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.


Community Outreach Coordinator

The Nantucket Historical Association seeks an energetic Community Outreach Coordinator to research, develop, and facilitate engaging public programs and community outreach experiences for adults and families, inspired by the NHA’s historic collections and seasonal exhibitions.

Applicants should be creative self-starters with superior organizational skills and a proven ability to manage multiple projects at once. Applicants should possess a genuine appreciation for Nantucket history and working with the public, be independent problem-solvers and also enjoy operating in a team environment.

Position requires excellent organizational, computer, and communications skills, as well as a bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience. Aptitude in technology/media a plus. Must be able to work evenings and weekends year-round.

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.

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.


Assistant to Visitor Operations Manager

The Nantucket Historical Association seeks to fill a position for Assistant to Visitor Operations Manager. This is a part-time role that helps coordinate and implement the Nantucket Historical Association’s daily operations and programming at the Nantucket Whaling Museum.

General tasks include working closely with the Visitor Operations Manager, managing staff, and supervising in crisis management. Candidate must work Saturdays, present well, provide excellent customer service, and have a basic understanding of computer use. Experience with audio/visual equipment and strong presentation skills, a plus.

Please send resumes to operations@nha.org


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 Interpreters

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 of Historical Interpreters to provide tours of the Whaling Museum and Historic Properties. Interpreters 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


Museum Shop Buyer / 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.


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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