Cairns Museum is looking for volunteers to help in a variety of roles from reception to hosting, guiding and working with the mass of resources housed in the former School of Arts in the centre of the city.
The museum has a nationally significant collection of more than 60,000 items reflecting the lives, cultures and experiences of people in the region before and since Cairns became a town in 1893.
The material ranges from artifacts, works of art and photographs to records, maps, documents and curios.
Suzanne Gibson, manager of the Cairns Museum, said the vision of the museum was to reveal the past and connect with the present of Cairns as a tropical city.
"We hope that a welcoming, informal and friendly interaction with locals will leave a lasting impression with visitors, arouse their curiosity about the history of Cairns, inform and absorb them," Ms Gibson said.
Information sessions for interested volunteers are being held in the museum at the corner of Lake and Shields streets on Saturday February 23 at 11am and 1.30pm.
"We are seeking helpful and courteous people to become a part of our energetic and rewarding team environment," she added.
This year, for the first time, the museum is also seeking experienced guides to conduct its new "Step Back in Time" walking tours.
These will include a 90-minute history and heritage-themed walk through the Cairns Waterfront (the once -notorious "Barbary Coast") and CBD, followed by a 30-minute tour of the Cairns Museum.
For more information contact , or to register go to Cairns Museum’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/events/1179998398834522/