Volunteer Opportunities

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Please note

Unfortunately, the Museum is unable to accept volunteer applications at this time. Please check back.

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, part of the Nova Scotia Museum, is an organization dedicated to creating an awareness, appreciation, and understanding of Nova Scotia's rich maritime heritage.  Many interpretive programs, research, and other activities could not take place without the active role of dedicated volunteers.



The Maritime Museum is a large facility and many visitors often appreciate some basic information upon arriving, such as how to approach their visit, directions to exhibits, events or amenities, and even tourism information. A friendly smile can go a long way in making a visitor’s experience a positive one.

Programs for Visitors

You may wish to deliver programs to the public, perhaps even one you have developed with guidance from Museum heritage interpretation staff. Depending on your background, you may be stationed in different areas of the exhibit galleries where you can best share your knowledge with visitors.

Workshops and Demonstrations

Volunteers can assist with a wide range of activities offered at the Museum. These may include craft workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and themed events, and may be outside regular Museum hours. Some activities may even take place off-site, such as cooperative ventures with other organizations, promotional events, or guided walks and field trips. You may even want to have a hand in the organization and development of such activities.