PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY NO LONGER LOOKING FOR PLANETARIUM VOLUNTEERS AS WE HAVE SUFFICIENT FOR THE AUTUMN. Thank you.
We have limited availability for enthusiastic volunteers (aged 16+) to help engage audiences and deliver shows to family groups on busy weekends and school holidays.
Benefits include limited cover of transport costs, staff discounts, official volunteer certificates, free Giant Screen cinema tickets and a fascinating museum environment.
So if you enjoy working with the public and have good rapport with audiences and individuals, do get in touch - no prior knowledge of astronomy required!
Planetarium volunteer Dan Hodgkinson addressing 60 volunteers & staff at the 2012 Birmingham Museums Volunteer Party, describing how the planetarium helped him obtain a First with his Film Studies.
Planetarium work experience student Nikki Sharma taking a break during October half-term 2011."Just wanted to say thank you so much for the great opportunity, I really enjoyed working
with you guys and I learnt a lot. Can you say hi to Zee and Colin and Cath for me and tell them that I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and would love to come back in the summer. Nikki :)"
Planetarium volunteer Rutu Joshi (here with Brian Marsh) is the National winner of the British Museum's 2011 Marsh Trust Volunteer Award. More photos here
"Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them. Put there just a spark. If there is some good inflammable stuff, it will catch fire" - Anatole France
"I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity of work experience at Thinktank Planetarium. It was a great, hands-on experience and I enjoyed delivering the automated shows and making the subtitles. I would like to thank Mario, Colin and Zee for all their help, and I would be interested in volunteering again in the near future" - Nina Vyas, Sep 2010