Heritage Researcher


The Treasury is a research centre and archive that collects, preserves and promotes the history and heritage of the Coromandel/Hauraki regions. The Treasury is operated by The Coromandel Heritage Trust and is based in the former Carnegie Free Library building in Thames, with an adjoining state of the art Archive that was built in 2014.

You will become a valuable member of a friendly, dedicated team of volunteers who are passionate about preserving Coromandel/Hauraki heritage and making these resources available to the public. Ideally you will have an interest in local history and be keen to learn more about The Treasury’s collection, which includes oral histories, historical maps, photographs, newspapers, books, cemetery records and family history resources.

The researcher position primarily involves assisting researchers who visit The Treasury with locating relevant documentary heritage materials and resources within our collection, as well as undertaking research on behalf of remote researchers who contact The Treasury.

By participating in this volunteering opportunity, you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goal(s):
Goal 4 – Quality Education


You will need basic IT, research and customer service skills but full training will be provided.

Time commitment:

2 x 4 hour shifts per month (Mon, Thurs or Fri)

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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