heritage precinct of Okains Bay and incorporates a range of purpose-built, replica and relocated heritage buildings. With over 20,000 items on display, the Museum vividly conveys the stories of early Māori and Pākehā life through its impressive collections which include an extensive, nationally significant taonga Māori collection and items from the Banks Peninsula area associated with whaling, farming and colonial rural life.
The Museum also cares for a magnificent collection of waka and small European boats. A blacksmith’s shop, print shop, vintage vehicles and other working exhibits are in action on open days, notably during the Museum’s famous Waitangi Day commemorations which are regularly attended by thousands of visitors.
To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate:
This is a permanent part-time position with hours that vary seasonally:
Hours include rostered weekdays and weekends.
As part of this role, the Museum provides accommodation in the staff cottage located within the Museum complex for the Visitor Host to stay overnight when working two or more consecutive days.
Overnight stays are required every second Friday and Saturday night during the Winter Season and the two nights when rostered on during the Summer Season.
This arrangement enables the onsite Handyman/Caretaker to have time off and the Museum’s security system to remain monitored by the Visitor Host.
$22.10 (Twenty-two Dollars & Ten Cents) per hour.