Boosting the visitor experience
Rotorua Museum is offering a free 16-week training course for anyone interested in joining their team of award-winning volunteer guides.
The Rotorua Daily Post reports the museum is looking for people who are good communicators and have a passion for the stories of the region.
Currently the museum's team of dedicated volunteer guides offer hourly tours of the museum to visitors from New Zealand and all over the world.
Museum director Stewart Brown said the guides provide an important interface between the museum and its visitors and perform a key service.
More than 100,000 people visit Rotorua Museum every year and many of them will experience true 'manaakitanga' (traditional hospitality) from our enthusiastic and committed group of volunteers.
Each guide attends a comprehensive training programme, one morning a week for 16 weeks, with the opportunity to take part in ongoing training.