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Heritage Fleet Manager - Leichhardt - #9611

  • Location: Leichhardt NSW
  • Category: Museums & Heritage
  • Type of work
    • Tour Guides, Information, & Heritage
    • Trades & Maintenance
  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Commitment

    Regular - more than 6 months

  • Time Required

    4 - 8 hours per week, Wednesdays and/or Saturdays

  • Training

    Various training courses available as needed.

This not-for-profit organisation is a working museum made up of over 250 members who together help to preserve a rare and invaluable collection of historic buses dating from the 1920s to 1980s. This organisation has continued to exist for over 25 years thanks to their entirely voluntary workforce, who ensure the vehicles are regularly made available for various community and charitable events.

They are looking to recruit a volunteer Fleet Manager who will be responsible for maintaining a road-worthy fleet of heritage buses from their collection to ensure their vehicles are available for community events and their regular open days.


  • Ensure that WH&S and good housekeeping requirements are maintained within all areas under their control
  • Liaise with Operations Manager to determine the need for operational vehicles for specific dates
  • Oversee, coordinate and ensure the efficient operations of the following areas of activity in the Museum that includes testing and inspecting of operational vehicles, major mechanical projects and the restoration of heritage vehicles
  • Oversee a recording and reporting system to make apparent to all interested parties the operational status of relevant buses, the repair and maintenance priorities and work achieved in the mechanical area of the Museum
  • Ensure that a realistic plan exists in Restoration area of the Museum and that progress is reported regularly against plan
  • Develop an annual budget for areas under their control and report monthly on spend to budget

Experience and Skills:

  • Managerial/supervisory skills, demonstrating the ability to set targets and to plan work to achieve those targets.
  • Mechanical skills, with a background in heavy duty mechanical operations or related type work to ensure a good understanding of technical and mechanical work.
  • Interpersonal and team skills, to help foster and promote communication and cooperative work in multifaceted operations.
  • Familiarity with modern WH&S legislation and workplace good practice


  • volunteer for an organisation that has strong community engagement
  • enhance your skills with additional training courses
  • work on unique and valuable vehicles
  • make new friends within this friendly museum of over 250 members

Volunteering NSW’s Volunteer Referral Service assists individuals to find volunteer opportunities that match your interests, skills, location and time available to volunteer.

Be sure to provide a phone number on your Expression of Interest, so we can contact you without delay.

If this your first time volunteering, or your first time volunteering in Australia, you may wish to attend Volunteering NSW’s Bridge to Volunteering information seminar held every Friday and learn more about volunteering, how to choose the right volunteer job, the benefits of volunteering and your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer. Details on how to register for this seminar will be included on the email you receive when you Express Interest in this role.


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