The Air Force Museum of New Zealand has the support of 23 fulltime staff accross its departments including Collections, Front of House and Administration. Our team is made up of a diverse range of individuals all of whom bring their unique and valuable skills to bear on their position. Each individual has an important part to play in the ongoing preservation and presentation of the history of the RNZAF for inspiration, learning and enjoyment.
The Front of House Team
Dave Clearwater is the Business Manager and the team’s leader. As well as overseeing and managing the rest of the team’s functions, Dave is the voice of the Museum. He promotes the Museum in as many places as possible, from international conferences to local community groups.
Chris Davey is our in-house teacher. He designs and runs the education programmes at the Museum as Education Officer. The Air Force Museum has a range of Education Programmes for all ages and, should there be something that is not on our current list of programmes, Chris is prepared to design a specific programme to suit any groups needs. Chris has a passion for the Royal New Zealand Air Force and all of its associated subject areas, and brings this enthusiasm to every Education booking made.
Ella Pairman and Sara Matchett are our 'manager's of first impressions' and take care of welcoming visitors, the website and social media. Ella and Sara takes care of visitors as they arrive at the Museum as well as the Museum's gift shop.
The Visitor Hosts Amy Hoedemakers and Caitlin Harrison can be found around the Museum, booking and hosting groups, taking birthday parties, promoting our programmes, keeping the Museum tidy and safe, and assisting with education groups.