Volunteering

Thank you for thinking of volunteering at the National Railway Museum.

Please be aware of the following age requirements:

Train operations, 457mm gauge and full size trains – 18 years of age minimum.

Non train operations roles – 16 years of age minimum.

For any person wishing to assist NRM under the age of 16 years, the following will apply;

The applicant’s parent must provide written evidence of the appointed superviser or guardian. Only on a case by case basis, the applicant may be able to assist but only following a successful interview with the NRM Team Leader representative and in the presence of applicant’s parent or appointed superviser or guardian. The applicant can assist on site, but only when that parent or appointed superviser or guardian (who must possess a current WWCC and NPC) is also in attendance.

The NRM reserves the right not to accept any person as a volunteer (or assist) if NRM does not believe they will be suitable for any of the available roles.

All applicants and volunteers will be required to attend an interview, and if successful also attend an induction and provide NRM with an acceptable Working With Children Check, AND a National Police Certificate. These can be facilitated through the NRM at no cost.


Our current volunteer vacancies are listed below:

  • Boiler attendant (small locomotive)
  • Carriage builder (x3)
  • Cleaners
  • Diesel fitter
  • Electrician - testing and tagging 240 volt
  • Fetler/track worker - narrow gauge railway track
  • Librarian
  • Mechanical Engineer (CAD/drawings)
  • Oral History transcriber
  • Retail shop assistant - weekdays (x5)
  • Retail shop assistant - weekends (x5)
  • Small train operations administration officer
  • Spray painter
  • Ticket collector (seasonal, small Semaphore train)

If you think one of these roles might be for you, please contact our Curator – Collections, Gabby Sexton.

Volunteering hours at the National Railway Museum can be flexible, provided they fall between 7am and 4pm. As we are a daily operation, including weekends, some volunteer positions may involve weekend hours. Onsite training for roles is provided. Knowledge of trains and railways is not required to volunteer at the National Railway Museum.

 

Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form

The Volunteer of the Year Award is aimed to acknowledge the less visible, unsung heroes in our Museum who have, through their creativity, initiative, personal time or attainments, made a positive and demonstrable contribution to the National Railway Museum.

pdfNRM Volunteer of the Year Award Nomination Form

Visit the NRM

76 Lipson Street
Port Adelaide
South Australia  5015
Australia
Open Daily / 10am – 4:30pm

Adult

$15

Concession

$9

Child
5-15 yrs & with an adult

$6

Family
2 adults & up to 3 children

$36

  • Prices may vary for special events
  • Open from 12pm on ANZAC Day
  • Closed Christmas Day

The National Railway Museum acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country. We aim to respect the cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.

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