Employment

Do you love to bring history to life, enjoy creating memorable experiences and want to work for a worthy cause? We may have the perfect job! The Nantucket Historical Association seeks energetic and positive visionaries who will help bring the NHA to new heights.

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Director of Development

The Nantucket Historical Association seeks a Director of Development to lead its comprehensive fund-raising program, ensure the stewardship of donors, and actively build and manage a growing department.  The ideal candidate will have highly developed management ability, a proven track record in identifying and cultivating high-level individuals for major gifts, creative ideas for corporate partnerships and events, and a knowledge of planned giving.  Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are essential as well as strong computer and database skills; meticulous attention to detail; and knowledge of the Nantucket Community is preferred.  Candidates with management experience in sales, marketing and relationship management in a business environment are also encouraged to apply.  The Association offers a competitive salary and benefits program.

Cover letter and names of three references should be submitted with a resume to Rebecca Miller, Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554 or rmiller@nha.org.

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Private Rental Coordinator

Are you organized, have a special interest in function management and can get the job done?  The Nantucket Historical Association has a full time Private Rental Coordinator position available. The position will require overseeing events at the Whaling Museum and the NHA’s historic properties.  Knowledge of function/event management, excellent customer service skills and the ability to maintain effective relationships with staff, vendors and the community is a must.

Please send resume, cover letter, and references to jrichard@nha.org.


Museum Shop Manager

The NHA has an exciting opportunity for an energetic, dynamic and creative Museum Store Buyer/Manager.  This position is required to manage all aspects related to the Museum Store operation, including supervision of all personnel, financial planning, buying, product development, and administration of inventory via inventory control software.  The manager will create an overall image and retailing style as well as an efficient and welcoming environment for a successful and profitable operation.

Candidates will be outgoing, creative self-starters with truly exceptional organizational and communication skills, and will demonstrate the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a steady, positive outlook and sense of humor.

The successful candidate will have previous experience and proven success in retail, merchandise management, and customer service.  Interest in Nantucket history is a plus.

An open communication style, ability to learn new skills and receive feedback, and a friendly, positive attitude are essential.

Please email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Rebecca Miller at rmiller@nha.org, or c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554.


Visitor Services Representative

The Nantucket Historical Association seeks Whaling Museum Visitor Services Representatives to sell tickets, welcome visitors, and provide information about program offerings to the visiting public. Applicants must have excellent cash handling skills and enjoy interacting with visitors. A minimum commitment of two days/week is required, and Saturday availability.

Please send resumes to operations@nha.org


Museum Guides

Do you love Nantucket history and want to learn more? Do you love to engage with an audience? The NHA wants YOU to join our team to provide tours of the Whaling Museum and Historic Properties. Guides must be enthusiastic and present information factually. Love of theater, a plus!

Fill out a job application here! 

Please send completed applications, resume, and references to operations@nha.org


NHA Internship Opportunities

The Nantucket Historical Association’s internship program allows a dynamic group of students with varied interests, strengths, and goals to immerse themselves in an outstanding educational and professional environment. Interns learn and work directly with professionals in a team-based, collaborative environment.

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Fellowship Opportunities

E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship

The application period for the 2022 E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship is open. The deadline for applications is Sunday, January 16, 2022.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Nantucket Historical Association has many jobs for volunteers.

Volunteer application form 

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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